This fund provides grants for educational programs and projects that benefit the students of the West Aurora Schools.
The fund was created by the Foundation for the West Aurora Schools (now known as the A+ Foundation for West Aurora Schools) and by Dr. Sherry Eagle’s colleagues and friends in recognition of her exemplary service as superintendent of West Aurora School District 129.
Sherry Eagle began her career as a third grade teacher in Calumet City, Illinois.
She then served as a reading specialist and later assistant principal for curriculum and special education at Thornwood High School in South Holland, Illinois.
In 1989, she joined the West Aurora Schools as assistant superintendent for curriculum.
She was named superintendent of the West Aurora Schools in 1993, serving the district until her retirement in 2005.
A History of West Aurora School District 129
In 2016, the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley partnered with the A+ Foundation for West Aurora Schools in preserving the history of West Aurora School District 129. Together they produced a collection of photographs, biographies, a video and more highlighting the impressive history of the West Aurora Schools.