The Snohomish Education Foundation (SEF) recently awarded 170 classroom grants to Snohomish School District teachers and staff totaling $74,256 for 2020. The Foundation was able to fund, either in full or partially, 90 percent of the applications received. The classroom grants were personally delivered to many very surprised teachers in their classrooms and staff meetings throughout the District by SEF Board members, Snohomish School District Superintendent, Dr. Kent Kultgen, School Board member, Brandy Hekker, District Communications Director, Kristin Foley, and SEF Executive Director, Ken Hammond.
SEF Awards a generous amount.
“WOW! Thank you so much for your support! This grant not only will benefit my students this year, it will benefit students in the coming years! Thanks again,” said Emily Taylor, Para-educator at Cascade View Elementary School in Snohomish.
“Through the tremendous generosity of our donors and the great support of our community, the Snohomish Education Foundation was able to award a generous amount this year in classroom grants. The Foundation and our classroom grant program are proud to support more students in the Snohomish community than any other organization. We thank everyone who has contributed to the great success of the program,” said Steve Thomas, Chairman of the SEF Classroom Grant Committee.
The grants will improve student learning in literacy, science, technology, engineering, and math. Since the program began in 1996, the Snohomish Education Foundation has funded over $899,000 to 1,730 teachers and staff in the Snohomish School District.