Purpose of the Grant Award
The Beverly Pearson Memorial Grant is an award for up to $600 intended to encourage and support literacy instruction by practicing educators. The Beverly Pearson Memorial Teacher Grant is designed to support and promote professional growth and development of individual teachers and/or teacher teams as they employ best practices for instructional strategies to insure student growth. This grant as funded is intended to support and “strengthen the individual and collective practices and foster continuing collaborative dialogue around teaching and learning in order to increase student academic growth and development.”
Who is eligible to apply?
- Teachers currently teaching
- Literacy specialists, coaches, and consultants
- Students enrolled in masters and teacher education programs
- One proposal per school year may be submitted.
- Proposal requests for the grant may not to exceed $600.
- Applications will be submitted online as an email attachment.
- All signatures (e-signatures are acceptable) requested must be included.
- Incomplete applications will not be considered.
It is anticipated that all applicants will be notified of award status within a month of the receipt of the application. A check for the amount approved will be sent to the primary applicant following notification of the award. Applications are taken on a rolling basis throughout the year.
Recipients are expected to prepare a report of findings worthy of consideration for CARR publications, and upon request, present findings to the CARR Board of Directors within 30 days of completion of the project and/or prior to the last day of the school year in which the project was awarded.
1 CT System for Educator Evaluation and Development, CSDE website