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2011 Report to the Community


“I AM A STUDENT AND I HAVE A DREAM.” The Norfolk Education Foundation exists solely to help ensure that Norfolk’s next generation has access to the opportunities and resources they need to realize their dreams. Our students are the future leaders of this city. Thank you for joining with us to help provide them with an outstanding educational environment.

Dear Friends of the Norfolk Education Foundation We have much to be proud of in Norfolk Public Schools and the Foundation’s mission focuses on “providing resources to support Norfolk Public Schools in becoming world-class”. A year ago we set a spirit of “BELIEVE” and for all to “COMMIT” to the betterment of our children and our schools. From the beginning The Foundation agreed to COMMIT itself to helping the schools achieve excellence on all levels. The School Board earlier this year adopted three Achievable Results (see below) which guide them in everything they do. When these ARs were shared with the Foundation we agreed to COMMIT our efforts towards helping to achieve those goals. The Foundation in particular has agreed to COMMIT to AR #3 by financially supporting programs with a focus on mentoring Achievable Result #1: Norfolk Public Schools will implement, annually monitor, and refine the comprehensive plan for improving on-time graduation for all students. Achievable Result #2: Norfolk Public Schools will implement, annually monitor, and refine a system of support so that all schools are fully accredited as defined by the Virginia Department of Education. Achievable Result #3: Norfolk Public Schools will improve the climate of support for the achievement of all students through staff, family, and community engagement. The Foundation is extremely proud of our efforts this past year and I hope you will COMMIT time to reading about them in the pages to follow and perhaps to helping in some way in the future. We’re deeply thankful for all you’ve done to support the progress of NPS students over the last year. Together, we can continue to ensure their success. Why do we do it..........because we

BELIEVE in our Children ...BELIEVE in our Teachers...BELIEVE in our Schools We’re up for the challenge, but we can’t do it without you.

Carlos J. Clanton Executive Director

Lisa F. Chandler Board Chair 2010-11

Kim P. Georges Board Chair 2011-12


Highlights from 2010 – 2011 BELIEVE in Student Achievement • Over $250,000 in outside grants to NPS teachers & schools. – Michael Jordan Foundation for STEM projects at Norview High School. – Target Foundation in a media center make over at Camp Allen Elementary School.

BELIEVE in a Exceptional Learning Environment • $25,000 in mini-grants were awarded that positively affected 9,000 NPS students. – Students at Lake Taylor Middle School built their very own watershed buffer garden that provided them hands-on learning while increasing their proficiency in science, math and technology. – Funding to help build a publishing house at Sewells Point Elementary School that allowed students to write and publish their own books. • Granted over $60,000 in District Wide special improvement project grant request.

BELIEVE in Recognizing the Student, Teacher & Staff success • Sponsored the combined Teacher of the Year and Inspiration Awards program creating the new Evening of Excellence Gala recognizing over 500 Best of the Best within Norfolk Public Schools. • Awarded a $500 scholarship to Crystal Moses, a 2011 “Thank You Norfolk” Winner. • Sponsored the NPS Back to School Inspirational rallies promoting the F.I.S.H. philosophy.



BELIEVE in the Whole Child • Established the foundation’s first student scholarship for a graduating Norfolk Technical Center Senior. The fund is named the James Oleynik Memorial Scholarship. • NEF helped Maury High School Chamber Orchestra travel to San Francisco and perform at the National School Board Association conference.

BELIEVE in Community Collaboration • • • • • • • •

Presented over 22 A+ Community Partners Awards in 5 categories. NEF presented its 1st Annual Principal for a Day program with 55 community participants. Over 50 community members marched in the NEF Believe Patrol during the Grand Illumination Parade. Held 1st Annual Fund Drive raising over $125,000 in community pledges. NEF presented the 4th Annual T.I.E. Awards Gala boasting a record of 650 in attendance. 2nd Annual Trustee Reception at the Chrysler Museum. Held our 1st Faith Based Community Leadership Breakfast with over 60 members in attendance. Launched the new and improved NEF website.

