Professional Learning

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At West Aurora School District 129 our in-house professional learning system is the cornerstone of our success, providing opportunities that empower our educators, students, and community. Since 2017, our certified staff of just over 900 members have earned 784 micro-credentials and over 2,500 competency-based badges. Our efforts centered around professional learning have resulted in a significant increase in our staff retention rate from 85% to 94%. 

With innovative events and opportunities, our staff are always prepared for the future, ensuring a dynamic and enriching learning environment.  We invite you to explore the many ways we support our staff and join us in fostering a thriving educational community dedicated to professional growth and excellence.

Job-Embedded Professional Learning Opportunities

Professional Learning Events

Microcredential and Competency Badge Courses

New Teacher Support

Michelle Jones

Michelle Jones

Director of Professional Learning
Julie Paulson

Julie Paulson

Professional Learning Office Professional
Laura Beatus

Laura Beatus

Professional Learning Coordinator
Shannon Walsh

Shannon Walsh

Professional Learning Administrator

If you have any questions about West Aurora University, please contact:

Michelle Jones
mjones@sd129.org

Registration Questions?

Contact Julie Paulson
jpaulson@sd129.org

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