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8/19/20 – Congratulations to the following five winners of SPEF’s 2020 Powerful Peers teacher recognition award! Each winner received $100 and a certificate from SPEF! These teachers were each nominated by a peer and then selected from all nominations received for the exceptional way they support, mentor and encourage their fellow teacher co-workers.

  • Abby Varnum – Special Education teacher, Highland Park Elementary
  • Karen Cryer – 1st grade teacher, Richmond Elementary
  • Alexandra Cernigliaro – AIM Coordinator & SPED teacher, Stillwater Middle School
  • Tracy Bell – 6th grade math teacher, Stillwater Middle School
  • Shelia Brown – 3rd grade teacher, Will Rogers Elementary

7/15/20 – Nominations are open for SPEF’s 2020 “Powerful Peers” Teacher Recognition Awards! See flier at link for more details on who is eligible and how to nominate. Nominations are due by Friday, August 7!

4/17/20 – Congratulations to the 4th round of SPEF grant recipients for the 2019-20 school year! $4,910 in funding awarded today! As always, SPEF is pleased to fund these worthwhile projects benefiting SPS students!

2/10/20 – Congratulations to the 3rd round of SPEF grant recipients for the 2019-20 school year! $21,000 in funding awarded today! As always, SPEF is pleased to fund these worthwhile projects benefiting SPS students!

12/6/19 – Congratulations to the 2nd round of SPEF grant recipients for the 2019-20 school year! $3,385 in funding awarded today! As always, SPEF is pleased to fund these worthwhile projects benefiting SPS students!

11/7/19 – In partnership with OSU Museum of Art Advocates, SPEF is pleased to congratulate our Arts Education grant recipients for the 2019-20 school year! Total funding for AE grant awards this school year is $3,265! 

10/8/19 – Congratulations to the 1st round of SPEF grant recipients for the 2019-20 school year! $6,340 in funding awarded today! As always, SPEF is pleased to fund these worthwhile projects benefiting SPS students!

8/16/19 – Congratulations to the recipients of SPEF’s 2019 “Powerful Peers” awards! This foundation sponsored teacher recognition program is in its 4th year. SPS teachers had the opportunity to nominate fellow teachers who they felt demonstrated exceptional peer leadership as a positive influence and example. These 5 teachers were selected for recognition as ones who go above & beyond to support, mentor and assist their teacher co-workers. Each recipient received $100 and a certificate from SPEF. The winners were announced at the district Back to School meeting for all SPS employees.

Pictured left to right are:
  • Sarah Major, Library Media Specialist, Sangre Ridge Elementary
  • Crista McCann, Art teacher, Stillwater Middle School
  • Melissa Johnson, Special Education teacher, Highland Park Elementary
  • Jennifer Bobo, 6th grade Science teacher, Stillwater Middle School
  • Rebekah Reece, 6th grade Math teacher, Stillwater Middle School (not pictured)

6/25/19 – Nominations are open for SPEF’s 2019 “Powerful Peers” Teacher Recognition Awards! See flier at link for more details on who is eligible and how to nominate. Nominations are due by Friday, August 2!

5/29/19 – Very proud to share our end of year highlights for 2018-19! SPEF funded over $118,000 back to Stillwater Public Schools classrooms, which is a record high! We are thrilled and honored to have made such a difference for teachers & students across the district! 

4/5/19 – Congratulations to our 4th & final round of SPEF grant recipients for the 2018-19 school year! $6,925 in funding awarded today! As always, SPEF is pleased to fund these worthwhile projects benefiting SPS students!  

3/7/19 – In partnership with OSU Museum of Art Advocates, SPEF is pleased to congratulate our 2nd cycle of Arts Education grant recipients for the 2018-19 school year! Total funding for AE grant awards this school year is $4,235!  

2/12/19 – Representatives from SPEF, Stillwater Public Schools and Simmons Bank gathered together today for a check presentation for the funds raised from Stillwater Bowl-fest! Over $9K was presented to SPEF, which is earmarked for Special Education services within the district! Thank you so much for this generous gift! We are so appreciative of the amazing support from our friends at Simmons Bank! 

2/6/19 – Congratulations to our 3rd round of SPEF grant recipients for the 2018-19 school year! $18,620 in funding awarded today! As always, SPEF is pleased to fund these worthwhile projects benefiting SPS students!  

12/12/18 – SPEF is honored & excited to be the beneficiary of the 3rd annual Stillwater Bowl-Fest! Please save the date and plan to join us on Super Bowl Sunday, February 3 for fun, food, football & fundraising! Funds raised are earmarked specifically for Special Education Services within Stillwater Public Schools! Event details & ticket purchasing info at: Stillwater Bowl-Fest

12/6/18 – Congratulations to our 2nd round of SPEF grant recipients for the 2018-19 school year! $6,040 in funding awarded today! As always, SPEF is pleased to fund these worthwhile projects benefiting SPS students!  

11/7/18 – In partnership with OSU Museum of Art Advocates, SPEF is pleased to congratulate our 1st cycle of Arts Education grant recipients for the 2018-19 school year! Total funding for AE grant awards this fall is $2,735!  

10/4/18 – Congratulations to the 1st round of SPEF grant recipients for the 2018-19 school year! $2,885 in funding awarded today! As always, SPEF is pleased to fund these worthwhile projects benefiting SPS students!