Did you

know? Norfolk Public Schools’ Matthew Fountaine Maury High School celebrated 100 years of academic excellence as the oldest continuously operating High School in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 3

Seeds for Success Grants 2010-2011 9,000 students impacted by grants totaling $25,600 School



Bay View Elem.

3rd Grade ABC Books

I had a student who dedicated his book to on his father, his hero, who is currently on deployment in the U.S. Navy. He said this book would be a way his dad to see everything he had learned in 3rd grade. He was very excited to send it to his father over seas.

Campostella Elem.

Project E3 (Early Elementary Engineers)

There was a 53% increase from last year in STEM activities using the EiE kits. Participants from Portsmouth Public Schools, Chesapeake, VA Beach, North Carolina schools and private schools were involved in the STEM carnival which completed the five week E3 Project.

Fairlawn Elem.

Pushing Our Way to The Top

Teachers listed the following accomplishments from their student’s results of participating in the program: increased interest in reading (and reading for enjoyment), more self-accountability in side and outside the classroom, more positive out look on life and becoming well rounded students.

Maury High School

The School Counselor and You (DVD Project)

9th grade student comment: Wow, this is awesome! If you had given me a sheet of paper with this information on it, I’ll be honest with you; I would have thrown it away. But I’ll definitely watch this.

Northside Middle

Meeting of the Minds Book Club

As a school, the grant made an impact on the total referrals acted on at Northside. Tyree Furman is a student who suffers from bouts of anger. The book club helped him; specifically with controlling his anger and being able to verbalize his feelings. This past school year, there were fewer incidents and he was more open about his feelings.

Norview Elem.

Call Me a Reader

The children involved in the grant increased literacy capacity in all areas, including recognition of sight words, reading comprehension, accuracy, and oral ready fluency. First grade. Developmental Reading Assessment results outscored kindergarten and second grade scores in the Benchmark categories on NPS’ eportfolio. One student went from level 4 (beginning 1st grade) to level 16 (end of 1st grade). As she practiced she reported, “working with the materials makes you smart so you get good grades. I could hear the book and remember the story.”

St. Helena Elem.

The Power of Art— Making Connections

When our teacher was reviewing Ancient Egypt, regarding the flooding of the Nile River, a 2nd grade student said, “Oh, just like the lady showed us when she rolled out the big cloth Nile River and showed us where it flooded!” NPS Arts Connect will pilot in 3 elementary schools in 2011-12. 5th grade program Building the Light was so inspiring to student, Umniyah Henderson that she took the lead in a group of student art makers at the NPS Fine Arts Festival. They represented their school and offered expertise as artists and scientists there.

Booker T. Washington High School

Geometry: Putting Your Hands on It

The grant helped students tremendously. All special needs students passed their Geometry SOL tests. A student who hardly ever attended school due to personal issues had a history of struggling in math. The student made use of the manipulatives and hands-on instruction provided. This student passed the class and made a 434 on the SOL test and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School.


Commit 2010 Seeds for Success Mini-Grant Winners Bay View Elementary Dr. D. Lawrence Tricia Kearns Booker T. Washington High Sallie T. Cooke Teressa Dyson Camp Allen Elementary Sr. Sherri Archer Campostella S.T.E.M. Wartika K. Scott Fredericka Henderson Fairlawn Elementary Eric Goodman Ghent School Demorrow Bond-Lee Ingleside Elementary Dr. Tamara Glover

Maury High Matthew Ganderson N.E.T. Academy Carla Turner Northside Middle Alley Dariah Norview Elementary Kim Reyes-Gajdek Tanja Fussell P.B. Young Elementary Ebony Johnson Ruffner Middle Academy Helen Pryor St. Helena Elementary Trish Pfeifer Tidewater Park Elementary Edward Fields

Thank You to our Principal Partners


2010 – 2011 Financial Supporters Gifts received - July 1st , 2010 – June 30th, 2011

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR DONORS Your donations are creating opportunities and changing lives. ank you for helping us to make a difference. We can’t do it without you! World Class Partners ($25,000 and Above)

