Johnson City Public Schools Foundation:
The Johnson City Public Schools Foundation was chartered in 1989 to enrich public education in Johnson City. The independent, community-based foundation was established specifically to fund innovative programs and activities not provided in the system’s operating budget to enhance learning experiences for students and teachers in the Johnson City School System.
As a non-profit organization, the Johnson City Public Schools Foundation works in partnership with the school system, to provide funds for projects, teacher grants as well as manage donations for student scholarships.
- Tembra Aldridge (President)
- Bob Parker (President-Elect)
- Ed Basconi (Treasurer)
- Lisa Smalling (Secretary)
- Gayle Hughes
- Jackie Isbell,
- Lemy Hutson (Past President)
- Kathy Calhoun
- Mike Washington
- Peggy Voitlein
- Stephen Dixon
- Anna Ingram
- Edward Herbert
- Steve Darden
Annual Fundraising Project:
SPELL-A-BRATION - this annual fun event raises funds for special projects, not funded by the regular school budget.
Remember the annual spelling bee when you were in school? This event is less stressful than you remember and much more fun with teams of 4 adults working together to correctly spell words on a whiteboard. Teams come up with creative names and costumes. Your registration fee goes to a worthy cause, and you and your friends have a great evening of fun competition and laughter.
THIS YEAR’S SPELL-A-BRATION:
Thursday, April 13th, 2023, 6:30, at Liberty Bell Middle School Gym
Accepting Team Registration now. Registration Form for SPELLABRATION 2023
All Proceeds will fund a Digital Communications Lab at Indian Trail Middle School.
"We are looking forward to creating a Digital Communications Lab at our school as we continue to grow our course offerings. This will be a fun class for students and we appreciate the Foundation's willingness to donate funds for this project."
- Dr. James Jacobs, Indian Trail Principal
This year's SpellABration will be on Thursday, April 13 inside the Liberty Bell Middle School gymnasium.
Register your team today! SPELLABRATION | April 13, 2023 | Liberty Bell Middle School Gymnasium
Join us for an adult spelling bee where teams of 4 show off their best spelling skills for a great cause! Prizes will be awarded for the best-themed table, team, and of course, the winner! The Spellabration helps fund JCPSF special projects.
Special Projects funded by JCPSF
Each year the board works in conjunction with Johnson City Schools to find the greatest need in our public schools. These projects are largely funded by our annual Spellabration event.
2023: Indian Trail Middle School digital communication lab
2020: Liberty Bell Middle School digital communications lab
2019: Science Hill AV Studio
2018: Johnson City Schools STEAM Bus
The STEAM Bus is now a reality. In only one year’s time, the Foundation was able to raise the necessary funds to retrofit a retired school bus with the latest in technology and learning tools. The STEAM Bus travels around to the eight elementary schools throughout the school year and allows teachers to present hands-on lessons geared toward the use of STEAM principles that center around science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue and critical thinking.