Professional Growth & Development

Vicki Jones

Camille Recher - Administrative Assistant
Phone: 480-497-3350 

“Shaping The Future One Professional Journey At A Time”

The GPS Professional Growth & Development Department is dedicated to providing quality; research based professional learning opportunities for all employees; certified and support staff. Courses offered through the Professional Growth & Development Department focus on district goals, initiatives, Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards, Professional Learning Communities, professionalism and quality instruction in the classroom. Each course provides participants the opportunity to dialogue, collaborate and reflect as they continue to enhance their professional knowledge and skills. Learning Forward’s Standards for Professional Learning are embraced as an integral part of our professional development program. 

Providing a quality education to students of all academic levels remains the highest priority of GPS.
GPS believes that its greatest resources are those who work within our schools. We harness the expertise that exists within our boundaries and encourage our faculty and staff to become professional development instructors and share their best practices, resources, and tools of the trade. We also recognize the importance of utilizing the latest researchers and practitioners from around the state and country.
Professional learning opportunities are published in a web-based on-line catalog. This system allows employees to view their professional portfolio, enroll/drop courses, request pre-approval or approval of professional learning opportunities outside our district and help facilitate the continuous learning cycle.

As educators, we must model the ideal of being life-long learners. It is the goal of the Professional Development Department to create a climate in which all employees move their professional practice forward. A climate that embraces the purpose of professional learning that is to impact educator practice and student achievement at all levels within the district.

GPS Professional Growth & Development Calendar

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