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Celebrating our teachers!

Every time I chat with an educator, deliver a grant, or read a final grant report, I am reminded of the passion educators bring to their work every day. It’s humbling to support them through grants and other funding. As we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, I want to lift up the educators in our community and suggest a few ways we can show appreciation for these very important people.

Educators do more than teach reading, writing and math. They get to know each student. They plan engaging lessons that meet individual learning needs. They cheer students on during extra-curricular activities. They mentor, coach and counsel. In short, educators go above and beyond to ensure their students thrive.

Bringing Ideas to Life

While educators provide inspiration and guidance to students, organizations like the Appleton Education Foundation (AEF), with the backing of hundreds of education-minded donors, play a pivotal role in supporting educators. Through grants and other funding, AEF empowers and validates educators to develop innovative, impactful approaches to further engage and inspire their students. AEF helps bring educators’ creative ideas to life.

Let’s Celebrate Our Educators

Teacher Appreciation Week is the perfect opportunity to express gratitude for the educators who help shape our children, and in turn, our future. Join us in celebrating and honoring the incredible educators in our community. Write a thank you note. Share a kind word. Give educators a shout-out in a social media post. Make a gift to AEF in honor or in memory of your favorite educator. Don’t miss the opportunity to recognize and thank these special people.

Julie Krause – Executive Director, Appleton Education Foundation

The Appleton Education Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 organization and supporting organization of the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region. Since 1997, AEF has awarded nearly $6 million in grants and scholarships to help Appleton students achieve their full potential. Learn more here.

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