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Professional Development

Contact: Brenda Marschok,, 603-924-3336 x 2028


Statement of Purpose
“The purpose of the professional growth [pathway] is to provide a structured, supportive, and collaborative environment to promote professional learning that will further the district's mission and enhance student learning. This [pathway] will provide a continuous cycle of assessment to ensure that all tenured staff continue to meet the district's standards for effective teaching.”
-Danielson & McGreal, 2000

The ConVal School District believes that the goal of professional development is to enhance individual and organizational capacity to improve student learning through knowledge of subject and content areas, learners and learning, and effective teaching strategies and best practices.

We believe professional development that improves the learning of all students

  • prepares educators to understand and appreciate all students, create safe, orderly and supportive learning environments and hold high expectations for their academic achievement.
  • prepares educators to be skillful users of education research; to study research before adopting improvement strategies; to participate in a variety of learning strategies; to use technology to support learning goals; to collaborate; and to implement a variety of follow-up activities following each new initiative.
  • provides educators with knowledge and skills to involve families and other stakeholders appropriately.


Our professional development master plan outlines the process for identifying individual, school, and district goals and supports the professional development activities that will achieve them. Student improvement is the paramount consideration in the setting of these goals.

The professional development master plan provides opportunities for all staff to meet their individual needs and to satisfy district and state requirements. We recognize the value of individual professional growth opportunities as well as sharing knowledge among peers. The Professional Development Committee's role is to identify opportunities for job-embedded professional development, encouraging workshops run by district personnel, and evaluating outside sources of knowledge and skills, all within the goals of the district.


Forms, Procedures and Opportunities in Professional Development are available here for ConVal Faculty and Staff.


ConVal PD Master Plan 2012-2017

District Goals

Committee Members

New Hampshire Bureau of Credentialing

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities in the ConVal School District

Career Opportunities
Mission & Vision

Mission Statement

The ConVal Regional School District, in partnership with its member communities, will inspire all learners to achieve academically, contribute to the global community, and thrive as independent and productive citizens.

Vision Statement

As a New Hampshire Follow the Child district, the ConVal Regional School District will create and cultivate these conditions in the lives of our students:

* Sense of belonging

* Access to heroes and caring role models

* Sense of accomplishment

* Fun and excitement

* Curiosity and creativity

* Spirit of adventure

* Leadership and responsibility

* Confidence to set goals and take action to reach those goals

Values Statement

As a Professional Learning Community, we will implement our mission and support our vision by demonstrating:
* A focus on student learning
* Collaborative teamwork
* Personal accountability
* Trust and respect
* Job embedded professional development

Upcoming Events
Policy Committee Meeting @ SAU Oct 06, 2015 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM — SAU Conference Rm. 1
School Board Meeting @ SAU Oct 06, 2015 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
PD Day (No School) Oct 09, 2015
More events…
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106 Hancock Road

Peterborough, NH 03458


Samantha Smith

Administrative Assistant/ Professional Development

phone 603-924-3336 x2029

fax 603-924-6707

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