Partners in Education
Partners in Education promotes the collaboration of the Jefferson City area business and education communities, provides programs that enable students to achieve academic excellence and enhances economic growth with quality schools.
- Encourage collaboration among schools, businesses, students, parents and community leaders.
- Promote and reward academic excellence.
- Provide career education opportunities in all grades, including emphasis on workplace readiness skills.
- Communicate to the public the accomplishments of the partnerships.
Partners in Education Program
Program of Excellence Award Winners
The Program of Excellence Award was presented to business-education partners (above) Bartlett & West and Jefferson City High School; (below) First Christian Church - Disciples of Christ and East Elementary School. Congratulations!
Become a Partner in Education
Students from 45 area schools benefit from the increased motivation and self-esteem, adult role models, career exploration opportunities and curriculum enrichment.
Businesses benefit from an enhanced image, increased community awareness of business goals and issues, and the intrinsic rewards derived from sharing time and talent. The program currently has over 60 actively participating businesses.
The entire community benefits by an improved and healthier school system and the realization that quality education is the responsibility of both business and education communities.
Join over 70 other businesses partnered with local public and parochial schools. For information on joining the programs, please contact Dana Struemph at the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce, (573) 638-3589 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partners in Education Kick-Off Luncheon
Creating a brighter future together
The Partners in Education program (PIE), celebrating its 22nd year, promotes the collaboration of area businesses and schools. The PIE Program links businesses with schools in relationships that enhance student achievement and promote workforce development.
Dr. Larry Linthacum, Superintendent of the Jefferson City Public School District, recently spoke with the 2016-2017 business partners at the Partners in Education Kick-off Luncheon. He thanked them current partners for their involvement and noted the variety of ways the partnerships enhance the school experience. "It is important to remember that our success in education results in better lives for our students and a better workforce for our community".
Please consider becoming a Partners in Education; contact Dana Struemph at 573-638-6589 or by email, email@example.com.
Partners in Education Youth Leadership Awards
The Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce presented Outstanding Youth Leadership Awards to 30 students from area schools. Students were selected from a group of well-deserving nominees. Representatives from their Chamber business partners made the award presentations to the students. Recipients received a certificate, a medallion and a cash prize. Congratulations to the award winners listed below:
D.J. Prichett Belair Elementary
Kaida Morland Callaway Hills Elementary
Katie Goodin Calvary Lutheran High School
Deacon Black Cedar Hill Elementary
Trevor Urvina East Elementary
Jonah Saucier Immaculate Conception School
Madalynn Berkey Immaculate Conception School
Nathan Blount Jefferson City Academic Center
Peyden Childress Jefferson City Academic Center
Delanie Goser Jefferson City Academic Center
Paul Thompson Jefferson City Academic Center
Nathaniel Erickson Jefferson City High School
William Mollenkamp Jefferson City High School
Lauren Rector Jefferson City High School
Zachery Boyd Lawson Elementary
Kyle Bonnett Lewis & Clark Middle School
Avrey Reynolds Lewis & Clark Middle School
Daisy Willis Lewis & Clark Middle School
Miguel Pinero Moreau Heights Elementary
Alaina Eichholz North Elementary
Kaleb Fender Pioneer Trail Elementary
Cooper Simmons Pioneer Trail Elementary
Tia Bethards River Oak Christian Academy
Betsy Morello Simonsen 9th Grade Center
Sean Washington South School
Kinsey Niekamp Special Learning Center
Taylor Riley St. Francis Xavier School
Reece DeSimone Thomas Jefferson Middle School
Jackson Sempkin Thomas Jefferson Middle School
Sarah Wilde West Elementary
A special thank you to the award sponsors:
Bartlett & West
Custom Screen Printing & Embroidery
Engineering Surveys & Services
First Baptist Church
First Christian Church
Jefferson City Autoplex
Mid America Bank
REACT Jefferson City Area Board of Realtors
River Region Credit Union
William Woods University
For more information about the Partners in Education program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 573-638-3589.