What is the Klein ISD Education Foundation?
So what exactly do we do?
We empower educators to shape the future.
Origins & Purpose
Established in 2000, the Klein ISD Education Foundation is designed to provide direction and support for innovative academic and enrichment projects and staff development activities for the Klein Independent School District.
The foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors made up of respected local business, corporate, and community leaders.
The mission of the Klein ISD Education Foundation is to generate and distribute resources to the Klein Independent School District to enrich, maintain, and expand programs needed to meet the District’s stated mission of excellence in education.
Who does the Foundation benefit?
Grants to teachers are awarded twice a year on a competitive basis for innovative classroom projects. This incentive brings recognition to the teacher and benefits the student through exemplary teaching practices.
Individual teachers can be awarded grants up to $2,000 and groups of teachers on the same campus can be awarded grants up to $7,500 for innovative classroom initiatives that support the mission of the school district.
Multiple campuses may submit a grant for up to $15,000 and principals may submit a campus-based grant for up to $25,000.
Board of Directors
Bill Lakin, President
Keith Kearney, Executive Vice President
InvesTex Credit Union
Jason Bailey, Vice Pres. Governance
Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott, LLP
Gail Gibson, Vice Pres. Finance/Admin.
Thomas Helm, Vice Pres. Fundraising
Diana Lothringer, Vice Pres. Events
NFP Property & Casualty Insurance
Bret A. Champion, Secretary
Superintendent, Klein ISD
Ed Shackelford, Past President
Jones & Carter, Inc.
Houston Northwest Medical Center
MKB Public Relations
A.K. “Buddy” Brown
Superior Energy Services
Chick-fil-A 1960 and Cutten
Waterway Wealth Management
Lone Star College
Stephanie Spillman Mire
Klein ISD Board of Trustees
The Church at Creek’s End
AXA Advisors, LLC
Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Wells Fargo Bank
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Sam Houston Race Park