Madera County Schools Foundation has awarded its first Adopt-a-Teacher grant to Jillian Gamble, an art teacher at Minarets High School.
Granville Homes donated $3,000 to be used in Gamble's art classes throughout the year.
"Ms. Gamble will have the necessary funds to supplement her classes with essential tools and supplies to create art projects with numerous students throughout the school year," said Cyndy Dolph, associate superintendent, Madera County Office of Education and Madera County Schools Foundation board member. "Students will have a greater understanding of art and its importance because of the additional resources offered to them."
"I would like to thank Granville Homes for the very generous donation to the Madera County Schools Foundation in support of arts education," said Gamble. "It is nice to know that we live in a place where companies like Granville are so supportive of the arts."
David Hernandez, president of Madera County Schools Foundation awarded Gamble the grant. Madera County Schools Foundation began the Adopt-a-Teacher program in 2013.
The Madera County Schools Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to advancing the quality of education through art education, parent involvement and student events. The Foundation supports these endeavors by creating partnerships and securing funds and resources to increase educational opportunities for all students.