Mansfield ISD’s Ambassador of Education Award is given to individuals or organizations that closely partner with the district to impact the lives of MISD students, staff members and families.
This year, members of the MISD Education Foundation received the distinction for their enthusiasm to support the district in such a different—and sometimes challenging—school year.
The Foundation has served the community since 1998. In those 23 years, the organization has provided more than $3.5 million in grants to MISD projects and initiatives.
“The Mansfield ISD Education Foundation is an amazing group of people. They’re an organization that comes together to provide grants for innovative educational ideas and instructional opportunities for our teachers to provide our kids,” said Superintendent Dr. Kimberley Cantu. “This year specifically, they’ve really stepped in and supported our teachers by providing grants and funds to the campuses so that they could support our teachers and take care of their social-emotional health.”
During the 2020-21 school year, the MISD Education Foundation has given more than $250,000 to support students and educators. The support included:
- Significant financial support for MISD educators and staff during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
- Sponsoring masks for the district’s drive-thru back-to-school bash
- Contributions to support the district’s social-emotional learning practices
- Funding for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives
- Funding for the Frances Brownlee scholarship program, which gives paraprofessionals an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in education for free
- Several grants awarded to campuses to help foster innovation in the classroom
MISD is fortunate to have community partners, such as the Education Foundation. The organization was recognized at the MISD Employee Awards Reception on Thursday, May 13.