2014 NEF Teacher of the Year Announced

The Suburban Collection Rewards Jennifer Smith with 1-year Vehicle Lease 

Jennifer Smith, a 1st grade teacher at Village Oaks Elementary School, was named “Teacher of the Year” for the Novi School District. 

“Visit Jenn Smith’s classroom and you will see a teacher and students hard at work,” said Dr. Steve Matthews, Superintendent of the Novi Community School District. “She cares for her students, works hard to help them find success, and creates a classroom that helps them develop the skills they need. Teachers like Mrs. Smith make a tremendous difference in the lives of her students. This recognition is well deserved.”

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March 29: Green Gala focuses on developing Novi students into leaders

Whether you are familiar with the Novi Educational Foundation or not, the organization’s impact on the local school district is impressive and one of the reasons Novi boasts one of the top school systems in the nation.

This small group of volunteers is “working very hard to support the students in Novi by providing grants for innovative educational opportunities that are initiated and applied for by our staff,” according to Bobbie Murphy, vice president of the Novi School Board.

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Supporting Educational Initiatives

NEF announces funding drive                               
to expand life skills program

NOVI, Mich. – The Novi Educational Foundation (NEF) has a “vision.”  It’s simple – but very powerful!

What if…the entire Novi school district was filled with students who were responsible, who showed initiative, who were creative, who knew how to set goals and meet them, who got along with people of various backgrounds and cultures and who could resolve conflicts and solve problems?

“It’s about PERSONAL LEADERSHIP,” says Geoff Wood, NEF chairperson. “The NEF wants all Novi children to become leaders of their own life, have unique talents and make a positive difference in the world. That’s why we support – and want to expand – all the good things about Leader In Me.”

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