The A+ Foundation for West Aurora Schools has received an $110,000 gift from the estate of the late Janet Kircher Isler, who taught in Dist. 129 schools for a quarter century until her retirement in 1968.
Janet was born in 1918 in La Crosse, Wis. and began teaching in Aurora in 1942 at Greenman Elementary School. She also taught at Lincoln, Freeman and Smith and was president of Lincoln School's PTA in 1953.
Janet was active in sports and was a bowler on several championship teams in Aurora. She enjoyed music and sang in the choir at the New England Congregational Church in Aurora.
She died on Dec. 6, 2010 in La Crosse at the age of 92.
The Foundation has received the first distribution of $110,000 which will be deposited with the Community Foundation to establish an endowment fund under the A+ Foundation in her name.
“With this gift to her beloved school district, Janet Kircher Isler will now contribute to the enrichment of education of District 129 children for generations to come. Many of those students who will benefit, fittingly, are the descendants of the children she herself taught,” said Frank Voris, president of the A+ Foundation Board of Directors.
For more information on the A+ Foundation for West Aurora Schools, visit here.