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College of Education - Professional Development Schools

Johnstone Elementary School (Grades P-5)

Address: 135 South Brewster Road, Vineland, NJ, 08360

Phone: (856) 794-6967

Johnstone Elementary School Website

Principal: Dr. Louise Karwowski

Vice Principal: Mr. Joseph Parma

PDS Site Coordinator: Mrs. Lindsay McCarron

PDS Liaison
Dr. Corine (Cori) Cadle Meredith
856.256.4500 ext. 3047

Mission Statement
The mission of the Vineland Public Schools is based on the conviction that ALL students can learn. We recognize that learning is the result of a strong partnership of parents, teachers, and the community, as students are challenged to become active participants in the quest for excellence. Our goal is to ensure a safe, creative, stimulating, and caring environment, which promotes self-esteem, sound character, responsibility, and respect for diversity. This will enable students to become knowledgeable, skillful, life long learners who are contributing citizens in our changing society. We expect the best from our students and will give no less of ourselves.

New Learning Initiative

The College of Education and Johnstone Elementary School are pleased to announce a new learning initiative within the structure of our Professional Development School network. Beginning with the Fall 2012 semester, the first-ever Honors Clinical Practice candidates will join the faculty and staff at Johnstone for their full-time student teaching placements and coordinating Honors Clinical Practice Seminar course. This Honors cohort of six early childhood and elementary education teacher candidates are placed at Johnstone because of its’ unique teaching and learning status as the longest, continuously operating PDS relationship at Rowan. Led by Dr. Corine Cadle Meredith, Assistant Professor in the Teacher Education Department, teacher candidates, university supervisors, cooperating teachers, and administrators will train together during Summer Institutes in preparation for this unique clinical practice experience. Some of the distinguishing characteristics of Honors Clinical Practice are teacher candidates and Johnstone faculty actively participating together in small professional learning communities, lesson study, action research, and professional presentations of their research. These opportunities are designed to challenge all educators (pre-service, in-service, and administrators) to further develop the professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to improve student learning.