HP Education Foundation Executive Director Retires

The Highland Park Board of Trustees celebrated retiring Highland Park Education Director Jan Peterson during a regular meeting on Dec. 11.

Peterson has spent 16 years with the Foundation and has worked to raise millions of dollars for HPISD teachers, students, and classrooms, according to a news release.

She was instrumental in the awarding of the two largest-ever donations to the Highland Park Education Foundation: a grant of $5.8 million from the Moody Foundation for HPISD’s STEAM initiative and the recent $10 million gift from the Clements Foundation for teacher salaries.

At the board meeting, Peterson was recognized as a champion for HPISD and presented with a Resolution of Appreciation by Board president Jim Hitzelberger and vice president Kelly Walker.

Bianca R. Montes

Bianca Montes is an award-winning journalist with a background in crime and government reporting and an obsession with all things culture and arts. She serves as the Managing Editor for Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People, curating content for the Living Well and Faith sections, as well as producing the Fall and Spring society sections and 20 Under 40. From luncheons to galas to exhibition openings to new Dallas restaurants, you can find her out and about on Instagram @Bianca_TBD. You can also reach her by email at [email protected]

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