Smithfield Professional Development
Smithfield Public Schools believes professional development should provide quality continuing education for all staff as a driving force toward staff and student growth. Professional development should be connected to ongoing improvement plans, relevant to staff needs, and accompanied by implementation support.
This comprehensive professional development plan includes a thorough look at the funding for professional development, a listing of all mandated trainings and notices, a list of themes taken from school and district improvement plans, a list of training needs for specialized staff, and information regarding the professional development committee. At the end of each fiscal year, the site will also include a summary of staff participation in professional development activities.