Educational Institutions

Teton Valley Education Foundation Inc

  • Driggs, ID
  • www.tetoneducation.com

Mission Statement

Teton Valley Education Foundation enhances the educational experience for students and increases the opportunities for excellence in our public schools.

Main Programs

  1. Expedition: Yellowstone!
  2. Volunteer Tutor Program
  3. Hearing & Vision Screenings
  4. VOICE

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Service Areas

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Idaho

Teton County, Idaho

ruling year

2005

Principal Officer since 2010

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Mrs. Deneen Bowen

Keywords

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education

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Also Known As

TVEF

EIN

54-2181870

 Number

0912880678

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Single Organization Support (B11)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Teton Valley Education Foundation reaches all 1600 students in Teton County School District every year. Whether it be through our Teacher Grant Program; our support of the 5th grade trips to "Expedition: Yellowstone"; bringing Utah Shakespearean Festival Shakespeare-in-the-Schools program to high school students or the Oregon Museum of Science and Industries traveling science assemblies to our three elementary schools.

 

In 2009, TVEF merged with the Volunteer Literacy Tutor Program. TVEF now manages the program which focuses on tutoring K-5 students who struggle to read and write. It is with this early intervention that students build greater reading skills, improved self esteem and develop a love of school.

 

TVEF is not just programs and projects in the classrooms. We built a natural playscape and retrofitted the learning space for young learners at the new Kindergarten Center in Driggs. The Kindergarten Center building has a long history in the Teton County School District. It has served as a high school until 2000 and then as a middle school until 2009. With our youngest students taking over this school and a very tight school district budget, TVEF stepped in to provide the funding and manpower to build a beautiful natural playscape. We also provided extensive interior improvements to classrooms so teachers would be better equipped.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Expedition: Yellowstone!

Annual week long trip to Yellowstone National Park by 5th graders in our valley's three elementary schools.  This is a ranger-led program put on by the National Parks Service and allows students a view of our Nation's First National Park like no other!  Students are performing field experiements, learning about natural and applied science from sun-up to sun-down.  For many of our students it is also their first trip away from home.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$7,500.00

Program 2

Volunteer Tutor Program

TVEF recognizes that reading is fundamental and early intervention is the key to turning struggling readers  Provides one-on-one tutoring to K-5 students who stuggle to read and write.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$2,500.00

Program 3

Hearing & Vision Screenings

Program provides hearing and vision screenings for students in K-3, 5,7,8, and 11th grades and any student recommended by either a teacher or parent with complete hearing and vision screenings in the fall. 

 

TVEF feels these screenings are vital to identifying students who, through no fault of their own, may have an impediment to learning.

 

TVEF partners with the Lions Clubs across eastern Idaho to provide vision screenings and with Teton Hearing Center in Driggs to perform hearing screenings.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$5,000.00

Program 4

VOICE

A program designed to provide emotional support to freshman entering the Teton High School. Voice mentors are paired with incoming freshman.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Idaho

Teton County, Idaho

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Teton Valley Education Foundation Inc

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Deneen Bowen

BIO

Mrs. Bowen has a rich history working with school districts across the United States, primarily in the area of educational technology. Most recently, she was a very popular keynote speaker and workshop leader. She has lived in Teton Valley for 5 years.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mrs. Blaire Kribs

No Affiliation

Term: Mar 2009 -

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