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East Port Orchard Elementary, Kindergarten - Grade 6
Every child is of the utmost importance. It is our supreme task that no matter the background or ability, we will care for and teach them as if they were our own and our most important link to the future...Principal Kristi Smith


Professional Development

East Port Orchard Elementary staff are able to take advantage of professional development opportunities throughout the year. Here is a sampling of the kind of ongoing learning and development underway at the school.

Program Resources

Book studies

Guided Math by Laney Sammons
Good Questions: Great Ways to Differentiate Math Instruction by Marian Small
Reading Power by Adrienne Gear

Technology training

Study Island

District PD sessions

Positive behavior training

  • Dr. Gregory Benner, associate professor of special education at the University of Washington, Tacoma, specializes in positive behavioral interventions and related supports, and tiered instruction systems, such as RTI.
  • Peaceful Playgrounds

PLC training sessions

Richard Dufour’s Professional Learning Community training and book study

Response to Intervention

Book study, Mike MattosPyramid Response to Intervention
In-person training — PLC & Response to Intervention

We Can Make the Connection
Professional development for instructional and classified staff is a significant factor within the Nine Characteristics of High-Performing Schools. At East Port Orchard, PD is integrated into everyone’s schedule and customized to build the necessary expertise — at the individual level. Taken as a whole, this approach to professional development has proven to deliver the best chance for success with the strategic objectives that drive school goals, and the instructional, assessment and student support frameworks in place.

quote A strong emphasis is placed on training staff in areas of most need. Feedback from learning and teaching focuses extensive and ongoing professional development. The support is also aligned with the school or district vision and objectives. quote

  The Blueprint

Professional Development
Student Support


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