Department Contact:

Elita Driskill

(682) 867-7504

The Professional Learning Department promotes the success of all students by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of professional learning that is shared and supported by the school community.  As a branch of Academic Services, the department is responsible for the design, development and implementation of a coherent professional learning and support system:

  • rooted in student and educator needs;
  • focused on content and pedagogy;
  • designed to ensure equitable access, opportunities, and outcomes for all students;
  • ongoing, intensive and embedded in practice;
  • collaborative, with an emphasis on shared accountability;
  • supported by adequate resources; and
  • coherent and aligned with other standards, policies, and programs.

Together with district, campus and community stakeholders, the department provides professional learning aligned to research and evidence-based practices, the District strategic plan, and nationally-recognized Standards for Professional Learning.

T-TESS Resources

T-TESS is the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System. It is a new teacher evaluation system for the state of Texas designed to support teachers in their professional development and help them grow and improve as educators.

State Resources

Local Resources

Professional Learning