The North West Hendricks Education Foundation Fund (NWHEF), a fund of the Hendricks County
Community Foundation, awarded the Pittsboro Primary School Resource Room a grant for materials
to help aid student learning.The Resource Room services over twenty students in grades kindergarten through second grade,
and meets a wide variety of different learning needs among the children. The $1,000 grant
provided learning tools for students with particular learning needs and will help fund seven math
and reading learning centers, six STEM activities, and six soft seats, allowing the students to have
flexible seating.
Resource Room teacher Tammy Deering was excited for the additional hands-on, visual-based
resources the grant provided that will enhance learning for her students. Deering said, “I am thrilled
with all of these new materials to help my students reach their potential! The teaching opportunities
we will have with these new materials and activities is significant. They will allow us to reach
children and help them learn in a variety of ways. I am so thankful to NWHEF for this grant to
improve the education of students in our community.”
The NWHEF fund was established at the Community Foundation in 2013 with a matching $25,000
grant from the Smithville Charitable Foundation. The fund has raised over $127,000 in just 4
years, and has awarded almost $50,000 in grants to support each of the North West Hendricks
schools. “We love partnering with organizations like NWHEF in working to improve the quality of
education in our community,” said William Rhodehamel, President/CEO of HCCF. “The people of
Hendricks County are passionate about excellence in education for their children, and we are
passionate about helping them accomplish that.”