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Klein ISD Professional Learning Team Receives Statewide Award

Klein ISD Professional Learning Team Receives Statewide Award
Lindsey Yancey

Klein ISD’s Professional Learning team has been honored as one of only two districts in the state to win the 2023 Outstanding Professional Learning Award from Learning Forward Texas. This is the second time the Professional Learning team has been recognized for this award.

The annual award recognizes exemplary districts, teams, or campuses that utilize high-quality, results-driven professional learning designed to impact student achievement.

“Our teachers provide high-quality learning environments for our students, and our phenomenal Professional Learning Department is instrumental in designing and delivering tools for their success,” Associate Superintendent for Human Resources Bob Anderson said. “I’m so proud of this dedicated team as they work together to provide excellent leadership opportunities for educators in our schools.” 

Klein ISD’s Professional Learning team has been specifically recognized for creating a leadership pipeline for teachers through the Teacher Leadership Development Academy. The Teacher Leadership Development Academy is a one-year cohort program for Klein ISD teachers with leadership potential to learn skills in conflict management, skillful communication, organization and time management, team-building, and culture. 

“We are humbled to receive this award again from Learning Forward Texas,” Director of Professional Learning Monica Shallenberger said. “This award is an acknowledgment to our Teacher Leadership Academy and the many teacher leaders in the cohort who are hungry to grow for the benefit of kids and campuses. We feel blessed to create meaningful content that we are passionate about on our team. Serving our Klein ISD teachers and staff is our daily joy.” 

We are so proud of this prestigious award that honors Klein ISD’s commitment to excellence in professional learning with a focus on inspiring, encouraging, and developing others.

Learning Forward Texas is an educational nonprofit association committed to a singular vision of excellent teaching and learning every day in K-12 education.

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