The Department of Continuous Improvement and Professional Learning 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 Continuous Improvement and Professional Learning office coordinates the work of the many LPS departments who contribute to the continual learning of certificated and classified staff.  This Continuous Improvement and Professional Learning website provides information about current offerings for workshops and courses.  Guidelines, salary advancement procedures, and contractual professional development information are also contained on this website. 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 Continuous Improvement and Professional 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 Continuous Improvement and Professional Learning is pleased to help you to continue your life long learning.  If we can be of help, please contact us.


Contact Us

Dr. Sarah Salem
Associate Superintendent for Teaching and Learning 

Dr. Takako Olson
Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

Lisa Ford Osterman
Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Office

Heather Abernethy
Professional Learning office