The Debbie Bhattacharyya Award

The Dr. Deborah Bhattacharyya Professional Development Award was established in honor of Debbie Bhattacharyya, MCAEL Program Manager from 2007-2009, who lost her battle to cancer on August 31st, 2009.  The Award has been created in recognition of Debbie’s legacy in advancing the work of MCAEL and the cause of adult English literacy in Montgomery County. In recognition of Debbie’s commitment to supporting the local professional community, the Award is designed to  primarily provide stipends to defray the cost of registration for instructors, trainers and instructional staff to:

  1. Attend professional conferences, workshops, events or meetings
  2. To incentivize instructors to share and disseminate the knowledge and practices gained with their peers and across organizations

Please submit a one paragraph statement of interest in the box below that includes the following information:

  1. The Montgomery County Provider you volunteer/work for.
  2. Your role with this organization.
  3. How would attendance at this conference or event further your professional development/ assist you in better performing in your role?
  4. How would attendance at this event benefit your class, program, organization and/or the local adult ESOL community?
  5. Why do you need this award stipend?
(Note: This is a competitive award. Please answer all questions.)
Please enter your name here - this will be considered your digital signature.

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