Message from the Executive Director, Sabrina Lee Evans

Teacher quality is a fundamental factor in providing the rich educational experience that all Portsmouth students deserve. Portsmouth Schools Foundation (PSF) honors exemplary Portsmouth Public Schools' (PPS) teachers with leadership, learning, wellness, and grant opportunities that enhance teacher quality and stimulate professional growth. We currently offer Innovator Grants. During the 2014-2015 school year, we funded 32 grants and worked across 18 schools. In addition to the funding for these innovative programs, we meet needs in our schools through donations to our Pencils to PCs program. We also offer a Wellness Day event to all of the employees of the Portsmouth Public Schools. Throughout the event there are vendor displays, health and wellness screenings, classes, team building exercises, and related activities designed to inform our employees of opportunities to improve their quality of life.

For our students, we offer scholarships as well as a Career and Technical Education Fair. The goal of the fair is to inform our students and their parents about the many career opportunities that await our students after high school graduation and to make them aware of the Career and Technical Education courses offered in Portsmouth Public Schools that they may take to help them pursue these careers.

As we celebrate more than 29 years of PSF's support to PPS teachers, we recognize and thank those who have contributed to our success. We are extremely appreciative of our dedicated Board of Directors, volunteers and the individual, foundation, and corporate donors who make all of our accomplishments possible. Please support our efforts as a donor or a volunteer today!