San Angelo Schools Foundation Awards Teacher Grants

November 16, 2016

On November 14, the San Angelo Schools Foundation held its first annual Grants To Teachers Awards Celebration at the ASU LeGrand Alumni and Visitors Center. The Schools Foundation, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, has been awarding teacher grants since 1988. Traditionally, foundation members visited campuses to surprise teachers with their grant awards. However, due to the growth of the program in recent years, a formal awards ceremony was established this year during which the grants were given.

Representatives from the Foundation awarded grants to 112 SAISD teachers, with San Jacinto Elementary receiving a campus grant. This year’s total amount awarded was $40,048.44. 

Since the inception of the Grants to Teachers program, the Schools Foundation has awarded $383,817.00 in grants to SAISD teachers. This year’s grants included a significant increase in teacher awards as well as a higher monetary total than ever before.

With the help of the Schools Foundation grant money, SAISD teachers in all grade levels have found interesting and imaginative ideas for enhancing learning in core academic subjects, and the creative arts, in ways that inspire and motivate students. The district is extremely grateful to the Schools Foundation for their continued support. 

Click here to see a list of the winners and their projects.

For more information about the San Angelo Schools Foundation, visit their website at www.saschoolsfoundation.org.