Distinguished Teacher Awards: Presented at Evening of Stars, these academic scholarships promote excellence in teaching by providing educators financial support to advance their own career knowledge and skills in specific educational areas and obtain advanced degrees or certifications. In the past five years, we’ve awarded over $50,000.
Teacher & Staff Support
While EFEC has always committed to teacher mental health, during the COVID-19 pandemic we learned the increasing need for this work. We have developed and established a menu of immediate and long-term impact programs to support teachers' mental health. The programs are designed to provide time, self-care tools, "brain breaks", and increase morale by expressing gratitude.
To date, E•ƒ(ec) has provided over $500,000 in school staffing, primary literacy support, counseling services, AVID tutors, paraprofessional classroom support, STEM materials, teacher support services, technology, musical instruments, art supplies and programs, and equitable access to the innovative curriculum.
Children spend over 1,000 hours each year in a classroom. Highly qualified teachers and low teacher-student ratios keep that time E•ƒ(ec)tive and impactful. E•ƒ(ec) members recognized that the most significant need and common request from principals was for additional staffing. Donors have given over half a million dollars to increase staffing in our schools.
Evening of Stars is our district-wide, year-end celebration recognizing educators, support staff, volunteers, and district staff.
Distinguished Teacher Scholarship Awards will be announced!
Retirees across the district are recognized!
Cash and prize drawing for all ECSD staff!