Photos often speak louder than words.
Browse our photo gallery for a peek into MFEE's work. You'll see Grants in Action, fun at our fundraising events, Toast to the Teachers memories, and so much more!
MFEE is proud to fund Edgemont School's "Bright, Brilliant, Ideas!" Thanks to your donations to our education foundation, MFEE supported teacher innovation in 2018-2019 with grants, such as:
1) Zebra Finches
2) The Outdoor Classroom
3) Math Can Be Fun!
4) Algebra Can Be Fun!
5) Making a Makerspace
6) Hydroponic Indoors
7) STEAM in First Grade
8) Edgemont Music: Clarity of Sound and Mind
9) My Reading Circle
MFEE is proud to fund Renaissance School's "Bright, Brilliant, Ideas!" Thanks to your donations to our education foundation, MFEE supported teacher innovation in 2018-2019 with grants, such as:
1) Book Choice : Ideas of Conformity
2) Teaching the Holocaust in an Inclusive Setting
3) All-Inclusive Algebra
4) Reading Works!
5) US History books focusing on Multicultural America
6) Table-top Display Easels
7) Differentiated Seating
8) HallWalls Gallery
9) Physical Education/Health Teachers PD Workshops
10) The Unfollowed Project: Online Awareness and Safety
One of the best things about attending the National School Foundation Association Conference for education foundations is sharing great ideas! Meagan Hart Dorsey of the Dothan Education Foundation in Alabama shares how she helped her community's public schools from the sharing of ideas:
"Let me introduce everyone to the reason Dothan Education Foundation was able to pull off The AMAZING FundRACEr this past fall! Many of you have heard me talk about Masiel from the Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence (MFEE) in Montclair, New Jersey many times! I met her two years ago at the National School Foundation Association Conference in Chicago and she told me about her organizations fantastic fundraiser and the rest is history!
We're so happy that MFEE was able to share our Amazing FundRACER idea to help a fellow foundation bring their community together and raise funds to support their public schools!
The MFEE Board (L-R: David Oscar, David Caldwell, Joyce Michaelson, Bridget Placek, Jessica Troupe, Sarah Hudson-Plush, Andrew Russell, LeAnne Korbel, Desiree Johnson, John Rogers, Emily Grand, Andrew Lacey, Rochelle Wilson, Kathy Walsh, Greg Foster, Jodi Horton, Kamillah Knight. Not Pictured: John Wodnick, Matt Russman, and Wil Hylton)
Congrats to Board of Education member Eve Robinson — seen here with our Executive Director Masiel Rodriquez-Vars — who received the Euphemia Lofton Haynes Education Award at the Montclair N.A.A.C.P Thurgood Marshall Awards Ceremony.
On October 28, 2018, MFEE, the Montclair Public Schools, and the Montclair Community Council for Young Children, hosted the You Got This! Mini-Conference for over 200 Montclair families! You Got This! provided caregivers with some tools — and inspiration! — for confidently parenting the whole child.