Staff have a deep understanding of factors that impact learning

Unpacking the Commitment

Our commitment to our students begins with our commitment to staff, and professional development is critical. Our instructional program begins with an understanding of what it takes for students to learn. This means recognizing that to educate students academically, we must address the needs of the whole child.

c 2.1

Vision for 2.1:


Support all staff in their ongoing professional development to effectively serve our students.
  • Continue partnerships with colleges & universities for programs offered locally focused on understanding and educating our diverse student population, including such programs as:

    • Notre Dame Master’s program for teachers of English Language Learners

    • Notre Dame Ph.D. in Educational Leadership for Changing Populations

    • Towson STEM, Middle School Math, Reading Specialist

    • System-developed and taught PD, Direct Billing

Provide ongoing professional development for support staff to understand learning and adolescent development
  • Facilitate leadership book studies and professional development in understanding and educating students facing the challenges of living in situations of poverty and economic distress 

Performance Measures

  • Staff participating in professional development

  • Staff earning credit in graduate or advanced coursework

  • Embedded strategies for supporting students