Faculty Professional Development

Check out the video below to see how professional development activities enrich our teachers' work and our students' learning!

What defines an excellent teacher? At Potomac, we talk about "the who" and "the what" of excellent teaching; that is, the personal qualities and character, and the professional knowledge and skills, that together position a teacher to have a lasting positive effect on students.

We hire with "the who" and "the what" in mind, and we empower our faculty to continually expand upon their personal and professional strengths. In fact, Potomac's budget includes more than $300,000 for professional development each year, enabling 100% of our teachers to take advantage of exciting opportunities to continue to learn and grow. This helps ensure that Potomac teachers bring the very best instruction, ideas, and inspiration to their students every day!

 

WEAVING ARTISTRY WITH TRADITION

Summers find Intermediate School Art Teacher Hillary Steel in the Mexican town of Tenancingo, focused intently as she weaves fine cotton cloth on a traditional backstrap loom.

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A “LATIN CAMP” FOR LATIN TEACHERS

Every September, Upper School Latin teacher Dick Lillis jokes to his classes that, like some of his students, he spends part of his summer at Latin camp. For the past five years, he’s attended the Conventiculum Dickinsoniense: an immersion seminar that invites its participants to treat Latin as a spoken language.

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A JOURNEY ACROSS SOUTH AFRICA

IS math teacher Scott Clark found himself on the adventure of a lifetime when Potomac supported his trip to South Africa during the summer of 2018.

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