You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts
To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

Mr. Fowler’s Classroom Edit display name

https://www.donorschoose.org/classroom/2022576 Customize URL

After twenty years in various industries, I returned to my Alma Mater as a teacher. What had been a school of excellence when I left was now struggling with poverty, transience, decreasing test scores and graduation rates, and, perhaps worst of all, a general sense of apathy bordering on hopelessness. Students weren't "bad," but had very little faith in the prospects of education, especially here. Things have begun to change, though. The 1975 building has undergone its first substantial remodel and we have dramatically improved technological resources. We have a new principal, many new teachers, and, in general, a burgeoning attitude of success. Students are more focused and seem to recognize the opportunities for success they have. I don't want to sound as if I am sugar-coating our turnaround. We have a long way to go. There is, however, a distinct difference in the halls and classrooms. Knowing they can read is one thing. I hope to help them reach the point that they want to read.

About my class

After twenty years in various industries, I returned to my Alma Mater as a teacher. What had been a school of excellence when I left was now struggling with poverty, transience, decreasing test scores and graduation rates, and, perhaps worst of all, a general sense of apathy bordering on hopelessness. Students weren't "bad," but had very little faith in the prospects of education, especially here. Things have begun to change, though. The 1975 building has undergone its first substantial remodel and we have dramatically improved technological resources. We have a new principal, many new teachers, and, in general, a burgeoning attitude of success. Students are more focused and seem to recognize the opportunities for success they have. I don't want to sound as if I am sugar-coating our turnaround. We have a long way to go. There is, however, a distinct difference in the halls and classrooms. Knowing they can read is one thing. I hope to help them reach the point that they want to read.

Read more

About my class

Read more
{"followTeacherId":2022576,"teacherId":2022576,"teacherName":"Mr. Fowler","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-4_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"vanityURL":"","teacherChallengeId":319610,"followAbout":"Mr. Fowler's projects","teacherVerify":-1790719060,"teacherNameEncoded":"Mr. Fowler","vanityType":"teacher","teacherPageInfo":{"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"teacherHasClassroomDescription":true,"teacherClassroomDescription":"","teacherProfileURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/classroom/2022576","tafURL":"https://secure.donorschoose.org/donors/share_teacher_profile.html?teacher=2022576","stats":{"numActiveProjects":0,"numFundedProjects":1,"numSupporters":8},"classroomPhotoPendingScreening":false}}