St. Vrain Valley School District is the educational home of more than 30,000 of Colorado’s students. The eighth largest school district in the state, St. Vrain Valley operates 53 schools that are spread over 411 square miles.
The makeup of the schools include: 1 stand alone Preschool, 26 Elementary, 2 K-8, 7 Middle, 1 Middle/Senior, 8 High, 1 Alternative, and 6 Charter.
Located approximately 30 miles north of Denver, the District is geographically diverse. Its physical boundaries extend from the Continental Divide into the plains of Colorado. Adding to its scenic setting are historic downtown Longmont and the backdrop of Rocky Mountain National Park and Longs Peak.
There are 13 different communities that makeup St. Vrain Valley School District: eastern Boulder, Broomfield, Dacono, Erie, Firestone, Frederick, Hygiene, Longmont, Lyons, Mead, Niwot, Peaceful Valley, and Raymond. Parts of Boulder, Broomfield, Larimer, and Weld Counties fall within its boundaries.
The Office of Professional Development provides ongoing support for licensed, administrative, and classified personnel. The department also coordinates the induction program for certificated personnel new to the district or their position. To learn about classes that are being offered through the St. Vrain Valley School District for teacher re-licensure credit, click on “Register for Classes” in the top menu bar.
Guiding principles of the Office of Professional Development
- Improve learning for all students.
- Improve teacher effectiveness.
- Set high standards for teachers, administrators and classified staff.
- Promote continuous staff learning and reflection.
- Enhance staff intellectual and leadership capacity.
Underlying Assumptions of Professional Development in St. Vrain
- Continuous learning and reflection lead to improved professional practice, job performance and/or increased student learning.
- Adults learn well by structuring their own learning.
- Collaborative problem solving fosters efficacy and interdependence among staff.
- Learning that is designed by the individual(s) must be research based, data driven and centered on professional practice, job performance and/or increased student learning.
- Learning must be linked to district, school, and professional growth goals.
- Effective professional development generates results that are talked about and shared with students and colleagues.
The Professional Development Office is located in the Learning Services Center, 401 S. Pratt Parkway, Longmont.
Office Hours are 7:30 – 4:30, M – F, except for June and July, when we are open 6:30 – 5:00, M – Th.