Educators

The Foundation for Orange County Public Schools has been working for more than 20 years to support innovative teachers through classroom grants and other programs.
 
Teacher Grants – Over $185,000 is awarded annually to teachers for innovative projects, equipment and supplies in key areas such as math, science, energy education, classroom libraries, civics and fine arts.  During the 2016-17 school year, 253 teachers received grants that impacted more than 35,000 students in 132 schools.
 
Read2Succeed – A long-standing district approved enrichment program that matches volunteers with first, second, and third graders who are struggling readers. Read2Succeed volunteers help build literacy skills while building students’ self-esteem and self-confidence. Over 1,200 students in 78 OCPS elementary schools participated in the 2016-17 school year.
 
Teach-In – Each year on a single day in November, thousands of adults go back into the classrooms to share their knowledge and experience with students in every grade. In 2016, approximately 4,500 volunteers were in 165 schools and gave more than 6,800 hours of their time to share their knowledge and experiences.

Business Cards – The Foundation partners with C&S Printing to bring OCPS teachers and administrators affordable business cards. Business cards may be ordered at the beginning of each school year.

Spotlights

Board of Directors Meetings

Click here to view scheduled meetings for the Foundation board and other committees.

Read2Succeed

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2017-18 Impact Grant Applications

2017-18 Teacher Impact Grants are open.  To see the different opportunities, for more information and/or to apply, click this link.

2017 Florida State Champions

 

Timber Creek Robotics Team - BANGARANG! 
All three teams qualified
for WORLDS!

The top 60 teams from all over Florida competed February 17, 2017 at the VEX Robotics State Championship. All three of the Timber Creek Robotics Teams - partially funded by a Duke Energy STEM Impact Grant - gave outstanding performances. Team A and Team C made it to the semifinals together which qualified them for the World Championship. Team B took home one of the big awards - The Design Award. This qualified them for the World Championship as well. We're so proud of everything they've accomplished this year. Wish them luck at Worlds.

OCPS Philanthropic Strategic Plan

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