Staff Development

Lifelong learning is the continuous building of skills and knowledge throughout the life of an individual

The Department of Staff Development offers quality learning for all employees of the Lincoln Public Schools.  It is important that all employees have the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge that will allow them to be effective in their position.

One of the goals of the Lincoln Public Schools is to raise the achievement of all students.  Teacher quality and continued improvement in instruction is one of the greatest factors contributing to student achievement.  Quality professional development can increase the knowledge of academic content and teaching skills to enhance interaction with students and their learning.

The Staff Development office coordinates the work of the many LPS departments who contribute to the continual learning of certificated and classified staff.  This Staff Development web page will provide information about current offerings for flextime, workshops, and courses.  Flextime guidelines, salary advancement procedures, and contractual professional development information are also contained on this web page.  Information is also provided for new teachers about new teacher orientation, tenure requirements, and mentoring.  Classified staff can find information on project para and other training opportunities.

To become acquainted with the people in the Staff Development office, click on Who We Are.  This will give you a description of their duties and who to contact when you have a particular question.

The Department of Staff Development is pleased to help you to continue your life long learning.  If we can be of help, please contact us.

 Professional Development Catalog

Contact Us

Takako Olson
Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Jami Swanson
Professional Development Specialist

Amy Windle
Professional Development office

Heather Abernethy
Professional Development office