STMA District Staff Development

  • The District Staff Development Committee is charged with structuring district-wide professional development intending to improve instruction and ultimately student achievement. This committee, comprised of teacher representatives from each building, the Director of Teaching and Learning, the Curriculum Technology Coordinator, two non-certified staff members, and a school principal, develop district staff development goals that align with the district’s strategic directions. Subsequently, individual site teams draft school improvement plans, write SMART goals, and prepare building staff development action plans in a concerted effort to carry out the district’s mission of graduating students who are self-directed learners, purposeful and effective thinkers, and responsible citizens.

District 885 Vision

  • Independent School District 885 will be the pride of our community, with continued top rankings in academics, arts, activities, athletics, and resource management.

STMA Strategic Directions

  • To achieve its mission and attain its vision, District 885 will:

    • Engage in continuous improvement of teaching and learning.
    • Engage in continuous improvement of student support systems and programs.
    • Align people and organizational resources to sustain district success.
    • Cultivate family and community connections and increase advocacy in support of the district mission.

Staff Development Goals

  • Strategic Direction A: Engage in Continuous Improvement of Teaching & Learning

    Student Achievement Goal: During the 2019-2020 school year, students will achieve measurable academic growth.

    Staff Development Goal: Staff will increase the use of the data-driven dialogue process to promote the academic growth of students. Technology will be used to strengthen practices.


    Strategic Direction B: Engage in Continuous Improvement of Student Support Systems and Programs

    Student Achievement Goal: Students will have access to a safe environment that provides appropriate academic and social-emotional supports.

    Staff Development Goal: Staff will recognize and support student needs in an effort to provide equitable educational opportunities for all students.


    Strategic Direction D: Cultivate Family/Community Connections and Increase Advocacy in Support of District Mission

    Student Achievement Goal: Student achievement will be increased through partnerships, communications, and accountability among families, students, staff and community.

    Staff Development Goal: St. Michael-Albertville staff will continue to maintain strong school/community relationships through communications, programs, activities, training, and access to facilities.


    If you have questions, please contact Teri Johnson, Director of Teaching & Learning at 763-497-6531.