Teacher Development

Teachers are not expected to be passive employees simply following management decisions. Rather, all staff members are invested in the school and its students and are given the opportunity to participate in shared reflection, problem solving, and planning with the school leadership outside of the classroom. At Lafayette Preparatory Academy, an environment of collaboration, teacher input, and innovation will always be prioritized as a critical component for the school’s long-term success. To ensure our teachers are supported in being the best educators in the city, they engage in a wide-range of development opportunities.

Professional Development

  • Professional Learning Institute (PLI)- An intensive multi-week professional development experience each summer
  • Weekly Professional Learning Committee (PLC) meetings after school
  • Data Analysis Inquiry Protocol- Shared reflection and analysis of classroom data
  • Lesson Study Inquiry Protocol- Shared reflection on best practices for designing and implementing lessons.
  • Teaching Practices Inquiry Protocol- Shared reflection on best practices for instruction.
  • Focused Instructional Leadership- Developing leadership potential within the classroom in the short and long-term.