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About Us

The Glades Education Foundation was formed in August, 2013 by Laura Perry and Debbie Pressley so that the Glades County School District could benefit from the State of Florida School District Education Foundation Matching Grant Program.  Initially, the Glades Education Foundation sought state-matching funds to purchase science fair materials for students.  Since then, the Glades Education Foundation has utilized state-matching dollars, corporate and private donations to enrich the schools of Glades County in many ways-classroom libraries, Sunshine State Young Reader Award books sets, technology such as iPads and Kindles, STEM grants and field trips, AVID, and much more.  The Glades Education Foundation Board of Directors has also expanded to include members from all corners of the county, including the Brighton Seminole Reservation.  We hope to continue to have a positive impact on Glades County Schools by providing financial and grant-writing support to the teachers, while providing enriching materials and experiences to the students.

Mission Statement

To promote, encourage and recognize excellence in public education, the Foundation is committed to supporting and implementing programs and activities of the Glades County School District.

Vision Statement

Excellence in Education