$630K Given Back to NEISD in 2021-2022 School Year
As state funding continues to decrease for public education, our role in expanding educational opportunities for North East ISD students is increasingly important. Our success depends on the generosity of individuals like you.
Register for NEEF Golf Tournament
The North East Educational Foundation is hosting its 18th Annual Jerry Comalander’s Fore! the Kids Golf Tournament on October 13, 2023 at Canyon Springs Golf Club. Golfers will play 18 holes and enjoy a barbeque lunch catered by Madison High School FFA Cowboy Smokers! Sponsorships and underwriting opportunities now available!
We Strengthen Public Education
Since 1986, the North East Educational Foundation has supported North East ISD by raising funds for the District’s most innovative initiatives – impacting thousands of students each and every day. Innovative projects funded include studio equipment for campus news and podcasts, virtual-augmented reality experiences and STEAM labs that enrich all areas of education. Together, we can continue to support educational excellence and maximize student success.
AT A GLANCE
221 Grants Awarded since 2018
TOTAL GRANTS FUNDED
Every year, NEEF opens the grant application process to NEISD Educators. Once the applications are submitted, the NEEF Grants Committee select the grant recipients. This year, NEEF presented $271,049 in grants! More than 30 teachers and staff received grants during the Innovative Grants Celebration Week.
Among them, Paul Fritz, a teacher at DATA-Roosevelt, was surprised with a grant for $42,688, to build out their studio space and use cutting edge software. Mr. Fritz will purchase the same software that was used to create scenes in “The Mandalorian”, a Disney+ production. Unity and Unreal Engine software are used in a variety of fields such as, CAD design, architecture, video game production, and film. With the state-of-the-art production facility and equipment, students will be better prepared for these highly specialized careers.
NEISD is molding the next generation of healthcare technicians at the Career and Technical Education Center. A $51,000 grant was distributed to Walter Pearson, instructor of the Emergency Medical Technician program, for an ambulance simulator. It will feature a full-size ambulance patient compartment where students can conduct realistic simulations for medical and trauma patients. Partnering with UT Health Science Center, the program prepares students for certification, which will qualify graduates to work for an EMS or fire department.
Our Work in Action
Congratulations to 2023 Teachers of the Year!
Congratulations to Natalie Watts of Huebner Elementary School and Jennifer Perelstein of Nimitz Middle School for being selected as the 2023 NEISD Teacher of the Year! Natalie was chosen as the...
Thanks for Helping Fund-A-Need!
What an incredible achievement! Thanks to the generosity of our donors, NEISD is thrilled to announce that we will be building a magnificent 50 ft rappel tower at Camp Henson. This exciting addition...
It Pays to Prepare
https://youtu.be/nFYDOu1K53A Kimberly Miterko, a Special Education Teacher for NEISD's North East Transition Services (NETS) Program for high school services takes us on a tour of the G3 Program, or...