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Professional Development Schools for GSPTQ

The PDS for the Garden State Partnership will include:

Garden State Partnership for Teacher Quality
Rowan University
Professional Development Schools (PDSs)


2013 Award for Exemplary Professional Development School Achievement

Rowan University and two of its partnering Professional Development Schools (PDS) have been awarded the fifth annual National Association of Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) Award for Exemplary Professional Development School Achievement.

This achievement recognizes PDS relationships for their ongoing contributions to the mission and vision of NAPDS in creating and sustaining genuine collaborative partnerships between P-12 and higher education which shape educator leadership and practice.

This national recognition is shared with Edward R. Johnstone Elementary School in Vineland, NJ (Dr. Louise Karwowski, principal) and Holly Glen Elementary School in Monroe Township, NJ (Mr. Tom Myers, principal). The announcement was made on February 15, 2013 at the annual NAPDS Conference in New Orleans, LA.

This award acknowledges achievements in the following four areas: preparing future educators, providing current educators with ongoing professional development, encouraging joint school–university faculty investigation of education-related issues, and promoting the learning of P–12 students. To foster growth in each of the four areas, Rowan University provides a Professor in Residence (PIR) to each PDS. Drs. Stacey Leftwich and Valarie Lee have served as PIRs in Holly Glen and Johnstone, respectively. Current PIR at Johnstone is Dr. Cori Meredith.

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