Suzy Zucker Esstman Educational Grant
for Parkway Teachers
ABOUT THE SUZY ESSTMAN CHARITABLE FUND
The SECF was created in memory of Suzy Zucker Esstman [PNH ’81, Alumni HOF ’08] by her family. Its mission is to improve the lives of people in our local community in a way that embodies the spirit and embraces the values of Suzy Esstman. Suzy loved growing and building communities, and one of those was Parkway. She championed ideas which created educational experiences for students and pushed their thinking in fun ways, such as the Pop Open a Book summer reading initiative at Green Trails Elementary.
CONTINUE SUZY'S LEGACY
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ABOUT THE GRANT
The Parkway Alumni Association (PAA), through the SECF, offers grants to Parkway teachers for projects that enrich the education experience for their students.
Projects can be designed to enhance any area of the Parkway curriculum inside or outside the classroom, or in a virtual environment. The ideal project will maintain an educational component while encouraging students to think freely. Preference is given to projects that inspire learning through fun and creative approaches. Grant requests could be materials for literature, manipulatives, equipment, digital resources, field trips, guest speakers, admission/travel expenses, and other things that support learning for students. The grant is not intended for professional development.
The maximum individual grant amount is $500.
To be eligible for a grant, teachers must be certified and currently teaching in a Parkway preschool, K-12 school or K-12 program (including the Spark! and Fern Ridge programs, but not including before/after school programs). In addition to regular classroom teachers, these teachers include guidance counselors, coaches, specialists and Special School District teachers who teach students in Parkway.
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE FALL 2023 GRANTS HAS PASSED. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR THE TIME FRAME FOR THE NEXT GRANT APPLICATION.