Professional Development Grants

Duane Samuel who is the School Psychologist at Moses Y. Beach and Integrated Preschool at Cook Hill was the Wallingford Education Foundations first Professional Development Grant winner!

He will use the WEF Professional Development Grant to attend the National Association of School Psychologists 2016 Annual Convention in New Orleans. This year’s theme is School Climate: Connect the Dots. He is a member of the District Climate Committee and the Moses Y. Beach Elementary School Climate Committee, so this is a wonderful and fortunate opportunity for Duane to be able to attend a personal and professionally relevant annual convention. He will be attending workshops and sessions geared towards creating inclusive and welcoming environments for all students and families. Duane will be learning from leaders in school climate about how to improve student engagement and parent involvement in the Wallingford schools. Duane plans to bring this knowledge back to our district and implement these ideas immediately. Duane plans on sharing some of the great things Wallingford is doing as a district with others from around the nation, and learn new information about some of the strategies we can use in Wallingford.

Duane is pictured engaging in a friendly game of Hungry Hungry Hippo with a couple of students at MYB!