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Stanislaus Partners In Education (SPIE) celebrated their 25th year at their Recognition Luncheon. This luncheon is provided to schools as a venue to recognize their partners. Were you there? Would you like to partner with a school? School partnerships can be designed to meet your needs and ability, be it large or small. The Recognition Luncheon was sponsored by SPIE, partnered with Memorial Medical Center, and supported by Mocse Credit Union, another SPIE partner.

“School teachers and administrators juggle a complex set of demands that are often more directed toward academic lessons than real world preparedness in terms of the work world,” explains SPIE Board President John Schneider, CFO of Prime Shine Car wash. “The only way for business to positively influence this process is to come alongside educators and provide opportunities for teachers to better understand the expectations of non-academic employers where many of their students will become employed.”

Peter Johansen was recognized as a founder of the organization that maintains the mission that he, and an original board, created. SPIE was created to partner business/industry with schools to work in the spirit of cooperation and mutual respect to develop productive members of the workforce and responsible citizens. Under this mission, SPIE promotes and facilitates business-school partnerships, provides grants that promote career education and incentives for students to reach their potential. SPIE offers paid internships for grade 7-14 teachers to intern in local businesses and industry. SPIE is a partner in the Careers in Manufacturing endeavor.

Board members and companies who have been with Stanislaus Partners In Education all of its 25 years were given the SPIE Presidential Award. Recipients of the award were: Ted Dickason, Curtis Grant, Stanislaus County Office of Education, Modesto City Schools, Modesto Chamber of Commerce, Yosemite Community College, E. & J. Gallo Winery and Memorial Hospital.

The following businesses were recognized by schools and/or school district offices at the 2016 SPIE Recognition Luncheon.:

The Principal of Woodrow Elementary, Nancee Davis stated: “The Partnership between Woodrow Elementary School and Kazas Insurance and Mill Creek Church has made a positive impact on the lives of our students, their families, and our staff. These businesses stepped in and filled the role of the PTA providing incentives, staff appreciation, and student opportunities. We are thankful for the continued support they show our school community.”

Get involved! SPIE can design a school partnership to fit any business. Please call the SPIE office at 209.238.1766 or email Judie Piscitello at judiepiscitello@gmail.com


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