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The purpose of the Professional Learning and Leadership Development Department is to provide high quality professional learning to instructional leaders, and to promote great professional learning for a thriving workforce and continuous improvement across MMSD.

The key work streams of the PLLD department are:

  • Implementing a new evaluation system that includes a systematized professional development & communication plan.
  • Providing ongoing leadership professional development for principals, assistant principals, SBLTs, instructional coaches, and instructional central office leaders.
  • Providing ongoing professional learning for new educators to MMSD. 
  • Implementing a professional learning management system that includes a professional learning foundational training series and professional learning quality control process.

PLLD engages in these work streams with a strong commitment to excellence and equity:

Professional Learning & Leadership Development definition of Excellence: to provide timely, collaborative learning experiences that build leadership capacity and efficacy resulting in sustained change in practice.

Professional Learning & Leadership Development definition of Equity: to provide foundational professional learning for instructional leadership of MMSD priorities and provide differentiated support based on each school’s context.