Ms. Linda Boyd, first grade teacher at Talcott Elementary,  part of an educational team, has been awarded a $10,000 grant from Fund for Teachers.

Fund for Teachers supports educators' efforts to develop skills, knowledge and confidence that impact student achievement. By trusting teachers to design unique fellowships, Fund for Teachers grants validate teachers' professionalism and leadership, as well. Since 2001, Fund for Teachers has invested $35 million in nearly 9,200 teachers, transforming grants into growth for teachers and their students.

Ms Boyd’s grant will enable her to study the environments of Australia and New Zealand to understand their conservation practices and develop a naturalist art unit that will educate and inspire students to be conservation practitioners in their own communities.