In this role, he will serve alongside Jill Shurtleff, retired principal of Council Rock South High School, as co-president.
“Kevin is passionate about enriching public school education,” said Gail Acosta, Executive Director of CREF. “He brings leadership and energy to the CREF team and I know that CREF will continue to grow under his guidance.”
Kevin, who is the father of three children in the school district, renewed his two-year term in October. “I see the difference the Council Rock Education Foundation makes in the lives of children,” he said. “I am honored to work with our board members and staff to bring more awareness to our community about the work of the Foundation so we can increase more experiential learning opportunities for our kids.”
The CREF is a private 501(c)3 non-profit that promotes innovative programs and inspires ideas for the students in the Council Rock School District.
The foundation focuses on innovation in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and math) and on creative programs, such as 21st-Century Literacy, Arts and the Creative Economy, Environmental Engagement and Youth Leadership. Since its reorganization in 2007, the CREF has awarded over $215,000 in grants to teachers and classrooms in Council Rock schools, providing them with additional tools and resources beyond the reach of the school budget.
CREF is known throughout the local community for presenting the acclaimed Raising Great Kids community speaker series and through events like its annual “The Duel” event and the Outstanding Community Partner Breakfast.
Additional information about the Foundation can be found at www.creducationfoundation.org.
PHOTO CAP: Kevin Beauparlant