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Madison Metropolitan School District

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The Department of Leadership 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, 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.

PLLD Staff

Stacy Ackerman

Titles: Strategist-Ed Effect
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Jorge Covarrubias

Titles: Chief Of Leadership Devlpmnt
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Lachele Fisher

Titles: Dir-Professional Learning
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Jessica Gagan

Titles: Admin Clerk Intermediate
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Shawdi Nesbit

Titles: Strategist-Ed Effect
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Kari Ortega

Titles: School Improvement Partner
Locations: Doyle Administration Building
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Michelle Staff Smith

Titles: Pst-Cross Categorical
Locations: Crestwood Elementary
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Jill Thies

Titles: Teacher Leader-Mentor
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Annabel Torres

Titles: Teacher Leader-Mentor
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Joleen Welborn

Titles: Technology Specialist
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