LEEF strives to ensure that every teacher in Leander ISD has the resources needed to do great things for their students through teaching grants, professional development scholarships and recognition.
- Innovative & Collaborative Teaching Excellence Grants support LISD educators committed to going beyond the standard curriculum and putting great ideas into action. There are 4 grant cycles in a school calendar year and grants are open to all LISD employees in good standing. Since the 2007-08 school year, LEEF has awarded more than $300,000 in grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 to LISD teachers and staff across the district, benefiting more than 40,000 students.
- Teacher Recognition Campaign provides a tangible symbol of appreciation for the tremendous job LISD teachers do all year to prepare students for success in life. Families are invited to make a donation to LEEF in their teacher’s name, and in return, the Foundation provides each teacher with a certificate of recognition and goodie bag. In May of 2013, LEEF had the opportunity to recognize 231 LISD teachers and staff at 33 campuses!