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.


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:


Grants Awarded... and counting!


New Classroom Tools Purchased


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 Officers

Amanda Windson

Ashleigh Robertson
Vice President

Shannon Vanorman

Shiela McLaughlin


  • Wendy Moore
  • Michelle Sowers
  • Katie Kuykendall
  • Tammy Maraquin
  • Mike Garlough
  • Melanie Pendleton
  • Sarah Wilson
  • Jilliann Gainey
  • Shannon Lafayette
  • Kodi Cibulka
  • Michelle Kelman
  • Ashley Bepko
  • Melanie Pendleton