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We were overwhelmed by the success of Showdown Montclair. Overwhelmed by the sold out attendance. Overwhelmed by all you amazing donors who supported our acts. And certainly overwhelmed by the incredible talent that took the stage. We could not have asked for a more fun and warm-hearted group of performers - every single one of them excited to raise funds for our schools.


Check out the articles and photos below for the highlights from our party with a purpose!





Parenting is often a lonely, stressful job.

The Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence, in partnership with some other groups, wants to help make it feel a little less lonely and stressful.

Next month, the Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence (MFEE) will present “You Got This,” a series of workshops for parents of young children. The conference will take place at Nishuane School on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Congratulations to Ms. Dharsi on her Governor's Educator of the Year Award!
Congratulations to Ms. Dharsi on her Governor's Educator of the Year Award!

MFEE sends a big shout out of congratulations to Ms. Smita Dharsi, a 2nd grade teacher at Edgemont Elementary School, for being named the 2018 Governor's Educator of the Year for Essex County!

Ms. Dharsi is a former MFEE Educational Excellence grant recipient!

According to the NJ Department of Education, Ms. Dharsi was recognized because, "Smita designs her classroom to provide students with an opportunity to be independent, make discoveries, and think critically to maximize learning. Her multicultural and multilingual experiences from four continents gives her a unique perspective on children's lives, backgrounds, and learning styles," among many other outstanding educational methods.

Through its Educational Excellence grants, MFEE supports exemplary teaching and gives teachers the resources to excel. Your donations to MFEE fund innovation and help nurture Montclair's extraordinary teachers!



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