The Mounds View Schools Education Foundation hosts its 7th annual Partnering for Education Luncheon
Written by Louise Wilson, MVSEF Trustee
In late April, the MVSEF hosted its 7th annual Partnering for Education lunch at the Shoreview Community Center.
The keynote address was given by Erin McGillivray, a 1998 graduate of Mounds View High School (Click here for Erin's full bio). After completing college at the University of Puget Sound, during which she spent a study abroad year living in Nepal, she joined the U.S. Peace Corps and is now serving as a Senior Placement Officer.
In her presentation, McGillivray described her evolution from a timid child to adult leader, someone who now relishes stepping into even intimidating challenges, and attributed the development of her courage and drive to Mounds View faculty and advisors who guided her. She referenced both Student Council advisor, Mr. Mike Coty and Mr. Mike Cartwright, her AP physics teacher as influential in her development.
This year’s program also offered the audience the perspective of two high school seniors. Julia Hayes, a senior at Irondale High School, shared how her experiences in middle and high school track and band have changed and enriched her life. Her plans are to attend the University of Minnesota where she will run track and major in medical laboratory science. Gabrielle Wiest, a senior at Mounds View High School, shared her experiences singing in an ensemble girls choir and competing on the dance team which went to state competition. Gabrielle is part of a future teacher program called “Educators Rising,” a partnership with Hamline University. Her goal is to become an educator and return to Mounds View District to teach.
The Mounds View Schools Education Foundation's mission is to engage our community to invest in excellence in Mounds View Public Schools. The MVSEF serves students at schools within Arden Hills, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, Roseville, Shoreview and Vadnais Heights.
Top Right: Erin McGillivray
Left: Heather Ward, Stephanie Bruggers, Gabrielle Wiest, Jim Galvin
Bottom Right: Amy Janecek, Julia Hayes, Jerry Hayes, Chris Fink
Introducing the Annual Giving Program
We are pleased to announce the Mounds View Schools Education Foundation's Annual Giving Program. This program was created to recognize donors who support the Foundation with an annual philanthropic gift. Annual supporters are offered numerous benefits and more importantly impact the lives of Mounds View students throughout all the schools in our district. Please consider making an investment in the MVSEF Annual Giving Program and help support programs that enhance classroom learning for all the students in the Mounds View Public Schools.