By Gloria Tenofsky
President, Norwalk Education Foundation
To the Editor:
NORWALK, Conn. – Have you noticed the shift in Norwalk? There’s a sense of renewed energy in the school system. With a visionary superintendent creating game changing initiatives and a community supporting collective impact, we are on the road to improvement.
The Norwalk Education Foundation is aligned with Dr. Rivera’s focus areas and stands ready to partner with Norwalk Public Schools to support his vision. This is a continuation of NEF’s work on behalf of the students and teachers in the Norwalk Public Schools since 1998. Like other local education foundations, we work with, but are independent of, our local school system. We raise funds for Norwalk Schools to advocate and support educational improvements that sustain and drive student achievement for all of Norwalk’s children. NEF funds classroom mini grants designed to pilot innovation. We recruit and support technology coaches in every school to facilitate the use of technology in instruction. We hold community forums to address educational issues such as college planning. Our purpose is to advocate for continual improvement in Norwalk Schools.
We hope you’ll support education by attending our Taste for Education event on Thursday, Nov. 7th, at Aitoro. A variety of local restaurants and beverage suppliers will provide the refreshments while local businesses are donating silent auction items. This event is open to the public, though intended for adults only. Tickets are available on our website.
The Norwalk Education Foundation believes that high performing public schools are critical to the health of our community and the success of our children. Imagine what we can accomplish with smart leadership, a cohesive board of education, and the entire community supporting our schools.