The 12th Annual Gala and Teacher Grant Awards was a Big Success!


The 12th Annual AEFI Teacher Awards Gala took place on Friday, March 27th 2015 at the Sheraton Hotel in Framingham.  The theme of the gala was "It Takes a Village to Raise a Child."  Almost 400 people from Ashland attended, including teachers, school administrators, local town and state government officials, and many, many parents. The AEFI awarded 12 teacher grants worth over $40,000, including many grants for Chromebooks and iPads for most classrooms in the Ashland Public Schools.  A new Innovation Campaign was also unveiled, called "Chromebooks in the Classrooms."  The program aims to raise funds to purchase 180 Chromebooks and charging carts for all grade levels at the Ashland Middle School.  The Gala was co-chaired by Deborah Kriegsman and Amaris Pena, and the Silent Auction was co-chaired by Heather Riva and Meredith Rosoff. Together, this team orchestrated an incredible evening of dinner, dancing, and community connection.  The Silent Auction raised almost $45,000 which will be used by the AEFI to fund programs for the 2015-16 school year.  Congratulations to our 2014-2015 Teacher Grant Award Recipients (pictured below, left).