Investment History

A summary of investments since our formation in June, 2010.

School Year 2020-2021:

  • Subscription to Seesaw, our school-wide communication and student portfolio platform

  • Subscription to Little Sponges (K-2) and Savio (3-5), our French Dual-Language Immersion online language tools for adaptive practice and specific teacher assigned tasks

School Year 2019-2020:

  • Stipends to support teachers’ Gifted and/or ESOL certification

  • 40 Chromebooks + charging table to improve ratio of students to laptops

  • Refresh of school media center and purchase of new furniture to turn the space into a 21st century library

School Year 2018-2019:

  • Fountas and Pinnell Classroom: Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study System for K and 1st Grades.

  • Stipends to support Evansdale’s STEM Committee - a group of teachers who volunteered to work on Evansdale’s STEM certification and accreditation 

  • Support for a French-language proficiency exam which helped Evansdale achieve accreditation with the LabelFranEducation seal from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs 

  • 40 Chromebooks + charging cart to improve ratio of students to laptops at school

School Year 2017-2018:

  • STEM lab - 40 Chromebooks + charging cart, dry erase tables, furniture, Lego Early Simple Machine kits, and storage

  • STEM Committee - support to establish and training at the Georgia STEM Forum  

  • Aquaponics professional learning + maintenance

  • Professional development including training on: the Orton Gillingham approach to reading, writing and spelling;  Heinemann Workshops - inquired-based classroom training to teach teachers how to use these strategies in the classroom and foster curiosity; STEAM - training on ways to incorporate technology into art classes.

  • Stipends to support teachers’ Gifted and/or ESOL certification

  • Track resurfacing - the track was installed with a previous grant from Atlanta Track Club. The resurfacing/ upkeep is needed to maintain track for the school and community members who use it. Promotes wellness and physical activity.

School Year 2016-2017:

School Year 2015-2016:

School Year 2014-2015:

School Year 2013-2014: In our fourth year we did the following. (Note: benefits will be communicated when quantified.)

  • Provided incentive for an additional homeroom teacher to become Gifted Certified.

  • Funded Daily Five training for 8 homeroom teachers to enhance Language Arts instruction in the classroom.

  • Provided stipends for 16 teachers to attend STEM training.

  • Continued momentum with off-level reading students by renewing full-time EIP reading teacher, Jacqueline Whited.

  • Paid registration fees to send Ms. Mann to a national music conference to support music instruction for all students.

  • Approved funding to grant Ms. Whited a raise, plus holiday and sick days, to align her compensation package more closely with a typical DeKalb County employee.

  • Paid for 15 teachers to receive incentives to attend summer training on Core Curriculum Math & Training.

School Year 2012-2013: In our third year we did the following. (Note: benefits will be communicated when quantified.)

  • Provided incentive for 1 more teacher to become Gifted Certified.

  • Hired EIP reading teacher, Jacqueline Whited, full time and provided her training in the Orton-Gillingham approach to reading to assist her with differentiated instruction.

  • Hired an instructor to provide Orton-Gillingham training in the summer for up to 20 teachers.

  • Paid for 10 teachers to receive differentiated instruction in reading for the fall.

School Year 2011-2012: In our second year we did the following to bring almost $30,000 in additional annual funding to the school.

  • Provided incentives for 4 more teachers to become Gifted Certified.

  • Provided funding for training in differentiated instruction in reading and math for 23 teachers.

  • Hired Early Intervention Program (EIP) reading teacher, Jacqueline Whited, part time to assist with challenged readers and provide classroom support.

School Year 2010-2011: In our inaugural year we provided incentives for 5 teachers to become Gifted Certified. This small investment resulted in an additional $16,000 in annual funding to be utilized to support the entire school.