Research shows that highly skilled and expert teachers are the most important school based factor contributing to student achievement. Fayetteville-Manlius recognizes the value of ongoing teacher professional development and is committed to continuous training and learning opportunities for all teachers.
Professional development is directly connected to the goals and objectives of the Fayetteville-Manlius District Action Plan and building level initiatives. To meet the needs of teachers with varying experience levels and a wide range of discipline areas, professional development is supported in a myriad of ways and settings: district professional development day opportunities, graduate courses, workshops, curriculum development, conferences, and customized F-M in-service courses.
Teachers are strongly encouraged to engage in sustained professional development to advance their skills and share expertise with colleagues.