$50,000 Awarded to Teachers in SPUSD

Every year SPEF offers the Teacher Direct Grant Program to encourage the enhancement and enrichment of educational activities in order to develop and cultivate student achievement.

These grants are offered to help fund activities that are innovative and have a far-reaching effect. The Teacher Direct Grant Program is in place to further SPEF’s mission to support educational excellence in the public schools of South Pasadena through the operation of enrichment programs.

This year SPEF awarded $50.000 to teachers throughout all five schools.

If you would like more information about the Teacher Direct Grant program or a specific grant listed below, you can email:

Barbra McLendon, TDG Chair at

Stacey Petersen, Executive Director at

If you would like to read more about SPEF’s impact click here.