The annual Walkathon is an all-school event that supports professional development for our faculty and staff during the summer and throughout the year. Our teachers have benefited from programs focused on all academic disciplines, social emotional learning, making, diversity, equity, and inclusion, the arts, technology and education, and more.
Hear what our faculty and staff have to say about the impact of professional development opportunities.
"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