Foundation breakfast celebrates Waterloo Schools, teachers

 East High graduate Kyven Gadson delivers the keynote address at the Waterloo Schools Foundation Breakfast Thursday in Waterloo.  Photo by Brandon Pollock - Courier Staff Photographer

East High graduate Kyven Gadson delivers the keynote address at the Waterloo Schools Foundation Breakfast Thursday in Waterloo.

Photo by Brandon Pollock - Courier Staff Photographer

WATERLOO — Waterloo Community Schools is reaching new heights, Superintendent Jane Lindaman said Thursday at the Sparking Academic Excellence breakfast.

And the Waterloo Schools Foundation is helping the district to soar. The independent nonprofit organization hosts the annual event at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center, where 11 innovative learning grants worth $22,275 were handed out to 15 teachers.

“They’re a catalyst for change in (our) future work,” Lindaman said. She noted the foundation’s help in getting donated hospital beds for the health academy as well as its support in better serving students with special needs who are identified as talented and gifted.

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