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In 2009, a group of business leaders and local residents established the Newton Education Foundation (NEF) with the aim of fostering a stronger connection between the community and the Newton County School System.

After more than a decade of funding small grants and projects, we are relaunching our efforts with the All in for Kids Campaign, because we believe that in order to provide a world-class education to all our children, we need widespread support from every corner of the county.

The Newton Education Foundation puts community resources to work for our kids so they can achieve academic and personal success. We do this by providing funds that help our schools remove obstacles, provide great educational opportunities that deepen learning and support teachers in meeting the learning needs of all kids.

We need YOU to join this effort. Click here and let us know how you can help!

Our Staff

Gail Rothman | Executive Director, Newton Education Foundation

Gail Rothman

Interim Executive Director

Gail is a passionate, visionary and entrepreneurial leader with extensive expertise in running and advising education foundations. Her areas of expertise include establishing and executing organizational vision, creating and growing new revenue channels, building organizational capacity, developing high impact programs and teams, and facilitating board development and engagement. Prior to joining NEF, Gail served as the executive director of the Decatur Education Foundation for 14 years where she was known for her authentic leadership style and willingness to tackle the hardest issues facing youth in her community. In her current role, Gail will be expanding the reach and the impact of NEF and developing strong partnerships that support youth.

Ella Anderson | Newton Education Foundation

Ella Anderson

Intern | Emory-Oxford

Born in North Carolina and a product of the public school system, Ella Anderson has a profound understanding about the importance of ensuring every teacher has the available resources to help each student reach their full potential. Though she’s currently pursuing a degree in physics and engineering at Oxford College of Emory University, Ella has always harbored a passion for education and advocacy. Ella will use her experience in policy research, writing, and public speaking during her internship with the foundation to help teachers provide transformative experiences for their students. Her goal is to empower each student to help them become critical, creative, and advanced thinkers.

Our Impact

Gabriela Sanchez | NEF scholarship recipient

Inspired by a neighbor

“We fund these scholarships to provide, in a small way, some recognition and assistance to aspiring first generation college students of Latino descent.”
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The Walking Classroom

Juliette Goldston, the Gifted Resource Teacher at Flint Hill Elementary School, recognized a learning issue with her students and came up with a creative idea to address it.
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Newton County Schools Book Bus

A Bus Full of Books

Seeing the kids get excited when the bus pulls up and the care they take…

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