The Chapel Hill ISD Education Foundation granted 10 grants worth $12,000 to 20 teachers and instructional staff on Wednesday, August 10.
“Teachers will be able to utilize the fund this new academic year and make a speedy impact on a students learning experience,” said Belen Casillas, Executive Director of the CHISD Education Foundation and Communications Director for the district. "We are excited and truly honored to have the opportunity to impact Chapel Hill ISD classrooms through Innovative Teaching Grants.”
The foundation, which was established in May of 2021, is made up of seven officers and eight board members. The mission for the non-profit organization is to provide grants to teachers.
The Foundation opened its resources for the first time in Spring of 2022. Teachers were asked to create and present an innovative project aligning with the district’s curriculum and Texas Education Agency’s Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
“Although our initial grants have started small, our intentions are to grow and provide additional monetary resources each year. The only way we can increase grant gifting is through increasing awareness and sponsorships,” said Cindy Gaddis, CHISD Education Foundation President.
About the Chapel Hill ISD Education Foundation:
The Chapel Hill ISD Education Foundation’s mission is to provide opportunities for excellence in education and partner with the community to enhance the quality of education for all students. This Spring the foundation received its exemption from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3).
The Foundation's Goals
Enhance and enrich educational opportunities for students.
Support staff for innovative efforts.
Involve the community in ensuring a quality education for the leaders and workers of tomorrow.