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A non-profit corporation established to create a public/private partnership to implement public school improvements approved by the School Board. 
Current projects include the annual Mini-Grants Program, which has awarded an estimated $40,000 since it was implemented in 2004.  Also, the annual Teacher of the Year Program, which recognizes and rewards outstanding teachers from each school.  The Foundation's only fundraiser is its 3K and 8K run/walk in February.

GCPS Educational Foundation 2018

Teachers of the Year

Elementary School

Ms. Melanie McComb - Abingdon

Ms. Amber Meland - Achilles

Ms. Michelle Kennedy - Bethel

Ms. Natalie Shepherd - Botetourt

Ms. Sharon Carino - Petsworth


Middle School

 Ms. Shanna Merritt - Page

Ms. Jennifer Hemphill - Peasley


Gloucester High School

Ms. Travis Patrick

Mr. John Scalf

GCPS Education Foundation Events


GCPS Educational Foundation -- Who We Are -- What We Do!

8th Annual 3K & 8K Run/Walk

Race Flyer



2018 Race Photo

Gloucester County Public Schools (GCPS) Educational Foundation announced that its annual sponsorship campaign has started, and its 3K and 8K Run/Walk will be on Feb. 23, 2019. The campaign offers businesses the chance to reach the community, along with 5,300 school families and  900 school staff members.  This scene from the 2018 event shows people of all ages enjoying the Foundation’s only fundraiser for Gloucester schools.    




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Gloucester County Public Schools Educational Foundation announces race date, opportunities to support local schools


Gloucester – The Gloucester County Public Schools (GCPS) Educational Foundation plans to build on the success of its annual 3K and 8K Run/Walk and sponsorship campaign again this year. The race will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at Gloucester High School.


The Foundation is offering sponsorship opportunities for individuals and businesses who want to show their support for Gloucester public schools. “We are offering our sponsors outstanding opportunities to connect with our community, our 5,300 school families and our 900 school staff members through social media, print, radio and signage,” said Campaign Co-Chair Sharon Stone.


“Sponsoring our race gives you the chance to let everyone know that you care about our young people and are investing in Gloucester’s future,” said Stone.


About the GCPS Educational Foundation
GCPS Educational Foundation recognizes that a strong community needs strong schools, so it funds programs that enhance local schools. Foundation members are business leaders, educators and other supporters of Gloucester Schools.

The Educational Foundation gives small grants to Gloucester teachers that allow them to create innovative new projects for students. The Foundation’s annual Teacher of the Year award program rewards outstanding performers from every school in the county, and then selects one Teacher of the Year to represent Gloucester in the statewide competition. A video at  highlights the work of the Foundation.

The Foundation’s only fundraiser is the annual 3K and 8K Run/Walk, and all sponsorships are tax deductible.

Why participate?
“We encourage everyone to sponsor now, or participate in our race on Feb. 23,” Stone said. “We promise that this will once again be an entertaining, family-friendly event, with the chance to enjoy exercise, activities, and food with old and new friends.”

 “We invite all individuals and businesses to join us in making Gloucester even better by supporting our award-winning schools,” Stone said.

For more information about sponsorships or to sign up for the race, businesses or individuals may contact Carol Dehoux at (804) 693-1425 or or visit