Superintendent's Circle ($1000 to $2,499)

Chair’s Circle ($500 to $999)

Hampton Roads Ventures, LLC

Virginia Ship Repair Association Venture Dynamics American Maritime Holdings Carol Lee Collins Angelica D. Light McPhillips, Roberts & Deans, PLC Urban League of Hampton Roads James & Karen Jones Squires Dr. Gloria P. Hagans Smart Circle International, LLC Dr. Kirk T. Houston Lisa Chandler Poole & Mahoney, P.C. American-Oceanic Coatings Corp Marian D. Flickinger Yvonne B. Miller Ed Amorosso

Norfolk Federation of Teachers Darlene Joyner Granby High School Class of 2011 Vernon Fareed NSUF Dr. Stephen C. Jones Commonwealth of Virginia Donald F. Price NRHA Old Point National Bank Suzan Kaufman David Branch P.B. Young Sr. Elementary M. Kathleen Nolen-Martin Dr. Lillian P. Wright Women Caring, PLC Greggory Underwood Barbara Hamm Lee Kim Georges Palace Shops & Station Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander

Magna cum Laude ($10,000 to $14,999) United Way CCC Virginia Port Authority Metro Machine Corp. Marine Specialty Painting The Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation

Cum Laude ($5,000 to $9,999) Mr. and Mrs. Butler Karen Jones Squires Richard Bentley East Coast Repair & Fabrication, LLC

Trustee ($2,500 to $4,999) Kenneth D. Newman Reeves W. Mahoney Standard Calibration,Inc. VICOM City of Norfolk - City Manager


Advanced Integrated Technologies, LLC Paul Fraim

Believe Chair’s Circle ($500 to $999) continued William I. Foster, III Norfolk Economic Devlop. Authority Capital Consultants, Inc. C. Allan Bamforth, Jr. Engineer, Ltd. Unity Properties LLC Carlos Clanton

Friends of NPS ($1 to $499) Mr. and Mrs. Mark Jones Norfolk Waterside Marriott Dr. Carolyn Taylor Q.E.D Systems, Inc. ESI Delta Kappa Gamma Intl. MF&B Marine, LLC Michelle Carrera Barry C. Bishop Robert McCabe Patrick & Debbie Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Wittersheim Dr. Alex Kajstura Stephen B. Ballard Heritage Bank Dr. Bennie L. Marshall Lois B. Martin Strobe

Dominion Dental USA McCaskey & Associates, Inc. Michael J. Fowler Azalea Inn Inc. Robert G. Nusbaum Reins Family Rebecca Kalinge Launch Pad Consulting Bev O'Shea Elizabeth Hazelette Sheila Clark Debbie Dunn Rex Gay Anne Phillips Janice Pegram Annette McLean Thomas W. & Martha B. Ambler Farm Fresh Charitable Foundation Winn Nursery of VA Minette Cooper Kerry & Michael Lambert Southern Tile Distributors, Inc. Karren Bailey Jannette Claerez Jannette M Edwards Priscilla E. Trinder C.C. Tucker William C. Haycox, Jr. Little Creek Elementary School Wells Fargo Foundation Dr. Patricia H. Dillard William Lorson John Maniscalco

Nicole G. McCarrel Camp Allen Elementary School Anonymous Joyce A. Cuffee Gwendolyn L Johnson Linda D. Pulley Ken Kinslow Angela Williams Marilyn & Ray Gindroz Foundation Shirley A. Hart Sentara Healthcare David Englert Elsie Lans Patricia J. Melise William H. Graves D M Beckett Teresa Reynolds-Bray D.M. Beckett Lisa Enrich Virginia Thumm Bythella T. Hickman Nathaniel Jones Delores Edwards Philip Dabney A.P. Raiford Joseph Collins Melanie Liere Daniel Hurley Diane E.B. Gibson Jacquelyn Ewing


