Our Mission

The Port Aransas Education Foundation is committed to actively seeking community support to promote educational excellence within the Port Aransas Independent School District.

Programs

Classroom Enrichment Grants

Provide funds for teachers to implement new and innovative programs in the classroom that promote advanced approaches to teaching and that enrich the learning experience for students and teachers.

Employee Development Grants

Assist employees of the school district to develop the personal skill sets needed to give our children the best possible education, through continuing education, seminars, workshops and/or conferences.

Campus or District Enhancement Grants

Provide funds to a campus or the district to upgrade or implement tools, activities, or projects which would enhance or advance educational achievement.

Because of Port Aransas Education Foundation:

1200000

Grants Awarded... and counting!

300

New Classroom Tools Purchased

239

Teacher Workshops Attended

Who We Are

The Port Aransas Education Foundation (PAEF) is a local non-profit 501(c)3 entity established in August 2006 to provide funds for educational materials, events, and training not traditionally funded by school budgets.

Board of Directors

Beth Owens
President

Andi Waddell
Vice President

Shannon Vanorman
Treasurer

Flora Buerger
Secretary

Members

  • Wendy Moore
  • Michelle Sowers
  • Rob Clark
  • Katie Kuykendall
  • Be Mack
  • Mike Garlough
  • Virginia Scott
  • Amanda Windsor
  • James Derkits
  • Ann Appling