The Foundation for Springfield Public Schools is excited to announce we were selected for a $10,00 grant from the Stanley & Elaine Ball Foundation at Central Trust Company. Funds received will go towards benefiting our Back to School Grant … Read More
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Sept. 24, 2020) — The Foundation for Springfield Public Schools (FSPS) awards $152,330 to Springfield Public Schools in Back to School Grants. Grants are submitted by educators district wide to receive additional support for their classrooms. “We … Read More
The Foundation for Springfield Public Schools is excited to welcome Andrew Walker to the Board of Directors!
Andrew is the Director for Flatbread Operations at Transland. A trucking company that hauls full truckload Dryvan and Flatbed freight across the contiguous 48 states. Transland has been in his family for 38 years.
He joined the board of directors because he knew education is a crucial piece to the development of children. “I get to see that daily with my kids and the passion that my wife, Jessica, has when teaching her Kindergarten class at Disney Elementary. I want to do my part to impact the lives of those in Springfield Public Schools.”
Andrew has been involved with the FSPS for several years serving on our advisory council and various committees. Throughout this time, he has been able to partake in several events, including Mr. Nick’s Inclusive Playground. “My favorite memory was taking my kids to play at Mr. Nick’s Inclusive Playground and getting to experience first hand all of the activities available on the playground and seeing the difference the Foundation for SPS has on our district.”
He believes community support for the FSPS is vital in making dreams a reality for students. “Our students and teachers need to have a wonderful learning environment, and the usual funding sources have limitations. By supporting the Foundation, you can help those with the vision make it a reality.”