Exceptional educational experiences for students and educators in Thompson School District.


Since 1989, TEF has been focused on student educational experiences and success. The foundation supports over 70 programs, activities, and scholarships as the support partner for Thompson School District, serving students in Loveland, Berthoud, south Fort Collins and outlying communities.

TEF relies on donations and volunteers from our communities to help our students and educators thrive. 


Every year, TEF recognizes exceptional educators in Thompson School District with the TEF Educator of the Year Awards. Nominations for the 2023 Educators of the Year are now being accepted. Coworkers, supervisors, parents, students and community members are all welcome to nominate in the following categories:


  • Elementary Teacher of the Year (early childhood-fifth grade)

  • Secondary Teacher of the year (sixth grade-twelfth grade)

  • Principal of the Year

  • TSD Staff (school secretaries, district administrative staff, custodians, etc.)

  • New in 2023: Rookie Teacher of the Year (a teacher new to the profession and with TSD for 18 months or less)


Awards will be made in each category and all nominations (except Rookie of the Year) will be considered for the 2023 Thompson Education Foundation Overall Educator of the Year award.


Nominations must be completed by 4:30 pm on Friday, January 6, 2023 to be considered.



students supported by TEF's programs, grants, and scholarships each school year

1 in 9

students in TSD receive a filled backpack from the Help Kids Succeed School Supply Program

800 +

unhoused students each year receive support to overcome barriers to classroom success

$1.75 million

in post-secondary scholarships awarded to students in Thompson School District since 2015

HKS 2019
Art 2019
Music 2019