As defined by the National Policy Board for Educational Administration, Professional Community for Teachers and Staff is defined as the following:
Effective educational leaders foster a professional community of teachers and other professional staff to promote each student’s academic success and well-being.
a) Develop workplace conditions for teachers and other professional staff that promote effective professional development, practice, and student learning.
b) Empower and entrust teachers and staff with collective responsibility for meeting
the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs of each student, pursuant to the
mission, vision, and core values of the school.
c) Establish and sustain a professional culture of engagement and commitment to
shared vision, goals, and objectives pertaining to the education of the whole child;
high expectations for professional work; ethical and equitable practice; trust and
open communication; collaboration, collective efficacy, and continuous individual and organizational learning and improvement.
d) Promote mutual accountability among teachers and other professional staff for each student’s success and the effectiveness of the school as a whole.
e) Develop and support open, productive, caring, and trusting working relationships
among leaders, faculty, and staff to promote professional capacity and the
improvement of practice.
f) Design and implement job-embedded and other opportunities for professional
learning collaboratively with faculty and staff.
g) Provide opportunities for collaborative examination of practice, collegial feedback, and collective learning.
h) Encourage faculty-initiated improvement of programs and practices.
I have met these criteria evidenced by the following:
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