Teachers can apply for Weller Award

Certified teachers of grades K-5 currently teaching in the Easton, Monroe, Newtown, Shelton, and Trumbull schools, who have developed a successful curriculum project which was implemented in the classroom as part of the curriculum during the current or previous academic year are eligible to apply for The Weller Excellence in Teaching Award (formerly The Weller Outstanding Teacher Award).

The award’s purpose is to recognize the teaching quality and innovation exhibited by certified classroom teachers. It is hoped that this honor will help encourage teaching excellence.

Entrants are required to submit a completed application form prior to March 1. A panel of judges from each town will select their town recipient. The five recipients will be honored at an awards banquet to be held on April 26 at Fairfield University.

Each recipient will receive $1,000 and a Certificate of Honor.

Any certified teacher interested in applying for The Weller Excellence in Teaching Award may obtain details about eligibility and the application form from their town’s Superintendent’s Office or from The Weller Foundation, Incorporated, P.O. Box 1145, Woodbury, Connecticut, 06798.

The Weller Foundation, Incorporated is a non-profit organization established in 1962 to provide financial assistance to educational, charitable and civic organizations.