Plainfield – Nine District 202 teachers will participate in special professional growth programs this summer with the help of a special grant designed to support innovative teaching.
The Plainfield Foundation for Excellence created the Professional Development Awards eight years ago to help individual teachers in the classroom expand and improve their classroom skills and knowledge.
The Professional Development Awards are for up to $500 each. They can be used to pay for registration fees, tuition, conference/class related materials, travel, lodging, meals or other professional development expenses for classes or programs taken in summer 2019
“Teachers are expected to be life-long learners themselves,” said Foundation for Excellence Chairman Margie Bonuchi, “but that can be an expensive process. The Foundation for Excellence is happy and proud to help that important work any way we can,” she said.
The 2019 Professional Development Award winners are:
The Foundation for Excellence is a private organization that has been supporting District 202 schools, students and staff with grants, scholarships and financial support for special programming since 1983.
Along with scholarships and grants, the Foundation has also supported special District 202 programs including a District Art Gallery, the Great Read community reading program and the 1847 Schoolhouse Restoration.
For more information about the Plainfield Foundation for Excellence or to make a donation, please visit: www.d202foundation.org