Professional Development Grant

Transformative impacts often result from educators who choose to attend professional development programs. The networking with other passionate educators as they reflect on students’ educational needs can lead to the best motivating experiences an educator can have. Typically, these opportunities are funded through the town’s annual school budget. However, the district may not be financially able to meet each request. Through the Professional Development Grant program, the Wallingford Education Foundation (WEF) provides additional funding for Wallingford educators to attend conferences hosted outside the district.

The Professional Grant program offers paired grants of $1,000 each for two Wallingford Public Schools staff members to attend the same professional development opportunity together OR single grants of up to $2,000 for an individual to attend a conference alone. Multiple grants are awarded yearly.

Ashly Skiffington will engage in professional learning that addresses the best ways to reach and teach each student. In her role as an instructional coach, she will also share what she learns with her colleagues.

Wallingford educators who wish to request financing are asked to complete an application and submit it to the WEF via email anytime between March 1 and 4:00 p.m. on April 1. Applicants are urged to read the entire application packet carefully and to pay particular attention to all terms and conditions.