"Every student deserves a great teacher, not by chance, but by design."

-Doug Fisher, Nancy Frey, and John Hattie


The Professional Learning Department will provide a comprehensive professional learning system aligned with individual, school, and district goals that cultivates growth through the practice of continuous improvement.

Our Goals: Every lesson and all student work are fully standards-aligned and delivered equitably so that all students are able to meet the standards and are prepared for what's next.  Our school district offers a positive and supportive learning environment where all stakeholders believe in their impact and ability to work collaboratively to challenge mindsets and increase learning potential.


Professional Learning Menu: Image of cog: Growth Mindset, School Culture, Teacher Voice, Disrupting Poverty.  Image of a checklist: Learning Walks/Tools, Lesson Study, ERPL Support.  Image of a pencil: Gradual Release, Questioning, Universal Lesson Design, Student Engagement, Student Voice.  Image of a play button: PLC Support, Collaborative Inquiry, Refecting on Teaching, Decision Making, Goal Setting.

Standards & Statutes



Our Mission

Department Contacts

The Office of Professional Learning

Volusia County School District
P O Box 2118
DeLand FL 32721-2118
Location: DeLand Administrative Complex
Phone: 386-734-7190
Office Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm


Wafa Picciolo, Coordinator
Email: WPicciol@volusia.k12.fl.us
Ext. 20504


Claudine Henderson, Specialist
Email: chenders@volusia.k12.fl.us
Ext. 20425

Meg Roa, Specialist
Email: mrroa@volusia.k12.fl.us
Ext. 20548

 Selina Jones, Specialist
Email: sajones@volusia.k12.fl.us
Ext. 20174

Wanda Conley, Analyst
Email: wlconley@volusia.k12.fl.us
Ext. 20551

Crystal Bradley, Office Specialist
Email: cbradley@volusia.k12.fl.us
Ext. 20550

Yuvinani Castanon-Hernandez, Office Specialist
Email: ycastano@volusia.k12.fl.us
Ext. 20552

The Teacher Induction Program has moved to the Office of Recruitment and Retention

Welcome New Teachers! Your contacts for the Teacher Induction Program are:

  • Christy Mahaney, Coordinator of Recruitment and Retention, 386-734-7190 extension 20492
  • Bonnie Turner, Office Specialist of Recruitment and Retention, 386-734-7190 extension 20115

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