2014 Annual Appeal Letter

The Weston Education Foundation (WEF) is proud to be celebrating its 20th year in Weston. Your generous donations have allowed us to fund initiatives that cultivate meaningful learning experiences for our community. I invite you to partner with WEF as we move forward to 2015 and support excellence and innovation in education.

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Weston Education Foundation Welcomes New Slate of Officers and Rebrands with a New Logo; New Web Site in Progress

After years of service as President of the Weston Education Foundation (WEF), Maria Kalivas has stepped down to pursue other interests. “Maria was an integral part of WEF’s success. Our new board will be sure to honor her legacy by growing the Foundation in a positive direction for the benefit of the entire community,” noted Eileen Sawyer who was elected incoming President at the group’s December 2013 meeting. Joining Eileen is a new slate of officers including:

Vice President: Dana Lintell
Grants Chair: Lois Guberman
Secretary: Alisa Trugerman
Treasurer: Tammy Roberts

WEF presents David Trigaux Awards

The Weston Education Foundation (WEF) had much to celebrate in May when it awarded not one but three winners the esteemed David Trigaux Innovation Award.

The education foundation gives this award to a teacher or teachers who demonstrate an unusual level of originality and dedication toward creative teaching. The award may be used in any way that fosters educational innovation, including travel, studies, or work outside the classroom.

The award is available each year in honor of David Trigaux, who was a teacher, principal, and, from 1992-99, superintendent of Weston schools. He was widely recognized for encouraging innovation in education and for his support of teachers who brought it to their classroom.  Read article in the WestonForum.com, June 20, 2014

Principal for the Day

The Weston Forum: Hurlbutt Elementary School second grader Ben Gilhuly, with HES Principal Laura Kaddis, was the proud winner of the Weston Education Foundation’s (WEF’s) ‘Principal for the Day’ Award.

The prize was auctioned during WEF’s fall Trivia Night. As the winner, Ben was able to experience firsthand the joys and trials in the life of a principal.

All proceeds from Trivia Night support the foundation’s mission to promote excellence and innovation in education for Westonites of all ages.