In Their Words
"The Brayton Sundial really works. Now we won't have to ask the aides what time it is at recess!" --excited Brayton elementary student. Read more about this grant.
"Every time I see Dr. McCauley work it is worth fifteen hours of graduate level music class. He has the ability to teach and inspire like no other person. He is an incredibly dynamic teacher and the students got so much out of it.” --Steven Rapp, SHS music teacher commenting on guest conductor funded by SEF grant.
at SHS, students would miss out on the opportunity to celebrate each other's work."--Emma Cramer, Editor-in-Chief, 12th grade
"The new books SEF funded for our mystery unit are like birthday presents to our readers. There is an energy and excitement when I tell them we have new books for our classroom library."--Dana Folk, 3rd grade Washington teacher
“Human Rights Day was an eye opening experience and introduced me to real life events as they are actually occurring. To be exposed to someone like Ron Haviv and his images was a learning experience that I will never forget.”--Matthew Miller, 12th grade
“Due to the pace and demands of the curriculum, it is easy for a teacher to rely on ‘that’s the way it has always been done.’ Whereas, I perceive SEF as the Jiminy Cricket on my shoulder, a source telling me to make a change, a wise decision to benefit and impact our future, our children.”–David Mimnaugh, 4th grade Lincoln-Hubbard teacher
"The Science Research Program gives me the unique opportunity to explore my interests in depth, which I would be unable to do otherwise. I have been able to research a topic that I'm interested in and create an authentic project around it. Going to the science fairs was an excellent experience."
Kristin Miller, 11th grade