• The Graham Public Education Foundation presents a check for $10,752.18 to teachers at Woodland Elementary on Friday that will be used for requests submitted to the organization by teachers at the campus. Shown in front from l-r are Jennifer Coley, Bronwen Choate, Rhnea Milam, Jessi Tinkle, Shanna Gough, Chrissy Shubert, Lori Brown, Amy Murphy and Angie Graham. Shown in back from l-r are Andrea Lowery, Jayne Beale, Susie White, Wyatt Pettus, Sara McCall, Suzy Graham and Mark Thayer. (Leader photo by Thomas Wallner)
  • The Graham Public Education Foundation presents a check for $15,356.47 to Graham High School teacher Sara Jo Carrico on Friday for two zSpace all-in-one systems that allow students to explore the systems and major organs of the human body. Shown from l-r are Andrea Lowery, Angie Graham, Jennifer Coley, Mark Thayer, Jayne Beale, Carrico, Suzy Graham (back), Bronwen Choate, Wyatt Pettus (back), Sara McCall and Susie White. (Leader photo by Thomas Wallner)
  • Crestview Elementary teachers hold up a check provided to them by the Graham Public Education Foundation on Friday which supplied grants to seven teachers at the campus. Shown from l-r are Julie Crelia, Christi Markham, Brianne Elrod, Kalin Westerman, Christina Reeve, Sandra Garcia, Kelly Hedge and Suzy Graham. (Leader photo by Thomas Wallner)
  • The Graham Public Education presents a check to teachers at Graham Junior High School on Friday at the GJHS gym. Shown in back from l-r are Andrea Lowery, Wyatt Pettus, Angie Graham, Sara McCall, Jayne Beale, Suzy Graham, Mark Thayer, James Wyatt, Bronwen Choate, Susie White and Jennifer Coley. Shown in front from l-r are Paige Reese, Rebecca Browning, Cindy Thomas, Hannah Atwood, Sheena Parrilla and Jeanne Richardson. (Leader photo by Thomas Wallner)
  • The Graham Public Education Foundation presents another check to teachers from Woodland Elementary that were at the Graham Junior High School gym on Friday. Shown in front from l-r are Bronwen Choate, Rhonda Mills, Kasey Sams, Kara Adair, Jenna Baker and Sara McCall. Shown in back from l-r are Jayne Beale, Susie White, Andrea Lowery, Suzy Graham, Mark Thayer, Angie Graham, Wyatt Pettus and Jennifer Coley. (Leader photo by Thomas Wallner)

GPEF donates $54,715 to Graham ISD schools

The Graham Public Education Foundation on Friday presented 12 grants in the amount of $54,715.21 to teachers from Crestview Elementary, Woodland Elementary, Graham Junior High School and Graham High School.

GPEF is a nonprofit organization that provides funding to the district outside of the budget through a grant application process and obtains money through donations and fundraising events such as Kitchen Crawl. The board for GPEF, with members of the school district administration, review the requests and choose grants that are available to fund and would make an impact.

The GPEF group consisting of President Angie Graham and members Jennifer Coley, Bronwen Choate, Jayne Beale, Susie White, Wyatt Pettus, Sara McCall, Suzy Graham and Mark Thayer, loaded up early in a bus Friday to surprise each teacher with the grants they would be receiving. Joining the group was GISD Superintendent Sonny Cruse, GISD Director of Curriculum Gary Browning and Special Education Director Colleen Netterville.

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