Pooley Foundation Convention Grant

Several years ago, the Pooley Foundation grants were suspended in order to better align with the mission of the Pooley Foundation and WCTE. At the same time, WCTE was in the process of moving the Pooley Foundation funds to another financial institution. Both activities took longer than expected, but the new Pooley Foundation grant is finally ready for applications.

According to the WCTE Inclusion Invitation: “The Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English seeks to collaborate and engage with teachers who represent the full spectrum of ability, color, religion, age, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and identity. We aim to actively and intentionally improve our practices to foster diverse talents and encourage all members to grow within leadership positions in the organization and to grow individually as educators.” The Pooley Foundation Convention Grant has been created to support this invitation by funding teachers from three demographics (first or second-year teachers, rural teachers, and urban teachers) who have not attended a WCTE convention before. Grant recipients will receive:

  • free WCTE membership for one year
  • hotel room cost (at state rate) for Thursday night at the convention site
  • registration for Thursday afternoon workshop/Friday convention
  • substitute costs for two days (up to $100 per day)

The Pooley Foundation Convention Grant will be awarded to two first- or second-year teachers, one rural teacher and one urban teacher. The grant application can be found at  https://forms.gle/NHcqoEAfmL5jVGbp8.  The application deadline is Friday, September 20th. Awardees will be informed by Friday, September 27th in order to register for the convention and secure substitute teachers. Any questions can be directed to Pooley Foundation trust officer Lynn Aprill at l.aprill8@gmail.com.