Rockdale County Public Schools Foundation Champions of Education Gala

Dear Friend of Public Education in Rockdale County:

The Rockdale County Public Schools Foundation and honorary event Co-Chairs Shirley Chesser, Interim Superintendent, Rockdale County Public Schools, and Earl Wise, Chairman, Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors invite you to help us recognize and celebrate Champions of Education at the annual Foundation Gala themed Denim & Diamonds!

Many things have changed since the Rockdale County Public Schools Foundation began in 1988.  However, one constant has been the Foundation’s deep commitment to promoting excellence in education.

The Foundation continues to award thousands of dollars each year in teacher grants to fund exciting and innovative programs and projects.  These activities support and encourage the aspirations of students who hope to become engineers, professionals, scientists and more.

The RCPS Foundation also is committed to rewarding district educators who strive tirelessly to assure that students are prepared to succeed not only in the classroom, but also in life. This is why the Foundation continues to support the annual RCPS Teacher of the Year (TOTY) program with a financial gift to the TOTY winner and runners up.

In 2017, the Foundation enthusiastically assumed the role as lead fundraiser for RCPS REACH Georgia Scholarship initiative. REACH provides hard working, but low-income, students with scholarships so they can pursue their dream of attending college.

Over the past three decades, the RCPS Foundation has awarded more than half a million dollars for:

  • innovative educator grants,
  • teacher recognition programs, and
  • student reward initiatives.

The Foundation is grateful to the wide array of support received from its community of supporters over these last 30 years. The focus now is on growing that community and strengthening the Foundation’s mission, which is to enhance student learning in Rockdale County Public Schools by providing financial support for innovative initiatives, rewarding student achievement, and serving as an advocate for public education.We need you. We need your support.

Sincerely,

The Rockdale County Public Schools Board of Directors
Shirley Chesser, Interim Superintendent, Rockdale County Public Schools
Earl Wise, Chairman, Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce

2017-2018 Board of Directors

Heather Duncan
Linda Owen
Co-Presidents

Katy Zahradnik
Secretary

Sara Merritt
Treasurer

Thua G. Barlay
Cindy Ball
Dawn Butler
Rose Collins
Ken Gaylord
Scott Hartsell
J Middlebrooks
Arthur Mitchell
Linda Owen
Susan Paul Smith

Executive Director
Kysa Daniels

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