Grow Your Own Teacher 5K 8a.m., April 22, 2023

The Fort Zumwalt Education Foundation is a 501c3 that raises funds to support the Grow Your Own Teacher (GYOT) program, which provides financial assistance in the form of a forgivable loan to individuals selected to participate. This financial assistance allows participants to complete their undergraduate degree in a high needs area of teacher education, with the ultimate goal of receiving their teacher certification and returning to work as a teacher in the Fort Zumwalt School District. Since 2005 the Foundation has put 13 teachers into Fort Zumwalt classrooms, teaching special education, high school math, science and foreign language. Another 8 are currently in college. This year, three Zumwalt seniors were named awardees:

South High’s Kamryn Boyd is the president of South High’s Educators Rising, an A+ Tutor and a PPI mentor. She plans to attend Lindenwood and wants to teach high school special education.

West High’s Faith Habeck is a varsity cheerleader and a PPI mentor. She is student teaching in the St. Charles School District through the Lewis & Clark Tech School. She plans to attend Lindenwood and hopes to be certified in special education and math.

North High’s Abby Porter is on the varsity wrestling, volleyball and track teams, and is a PPI mentor and a member of National Honor Society. She is still in the process of selecting a university, but plans to teach secondary math.

The 5K is one of three annual fundraising events for the organization. 

16th Annual Grow Your Own Teacher 5K

1 a.m., Saturday, April 22, 2023

Fort Zumwalt North High School

$35 registration fee includes T-shirt

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You can support the work of growing our own teachers in several ways: