By: Sara Musgrove
The Brownwood Education Foundation (BEF) recently hired Danielle Rosborough as the Executive Coordinator. BEF is a vibrant and growing foundation with an active Board of Directors and Advisory Committee, funding innovative teaching within Brownwood ISD classrooms and supporting the faculty and staff of the district. They secure resources from the private sector and distribute them via grants to support innovative teaching within BISD. To help with the various elements of this process, Rosborough will synchronize efforts to streamline BEF efficiency. “From board meetings to assisting with end-of-year teacher awards and student scholarships, and fundraising events, I will be coordinating the many amazing parts of the Brownwood Education Foundation,” Rosborough said. “The level of care and investment the board has given to our teachers and staff is incredible. I'm excited to collaborate with the board members and get to work.”
Rosborough also currently works as the Music Director for the Brownwood Lyric Theatre. With many years of administrative assistance in her resume, along with degrees from Howard Payne University and Mercer University in Vocal Performance, Rosborough brings a fresh voice to BEF’s goals. “We're planning our fundraising events and moving forward with new ideas,” Rosborough said. “What a heartbeat in our community! It's very exciting to be part of such an amazing organization. Be looking for great opportunities to give back to our teachers and staff.”
To find out more about BEF’s activity and fundraising efforts, or to support with a donation, visit https://www.supportbisd.com.
Article by: Sara Musgrove
The Brownwood Education Foundation (BEF) actively works to support and invest in the lives of Brownwood ISD’s teachers and students. They awarded BISD teachers with grant funding at Convocation on Tuesday, August 9th. BEF’s grants for the 2022-23 school year were made possible through generous donations from the community, as well as ongoing fundraising efforts. “The Foundation has the ability to help make positive impacts in the lives of our students and teachers that are measurable and life-changing,” said Eric Evans, the Brownwood Education Foundation Board Vice President. “We make the most impact out of the funds received.” From alternative seating, new supplies, innovative learning kits, and STEM initiatives, Brownwood’s teachers can use the Education Foundation’s funding to create rigorous and superior learning environments.
Over $8,400 went to various teachers across the Brownwood school district. The following teachers received grants for their various projects:
STEM initiatives allow enhanced learning opportunities for students within Brownwood ISD. As students move from elementary, into intermediate and middle school, they receive multiple opportunities to learn coding, robotics, and other high-tech education. These teachers found innovative ways to enhance their students’ learning experience. “The BEF looks for opportunities to impact kids through the annual grants,” Evans said. “When we can help teachers engage their students in creative and sometime alternative methods, everyone benefits.”
The Brownwood Education Foundation (BEF) actively works to support and invest in the lives of Brownwood ISD’s students. BEF presents an annual event in order to raise funds, and this year’s innovative solution will be a live concert and night at the Lyric Theatre. A Beatles cover band based out of Austin, Texas, The Eggmen, will be the main attraction. There will also be heavy hors d’oeuvre and drinks from local eateries, and a live auction. The Lion’s Pride Supporting Growing Minds benefit concert will be held Saturday, March 20th from 7:00-10:00 PM at Brownwood’s Lyric Theatre.
Austin KVUE News anchor Ron Olivera says of the The Eggmen, “Their music wows. It pleases. It touches your soul. It makes you feel good. The Austin Music Awards have honored The Eggmen with the ‘The Best Cover Band’ award for 11 years.”
The quintessential Beatles tribute band will highlight the food and auction items which have been donated by local sponsors and businesses, such as Wright Asphalt, Texas Bank, and Landmark Life. Auction items include a week at Crystal Beach (TX), a week-long stay at a house in Estes Park by the Roosevelt National Forest, a four-night stay at a Frio River house that sleeps up to twelve people, a Downtown Brownwood package including gift cards from local businesses, a night at the Clark Homestead with shrimp boil or barbecue, and more.
All funds raised will go toward supporting Brownwood ISD students and further enriching their educational experience. “The Foundation has the ability to help make positive impacts in the lives of our students and teachers that are measurable and life-changing,” said Eric Evans, the Brownwood Education Foundation Board Vice President. “Funds will be used in Educational Grants in specific classrooms working with students. A portion of the funds also go to Excellence in Teaching awards at the end of the school year. We make the most impact out of the funds received.” From alternative seating, new supplies, innovative learning kits, and STEM initiatives, Brownwood’s teachers can use the Education Foundation’s funding to create rigorous and superior learning environments. Many teachers and classrooms throughout Brownwood ISD have already been influenced for better from past years.
For more information and ticket availability, visit https://www.brownwoodlyrictheatre.com.