The Spanish Education Fund began in February 2009 as the Alternative Funding Committee. The group explored alternative ways to fund the International Teaching Intern Program by looking into fundraising, sponsors and grants.
It eventually became important for this group to become an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Thus, the Spanish Education Fund (SEF) was born. Upon approval of the EHSI parent body, the group completed the necessary application paperwork for 501(c)(3) status and wrote articles of incorporation. EHSI parents then approved the articles of incorporation and elected a board of directors.
The Spanish Education Fund now runs as a separate, but parallel, group to the EHSI PTO. The SEF supports the International Teaching Intern Program and maintains the budget for that program. The SEF expanded the intern program the 2014-15 school year to include Central Middle School and Eden Prairie High School where interns are now an important component of the secondary Spanish immersion experience providing a unique educational resource to both teachers and students.
Board of Directors
Toni Alcantar, SEF Chair
Trent Riggs, SEF Vice-Chair
Andrea Mohan, SEF Treasurer
Pam Noll, SEF Secretary
Kirsten Rhody, EHSI PTO Co-President
Jenn Penney, EHSI PTO Co-President
Mary Kranz, EHSI PTO Co-President
Standing Committee Chairs
Sandi Lindquist, SEF Intern Committee Chair
Tracy Bredehoft, SEF Communications Chair
Nudrat Iqbal, SEF Fundraising Chair
All meetings are from 7-9 pm at Piper’s Coffee & Burger Bar in Eden Prairie (formerly JJ’s Coffee & Wine Bar). Parents and staff are welcome to attend.
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