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Pasadena Teachers Get $223K Fund Grant From Pasadena Educational Foundation

Pasadena Teachers Get $223K Fund Grant From Pasadena Educational Foundation

For the 2023–2024 school year, teachers and principals in the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) will benefit greatly from $223,000 in grants.

The move is made possible by the joint efforts of the Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF), College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation, and the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association.

The awards will be given out on Tuesday, December 5, beginning at 3:30 p.m. in front of PUSD’s Education Centre, located at 351 South Hudson Ave., during this year’s PEF Teacher Grants Celebration & Parade.

Attendees may include teachers, parents, students, representatives from various organizations, and recipients of PEF Teacher Grants.

The yearly awards, which assist thousands of students in the Altadena, Pasadena, and Sierra Madre public schools, are evidence of the organization’s continued dedication to promoting learning opportunities in the area.
A total of 222 educators—representing 150 distinct proposals from each school in the district—will receive awards this year. In addition to individual teacher grants, there are fifteen school-wide project grants available.

Many awards will be distributed including Jarratt Brunson Memorial Award for Literacy. This award is aimed to honor one of the PEF’s founders who is responsible for starting the Teacher Grant Program.

In honor of the former PUSD Executive Director of Elementary Education, the Kathy Onoye Principal’s Leadership Award will be given. Another award that aims to support and encourage teachers that contribute to enhancing arts education is PUSD will also be distributed. The award is the Calvin Hunt Arts Award.

The nonprofit Pasadena Educational Foundation works to promote public education, involve the community, and create resources that help all students in the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) achieve excellence and equity.

PEF is dedicated to creating a better future for public school students in Altadena, Pasadena, and Sierra Madre through a variety of programs that include the arts, music, health centers, gardens, and STEM.

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