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Chatham Education Foundation (CEF) awarded five grants for innovative Classroom Furniture of the Future

On Monday, December 17th, the Chatham Education Foundation (CEF) awarded five grants for innovative Classroom Furniture of the Future in the amount of $19k to schools across the School District of the Chathams.  Along with these latest grants, CEF has extended over $33k in grant funding to date for the current academic year.

Congratulations to CEF’s December grant recipients for their innovative thinking and commitment to the classroom.  The recipients are as follow:

  • K-3 Design & Tech Teachers Amanda Turton, Samantha Stojanov and Allison Tierney grant for comfortable, collaborative workspaces for students in each of the District’s K-3 schools
  • Chatham Middle School (CMS) 6th Grade Science Teacher Rachel Goldberg and Science Supervisor Kristen Crawford for “Stools for Safety,” benefitting approximately a third of the sixth grade students
  • Chatham High School Special Education Teachers Kristi Froisland and Bridget Zima for “This Space is the Place,” moveable collaborative tables and Ruckus chairs
  • CMS English Language Arts Teacher Marisa Sgroi for “Flexible Seating for Success: A Reading and Writing Workspace” 
  • a grant to principal Nicholas Andreazza for flexible library furniture for the Milton Avenue School

CEF would like to thank everyone who has already donated this year.  It has never been a more opportune time to make a donation to CEF’s annual fund!  To help fund future grants, please make a donation by visiting  The generosity of private donors funds CEF and encourages innovation in Chatham’s classrooms by encouraging teachers and administrators to research new methods and tools to elevate the learning environment to the highest level.  

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