The Department of Professional Development is a group of professional development leaders who work closely with other departments to provide and support professional learning. Our main responsibility is to enhance professional learning within and across schools by aligning with the guidelines for high quality professional learning. The National Staff Development Council promotes research which clearly demonstrates that collaborative, inquiry-based, job-embedded, and sustained professional learning is crucial for improving teaching. While short-term workshops are occasionally necessary, we believe schools will benefit most from a collaboratively planned professional learning focus that aligns to SIP goals, action plans and the strategic plan of the district.

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Executive Director of Professional Learning & Leadership Development Marggie Banker
Phone:(608) 663-1925
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Director of Professional Excellence Sue Gorud
Phone:(608) 442-2921
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Administrative Assistant Jessie Gagan
Phone:(608) 663-4955
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Educator Effectiveness Strategist Jorge Covarrubias
Phone:(608) 206-9022
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Educator Effectiveness Strategist Dan Davidson
Phone:(608) 516-5222
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Technology Specialist Joleen R. Welborn
Phone:(608) 535-6308
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New Educator Mentor Kathleen Doherty
Phone:(608) 219-7554
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New Educator Mentor Lachele Greenlee
Phone:(608) 219-5610
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New Educator Mentor Nicole Von Haden
Phone:(608) 225-3109