Professional Development School District

A Vision to Transform Education

The Clarke County School District and the University of Georgia College of Education Professional Development School District aspires to transform education at all levels through a systemic, sustained and comprehensive partnership.

Our Mission for Student-Centered Learning

The mission of our partnership is to improve the quality of education for all our students through a student-centered approach which fosters engagement in learning, critical inquiry and higher order thinking skills, and a sense of civic responsibility.

Latest News

PDSD hosts 5th annual workshop for emerging partnerships in the region

The fifth annual Professional Development Schools (PDS) Workshop took place Oct.24 with an energetic group representing eight different universities and P-12 school districts from the Southeast. The day began at the Georgia Museum of Art, whereStacey Neuharth-Pritchett, associate dean for ……

Program explores links between language and social justice

UGA College of Education News Kristen B. Morales It’s a balancing act for teachers of multilingual students—how do you teach in a predominantly English-speaking school while still respecting a student’s native language? The issue is fraught ……

PDSD Open House Sept. 6

UGA faculty are invited to drop in any time on Wednesday, September 6 between 11:00am and 5:30pm in Aderhold Hall Room 629 to learn about the Professional Development School District (PDSD) partnership between the College of Education and the Clarke ……

CCSD principal Tad MacMillan elected to NAPDS Board of Directors

National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) News Summer 2017 Clarke Middle School principal Tad MacMillan has been elected by the NAPDS membership to be the newest member of the NAPDS Board of Directors. Mr. MacMillan has worked in public schools ……

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Event Calendar

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2015 Award for Exemplary Professional Development School Achievement.


mentor teachers, teacher candidates, and faculty/graduate students have participated in Co-Teaching Workshops