|Member Mention: Maryland Teacher Attends Counseling Conference with AAEF Grant|
|posted by: Alix | June 10, 2011, 01:36 PM|
Ms. Christi Bello, a teacher at Northfield Elementary in Ellicott City, MD, was awarded a scholarship by the Association of American Educators Foundation to attend the International Search Institute Conference in Austin, TX. The funding offset the costs of registration and travel expenses for the conference. AAE Director of Professional Development Jill Newell visited the Baltimore suburb personally to deliver her AAEF certificate alongside her principal.
According to Ms. Bello, the scholarship will be beneficial to her professional development. "I will transform at-risk and below grade level students into healthy leaders by presenting 'A Tool Box for Creating Assertive Asset Ambassadors' program to my students," said Ms. Bello, currently a school counselor. "Students will be engaged in hands-on activities that they can infuse in their lives right away."
Ms. Bello added that in today's changing world, students need meaningful leadership training now more than ever. Capitalizing on these programs and sessions can be just the ticket to implementing new and exciting ideas.
AAE would like to congratulate Ms. Bello on her commitment to her students. Attending these counseling-focused conferences are sure to reinvigorate her strategies used to work with kids. Fantastic job!
Don't forget to apply for the next round of scholarship and grant opportunities. Teacher scholarships and classroom grants are competitive awards available to all educators. Apply online or by mail to receive up to $500 for professional development or classroom materials. The spring deadline has passed. Don't forget to mark your calendar for the fall deadline, October 1, 2011.