Title: Educational Leadership & Designing a Professional Development Plan
This presentation will offer opportunities to dialogue about a being an educational leader and a director’s role in designing a strong professional development plan that strengthens your vision, identifies goals, determines objectives, develops strategies and a timeline. We will discuss the components for creating a yearly plan that supports a variety of professional development initiatives, team building, staff expectations, intentions for the year, tracking methods, and staff evaluations. We will also share ideas, challenges and barriers that you may have. We will leave you with a set of questions and a tool that you can take back to your site to utilize with your administrative and teaching teams.
Sandy Osborne Bio
I am in my fifth year as the Director at the JCCSF Helen Diller Family Preschool where I oversee a staff of 40. We are a school that is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach and guided by Jewish values. Before working at the JCCSF, I worked for San Francisco Unified School District for 20 years; 5 years as a teacher and 15 years as the Site Director at the Presidio Child Development Center where I was instrumental in creating a nationally recognized early education program (infant – 5th grade). I received my undergraduate degrees in Child Development & Family Life and Elementary Education from Oregon State University. I earned my Masters degree in Education Administration from San Francisco State University. I was selected to become a California Early Childhood Mentor Director in March 2011 and I served as President of the S. F. Association for the Education of Young Children 6/03 - 6/10.
Kelly Dotson Bio
Kelly Dotson is currently the Site Director at Rosenberg Early Childhood Center which is part of the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. Kelly has been working in the Bay Area Early Care and Education field since 1998. She earned her Masters of Arts in Early Childhood Education Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College at Columbia University and her Bachelors of Arts in Child and Family Development from Bowling Green State University.