Your support enables us to continue to provide excellence in education that benefits not only student, teachers, and schools, but our entire community.  Your donation is how we fund Treasures for Teachers, our annual gift that matches the state funds in each teacher's account and our twice annual GMSD Grant Program that supports academic curriculum, teaching, technology and learning initiatives in the Germantown Municipal School District. Your gift makes an impact right here at home.


2021 Treasures for Teachers


420 teachers received a $100 Knowledge Tree gift card to use for school supplies!


Andy Gattis, owner of the Knowledge Tree and Chairman of the GEF Board, Laura Barden, assisted in handing out the gift cards at Houston High School.


Assistant Principal Michael Ruiz and Special Education teacher, Memory Turner were so excited to receive Girl Scout Cookies from the Girl Scouts Heart of the South Council!

The City of Germantown Public Works Department also assisted with the GEF Treasures for Teachers Annual Campaign by helping deliver over 600 boxes of paper donated from International Paper.

Recipient Testimonials

“I was so happy to receive my Knowledge Tree gift card so that I was able to buy colored paper and construction paper to use for my social studies projects, and I purchased border and pre-cut letters to decorate my room!”
-Elizabeth hume, HMS 6th grade


“I used my Knowledge Tree gift card to purchase interactive history games, a classroom set of scissors and colored pencils for our MakerSpace, and classroom posters to reflect students’ cultures and voices. These powerful tools help create a culturally-responsive and engaging environment so students thrive!”
-Danielle Talley, HMS 8th Grade

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