Professional Development Grants Program
Like all professionals anywhere, educators in the Wallingford Public Schools participate in ongoing professional development and collaborative opportunities funded by our annual school budget. However, the Wallingford Education Foundation (WEF) recognizes the transformative impact that can result from an educator who chooses to attend professional development that might lie beyond the usual scope and financial reach of the town’s budget. The opportunity to work with other passionate educators as they reflect on the changing needs of our world and how best to serve our students can be some of the most motivating, transformational experiences an educator can have. With the Professional Development Grants Program (formerly known as the Reflective Educators Grants), the WEF seeks to fuel and spread innovative ideas among members of the Wallingford educational community.
The Professional Development Grants Program offers:
Paired grants of $1000 each for two WPS educators to attend a professional development opportunity together OR single annual grants of up to $2000 for an individual educator to attend a professional development opportunity
The Professional Development Grants Recipients:
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!
Duane is pictured engaging in a friendly game of Hungry Hungry Hippo with a couple of students at MYB!