Caroline Byfield Faculty PD Fund

Village School has an ongoing commitment to professional development for faculty, appreciating the intrinsic value of life-long learning and the rewards it brings to the classroom. The Caroline Byfield Professional Development Fund is a specific entity, established to support annual giving to ensure that teachers have the very best innovative resources.

Devoted wife and mother, consummate educator, steadfast friend, intuitive mentor, and champion for our Village School community in every way possible, Caroline Byfield was many things to many people. Visionary, innovator, and brimming with humor, Caroline always responded from her caring heart, astonishing intellect, and the wisdom gleaned from many years of experience. She shaped and directed curriculum at Village for more than a decade, introducing signature programs along the way that include the establishment of the Upper Division, the refinement of our approach to STEAM, and the tangible incorporation of social emotional dynamics, TK-6th Grade. Her touch has made a difference in every aspect of the Village experience for students, their families, and our outstanding faculty.
Caroline believed that outstanding teaching begins with an outstanding faculty – teachers radiating joy when witnessing student success, from the seemingly small achievements to the truly awesome feats. A comfortable, confident, engaged young person is one who is prepared and eager to learn, and Village teachers create a safe and inspirational environment in which to discover and stretch, academically and socially.
The Caroline Byfield Faculty Professional Development Fund has been established as a living memorial to a wonderful educator and leader, recognizing her commitment to academia and to our students’ futures. With the support of the fund, teachers will continue to stretch their intellects and practices -- and continue to bring home Caroline’s love for state-of-the-art teaching and the wellbeing of our students.