Quality Education and Strong Community Partnerships
The Frisco Chamber of Commerce welcomed over 700 new Frisco Independent School District teachers and staff in two sessions at the New Teacher Welcome on Thursday, July 29, 2021. The New Teacher Welcome, presented by CoServ, was held at Reedy High School in Frisco. This annual event allows the business community to celebrate and welcome Frisco ISD’s newest teachers.
“CoServ is proud to once again join the Frisco Chamber in sponsoring the New Teacher Welcome for Frisco ISD. We believe in making a difference in the communities we serve and few epitomize that same mindset like teachers and school support staff,” said Mario Zavala, Manager of Communications and Brand Engagement for CoServ. “It’s been a trying past 18 months and we want Frisco ISD’s new teachers and staff that we’re thankful they’re here and plan on supporting them every step of the way this school year.”
The theme of this year’s New Teacher Welcome was “Teachers are our Superheroes!” New teachers and staff had the opportunity to visit over 40 vendor tables, make connections, and receive door prizes and gift bag items donated by local businesses. In addition, the new teachers and staff heard from Tony Felker, President/CEO of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Todd Fouche, Deputy Superintendent of Business and Operations, and Kenny Chandler, Deputy Superintendent of Schools, both of Frisco ISD; Whitney Golhke, Manager of Academic Initiatives for CoServ; Allison Miller, Community Relations for the Frisco Education Foundation and Frisco ISD; and the City of Frisco’s Mayor, Jeff Cheney.
“Frisco is known for its quality education system as well as strong community partnerships. These two attributes are very important in attracting companies and their employees to the area,” said Tony Felker, President/CEO of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce. “Our business community understands the value of Frisco ISD and also the important role that the teachers and staff play in developing a future-ready workforce.”
At the event, the Frisco Education Foundation (FEF) awarded $11,400 in grant funding to 114 lucky new teachers, to assist in setting up their classrooms. This was made possible by an endowment grant to FEF by CoServ. The Frisco Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization working in partnership with Frisco Independent School District and the Frisco area community to enhance the educational opportunities of our students.
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Special Thank Yous!
Thank you to the volunteers from Frisco Women’s League for the many hours they spent filling almost 800 welcome bags!