Volunteer Luncheon 2016

Teacher Forgiveness Program

If you are a district teacher still burdened with student loans, AES is excited to inform you about the Teacher Forgiveness Program. Originally introduced by President Obama, the program is designed to help eligible teachers eliminate their student debt in ten years, while remaining in the teaching profession. Participating can cut your principal in half, and after ten years, any balance left can be forgiven. We can help you see if you can qualify for a forgiveness program and prepare all the necessary documents to make sure you are eligible. Please call (855) 231-0032 weekdays from 9am-8pm EST and Saturdays from 9am-1pm EST.

STEAM Summer Information

To locate the STEAM Summer Registration Packet please look for the "21st CCLC Steam Program" green tab on the left side of the webpage. Click on that link and then scroll down to middle of the page under the STEAM Flyers and you will find the link for the registration packet. Please complete and submit all 4 pages for registration.

Tools 4 Schools Store

Tools 4 Schools was officially opened on March 11, 2016!  This is the first store of this kind in Hernando County!  Hernando County Public Education Teachers will be able to shop the store once a month to pick up supplies for their classrooms and/or students at no cost!  
The Tools 4 Schools Store is fully funded and paid for through grants, community and corporate donations.  We would like to thank Suncoast Credit Union and the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations as they are our main store sponsors!  Suncoast Credit Union donated $25,000 which was matched by the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations for a total of $50,000!  We would also like to thank Target for their donation of $4,000 that was also matched through the Consortium of Florida Education Foundation to a total of $8,000!  We want to thank all of our sponsors and donors that made this project possible!  
We will be having a Supply Drive in June to help us replinish the shelves for our teachers.  If you would like to donate supplies (teacher and student), make a financial donation or if your company or corporation would like to support this effort please contact Tammy Brinker at 352-797-7313 or brinker_t@hcsb.k12.fl.us.  
We will be posting the days and times the store will be open by the end of the week!  Keep watching for updates!  

Store lets Hernando County teachers get supplies for free

By Ferdinand Zogbaum, Reporter
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 8:54 AM



A store just for teachers just opened in Hernando County.

It's full of classroom supplies and more, but what makes it special is that everything in it is free.

The new Tools 4 Schools store is on the campus of Springstead High School. The county's teachers can stop by once a month and grab supplies for their classrooms.

High school teacher Chris Auricchio says he can't believe a place like this exists.

"We had heard about it at the beginning of the year, but I didn't expect it to be like this," he said.

Tammy Brinker with the Hernando County Education Foundation, which set everything up, says teachers can easily spend $500 to $600 a year of their own money on supplies. But the store aims to change that.

"It is completely funded through donations and sponsors throughout our county," Brinker said.

The Hernando County Education Foundation is always looking for donations so they can keep the free store open.


Teacher of the Year 2016!

Congratulations to all of our 2016 Teacher of the Year Representatives!  What a great group we have!  We are very excited for each one of you... Best of luck this Friday as we celebrate the nights with all of our 2016 representatives and announce our new 2016 Teacher of the Year for Hernando County! 

Lightning Day!

Tampa Bay Lightning Vs. New York Rangers Only $35 a ticket.  Limited tickets available, click on the link below and get yours today! A portion of every ticket gets donated back to our public schools.

Coupons for Education District Fundraiser

2016 Savearound Book
  • Makes the perfect Gift!
  • The most popular local merchants!
  • Save money all year long!
  • Now with MORE Mobile and Printable Savings!
Help support your schools! 
Please take a peek at over $1500.00 in savings: Digital Book
You can a request a book from your school. 
If  you do not have a child at school but would like a book please contact us:
Office: (352) 797-7313 

STEAM Afterschool Program

The 21st Century STEAM Afterschool Program is an afterschool family-focused program, emphasizing academics and values through quality programs that nurture and strengthen youth, families and the community.
To register for the following schools for the 2015-16 school year please, check back in August 2015.
We have employment opportunities available.  If interested please complete the Employment Application and submit to:
Hernando County Education Foundation
801 N. Broad St.
Brooksville, Fl  34601
or email your applicaton to:  brinker_t@hcsb.k12.fl.us

STEAM Employment Application

Spring Hill Elementary Needs Your Help!

Hernando County, Let's help support Spring Hill Elementary School!  Please see Mr. Maine's message below.  To donate go to Fund-A-Project and choose Spring Hill Elementary to fund!  Let's meet this goal and turn this school back into an "A" school!


~~Dear Community Members, Parents and Teachers:

My name is Michael Maine and I will be the new Principal at Spring Hill Elementary for the 2015-2016 school year.

Five years ago SHES used to be an "A" rated school, but has steadily declined and as of the 2014-2015 school year was a "D". I am being charged along with a new Assistant Principal of turning things around.

As a Title I school we do receive Federal funding, however this funding cannot be used for many of the significant needs that our school has such as paper, ink, teacher classroom supplies and for custodial equipment that is broken and in need of repair or replacement all together!

Turning this school around is going to be a TEAM effort on the part of the school administration, the leadership team, teachers, non-instructional staff, students and parents. I am very passionate that TOGETHER we can change the culture and climate of the school and provide a top rated education for the students that attend.

I am very excited at the opportunity and hope that you will join me in helping to raise $5,000 or more for our school, so that we can begin providing a very safe and clean working environment for our students, teachers and staff. The students of Spring Hill Elementary deserve the very best and we are committed to making that happen!

Thank you so much for your time and generosity. If you have any further questions or would like to be of further assistance, you may contact me directly at the below email.



Michael Maine Principal

Suncoast Credit Union "2 Cents Up"!


Community Partner of the Week!

Congratulations to Broussard & Cullen, P.A. Attorneys at Law for being the Hernando County Education Foundation Community Partner of the Week!

Broussard & Cullen, P.A. is a Central Florida law firm with substantial experience in the defense of workers' compensation and general liability claims in state, federal and appellate courts. The firm also represents individuals and business entities in products liability, bodily injury, wrongful death, workers' compensation, malpractice, business disputes and land use and local government law.

The five Broussard & Cullen, P.A. attorneys are committed to providing the highest level of professional service to their clients and are also committed to serving the community through their various civic and professional activities.

Broussard & Cullen, P.A. has been awarded a rating of AV preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell which is the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.


Kid's Wish Network Partners with Hernando County Education Foundation!

Thank you to the Kid's Wish Network for donating over $20,000 in beads and seeds to our schools!  What an amazing donation!

Teacher of the Year

Feeding Children Everywhere Partners with Hernando County Education Foundation!

Fox Chapel Middle School students, staff and volunteers along with Feeding Children Everywhere put together A Hunger Project and packed 51,264 meals for families in need!  Missy Wyzykowski, Fox Chapel Middle School's Parental Engagement Liaison  and Melanie Googe, Fox Chapel's guidance counselor  coordinated and planned for four months to make this project a huge success for Hernando County families. The Hunger Project meals all went to  the Hernando County Education Foundation for distribution within the county.  What a great impact we are making in our community!
Founded in 1988, the Hernando County Education Foundation is a 501c3 Non-profit organization that provides Direct Support to our county’s public schools by seeking out financial support to meet the unfunded needs of public education in Hernando County.

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