While our students ended the school day early this Wednesday, our faculty became students during an afternoon of professional development. This break in our schedule is the fourth time our faculty focused on learning, rather than teaching.
Yesterday, the emphasis was on the classroom. While middle school faculty gave their full attention to Curriculum Trak, lower elementary teachers concentrated on guided reading training. Meanwhile, high school faculty met with our Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Mrs. Mary Lou Capan. She addressed effective instructional strategies in the classroom and gave them an opportunity to hone their skills. Middle school faculty had the pleasure of this training last month, and lower school faculty will have the same opportunity to meet with her later in the school year.
Mrs. Capan has a Master of Education from Covenant College in Educational Leadership and completed post‐graduate coursework in curriculum and instruction at Gardner‐Webb University. With over 20 years of experience, she served as head of school in Pennsylvania and Florida. For nearly two years, Mrs. Capan has served WA with a focus on curriculum design, teacher evaluation, and professional development. She is a gifted school leader and has a robust faith.
This mid‐week break in our schedule is an important investment in our teachers professionally.