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Messages from the Board, Testimonials

Chairman’s Letter:

Fall 2016 

We are fortunate to live in a District with a long tradition of educational excellence.  It is the reason that many of us have chosen to live in this community.  However, as state mandates require more resources and the school budget remains under pressure, it is increasingly difficult to fund many innovative and impactful programs that would positively impact our children’s education.

That is where the Byram Hills Education Foundation plays a vital role.  A unique collaboration between the private and public sectors, the Foundation has become the District’s innovation engine, funding grants that touch the lives of every student across every discipline.  Recent examples of how the Foundation has contributed to the Byram Hills experience include:

  • Providing coding, robotics, engineering, electronics and 3D modeling as part of the Full STEAM Ahead initiative
  • Funding STEAM Labs and 21st Century Classrooms for H.C. Crittenden and BHHS
  • Funding the 1:1 Mobile Learning Pilot for the entire sixth grade at H.C. Crittenden
  • Sponsoring MacBook Pro Laptops to Modernize the Photography Curriculum at BHHS
  • Providing Perseverance and Problem Solving materials for Coman Hill students

The generous support of the community has enabled the Foundation to make a positive impact.  We thank our volunteers, our school partners and our donors for their outstanding generosity and commitment.  We hope we can count on your continued support.  Together, we can continue to make Byram Hills a great place to learn.


Jason Berland

Chairman, BHEF

Message from the Superintendent:

Fall 2016

Dear Byram Hills parents and community members,

During the past few months the Byram Hills Education Foundation has had a major impact on our schools. This fall with the financial support of the Foundation, we are putting the final pieces of our STEAM curricula in place so that all students, K through 12, will receive instruction in Robotics , Electronics, Coding, and Engineering, AND we opened three new STEAM technology labs to facilitate the instruction. No sooner were the labs open than the Foundation committed to a new grant - Library 2.0 -to make our school libraries into modern resources that will offer innovative learning spaces for students to work independently and in groups. (And, not a book will be harmed!)

With more than $4 million in grants currently in place, it is clear that the Byram Hills Education Foundation improves the education of every student every day! I hope you take an opportunity to learn more about the Foundation through this website and will contribute to the work of keeping Byram Hills among the best public schools in the United States!



William M. Donohue, Ed.D.