South Country Education Foundation

Professional Development Grants

Professional Development Grant applications are now available! This year, we are offering up to $5000 to one or more teachers to pursue professional development. This grant will be given only to individual teachers in grades Pre-K to 12 employed by the South Country Central School District. This grant is for participation in innovative professional development experiences such as summer institutes, foreign study, or regional, national or international conferences to name a few possibilities.

In an effort to reach as many teachers in our district as possible, we ask that only teachers who have not received a professional development grant to date apply for this year’s grant.

We recognize that professional development is one way teachers keep current with trends and best practices in the classroom. We want to help teachers in this district respond to the needs of their students and take part in professional development opportunities that will strengthen their skills and translate into stronger student achievement. We also want to offer our teachers an opportunity to dream big–to have an experience that will make a difference in the teacher’s professional life and one that will be passed on to South Country students.

Grant funds may be used for fees, travel expenses, books, or other materials that enable applicants to learn subject matter, instructional approaches and to develop skills. Grant recipients are required to share their experiences with their fellow educators and administrators in their schools, as well as with members of SCEF and the community. Our SCEF professional development grants may not be used to:

• pursue a degree
• pay salaries, stipends or grant administration fees
• pay registration fees or travel expenses for more than one person.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until June 1, 2024.

Click here for more information and grant applications.