RVCC teacher receives grant for children’s book

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originally published: 07/19/2022

(BRANCHBURG, NJ) — Lisa Michelle Tucker of Whitehouse Station, an English teacher at Raritan Valley Community College, has received a special projects grant from the Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission for her upcoming children’s picture book , Chessie Dentley educates Mr. Ashbee.

The $2,400 grant was awarded on the recommendation of the Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission. The project is expected to be completed in September.

Illustrated by Malik Whitaker, Chessie Dentley educates Mr. Ashbee is a children’s historical fiction book designed to help young people experience the perseverance of a pioneering African-American educator. The book is based on the life of Mrs. Chessie Dentley Roberts, 95, of New Jersey. The story focuses on the educator as a child, when eight-year-old Chessie Dentley, through hard work and determination, was able to strengthen her school’s math curriculum.

RVCC teacher receives grant for children

Professor Tucker earned a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of Sierra Nevada.

Ranked by WalletHub.com and Niche.com as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College (located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ) has served as an academic and cultural center for residents of Somerset and Hunterdon County for over 50 years. The College has been recognized nationally for its community service, environmental stewardship and commitment to diversity. It houses a planetarium, a science education institute and a 3M observatory; a theater offering professional shows for all ages; and an honors college for high achieving students.

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