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The Foundation at Shakerag Elementary School, Inc.

The Foundation at Shakerag Elementary School, Inc. is a non-profit organization with the express purpose of enhancing and enriching the educational experience of our children attending Shakerag Elementary School, now and in the coming years.  Our Foundation believes that the children of Shakerag should have the opportunity to celebrate their learning achievements and also be inspired to become leaders in their own lives.  The Foundation plays a part in this vision  by collaborating and aligning with community members and businesses that share this vision and want to participate in seeing tangible growth in the lives of the students.  Over the years, we have raised funds through: 

  • Direct interaction with the business community
  • Golf Tournaments, Fun Runs, Faculty Games and even a Math challenge
  • Parent sponsorships

Through these fundraising efforts, we have been able to purchase:

  • Promethean Boards (interactive white boards) for multiple grade levels
  • Playground equipment
  • Facility enhancements
  • Various software support (iXL, Study Island, Renzulli Learning)
  • Printers for all classroom teachers
  • Classroom leveled libraries for Kindergarten through 2nd grades
  • Ultimate Frisbee Golf equipment for PE; and,
  • provide a nominal reimbursement program to classroom teachers for out-of-pocket expenses.

We need your help to continue to fully support our students and staff with our following long-term needs:

1. Technology: We are a BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) pilot school, encouraging students to bring in their own technology as an instructional tool for learning. However, with over 800 students, we also need to be able to put technology into the hands of all our students and want to provide a 10-pack set of iPads or 10 Chrome Books for every classroom. Approximate cost: $3,000/classroom.

2. Technology Support: Having the technology to engage students is a start; using it effectively to learn is our ultimate goal. Our teachers need support and training to best utilize new and existing technology in order to engage students in critical thinking activities. We are funding a half-time teacher in 2013-14 to work directly with teachers and students, helping fully integrate our technology tools into our daily instruction. Half-time is great, but full-time would be better! Approximate cost: $30,000/year.

3. Leadership Development: We began our Leader In Me initiative in 2012 and are excited to provide our students with leadership tools and opportunities. In order to continue our journey, we would like to create more leadership training for our various school teams by partnering with local leadership development businesses. Approximate cost: $5,000/year.

If you have any questions or wish to make a donation to the Foundation, please contact any of our Board Members.

First Name Last Name Title Phone Email
Brian Olivo CEO ceoshakeragfoundation@gmail.com
Eki Ehigiamusoe CFO cfoshakeragfoundation@gmail.com
Amy Cochran Secretary secretaryshakeragfoundation@gmail.com


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