Professional Development

The Portsmouth School System is committed to excellence in teaching. We support all teachers’ professional growth by providing high quality mentoring, coaching, and current and applicable professional development opportunities. Our educator evaluation process supports teacher development and performance improvement. The Portsmouth School Department is committed to teaching excellence supported by relevant and timely professional development for all staff and to provide support for the Portsmouth School District of Charting the Course to Excellence.

Below is Portsmouth's Professional Development Plan for the 2015-16 school year. These activities will occur primarily on early release and full professional development days. These activities link to our District Strategic Plan and our District and School Improvement Plans for 2015-16. District employees may participate in other professional development opportunities at various times throughout the school year.