Springboard to Success

    If you would like to fill out an Interest Form, please click here and enter your information: Springboard Interest Form
    For more information regarding Springboard, please contact the Department of Professional Development at 727-588-6000 extension 6223. 
    Melissa Lyons  lyonsme@pcsb.org

    Pinellas County Schools Springboard to Success is a free teacher training program that prepares new teachers with the practical skills they need to succeed right away. Evidence based teaching techniques, so you can start your career strong, with the foundation to grow quickly into a great teacher. Stay tuned for details on the 2020 Springboard to Success program.


    Intensive Practice

    Study proven teaching techniques and practice them intensively until they become second nature.

    Personalized Support

    Coaches will provide in-the-moment guidance and concrete strategies to apply in future lessons.

    Individual Feedback

    Coaches set clear expectations and continually monitor progress, customizing coaching to address your individual needs.

  • If you get the opportunity, do not pass it up. Take it. Jump in feet first.” 

    – Katherine Olsen, former program participant-turned-coach and current Instructional Staff Developer at Campbell Park Elementary

    Springboard helped me use different strategies to deal with behavior, day-to-day activities, and so much more! While I am teaching, I am always thinking to myself, "remember your numbered directions" and that has definitely helped out with transitions and expectations in the room.  I still refer to my binder!

    -Maria Marerro, former participant and current teacher at Pinellas Park Elementary

    As an ESE teacher, I took away many practices and resources that apply to my classroom and my population of students.  Facilitators were sure to connect all learning practices to how they would apply to ESE students/teachers/classrooms.  I truly felt included and supported  Springboard has made me a more confident and effective teacher! 

    -Cortnie Cullen, former participant and current teacher of ASD at New Heights Elementary 

    Springboard is the best thing to happen in my teaching career. It is full of engaging opportunities and insights on how to be a well-rounded teacher. I thank Springboard for providing constructive feedback that I continue to use in my own classroom daily. Not only does it provide valuable lessons and ideas, but also a sense that you are not in this alone! 

    -Kelsey Hayes, former participant and current social studies teacher at Madeira Beach Fundamental Middle School

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