We strive to go beyond the basics provided to public schools via govenment funding so our students will be college and career ready, and successfully equipped in a global society.
Public education is essential to the well-being of our community.
We must serve as ambassadors within our community, advocating for the school system, providing for an exchange of ideas, and communicating for support to the community at-large.
Every child should have access to rich educational experiences.
In 1996 by a group of private citizens, working closely with the Greeneville City Board of Education and the Greeneville City School System administration, established the Greeneville City Schools Foundation. The Greenville City Schools Foundation was then chartered as a 501(c)3, community-based organization. Over twenty members of the Greeneville community sit on the Board of Trustees, serving to guide the course of the organization.
In 2008, the Trustees voted to operate as the Greeneville City Schools (GCS) Education Foundation. The GCS Education Foundation seeks private sector donations, which allow the GCS Education Foundation to assist in providing new, cutting-edge programs, equipment, and facilities for the teachers and students of the Greeneville City School System.
Board of Trustees
Craig Ogle (GCS BOE), Bob Leonard (Past Chairman), Dr. Craig Shepherd (Chairman), Cynthia Pectol (Vice-Chairman), Lisa Stephens (Treas.), Michelle Loven(Secy.), Jeff Idell (At-Large) Robbie Mitchell, Patsy Crum, Carla Todaro, Paige Hull, Mike Roberts, Mark Williams, Sherry Hood, Dr. Lisa Johnson, Angelia Rodriguez, Shane Hite, Jeff Taylor, Julie McKee, Lynn Broyles, and Allison Adams (GCSEF, Exec. Director)
Trustees Emeritus: Sally Harbison, Kay Puckett
The GCS Education Foundationhas assisted in funding the following educational tools or programs:
United Streaming (a Web-based subscription used system-wide)
Viewpoint (data warehouse used system-wide), "Get Real" (student enrichment program at GMS)
"Walk With the Cherokee Day" (an annual system-wide elementary educational experience)
"My Word Coach" (ELL hardware & software at GMS)
F.A.C.E. Liason (Family & Community Engagement / community & school system liason)
"The Greene Scene" (GMS outdoor classroom)
LCD Projectors (GHS & GMS)
Virtual Field Trip Program (GHS)
Jr ROTC Flight Simulators (GHS)
Digital Visual Presenters Document Cameras (GMS)
The annual system-wide Science Fair
HomeLink - Providing computers & internet access to GCS students in need
The annual system-wide Character Education Awards luncheon