2010 – 2011 Financial Supporters Gifts received - July 1st , 2010 – June 30th, 2011 Antoine & Edna Felton Susan R. Staub Michelle A. Sessoms Elizabeth Thiel Mather Sharon Mims Chella M. Parker Charles H. Ford Daphine Zanders Dr. Sharon Byrdsong Todd Cooper Stephens Brian L. Cox Kathryn M. Verhappen Barbara Laws McChell Fluker Artybridge Nancy Kuster Karen Sams Myrna Simmons Ethel I. Cherry Barbara Dourdoumis Diana S. Berry Harriet Butts Successful Ways Inc. Timothy Breslin Lillian Thomas

Friends of NPS ($1 to $499) continued Celeste Jones Larosa Hawkins Mike Harkins Shannon Freeman Marina Brakeman Jesse Dukes Alana L. Balthazar Darlene Jader Waters Krista Ryder LuAnn Pforr Heather McLaughlin Christina Linnette Christina P. Boone Maggie G. Turner Sylvia C. Gatewood Jerrilynn Dickey J. J. Kruger-Williams Edwin C. Allison Calvin Evans Katina Michelle Harrison

ank You! We also give our heartfeld thanks to the many businesses, civic organizations, and individuals who gave so generously of their time, talent, and dollars to invest in public education in the 2010-2011 school year through NEF. Care has been given to the accuracy of this list. We apologize for any errors and ask that you call us at (757) 628-1172 so we may update our records.

2010 - 2011 Financial Review Expenditures = $161,548.76

Revenue = $188,685.11 $7,983.60 $10,000.00

$68,079.44 $43,560.12 $77,326.60 $6,549.99


$9,592.73 Unit of measure:

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Corporate Individuals

Recognition of Excellence Instructional Support

Foundations Sales

Fund Development Administration




Commit Tributes Blair Middle Jeanne Kruger from Suzanne Puryear Thank you for all that you do for the children of Norfolk at Blair Middle School.

Larrymore Elementary Mrs. E. Schweitzer from Susan Goldman We would like to thank Mrs. Schweitzer for all she has done this year she is a very good teacher and the children respect her. Larrymore has provided our child with a great education we are excited about 3rd grade at Larrymore. -The Goldmans

Larrymore Elementary Dr. î Žomas McAnulty from Susan Goldman Always a smile for parents and kids he is a great role model for teachers and children alike. This guy deserves some credit. Thank you Dr Mac.

Booker T. Washington H.S. Dean McDowell II from Barbara Gullickson Dean you are an inspiration not only to your students but to the community. Dean is the kind of teacher Norfolk is honored to have. It is a pleasure to work with Dean in the community. His professionalism and intregity are beyond question.


A+ Community Partners Awards The A+ Community Partner Award was created in 2009 to recognize those members of the Hampton Roads community who have forged meaningful partnerships within our schools here in Norfolk. To recognize the various forms of relationships forged between school and community; six categories have been identified. They are Rookie Achievement Award, Innovative Award, and Collaborative Award, tutoring Award, Mentoring Award, and Summa Cum Laude Award.

Rookie Achievement Award Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority This Award is given to a new partnership that has exhibited exemplary achievement in one or more of the categories listed below.

Innovative Award Rotary Club of Norfolk “The Literacy Partnership – Reading is Fundamental” Partnership utilizes an “out of the box” concept that generally impacts student achievement and significantly helps the school to achieve its goal and objectives.

Collaborative Award

Tutoring Award Navy Federal Credit Union “Camp Dragon Branch” This award recognizes a partnership that consistently provides volunteers to tutor students individually or in small groups for the purposes of reinforcing classroom instruction and improving academic achievement.

Mentoring Award Norfolk Commonwealth Attorney Office The award category recognizes a partnership that develops one-to-one relationship between student and an adult that fosters a caring, supportive environment which emphasizes the individual needs of the students.

Summa cum Laude Award • Minette Cooper • Marian Flickinger • South Hampton Roads Resource Conservation & Development Council • VA Senator Yvonne B. Miller • Azalea Baptist Church This coveted award is designed to recognize a partnership that has been in existence for 5 years or more and has demonstrated school-wide impact, commitment and sustainability as the cornerstone of its partnership.

