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Neal Communities Brings Technology To The Classroom
Bradenton-based builder funds fourth grade class ActivBoard at St. Martha Catholic School
“We’ve been committed to causes that benefit children because our communities deserve this in the present and in the future,” stated Neal Communities’
Teachers like the way the ActivBoard provides more freedom to move around the classroom and spend time with individual students. “It’s like having a second teacher in the classroom,” said Baehr. “Children are so technology smart, that sometimes the old ways bore them. The board allows them to learn at a speed they’re comfortable with and be engaged in the material at-hand.”
The flexibility of the board allows students to work at their own pace. “It’s a time saver, too. We are so grateful to have this,” Baehr explained. It also decreases the overall amount of paper used in the classroom— making it a green benefit as well.
Neal chose to sponsor this classroom because the child of a team member is in the class. “This has been wonderful for the class,” said Stephanie Nolan, a designer with Charlene Neal PureStyle and a St. Martha parent. “This technology is the way of the future. As a parent, I’m glad my daughter is able to cultivate these skills early on in school.”
Neal Communities is recognized for its philanthropy in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. The company’s president, Pat Neal, has received the Legislative Service Award, the Audubon Society Legislative Award, the Award for Meritorious Public Service, The Lakewood Ranch Community Fund Humanitarian of the Year award, and many other awards and recognition for service and philanthropy. Neal Communities was recently named one of 2012’s “America’s Best Builders” by BUILDER Magazine. The company is ranked #1 locally by Metrostudy and Hanley Wood Market Intelligence based on number of home sales. With over 8,600 homes built in Southwest Florida, Neal Communities’
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Neal Communities is Southwest Florida’s largest, most established locally owned and operated private company. Its commitment to responsible development, innovative home building, and design excellence serve as the benchmarks for the company’s success.