Author Archives: Deb Merlock

The Joy of Reading [Editorial]

Editorial from The Aegis Learning to read is a precious gift. Forget for a moment that you need to be able to read and write to function in our society, the ability to read means you can see the whole world in front of your eyes, be it on a…  Read More >

Harford Education Foundation Aids School Readiness Program

Representatives from Harford County Education Foundation visited Bakerfield Elementary School’s Title I School Readiness Program in Aberdeen just before the holiday break to gift leveled-reading books and responsibility charts to the school’s youngest scholars. The children, ages 2 to 4 years-old, are a part of the Title I School Readiness…  Read More >

Education Foundation Honors Harford County Educators

Eighteen teachers were recently recognized as Everyday Heroes by the Harford County Education Foundation at their Tools for Schools Breakfast Gala. The event brought businesses together in support of the Education Foundation’s programs to equip children with the resources and supplies necessary for success. Read more

Education Foundation’s Stuff the Bus Campaign is Underway

Each year educators spend hundreds of dollars of their own money to provide school supplies for students who are unable to afford basic learning materials. For the past twelve years, local businesses, educational institutions, and civic organizations have partnered with Harford County Education Foundation by collecting much needed supplies through…  Read More >

Success by reading is beyond doubt

[Editorial] By Editorial from The Aegis Summer is a good time to boost reading. Read more


A local nonprofit organization is changing its name and look, after 13 years of service to Harford County. As of Wednesday, July 19, at 5 PM, the organization “Greater Excellence in Education Foundation” has been renamed “Harford County Education Foundation.” Read more

Building At-Home Libraries for Harford Kids Boost Summer Learning

The “summer slide” is a term that suggests a fun-filled day at an amusement park, but actually describes the regression of aptitude and skills amongst students over the summer months. Read more

GEEF Funds Reading Program at Havre de Grace Elementary

Fourth Grade Classes at Havre de Grace Elementary School welcomed representatives from Greater Excellence in Education Foundation (GEEF) into their classrooms earlier this month.  The visit showcased the continued success of a foundation-funded reading program piloted in the school last year. Read more

GEEF Reaches for the Stars with 2nd Annual Golf Outing

On April 25th, 2017 Oak Contracting, LLC will host the 2nd Annual “Reach Fore the Stars” Golf Outing to benefit Greater Excellence in Education Foundation (GEEF). The foundation was created in 2004 to support the Harford County Public School System by equipping teachers and students with the tools and resources…  Read More >

Education Foundation Hosts a Light ‘Em Up 5K Experience

On Saturday, September 10 from 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm, the Greater Excellence in Education Foundation (GEEF) is hosting its 2nd annual Digital 5K Run and Walk.  The proceeds from this event will benefit technology for students in need in Harford County Public Schools.  Last year’s inaugural event engaged over…  Read More >