Our Mission is simple, Every Child Has a Great Teacher.
By using a sponsor-a-child program model but we flip the equation, The Teacher’s Trust supports teachers, providing them with the stability they need to build great students. The funds are used to provide ongoing monthly support of salaries, training, supplies and more.
Building a solid educational foundation for children is doable, right now. How? 25:5:3.
Our Vision Fund 25 schools, in 5 countries, in 3 years.
The start? In Haiti, the most impoverished nation in the Americas. Through local church connections, The Teacher’s Trust will partner with the Cherette Baptist School in the Spring of 2018, goal of sponsoring 5 teachers.
How can you help? No teacher thrives without a community of support. Be that community. Let us introduce you to others with a passion for great teachers. Connect us with opportunities to speak to your group about how great teachers impact a child’s future. Support a teacher yourself, or through your business or community group. Full teacher sponsorships start at $250 per month or get a group going to support at $25 a month.
Every child deserves a Great Teacher. Great Teachers need you.
Pete Berol is a husband, dad, business leader, recovering marketing guy, speaker, consultant, Aikido student, cooking enthusiast, and life long learner. In the past he has successfully started companies, provided executive and turn-around leadership in fields as diverse as construction, event production, conference operations, non profits and higher ed. A popular Speaker and Consultant, Pete studies the Japanese martial art of Aikido, loves cooking and is life long learner. In the past he has started his own companies, worked in fields as diverse as construction, event production, conference operations, higher education, and non-profits. Pete brings a wealth of leadership and marketing experience to each of our clients from all those fields and is builder great teams that get good things done in a creative and fun way. Pete and his family live in Havertown, Pa.Pete Berol
Anne was born and raised in Haiti. As a trained social worker, she organized a trauma training conference for women suffering from the emotional impact of the earthquake. Together with her husband Mark, Anne helped develop an ongoing church partnership in Arcahaie, Haiti. Anne is working with a team of Haitian educators to raise the quality of academic and spiritual education of the 130 Christian schools and working to bring educators together to reinforce the quality of education throughout Haiti.
Mark and Anne met in Haiti in 1990 while working at a Christian hospital for children with TB. They married in 1991 and returned to the U.S. where they were raising their three children, Christy, Matthew and Luke. Mark and Anne moved back to Haiti in June 2015
Rick Simmons serves as the Digital Marketing Advisor at SimmonsOnlineSolutions. Rick knows the tools, options and strategy behind internet marketing- and carries high energy and enthusiasm. Rick works closely with small and mid-sized companies and nonprofits to identify needs and goals and develop a comprehensive and effective way to reach new business online. Rick has an extensive background racking up over 20 years of experience in internet marketing. He was Sales Director at Educational Directories where he developed internet marketing for colleges and universities. Prior to that role, Rick was Sales Director for Investor Broadcast Network, one of the first companies to distribute information online. Rick is a seasoned public speaker, making guest lecture appearances at venues across the country. For the past 5 years he has taught a class on websites and their use for nonprofits for LaSalle Nonprofit Center.Rick Simmons
Matt Hugg is Nonprofit Practice Leader at J.F. Smith & Associates where he consults with a wide variety of nonprofits on fundraising and marketing issues, and particularly focuses on direct mail and other fundraising and marketing copy. He is also Founder of ThinkNP.com, an online educational resource for consultants, freelancers and vendors to nonprofit organizations.
Over his 30-year career he’s held fundraising leadership positions at the Boy Scouts of America, Lebanon Valley College, the University of Cincinnati, Ursinus College and the University of the Arts. Matt teaches fundraising, philanthropy and marketing in graduate programs at Juniata College, Eastern University, the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Edison State University.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania and a master’s in Philanthropy and Development from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.
Tim Desilets has been the Director of Students Ministries at Hope Community Church in King of Prussia, PA for the last 10 years. He has spent the last four years traveling to Haiti, building relationships, and leading teams of people to build long term relationships with communities in the southern part of the country. Prior to coming on staff at Hope Tim was a partner and web developer in an IT company based in Wayne, PA.Tim Desilets
Jim Shulman is the owner of Elsinore Business Associates, since 1996 helping entrepreneurs and licensed professionals through individual coaching.. His clients include a wide array of organizations, running the gamut from high technology industries to artisan products. He speaks regularly at various professional events. When Jim isn’t working with focused, successful entrepreneurs, he enjoys driving around the United States in his restored 1957 Dodge Custom Royal sedan.Jim Shulman
How We Work:
We provide grants to partner schools. This allows the school to reinvest their existing tuition dollars to directly support their school. Local control of the school stays with the local community.
Partnership is key! We Identify local schools and via in country assets determine reputation and feasibility. We will be working with organizations that has existing relationships with potential partner schools. We start with A recomendation from a in-country partner and then we visit the partner school. Together we determine the needs and suitability. Once completed, the organization will be invited to apply.
Application: Each school will supply The Teachers Trust will a completed application.
Elements of the application:
- Campus Visit and positive recommendations.
- School and School Leadership Information
- Organization History and Mission.
- Organizational Affiliation and Notice of Support, if needed, from affiliated organization.
- Financial Statements and projected plan should funding be granted.
- Enrollment data.
- Training Needs Assessment.
- Agreement to over site, reporting, grant, ethics requirements.
Grant are review by Staff and Executive Committee of the Board for final determination.
Grant awards: Approved grants are distributed monthly in the first year. Based on the results of the annual review grant awards in following years grant distribution may, upon approval of Executive Committee of the Board move to quarterly grant distribution.
Evaluation and Accountability: Grants will be reviewed quarterly and annually. Review and evaluation is based on the school’s monthly self-report and financial statements, as well as follow up random site visits/audits by a country coordinator and/or Trust staff.
Earmarks and Donor directed funds: We will accept “earmarked” funds for distribution to specific partner schools or individuals within those schools. All funds are subject to the application, approval and accountability processes. Funds will not be distributed to unapproved organizations. Gifts specified to individuals within approved organizations will be aggregated into the grant for distribution.
Record Keeping: Information on Donors, Partner Schools (applications, including their self-reports, site visit reports, etc. contact information), electronic communications and financial records will be maintained as in accordance with relevant US federal laws, relevant IRS regulation and as required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.