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 and former Managing Editor of Park Cities People. She currently serves as a Senior Editor with D Magazine's D CEO publication. You can reach her by email at [email protected] or follow her on Instagram @Bianca_TBD. For the latest news, click here to sign up for our newsletter.

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