Awarded 45 classroom, school, and district-wide grants to support innovative and creative instructional ideas
Awarded 37 Achievers Fund grants for out-of-school learning and enrichment for low income or low borderline proficient K-12 students
Awarded 29 student scholarships for higher education. Students enrolled in such schools as Appalachian State University, Central Carolina Community College, Chowan University, Durham Tech, Guilford College, Howard University, NC A&T State University, NC Central University, NC State University, UNC-Greensboro, and UNC-Chapel Hill
Honored 9 recipients of PSF endowed teaching chairs; a total of 79 awards were presented to teachers and staff who demonstrated outstanding performance
Awarded 24 scholarships for teachers pursuing initial certification and 12 for recertification from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. National Board Certification is a self-initiated, rigorous certification standard beyond the required state certification. To date, PSF has awarded national board certification scholarships to 257 teachers
Supported 19 teachers who were selected to present their work at national or state conferences in their field. Each received a travel stipend and 1-day substitute coverage
Awarded 1 International Teacher Travel Grant to support educational experiences in Iceland for a middle school science teacher
Funded 13 Professional Development Impact Grants to address high need areas for improvement at each school or District-wide
Partnered with the East Chapel Hill Rotary Club to provide free school supplies valued at over $50,000 to 625 teachers in all PreK through 5th Grade classroom teachers, AVID Coordinators, Novice teachers, International Faculty, and school Social Workers. Funding for the project was provided by the East Chapel Hill Rotary Club and PSF’s Teachers First Fund
Hosted 2 Grant Writing Workshops to provide professional development and guidance on grants and funding resources to teachers and community members
Managed over $793,000 in restricted and pass-through funds for individual school or district programs, including Blue Ribbon Mentor Advocate
Held the 7th annual 5K Race for Education in the Spring with more than 1,400 participants, raising more than $30,000
Hosted the 10th annual Novice Teacher Tea where 30 novice teachers received a small grant and gift boxes of school supplies to start off their new careers
Held the 15th annual “Teachers First Breakfast and Roses” benefit, raising $105,000 to support the Teachers First Initiative. The proceeds provide grants for national board certification fees for teachers, Classroom and Student Enrichment Grants, as well as support for novice teachers, the PSF-East Chapel Hill Rotary Teacher Supply Store, the Educator Extra Credit Card discount program and other programs designed to attract and retain outstanding teachers
Established the newly endowed Mary U. Andrews Chair for Excellence in Teaching Literacy -- now fully funded -- with plans to make the first award in 2019
Teachers First Breakfast April 27, 2018
PSF would like to thank everyone who purchased the gifts of roses and breakfasts to honor CHCCS teachers and staff.
With your participation, we raised nearly $105,000 to support programs for teachers at every school in the district.
There were 6,500 roses distributed and more than 3,000 breakfast tickets purchased. Every staff member in the district received at least one rose, and 1,168 attended the Breakfast through drive-thru or dine-in.
Thank you so much for your support. We are truly grateful.