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Foundation Names Nine Grant Winners

The Kalamazoo RESA Foundation recently awarded nine employees with funds to help them continue their education. The awards are part of the Targeted Assistance Grant (TAG) program created in 2016 to support KRESA employees who want to become early childhood and special education teachers.

“We have many employees already working in our programs who would make excellent teachers. The TAG program helps them complete their teaching degree,” said Kalamazoo RESA Foundation president and superintendent Dave Campbell.

Nine employees were awarded a combined $20,000 toward their educational expenses.

Congratulations to the 2021 TAG recipients:

  • Amos Acosta, Early Childhood Special Education
  • Christie Brown, Young Adult Program
  • Sean Hurley, Head Start/GSRP
  • Kristina LaViolette, Valley Center
  • Heather Miles, Head Start/GSRP
  • Danielle Moore, Head Start/GSRP
  • Nicole Tuesley, Head Start/GSRP
  • Zoie Wallace, WoodsEdge Learning Center
  • Tesla Wright, Early Childhood Special Education

For more information about the Kalamazoo RESA Foundation and the grants it provides, go to