Ten Innovative Teaching Grants Awarded During SurPrize Patrol Visits

For Immediate Release
May 25, 2018
Media Contact: Allison Kane at 512-594-0375
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SurPrize Patrol May 2018Pflugerville, TX – And the winners are…the more than 24,000 Pflugerville Independent School District students who will reap the benefits for years to come in grants awarded by the Pflugerville Education Foundation on May 25th.

Students and teachers in ten district schools were visited Friday by a “SurPrize Patrol,” made up of Foundation Board members, sponsors, and community members. The excitement was apparent as supersized checks were given to teachers who submitted grant applications for new and innovative teaching ideas and curriculum enhancements. The checks ranged from just over $900 for a specific classroom initiative to $5,000 for a technology initiative spanning grade levels across the school.

Each of the grants awarded will support instructional initiatives during the 2018-19 school year and beyond, notes Executive Director Allison Kane. “While these activities will directly benefit students enrolled in these schools and programs, the academic boost that it will give these students will last a lifetime. Most of the grants awarded this year provide resources that are sustainable and will be able to support a multitude of students for years to come.”

“The Foundation is delighted and proud to encourage educational innovation,” says Cameron Howard, PEF President. “The success of these grants is made possible through the generous contributions of PfISD employees, parents and corporate partners, as well as the dedication and passion of our district’s teachers.”

For more information on how you can give to the foundation, contact Foundation Executive Director Allison Kane at 512-594-0375 or visit www.thepfoundation.org.


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