Just recently, I read a comment made by a board member decrying teachers and school leaders taking time away from “their job” for professional development. It is a sorry state of affairs when a voting member of the board does not understand the full positive impact that professional development can have on every operating aspect of a district.
To this end, I offer the last verse (with apologies to all) of:
The Twelve Pay-offs of Leadership PD
On the 12th Day of PD, my Super gave to me:
Twelve Happy Stakeholders
Eleven Issues Clarified
Ten Better Decisions
Nine Deeper Understandings
Eight Departments Collaborating
Seven Productive Meetings
Six Reduced Conflicts
Five Strategies for Success!
Four Data-based Solutions
Three Seized Opportunities
Two Implementation Plans
And a Culture of Excellence!
Districts are not successful by accident! Professional development is a great way to foster and maintain a culture of excellence in our schools. Plan for a new year of PD focused on evaluating where you are and planning for where you want to be!
Wishing all of you a holiday filled with good choices, great potential, clearly positive situations, and problems solved from all of us at TregoED!