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Suffolk Public Schools supports the Virginia Department of Education’s belief that the commitment to continuous learning and growth in knowledge and skill is a vital quality of all professionals. The mission of Office of Professional Development is to provide professional growth opportunities and training that support sustainable capacity building among our staff. Professional learning activities will provide instructional staff with resources and knowledge to enhance acquired skills that result in effective and innovative teaching, as well as increased student achievement. All professional development initiatives are designed in alignment with the School Board goals and the division’s Comprehensive Plan. The Office of Professional Development works diligently to offer a variety of activities designed to foster continuous personal and professional growth for instructional and non-instructional personnel. The Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning are also used in the development, facilitation, implementation, and evaluation of all the division’s professional learning activities to promote high levels of quality and effectiveness.

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