My name is Julie McGuinnes and I serve on the Nassau Education Foundation board as a grant specialist. I have many years of experience working on federally funded grants from the Department of Education in New Jersey, and I came to the foundation and work on their grants for teachers. We give out Mini Grants each year, and we also have grants for the state Consortium of Education Foundation.
I chose to serve on the foundation because I really feel that education is important, and that students should have every opportunity to have a very rich and full experience while they’re in school. Schools are sometimes limited in what they can provide, and it’s wonderful to be able to provide more for our students, and give them some extras that maybe they wouldn’t have otherwise.