Professional Growth & Innovation

We will grow the natural talents and skills of our NNPS employees to ensure that all learners find success.

Angela Rhett, Director of Professional Growth & Innovation, (757) 283-7850

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NNPS National Board Certification Cohort

Calling all teachers! Are you interested in earning National Board Certification? NNPS is forming a cohort of educators who will work toward Board certification beginning in the 24-25 school year.

Qualified Applicants:

  • have completed a minimum of three successful years of teaching or counseling (with a ten-year renewable license) by the end of the 23-24 school year
  • possess a constant desire to learn and grow professionally
  • embody a strong work ethic and professional focus
  • are committed to serving in NNPS

The application window goes live on April 18 and closes at midnight on May 15. Information sessions are scheduled for April 18 and 22. Interested educators are encouraged to join and learn more. You may also enroll in our Canvas course to learn more about the National Board process.

Are you interested and ready to take the next step? Click here to apply for the National Board cohort. Applicants will receive notification about whether they have been selected the week of May 28.
Model Teachers

New Teacher Support

NNPS provides a variety of supports for new teachers. All first year teachers participate in a year-long mentoring program with an optional second year.

At the elementary level, teachers are also paired with a teacher coach to further personalize the learning experience. Additional specialized learning opportunities are available through the New Teacher Academy, which is offered through our division-level professional development program.

Finally, our team of model teachers is prepared to support and assist new teachers throughout the school year.

Frontline Employee Development

Frontline Employee Development

Frontline helps employees navigate the vast array of in-house professional development opportunities in a way that makes sense to the individual.

Click here to browse through current offerings. Participants must log in to register for courses.

Smart is something you become

Continuous Improvement

NNPS is committed to elevating the knowledge, skill, and experience levels of all employees. We provide support for employees who wish to further their education or obtain additional certifications and help to promote instructional excellence through mechanisms such as National Board certification.

Instructional Coaching

NNPS provides direct, job-embedded support for teachers to further develop their professional expertise. Instructional coaching opportunities are available to teachers at all levels and across many disciplines, including English and language arts, mathematics, science, social studies and technology.

At the elementary level, our team of teacher coaches works across content areas to support new teachers and those who are new to a grade level. Coaching work is customized and driven by the learner to provide a meaningful experience that impacts performance and sustains improvement.

Our coaches and specialists are experts in their fields and are passionate about supporting colleagues. By developing strong relationships and using a research-based approach, NNPS teachers and coaches collaborate to learn together.

Professional Learning in Action

We are serious about building the expertise of our employees. With specific goals and an intentional plan to reach those goals, we are working together strategically to get smarter.