(for LPS faculty and staff)
    View this site for the Course Catalog, Lexington Learns Together information, and for Professional Learning updates.
     Professional learning is the link to quality teaching and learning and ultimately to increased student achievement. Lexington Public Schools is committed to three CORE PURPOSES:

    Academic Excellence
    Respectful and Caring Relationships
    A Culture of Reflection, Conversation, Collaboration and a Commitment to Continuous Improvement

    Only through collaborative work, can we fully realize our collective goals. To that end, the Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Learning is here to support and partner with all staff in the spirit of the Professional Learning Community (PLC) philosophy. The district will continue its focus on building Professional Learning Communities and using quality, research-based information in advancing instruction and student learning. The philosophy of Professional Learning Communities encourages distributive leadership and teachers working interdependently to analyze data that will impact professional practice in order to improve individual and collective results for children. Collaboration is the key to the success of Professional Learning Communities. PLCs underscore the role of teachers as leaders, and in this shared leadership model, the emphasis becomes meaningful teamwork, measurable goals, and regular collection and analysis of performance data, accompanied by appropriate interventions designed to promote student success.

    The Lexington Public Schools' Professional Learning program focuses on increasing students' academic achievement. As a result, professional learning will:

    • Be explicitly linked to school and district goals;
    • Support and expand professional learning communities;
    • Expand and strengthen data collection, both formative and informative, as a way to respond to student needs with appropriate instructional interventions:
    • Provide embedded professional learning and other professional learning opportunities of teachers that are tied to new curriculum and instructional implementations.

    The Lexington Public Schools has a longstanding commitment to a strong Professional Learning Program and takes great pride in offering professionally enriching opportunities for its staff.  The Lexington Public Schools was acknowledged for its outstanding Professional Development program in the November 10, 2010 issue of Education Week. 


    Additional Reports from the Professional Learning Committee
    LPS Professional Development Plan (presented October 6, 2009)
    In addition to the many in-district opportunities that are available to staff, the Lexington Public Schools is affiliated and works closely with the following organizations to support continuing growth.  
    Teachers as Scholars
    Primary Source
    Education Collaborative (EDCO)
    The Lexington Education Foundation
    Dr. Christine Lyons, Ph.D.
    Interim Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Learning
    (781) 861-2580 X 68044
    Coordinator of Professional Learning and Special Projects
    (781) 861-2580 X 68052
Last Modified on April 13, 2018