Educator Assistance

The goal of the educator assistance program is to support innovation and re-imagination in the classroom and to provide professional development opportunities for our educators. 

Ways in which the Foundation supports its educators:

  • Awards grants to educators to promote re-imagination and innovation in the classroom and to enrich curriculum development.
  • Provide resources to build smart classrooms so that teaching and learning are on the cutting edge, and our students are competitive.
  • Supply educators with the essential training to use all the new technologies.
  • Provide professional development opportunities
  • Fund pioneering teaching initiatives for outdoor education, environmental conservation, and ecological sustainability.

If you are an educator in our district with a need for your classroom, please reach out to us. Proposals are accepted from all faculty and staff of all local schools.

Request form: Educator Assistance Form
Deadline for fall funding October 31, 2021
Deadline for spring funding March 30, 2022

Questions? For more information, call the office at 413-625-2555, email us at

Banner image description: Plants all Year Long Project, led by Melissa Koncz, Colrain Central School, funded by a Mary Lyon Foundation Mini-Grant.