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Elementary Professional Development School Partnership

For many  years, the Pleasant Valley School District and East Stroudsburg University have been partners in the development of an Elementary Professional Development School Collaborative. The goals of the Professional Development School (PDS) are to enhance the learning of all children, to prepare more effective beginning teachers, and to provide ongoing professional development for veteran teachers and university faculty.

As part of the PDS collaborative, a student intern from ESU may be teaching in your child’s(ren’s) classroom. The intern will spend a semester under the supervision of the mentor teacher and a university-based supervisor. The mentor teacher and intern will often engage in teaching together, which results in children receiving more individualized attention.

For more information about the Professional Development School Collaborative partnership, please contact your child’s building administration.