Dear Stonebridge Community,
The Viersen Foundation has gifted Stonebridge Academy with $250,000 to establish the Maralynn Viersen Sant Endowment Fund. This endowment will help make a difference in the lives of students at Stonebridge for generations. This is a major milestone for the school. Not all schools have endowments, and this puts us in the ranks of those that do. The hope is that we will continue to receive endowment gifts, and build our endowment into a substantial vehicle of financial support for the school.
Back when Stonebridge Academy was only a dream, Maralynn had faith that Stonebridge Academy would make a difference in the lives of the students in Okmulgee. Thank you seems inadequate for what this means to our students, to our staff, to me, and to our community. The Viersen Foundation’s generosity is reflected in the faces of our students every day with the joy I see in them as they learn and grow!
Head of School
Be Kind, Work Hard, Get Smart
My blog: http://www.sbridgeacademy.org/mr-hawthornes-blog
Mr. Hawthorne has over 17 years of experience in education, both in K-12 and college environments. He is a native Oklahoman and a graduate of Oklahoma State University where he received the Truman Scholarship. He completed his Master's degree at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, and is working on his doctorate in education (curriculum, teaching, learning and leadership) at Northeastern University in Boston. Mr. Hawthorne is the Founding Head of School of Stonebridge Academy.