The Hampton Education Foundation
1 Franklin Street
Hampton, Va. 23669
Tele. (757) 727-2423


Hampton Education Foundation - Creating Futures


Why do some kids fail and others succeed? Why don’t all students graduate? Why do some kids leave our schools without the skills necessary to get and keep a good job, while others move directly into the best colleges and into satisfying careers? These questions are being asked in every community across America. In our community, the Hampton Education Foundation is dedicated to helping address these issues and to improving the futures of all our children.
The Hampton Education Foundation has been working to support creativity and innovation throughout the learning process. In 2007 the Foundation began their successful Teacher Grant Programs. These grants are designed to encourage and support teachers who are developing new programs that make learning more effective. 

Successfully growing and educating our youth must be a priority shared throughout the community. Parents can’t do it alone. Schools can’t do it alone. There is no silver bullet and no one program that once applied wipes away all challenges. Understanding this, the Foundation encourages you to join our community effort to strengthen every child, one by one.  

Hampton Education Foundation funds Healthy Kids Healthy Snacks recipe book, a project of the Culinary Arts Program at Phoebus High School. Recipe Book (pdf)

The Hampton Education Foundation is a 501(c) 3 organization. Our goal is simple. We believe that all children should discover their talents and develop them in a way that improves both their quality of life and everyone they touch. 

The Foundation's work to date has focused on improving the classroom environment. We believe the classroom is ground zero for learning during the school day and that the community must provide the best tools and learning resources possible. A partial list of these resources include engaging electronic media, interesting and informative guest speakers, safe and comfortable spaces, timely books and of course, great teachers. 

The foundation was begun in 2001 at the request of Dr. Allen Davis. The Foundation has an excellent Board of Directors who serve without compensation. Day to day activities are managed by one part-time volunteer Director.

Help Us Mold Our Children's Futures

We want you to be involved in making our Schools the best in the World. Most of us readily agree with this lofty goal until you begin to realize what it takes to achieve it. It takes citizens who are willing to share their time and talents. Like a potter you have to put your hands on the clay and gently and continuously shape your work until you realize your vision. 

Running a world class learning center requires that we all commit more than the minimum required. It is not good enough to pay your taxes and belong to the PTA. If we are to succeed, we must give of our resources and our time to insure that our gifts are being maximized.

So what can you do?


The School has many needs, so look for opportunities that match your talents and passion. To learn more, just click on the volunteer link above and you will connect with the schools volunteer opportunities site. If that doesn't work for you, contact us at

We need your financial support: 

There are a lot of painless ways to financially support our mission. You can make a one time donation of any amount. We encourage you to consider pledging a monthly donation. Start with $5 a month or what ever feels right to you. We promise to use your funds to improve the lives and futures of all our kids. Just click on the donation above to make your tax deductable gift.

If your employer offers payroll deduction for the United Way, the Foundation is an elegible choice for your contributions. Please consider giving to our kids in this way. The foundations United Way code is 7432.

If you have a specific need or interest area that you would like to support, we want to talk to you. There are many options available and we can help you support education in the areas you are most interested in helping.

Send your tax deductable donations to:

The Hampton Education Foundation
1 W. Mellen Street
P.O.Box 3392
Hampton, Va. 23663
Attention: Louis Morris
Foundation Treasurer

To be considered, grant applications for the first semester must be received no later than Thursday, September 19, 2013. Second semester grant applications must be received no later than Thursday, January 23, 2014. 

Please submit an original typed application and 3 copies to 
Ann Bane
1 Franklin St
Hampton, VA 23669


Kimberly Baughans - Bridgeport Academy, Creating Highly Effective Teens
Terri Birdsong - Syms Middle, Whiteboards Everywhere!
Meagan Brown - Phoebus High, Living Classroom Resources
Diane Buchanan - Spratley Gifted Center, Differentiating Through Nonfiction for Gifted Readers, and Flipping the Inquiry Classroom
Jennifer Cady - Phenix Pre K-8, Read to Self Start Up for Daily 5
Diane Congrove - Asbury Elementary, Battle of the Books
Bonnie Griffith - Eaton Fundamental Middle, 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Kimberly Grysko - Andrews Pre K-8, More Support for Struggling Readers, and Anchors Away! Anchor Student Learning to Class-Created Charts”
Kara Hart - Asbury Elementary, Wise Skills
Adrienne Hanley - Aberdeen Elementary, Math Power
Janet Heller - Phenix Pre K-8, The Amazing Balancing Act
Gena Hobbs - Barron Fundamental Elementary, Let’s Read, Read, Read
Jennifer Holmes - Forrest Elementary, Tag and Leap for Reading
Elizabeth Jones - Spratley Gifted Center, The Science of Art
Kathryn Kilgore - Langley Elementary, What Time is It?
Carla Lessig - Barron Fundamental Elementary, I Read
Rebecca Martin-Meissner - Bassette Elementary, Dressing to Create Art in a Professional Way
Betsy McAllister - Andrews Pre K-8, Saving the Bay the 4th Grade Way
Darlene North - Phenix Pre K-8, Acing Our Way through Kindergarten with Ace the Talking Dog
Kimberly Proctor - Forrest Elementary, Ready to Tackle Kindergarten
Charlene Ralls - Forrest Elementary, Fluent Readers
Maya Richardson - Jones Magnet Middle, JABZ – Jones Anti-Bully Zone
Alainna Sarver - Bryan Elementary, Interactive Note-taking 
Sandra Spraggins - Booker Elementary, Success with Storia
Nancy Terrell - Davis Middle, Test of Time
Melissa Twisdale - Barron Fundamental Elementary, K-5 Buddies
Megan Waff - Phenix Pre K-8, Now That’s on My Level!




