"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: Brewster Center - DeLand
Phone: 386-734-7190
Office Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm


Christy Mahaney, Coordinator
Ext. 20549


Claudine Henderson, Specialist
Ext. 20425

Wafa Picciolo, Specialist
Ext. 20504

Meg Roa, Specialist
Ext. 20548

Sarah Dowdell, Analyst
Ext. 20551

Crystal Bradley, Office Specialist
Ext. 20550

Miriam Gaylord, Office Specialist
Ext. 20552