Professional Development

The district provides continuous and job embedded professional development and training to all staff.  The driving force of professional development is the use of National Staff Development Council’s Standards for Staff Development, which covers Context, Process and Content.  Professional development in the Bullhead City School District is systematic and ongoing to provide “Best Practices” in instruction to improve overall student achievement.


Instructional Coaches
They provide classroom coaching, professional development, collaboration, data analysis, integration of technology in lesson, action research, book studies, and etc.  Instructional Coaches are trained monthly to continuously improve their skill in working with teachers and providing ongoing job-embedded professional development.

Team Leaders
Team Leaders are appointed by administration at each site to support and collaborate with teachers in mastering their craft.

Curriculum and Professional Development Committee

A District Curriculum/Professional Development Committee is formed annually in the district.  The Committee consists of two representatives from each school, one site administrator, and the District Curriculum/Professional Development Director.  The purpose of the Committee is to provide the LEA with ongoing curriculum and professional development needs.  The committee administers an annual survey to assist in targeting professional development activities to help teachers in implementing “Best Practices” in the classroom, classroom management, behavioral management, student engagement practices, time on task, etc.