September 21, 2020

Teachers have one of the most important jobs in the world. They play a major role in developing and securing the future – our children. Teachers pour their time and energy into nurturing their students; in fact, 88% of people say that a teacher has had a positive impac...

June 29, 2020

We are always excited to support local educators through grants that enhance the academic experience of Collierville students. Sometimes, those grants are used to purchase what are considered “traditional” educational materials like books, graduated cylinders and class...

May 27, 2020

Teachers have the opportunity to impact their students in a number of ways, including nurturing their creativity within the right classroom surroundings. When educators build an environment that fosters creativity, resourcefulness and inventiveness, students are able t...

February 4, 2020

This year, CEF provided numerous grants to Collierville teachers to enhance the educational experience for each student. Each month, we will highlight a grant recipient and how their CEF grant is impacting students in their classroom! 

Our first spotlight is Colliervill...

January 9, 2020

Dr. Gary Lilly wants Collierville Schools to be “world class,” and to get there, he says, “isn’t that far of a trip.”

Dr. Lilly joined Collierville Schools as its new superintendent in the fall of 2019, bringing with him a lifelong commitment to education and more than...

December 2, 2019

The growing technological landscape of our culture has changed the way we do everything – even the way in which we learn. The prevalence of technology in the classroom has created a new teaching style for instructors and has opened doors to new methods of understanding...

January 15, 2019

If you ever ask why I chose to be involved in CEF, be prepared!  I’m very passionate about CEF, what it stands for, and how it makes an impact.  I often follow this question with one of my own: Did you have a teacher that went above and beyond in the classroom?  Most s...

November 26, 2018

William Arthur Ward once said, “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”  We are fortunate to have so many great teachers in our Collierville Schools, one of which is Terri Plunk from Schilli...

April 16, 2018

In recent news, there has been a great deal of focus on teachers.  Teachers across the country have been speaking out about the need to increase salaries and how often they use their own money for classroom items.  Is this really surprising?  Did you really not know?...

June 9, 2017

John Green is many things to many people in Collierville. He’s well known as a real estate guru, owning one of the leading real estate companies in Memphis, John Green & Company. In 1979 when he opened his real estate office, John knew he wanted to not only be a busine...

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