Why an Education Foundation for Westport Community Schools?
Foundations typically do not fund “curriculum basics.” Instead, they fund academic enrichment programs to give teachers the resources necessary to expose students to important concepts and experiences beyond the standard curriculum.
Our world is changing at breakneck speed. Education must not only keep up, but think ahead to the skills and competencies our children will need to not only function, but to thrive in their world.
Westport’s children will someday compete with other children for recognition, acceptance to higher education, job and career choices and even economic well-being for themselves and their own families. We want Westport Community School students to feel proud and confident that they were offered the same or better opportunities for success as students from other towns and cities in Massachusetts, New England and elsewhere.
Expanding students’ educational opportunities will increase student success and contribute to our community.
Board of Directors
Carol Bonnar, Chair
Tanya Quinlan, Treasurer
Cheryl Carvalho, Secretary
Cheryl Carvalho, Alice A. Macomber School
Kathy Gillet, Westport Elementary School
Marilyn Packard Luther, Westport Middle School and Westport High School
Ann Marie Forbes
“You’ve got to find a way to find governmental and nongovernmental monies that are out there.”
Superintendent, Westport Community Schools