For nearly 20 years, Marsha Waymire shaped the lives of first grade students at Washington Elementary School in Charlotte. Nothing delighted her more than to see her students’ progress. She worked countless hours, long after school was out and over weekends, to prepare to lead them in new educational explorations.
She also opened her purse to make sure her students had all they needed to excel. She bought and gave away books. She ensured her students had treats – especially those she identified as coming from homes where hunger was no stranger. Every Halloween, Marsha and her fellow teachers came to school in elaborate costumes to her students’ delight. Every winter, new gloves, coats and socks found a home with children with needs. Every spring, caterpillars split their cocoons and turned into butterflies in her room. Help for children whose families couldn’t afford the field trip to the Binder Park zoo. Plenty of art supplies. The list of special expenses was long.
But not every teacher can reach into her or his pocket.
So to honor her legacy, David and Emma Waymire have established the Marsha Waymire Fund, to ensure that every one of the 20 classrooms at Washington Elementary have $500 to spend each year on school supplies without restrictions, to allow the amazing teachers that serve their community the freedom to create their own visions of excellence.
You can make a donation in any amount by sending a check made out to the CPS Education Foundation
CPSEF – Marsha Waymire Memorial Fund
c/o William T Shetenhelm, CPA, PC
115 Cochran Ave
Charlotte, MI 48813
Or you can help honor her legacy with a credit card donation using the form below.
The proceeds will be handled by the Charlotte Public Schools Foundation, a 501(c)3 entity. Check with your tax advisor to determine if your contribution may be tax deductible.
Thank you for keeping Marsha in your thoughts.
And for helping the teachers at Washington have a little assistance as they prepare our young people for a brighter future. Marsha would appreciate it.