The Teton County Education Foundation is celebrating the holidays early this year after granting $23,099 in support of 68 projects in local public school classrooms. The grants were made possible through donations from local businesses, community members, PTOs and the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole.
Board President, Nicole Krieger, shared the Education Foundation board's excitement. "We are so grateful for community support of our schools, and the teachers who make our schools exceptional. We are honored to serve as the catalyst for this community generosity, connecting specific requests from teachers with donors who are excited to be a part of innovative and enriching programming."
The Education Foundation's Classroom Grants Program amplifies teacher excellence by funding projects created by school staff, often by teaching teams. This year's requests include a coding project using Ozobot robots, student space exploration with Wyoming Stargazers, and specialized classroom furniture to allow students to move while they learn. To date the Teton County Education Foundation has funded over $88,000 in Classroom Grants.
To learn more about the Classroom Grants program, visit the Education Foundation's website at tetoneducationfoundation.org.
About the Teton County Education Foundation The Teton County Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to sustaining and extending the excellence of Teton County School District #1 by funding educational initiatives and programs that require funding outside of the core school budget. For more information regarding the Teton County Education Foundation, go to tetoneducationfoundation.org