Grants inspire unique experiences for Sarasota County students

EducateSRQ classroom and schoolwide grant requests from the Education Foundation of Sarasota County inspire a host of experiences for 32,000 students and 251 teachers. Read full article here. 

New mental health education impacts students’ social-emotional development

The Florida Board of Education recently voted to require school districts to provide students in middle through high school grades at least five hours of mental health instruction. Now, “social-emotional learning” and “whole child philosophy” ... continue reading

North Port High principal salutes forward momentum

Brandon Johnson, principal of North Port High School, sees strong gains from service as a pilot campus for the Education Foundation of Sarasota County’s new Student Success Center. Read full article here.

Vigne: Back-to-School Planning for Long-Term Success

As families make back-to-school shopping lists and other preparations for a new academic year, the Education Foundation of Sarasota County (EFSC) also is endeavoring to have our strategies and activities ready to support students and ... continue reading

Vigne: Navigating back-to-school transitions in Sarasota County

Posted Jul 30, 2019 at 10:19 AM Students wonder what their classrooms will look like and get excited to meet their teacher. Parents in Sarasota County look forward to watching their children progress as students and individuals. Naturally, however, many ... continue reading

Vigne: A special Sarasota teacher for students of special needs

Posted Jul 23, 2019 at 5:48 PM Shane Swezey is Sarasota County’s Teacher of the Year and the Florida Department of Education nominated him as a Top 5 finalist in the state. He’s just that special. Earlier this month we ... continue reading

Vigne: Integrating the whole brain with the whole child

Posted: Jul 16, 2019 at 12:09 PM I’ve been voraciously learning about the role the brain has on student achievement. While I profess to be no expert, I am deeply intrigued by neuroscience studies that ... continue reading

Vigne: Liberal arts education key to a changing world

In many experts’ view, a liberal arts education provides students with the tools to understand the past and future of an ever-changing modern world. Read full article here.

Vigne: Failure is a Rite of Passage

It takes courage to fail. Failure is a rite of passage for all of us and it often leads to success. Read full article here.

May 28, 2019 – Spalsbury named Education Foundation of Sarasota County marketing and communications director

SARASOTA, Fla. (May 28, 2019) – Tracy Spalsbury has been named director of marketing and communications at the Education Foundation of Sarasota County (EFSC), announced EFSC President Jennifer Vigne. “We are excited to welcome Tracy ... continue reading


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