Professional Development System

Master Teachers

We are currently accepting nominations for the 2018-2021 cohort of Master Teachers. Click here to access the nomination packet. This new PDS initiative is designed to recognize teachers in our partnership schools who have demonstrated excellence in teaching during their tenure as partnership teachers. These teachers will receive 30 hours of professional development and will work closely with our academic programs to better prepare our teacher candidates. This is a three-year appointment.

Inspire, Motivate, Enlighten

The Mission of the Master Teacher Program

The mission of the master teacher program is to collaborate with professional educators to reflect on practices and impact the educational environment by:

  • Creating a safe, comfortable and caring environment where all children can learn.
  • Making decisions based on what is best for all students.
  • Engaging children in interesting and meaningful ways
  • Fostering the "whole" child to build connections that address their social, emotional and physical needs.
  • Reflecting on current and past practices to continually improve the learner's experience.

Believing that all students can learn, MASTER Teachers provide:

  • Opportunity - to learn, explore, face challenges
  • Inspiration - to create, design, discover
  • Encouragement - to try again, do their best, do it better, work harder, never-give-up
  • Connections - to the world beyond the classroom and community
  • Nurturing-Relationship - a caring adult
  • Cooperative engagement - to work with peers, challenge others, evaluate learning

Meet our 2018-2021 Master Teacher cohort >

Master Teacher Archives

Click here to view previous professional growth and enrichment opportunities designed by our 2015-2018 Master Teacher cohort.

2015-2018 Master Teachers
2012-2015 Master Teachers