Born in Clearwater, FL Working with Students: WES – 2nd grade (2002-2007) WES – 4th grade (2007-2011) DHS – Instructional Coach (2011-2013) MES – 4th grade (2013-present) Education Name of High School & location: Largo Senior High, Largo, FL Name of College & Degrees and location(s): University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL – … Continue reading Featuring Emily Morris
Thank you AXA for the $500 donation to match Chelsea Brown, Vice President's $500 donation. These dollars will go towards our 2017-18 Classroom Grant program, that is supported by the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations. The CFEF will match $1000....it's amazing how a donation of $500 can result into a $2000 donation!! Thank you for these matching grant opportunities!!
Each year Project Graduation has more students attending and the fun seems to multiply! Hopefully this year will be even bigger and better than the past. Saturday, March 7th, 2015, 6 p.m., DeSoto Middle School is the place to be to show your support for this great project. There will dinner, entertainment and silent auction … Continue reading Save the Date… Saturday March 7th Project Graduation Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction
Although the temperature was a little on the chilly side, it didn't keep the seniors from attending the 2nd Annual College and Career Prep Financial Bonanza sponsored by Links2Success. What a great opportunity to talk with the students about the local scholarships that the foundation administer and answer their questions.
A jubilant crowd of over 220 community members, school personnel and elected officials watched as Mr. Wil Brunty was honored as DeSoto County's Teacher of the Year. A 3rd grade teacher at West Elementary, Mr. Brunty was honored by the guests in attendance, some of those being his current and former students. " When I … Continue reading MIDFLORIDA participates in “Surrounded By Stars” Employee of the Year event
Using funding from a 2014-15 Mini-Grant award to purchase a DRA Kit, Ashley Grimaldi 2nd grade teacher at WES and Principal Bertie Alvarez, conducted professional development workshops for teachers. "These materials are a great tool for planning directed instruction for our children. We deeply appreciate the financial assistance that DCEF was able to provide," said … Continue reading Teachers and Mini-Grants are working!
A big THANK YOU to MidFlorida Credit Union who will be a lead contributor for the Employee of the Year scheduled for January 13, 2015. On behalf of the DeSoto County Education Foundation, we are thrilled to have your support as we recognize the teachers and staff who work hard all year!
Why are these teachers so excited? They were all awarded mini-grants for their classrooms and some received up to $1,000 for their projects! Each year the Florida Legislature provides a dollar-to-dollar matching fund incentive. To receive the funds the local education foundation must raise private contributions to match their appropriation. This year the DeSoto County Education … Continue reading 2014-15 Mini-Grant Recipients
Within the last few months Suncoast Credit Union Foundation has given generously to the DeSoto County Education Foundation to be used for programs within the schools. “We are thrilled to be able to present these funds to the DeSoto County Education Foundation and to help teachers, students and the schools”, said Lee Smith, Arcadia Service … Continue reading Suncoast Credit Union Foundation supports programs in the schools
The “Determined to Make a Positive Difference” mini-grant deadline is quickly approaching. The deadline for all mini-grants submissions is 5 p.m., Saturday, September 27th, 2014. The grants should be completed online and submitted to: Director@DeSotoEducationFoundation.com For more information, please refer to https://desotoeducationfoundation.com/impact/grants/2014-15-mini-grant-application/