The Foundation Supports two Grant Programs Intended to
Improve the Classroom Environment and Reward Instructional Experimentation.

Innovative Instructional Grant Program For Teachers
 The Hampton Education Foundation's Innovative Instructional Grant Program awards individual grants up to $1,000. This program is to help Hampton City School teachers to develop, plan, implement and evaluate innovative instructional strategies which are aligned with the Virginia Standards of Learning. All Hampton City School teachers are eligible to apply. 

Projects that will be considered:
Direct learning experience projects for classes of all grade levels will be considered. Projects should stress innovative approaches to teaching subject content, as well as create hands-on opportunities for students. Practical learning outcomes and student assessments should be included in all project plans. All proposed projects must address the curriculum requirements and Standards of Learning (SOL) for all subjects. Teachers of non-core subjects (i.e. Fine Arts, CTE) must be able to demonstrate a connection with their project and a related SOL.

To view a complete Innovative Instructional Grant Rubric Click Here.

The Hampton Education Foundation Innovative Instructional Grant program awards individual grants up to $1,000 to assist teachers of all subjects in Hampton City Schools to develop, plan, implement and evaluate innovative instructional strategies. All HCS teachers are eligible to apply.

*To apply for an Innovative Instructional Grant
Click HERE.

Instructional Mini-Grant for Teachers

 The purpose of the Mini-Grant Program for Teachers is to provide materials, supplies, and/or resources to enhance and improve the classroom learning experience in alignment with the Virginia Standards of Learning. Grants up to $300 may be requested.

To view a complete Mini Grant Rubric Click Here.

The Mini-Grant Program for Teachers is intended to provide up to $300 of financial support to purchase materials, supplies, and/or resources to enhance and improve the classroom learning experience.

*To apply for a Mini-Grant Click HERE.

Some Great Grant Examples

We must all care enough to share our time and talents.

Committed volunteers are critical to our efforts to grow healthy kids. Every school and every program can use your help. Additionally there are an abundance of volunteer opportunities throughout the community. And although they may not be tied directly to a school initiative, all of our efforts to improve Hampton work together. 

If you would like to volunteer to work with the foundation please contact us at

IF you are looking for community opportunities try contacting
The Hampton Education Foundation
1 Franklin Street
Hampton, Va. 23669
Tele. (757) 727-2423
The Hampton Education Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping youth succeed and to supporting the Hampton School System. If you have a question or would like to become involved in helping, please contact us. Currently we are totally run by volunteers on a part time basis. This may mean that our response to you may be delayed but we will respond.

Hampton Education Foundation Board and Committee
Roster 2013-14

Jim McNider, President
Pam Henifin, Vice President
Louis G. Morris, Treasurer

Lin Chambers
Letia Drewry
Darrell V. Hill
Rebecca Kleinhample
Mike Monteith
Henry Morgan
Ross Mugler
Ernie Satterwhite
Robert Shuford
John Smith
Raymond Tripp
Molly Ward
Minta Wood
David Woolwine

Ex-Officio Members
Ann Bane
Donna Warthan
Raymond Haynes
Pam Croom
Karla Young

2014 Michael Canty Memorial Scholarship

The Michael Canty Memorial Scholarship was established in 2011 in memory of Dr. Michael Canty, known to most as just “Mike.” Many words have been used to describe Mike – loving devoted family man, good friend, educator, public servant, and all around nice guy.

Mike had an extensive background in education and was passionate about children and youth, and in particular, the underserved, “at risk” youth in the City of Hampton. He touched many lives during his time in Hampton, working at the Virginia School for the Deaf, Blind and Multi-Disabled, as principal of Hampton High School, as the director of InSync Partnerships, and finally as the City of Hampton’s Neighborhood Offices Service Manager.

Mike had a special place in his heart for those who have to struggle a bit more than most, but who nevertheless, find success. His heart was with those who seize opportunities when they present themselves, and despite obstacles, keep focused on their goals.

Mike passed away in October 2010 after a valiant and hard fought battle with lymphoma.

This $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to one 2014 Hampton City School graduate who best exemplifies the qualities valued by Mike as well as some of the same qualities that Mike embodied.

Please complete and return:

1. Application

2. Required essay

3. One letter of recommendation from a school, community, or faith-based leader to:
Hampton Education Foundationc/o Ann Bane, Hampton City Schools1 Franklin StreetHampton, VA 23669

Deadline for submission: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Late and/or incomplete submissions will not be considered.
Please contact Mary Curran, HEF Scholarship chair, with any questions. 303-1900