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Professional Development

The Rockport Public School District values systematic, purposeful, and structured learning experiences, that improve teacher practice and student outcomes. We encourage educators to continually acquire and apply their knowledge, skills, and abilities to address student needs and district, school, and individual goals.
The RPS's PDC's purpose is to: 
1. continually develop, review, and revise the Rockport School District's Professional Development Manual. 
2. review and make recommendations with respect to the Rockport School District's Professional
Development Plan. Said recommendations will be presented to the Superintendent for his/her review and approval. 
3. oversee the implementation of any PDC recommendations that are approved by the Superintendent. 
4. provide feedback and suggestions for the professional development being offered, work to ensure that all schools are being provided with equitable and valuable professional development opportunities, and to encourage professional staff to develop and provide professional development to their peers.  
2021-2022 RPS PDC Committee:
Rob Liebow: Superintendent                           
Martha Wright: Director of Student Services               
Monty Hitschler: Director of Information Systems & Technologies         
Amy Rose: High School Principal               
Amanda LaMantia: Middle School Principal                 
Kristie Lambert: Elementary School Principal             
Amy Waterman: Elementary School Assistant Principal
Jodi Goodhue: Director of Recovery & Acceleration          
Rebecca Mackay Smith: High School English Teacher
Scott Larsen: High School Social Studies Teacher
Stacey Twombly: Elementary Reading Specialist          
Alyssa Englis: Elementary Speech Language Pathologist