Professional Development


National Board Certification

Anita Bernhardt, Assistant Superintendent

The York School Department maintains a strong commitment to providing a coordinated and comprehensive professional development program for educators.

Guided by the York Educational Strategic Plan, the Comprehensive Needs Assessment and the 3-Year Plan for Improvement, the York Administrative Team coordinates professional development offerings. Professional development opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • Collaboration with the UMO Center for Comprehensive Literacy, graduate level literacy courses are available on-site in York, taught by our own, highly trained Teacher Leaders. York is a leading training center for elementary literacy teachers in southern Maine
  • Instructional coaching in literacy, mathematics and special education
  • A yearly Summer Institute that brings together educators from various school systems for shared professional development.
  • Technology integration offerings, through Summer Institute and district support.
  • Professional Learning Communities that support continued professional reflection and growth at each school
  • Collaboration with local universities, including the University of Southern Maine and the University of Maine.
  • Tuition reimbursement options for advanced studies.