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 2017-18 school year, 232 teachers received grants that impacted more than 21,000 students in 129 schools.
 
Read2Succeed – A long-standing district approved enrichment program that matches volunteers with first and second graders who are developing readers. Read2Succeed volunteers help build literacy skills while building students’ self-esteem and self-confidence. Over 1,300 students in 91 OCPS district elementary schools participated in the 2018-19 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 2018 more than 2,200 volunteers made nearly 4,700 presentations impacting more than 61,400 students, 

Spotlights

Read2Succeed

Duke Energy

Duke Energy continues its commitment to education with its $122,000 grant for math, science and energy education teacher grants for the 2019-20 school year. Thank you, Duke Energy!
 

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Board of Directors Meetings

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