The Education Committee seeks to be the architect of bridges between business and educational entities, developing a lasting forum where ideas and action meet for the betterment of our community.
Our goal is to foster high-quality education and dynamic learning environments for students, thereby fulfilling Abbot Kinney’s original vision for Venice as a mecca for arts, culture and education. This committee encourages local children of all backgrounds and socio-economic levels to be educated together. Through community partnerships, noticeable improvements have been made in the quality of education in Venice, from a deliberate increase in bilingual education, to upgraded science and technology programs, and an explosion in the arts.
This committee conducts monthly meetings, and hosts a variety of events throughout the year that support its mission. Events include:
Venice High School (VHS) Jackets of Excellence: A 33-year tradition honoring VHS students’ accomplishments both in and out of the classroom.
Venice Family of Schools Holiday Reception: An opportunity for principals and leaders in the education community to mix and mingle, enjoy refreshments, and build relationships.
Winter Social Mixer: An evening of networking, bringing together educators and parents with representatives from local businesses, art institutions and non-profit organizations.
Realtors’ Day: An event where realtors become acquainted with the value of the Venice family of schools, thereby improving and enhancing their ability to represent, with pride, the quality of education within the local community.
The WAVE (We Are Venice Education) Awards: An annual celebration honoring local teachers, selected by their peers, who creatively engage their students and contribute to the enrichment of the next generation of leaders.
Chair: Joelle Dumas, Ecole Claire Fontaine