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  • Our Mission:

    The Guilford County Schools Professional Learning and Leadership (PLL) department is committed to supporting the learning and development of leaders, educators, and support personnel. The mission of the PLL department is to improve the educational outcomes of all students by developing and implementing rich, immersive, and researched-based professional learning, as well as in-field coaching experiences for both new and experienced GCS staff. The department supports the talent development of employees throughout all stages of their careers.

    The PLL department commits to the success of the following priorities:

    • Professional Learning
    • Leadership Development
    • Onboarding and Retention
    • New Teacher Coaching
    • Evaluation Support





Professional Learning Upcoming Events

  • MOOCs for Educators (The Friday Institute)

    Built on research-based models of effective professional development, professional learning communities, and online communities of practice, MOOC-Ed courses focus on authentic, project-based learning, collaboration, and peer-supported learning.

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Contact Us

  • Margaret Walz
    Office Support III
    Phone: 336-370-8000

    Dr. Candice Bailey 
    Director - Educator Effectiveness 
    Phone: 336-665-8000

    Dr. Mark Seagraves
    Senior Executive Director - Professional Learning and Principal Pipeline 
    Phone: 336-665-8000

    Tonisha Walden
    Director - Professional Learning
    Phone: 336-665-8003

    Lei F. Washington
    Director - Professional Learning and Leadership Operational Support 
    Phone: 336-665-8000