Friend Of Education Award Presented

The Fond du Lac School Board this week honored the Foster Grandparent Program with their 2017 Friend of Education Award. District Superintendent Jim Sebert says there are 32 people who give over 700 hours to the program at their Elementary Schools every week. He says the mentorship program builds on what others do for the students. He says teachers, instructional assistants, principles, secretaries and others do great work, but they wouldn’t be as successful as they currently are without the foster grandparents. Sebert says if you visit any of the district’s elementary schools you will see a foster grandparent working with students. Bridget Bestor, a Volunteer Development Specialist for ADVOCAP, works with the Foster Grandparent volunteers. Fond du Lac School District photo. 

In the photo:

Shown here (L-R) are: Mark Jurgella, Board President, Mary Ann Salter, ADVOCAP Foster Grandparent advisory council member, Betty Trent, Foster Grandparent, Dr. James Sebert, Superintendent, Bridget Bestor, ADVOCAP Volunteer Development Specialist, Bill Morgan, FDL Education Association Co-President, Deb Tauer, ADVOCAP Director of Volunteer Services, and Kathy Charland, Rosenow teacher. The “Friend of Education” is jointly selected by both the Fond du Lac Education Association and District Administration.