Hear what our faculty and staff have to say about Professional Development!
"Went to teacher training at Island School in August 2018 and now I am back with 14 students and a fellow teacher to share the magic alongside of them. Truly amazing. I never would have had the confidence to bring students on this trip if I hadn’t done the summer PD by myself first. The Island School focuses on conservation, sustainability, supporting underserved communities, and challenging their own growth."
-Annie Makela, Director of the Scott Center for Social Entrepreneurship
"Professional development has been instrumental in my growth as a teacher. I created the photography elective about 20 years ago. At that point I was an experienced photographer with a solid understanding of traditional darkroom techniques but had no experience with digital photography. It was through the Hillbrook professional development that allowed me to take a couple of week long Photoshop classes that propelled the photo class to where it is today."
-Greg Stamos, 6th-8th Art and Electives Teacher
"I often am the most innovative when at conferences and workshops; these inspired spaces give me the opportunity to absorb new information as well as reflect on my practice. I always return to campus refreshed and inspired, ready to put my new knowledge into action."
-Alex Brocchini, Former Resident Teacher - Middle School Humanities