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The Averill Park Central School District and the Averill Park Education Foundation came together to provide matching funds to support a number of Education Enrichment Grants for the 2020-2021 school year.

Through a competitive application process, Averill Park CSD faculty and staff submitted requests for financial support to attend professional development. Educators were encouraged to apply for specialized training, conferences, or other opportunities to develop their skills in a way that would directly benefit the school community.

“Through our ongoing partnership with the Averill Park Education Foundation, we are proud to be able to offer such amazing opportunities to our educators through the Education Enrichment Grant program,” APCSD Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, Matthew Hladun, said. “The expertise of our outstanding faculty will continue to be bolstered by learning, sharing, and networking with educators and experts from around the country.”

Congratulations to this year’s eight award recipients.

  • Ms. Terry O’Dell (WSL) and Ms. Liz Haworth (WSL) – to leverage the expertise of national leaders in best practices for teaching grade-specific language arts, math, STEM, and more.
  • Ms. Lizette Hicks (AMS) and Ms. Kerry Lajeunesse (WSL) – to apply the insight of industry leaders and educational researchers to improve students’ math learning.
  • Ms. Kristin Card (Districtwide) – to improve student achievement and engagement through data visualization.
  • Mr. Jon Zehnder (APHS) – to employ proven researched techniques to change students’ perspective about math toward a growth mindset – improving motivation, engagement and outcomes.
  • Mr. James Cole (APHS) – to provide students with knowledge and skills for state-of-the-art construction technology.
  • Ms. Melissa Weatherwax (Districtwide) – to learn about, evaluate, and implement technology that enhances online, interactive, and technologically based instruction and engagement.