Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

The TCPS Education Foundation is planning our third annual “Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?” event, to be held on Thursday April 30, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in the Easton High School Auditorium. Six teams of 5th graders from TCPS Elementary Schools will test their knowledge and skills, answering questions from a broad range of categories. Each team will be paired with a Celebrity Guest from our great community! Proceeds from the event will benefit the Education Foundation’s grants program. All funds are raised through sponsorships and admission is free.

We hope you will participate in the event by joining us as a sponsor. Your tax-deductible donation will help the Education Foundation continue to provide innovative teaching and learning opportunities for TCPS students! If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Debbie Gardner, Coordinator of Public Relations and Special Programs at (410) 822-0330 ext. 102 or dgardner@talbotschools.org. Thank you!

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • $1000+ – Principal's Honor Roll - Sponsor a Team - Logo on team T-shirts, printed materials and website, "big check" photo and recognition on screen at event and in all publicity.
  • $500-$999 – Honor Roll - Sponsor a Category - Name/logo on printed materials and website. Recognition on screen at event and in all publicity.
  • $100-$499 – Scholar - Sponsor a Question - Name listed in printed materials and on website. Recognition on screen at event and in all publicity.
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Honor A Teacher!

The Honor a Teacher Program is a great way to say “Thank You” to those teachers and/or other TCPS staff who have a positive impact on students’ education and school experience. It is an opportunity to recognize teachers who dedicate their lives to building young minds. They spend weekends writing lesson plans, stay late after school to run extracurricular clubs, and always have another essay to grade. Their energy and commitment to their students’ success reminds all of us that not all heroes wear capes.

When you make an Honor A Teacher gift, you will help support the innovative and exciting programs funded through the Education Foundation grants program. Your honoree will receive a special certificate, along with recognition on TCPS social media and websites.

All gift amounts are confidential and never disclosed to the honoree (a minimum $10 gift is requested). It’s easy, just click the link below, complete the form and click "submit"

PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL BE REDIRECTED TO THE MID-SHORE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION (MSCF) PAGE TO MAKE YOUR GIFT ON-LINE OR FOR INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING YOUR GIFT BY MAIL (All TCPS Education Foundation Funds are held by MSCF). Please indicate that your gift is designated for the TCPS Education Foundation funds.

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TCPSEF Advisory Board

2019 TCPSEF Advisory Board Members

2019 TCPSEF Advisory Board Teacher Members

The Education Foundation was formed in October of 2016 in partnership with the Mid-Shore Community Foundation. Its mission is to engage the community in supporting excellence in public education and provide resources to enhance the teaching and learning experience for all.


Advisory Board Members

Laura P. Heikes - Chair, TCPS Alum, Senior Vice President, Government Community Relations Officer Shore United Bank

Rebecca Firth, Ph.D. - Vice Chair, Former TCPS Parent, Retired Teacher and Learning Specialist

Pamela Clay - TCPS Alum and Former Parent, retired TCPS Curriculum Supervisor

Gwen Fike - TCPS Parent and Volunteer

Patrick Fitzgerald - TCPS Alum, Attorney Charles T. Capute, LLC

Michael Fisher, MD - Former TCPS Parent. Gastroenterology Specialist, University of Maryland Community Medical Group

Howard Freedlander - Community Volunteer, retired Deputy State Treasurer and Local Columnist.

Jeremy Hillyard - Spanish Teacher, Easton High School

Lindsey Higginbottom - TCPS Alum, Administrative Intern, Gifted and Talented Teacher, Chapel District Elementary School.

Lucie Hughes - Director of Mission Advancement, Compass Regional Hospice

Juanita Hopkins - TCPS Alum and Former Parent, Attorney, Talbot County Board of Education Member

F. Graham Lee - Former TCPS Parent, Vice President for Philanthropy, Shore Regional Health

Victoria Gomez Lozano - TCPS Parent, Hispanic Outreach Coordinator, Chesapeake Multicultural
Resource Center

Richard Marks - Chief Executive Officer, Arbre Group Holding Corp.

JoAnn Asparagus Murray - Former TCPS Parent, Former Talbot County Board of Education Member, Magistrate, Caroline County Circuit Court

Ty Russ - TCPS Parent, Chief Financial Officer, JASCO

David Short, CPA - TCPS Parent, Former TCPS Board Member and PTO President, Managing Partner, Weaver Mavity Short Associates, LLC

Vanessa Sullivan - Gifted and Talented Teacher