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Professional Learning Communities

Teachers talking to each other and laughing.

The goal of Professional Learning Communities is to improve student learning through continual professional growth for all staff by advocating opportunities that advance knowledge and improve teaching and learning, that promote collaboration, and that facilitate adaptation to change.

Staff development day


Jody De St. Hubert
Director of Teaching and Learning

Board Certified Educators

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) advances the quality of teaching and learning by:

  • Maintaining high and rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do.
  • Providing a national voluntary system certifying teachers who meet these standards.
  • Advocating related education reforms to integrate National Board Certification in American education and to capitalize on the expertise of National Board Certified Teachers.
  • Staff Development should be standards- and results-based.

  • Continual improvement is essential and possible and requires data in order to inform planning.

  • Change does occur and staff development facilitates adaptation to change.

  • Quality education demands innovation and continuous improvement.

  • Innovation requires a positive and supportive environment.

  • Frequent and extended collaboration promotes personal and professional growth.

  • Diversity of personalities and effective teaching styles is positive.

  • Professional growth requires the development of ethical interpersonal skills.

  • Professional growth requires the enhancement of teaching/learning skills.

  • Professional growth requires an understanding of local, national and international standards and Best Practices.

  • Learning occurs beyond the classroom.