• Professional Development 

    The Platte County R-3's professional development focus is on student learning. The following four questions guide teachers and administrators as they work towards continuous improvement.
    • What do I want students to learn?
    • How do I know if they are learning? 
    • What am I doing if they are not learning? 
    • What am I doing if they have already learned what we have taught?

    Buildings spend time during team meetings, content meetings, and PLC meetings analyzing data and determining instructional needs.  It is through teachers' collaborative efforts that we can assure success for all students. 

    Professional Development Committee

    The Excellence in Education Act requires each school district to have a Professional Development Committee (PDC). PDC must work in collaboration with teachers and administrators for continuous school improvement. The primary function of the PDC can be summarized as follows:
    • Identify instructional concerns and remedies for beginning and experienced teachers;
    • Serve as a confidential consultant upon a teacher's request;
    • Assess faculty needs and develop in-service opportunities for certified school staff; and
    • Present to the proper authority, faculty suggestions, ideas, and recommendations pertaining to classroom instruction within the school district.  
    Professional Development Committee 2019-20
     Building  Representative(s)  Important Dates and Times
    Barry School Bridget Klingele, 6th Grade Math Teacher
    Professional Development Committee Meetings
    District Education Center (DEC)
    4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

    Annual Professional Development Conference

    December 7-11th, 2019 "Gateway to Success: Our Learning, Their Future"

    District Professional Development Events
    August 7th & 8th - New Teacher Orientation
    August 30th - District In-service
    October 14th - District In-service
    February 14th - District In-service
    April 13th - District In-service
    Compass Elementary Darcy Lippman, Special Education Teacher
    Platte City Middle School Barbie Glidewell, 2nd Grade Teacher
    Platte City Middle School Laura Hoefling, 8th Grade English Language Arts Teacher
    Platte County High School Dana Smith, Special Education Teacher
    Northland Career Center Curt Claycomb, Industrial Welding Instructor
    Siegrist Elementary Lori Mann, School Counselor
    Board of Education

    Sharon Sherwood, Board President
    Dr. Gwendolyn Cooke, Member

    District Education Center

    Shelli Baldwin, Coordinator of Professional Development and Instructional Technology
    Dr. Mike Brown, Assistant Superintendent - Academic Services and Continuous Improvement
    Aaron Duff, Coordinator of  Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
    Alicia Wilson, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment