Students and teachers in the St. Joseph School District will soon have access to new learning tools thanks to a generous contribution from Triumph Foods L.L.C.
Triumph Foods recently announced an enhanced partnership with the district through an annual contribution of $25,000 over the next four years, totaling $100,000. The contribution is intended to support the ever-evolving needs of English Language Learners (ELL) in the District and the supporting faculty.
“While the diversity of St. Joseph continues to grow, we believe the need for enhanced language services and teaching/assessment tools is imperative to the success of the students, the District and our community,” said Chris Clark, Triumph Foods Communications & Community Relations Manager.
The first installment, for the 2019-20 school year, will be used to purchase the ELLevation Data Platform and support materials. The program allows teachers, specialists, and administrators to collaborate on individual ELL instruction plans and goals, communicate with parents, and access district-wide data.
“Our district appreciates this generous gift from Triumph and the resources it will help us provide for our English learners,” said Dr. Marlie Williams, SJSD Assistant Superintendent of Academic Services.
Additionally, due to the number of ELL students residing within the Coleman Elementary School boundary, Triumph has asked the District to direct $5,000 of the partnership contribution directly to Coleman to support student learning and schoolwide multi-cultural recognition at the school.
“Triumph Foods supports and celebrates the multicultural diversity of our employees every day and desires to encourage and support the children of Coleman Elementary to do the same,” said Clark.
The District and Triumph Foods will review the contribution annually to align the funding with specific goals each year.
“We at Triumph Foods would like to challenge those in the business community of St. Joseph to follow suit with similar partnerships,” said Clark. “The success of our businesses is a result of the success of the District. We believe this to be a great investment in our collective future.”