Virginia Conflict Resolution Center Partners involves multiple businesses/organization that work together as a unit to provide resources to the schools, staff and/or parents.

"ank you very much, Carlos, for the beautiful celebration that you and the Norfolk Education Foundation had for us last evening. I sincerely appreciate the honor. ~Brenda Clemons, NPS Teacher of the Year 1993 10

Commit Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors McPhillips, Roberts & Deans, PLC MacArthur Center Metro Machine Corp. Marine Specialty Painting East Coast Repair and Fabrication

Silver Sponsors Dobil Labratories City of Norfolk

2010 T.I.E. Award Honorees

4th Annual T.I.E. Awards Gala The 2010 “TIE” Awards Gala attracted more than 650 guests and rose over $80,000 to support a wide range of programs to improve student achievement. With business and community leaders joining NPS educators to celebrate the achievement of Norfolk’s schools and students. Guest enjoyed a variety of student performances, including the Strolling Silver Strings, the All-City Jazz Band, and the Norview High School Varsity Singers. In addition, several students served as greeters and award presenters. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE IN THE COMMUNITY FOR MAKING THIS EVENT A SUCCESS!


Norfolk Education Foundation Board of Directors (November 1, 2011) Lisa F. Chandler, Chair Nancy Chandler Associates, Inc.

Dr. Gloria P. Hagans Community Leader

Dr. Lillian Wright Community Leader

Kim P. Georges, Vice Chair William E. Wood and Associates

Barbara Hamm-Lee WHRO

Ursula Rhodes Bank of America

Dr. Cassandra NewbyAlexander, Secretary Norfolk State University

Dr. Stephen C. Jones Community Leader

Michelle Tomaszewski Virginia Ship Repair Association

Darlene Joyner, Treasurer Coastal Crossways Staffing Corp. Ken Newman, Past Chair Metro Machine Corp.

Angelica Light Hampton Roads Community Foundation


Sharon McDonald Commissioner of Revenue

Edward J. Amorosso McPhillips, Roberts & Deans, PLC Barry Bishop Greater Norfolk Corporation Jerry Bridges Virginia Port Authority Imman Vernon Fareed Masjid William Salaam William Foster, III TowneBank Norfolk Beth Fraim Community Leader= Regina R. Davis Community Leader


Darlene Lamb Prudential Towne Realty

Ex-OďŹƒcio Rev. Kirk T. Houston, D.D. School Board City of Norfolk Richard E. Bentley, Ph.D. Norfolk Public Schools

M. Kathy Nolen-Martin The College of William & Mary

Norfolk Education Foundation Sta

Dr. Bennie Marshall Norfolk State University

Carlos Clanton Executive Director

Cecelia Tucker Old Dominion University

Delores Edwards Executive Assistant

Hon. Greg Underwood Norfolk Commonwealth Attorney Hon. Theresa Whibley, MD Women Caring, PLC

Welcome Our New Board Members Steve Ballard, S.B. Ballard Co. Martha Ambler, Community Leader Sherry Dewar, TowneBank Marian Flickinger, Community Leader Dr. Kerry Lambert, ODU Reeves Mahoney, Poole Mahoney PLC

Believe Mission The mission of the Norfolk Education Foundation is to provide resources to support the Norfolk Public Schools in becoming world-class. In the pursuit of our mission, the Norfolk Education Foundation commits to supporting the innovation and advancement of programs that impact five areas: • Supporting the needs of its teachers and students • Developing specific business and community partnerships in support of schools • Recognizing the accomplishments of its students, teachers, and staff

• Developing information and communication strategies that lead to a more thorough understanding of the importance of public education • Providing a K-12 grants program to support initiatives which extend curricula, include innovative practices, create extended student-learning opportunities and provide outcomes to guide future projects.

Vision The vision of the Norfolk Education Foundation is a community of students, families, neighborhoods, institutions and businesses made stronger through the achievement of excellence in public education.


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