A number of years ago, Paul Fisher assembled a group of dedicated professionals and community leaders who saw the need for a foundation to help provide support and funding for programs that went above and beyond the normal curriculum in the Rowan Salisbury School system. They formed the Rowan Salisbury Education Foundation. This foundation was later reorganized into the Rowan Partners for Education and then the Rowan Salisbury Schools Impact fund. In May 2016, leaders reinstated the Rowan Partners for Education. The Partners work closely with the school system to achieve common goals. We share many of the same goals as the school system:
- Improve literacy
- Recruit and retain the best human resources available
- Enhance and expand the technology available to students
- Provide resources to implement innovative teaching techniques
- Offer enhancements and rewards to students for scholastic achievements warding of mini-grants.