Professional Development

Jenifer Kuras, Director

Jenifer KurasDirector

Phone(561) 649-6839
3300 Forest Hill Boulevard, Suite C-206
West Palm BeachFL33406

Purpose and Functions

The Professional Development Department is committed to working in collaboration with all departments and schools to provide, promote, and monitor high-quality professional learning that increases the effectiveness of instructional and non-instructional personnel throughout our District.

In order to foster a culture of excellence and equity for all students, all professional learning is aligned to the framework of the Palm Beach Focused Model and Marzano School Leader Evaluation Model. In addition, Professional Development assists with all required reports at the District, State, and Federal level. Services provided include:

  • Palm Beach Focused Model Framework training, coaching and implementation support for district and school-based employees.
  • Assistance and support for evaluation tools within iObservation, including reports and use of resources to support evaluation and individual professional development plans.
  • Enterprise Learning Management (ELM) System assistance and technical support for all schools and departments offering professional development.
  • Support for schools with aligning their school improvement efforts with their professional development plan.
  • Coaching, mentoring and support for all new educators on certification requirements as outlined by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE).
  • Ensures all student interns and practicum students from universities are placed with the appropriate and trained personnel in District schools.
  • Support schools with the implementation and training required for Professional Learning Communities (PLC).
The School District of Palm Beach County