The Classroom Grants program is our largest program.  Teachers submit applications for funds in September for projects that will directly benefit students through innovative and creative teaching methods.  Granted funds will be awarded in early October.   This is such an exciting time for WEF, knowing that the money given directly impacts students and typically provides benefits for many years.

Here is  the application form for 2016-2017:


Grant Applications are due Friday, September 9, 2016

News about 2015-16 Classroom Grants


2015 Grant Recipents:

Twenty teachers were awarded grants from Watauga Education Foundation with the grants totaling $20,000!  The award winning teachers were notified at their schools by a Watauga Education Foundation Board member, who delivered the good news along with balloons and PayDay candy bars.  The teachers were formally recognized at the Watauga County Board of Education meeting on October 12 by Allocations Chairperson, Wendy Jessen and WEF President Tricia Hall.

WEF  takes pride in having this opportunity to give back to our schools!  The foundation board members work hard throughout the year through such fundraisers as FlapJack Flip and Shooting Stars.  However, none of this would be possible without the support of local businesses and families.

The Watauga Education Foundation has been making a difference in the lives of Watauga County Public School families for more than 20 years. In addition to the classroom grants, the Foundation provides teachers with continuing education  scholarships and administers the Kate Swift Reese College Scholarship for WHS students.