Springboard to Success

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    Springboard to Success is a free teacher training program, unique to Pinellas County Schools, that prepares new teachers with the practical skills needed to succeed in the classroom as well as having practice-teaching time to hone those skills. By learning and practicing these evidence-based teaching techniques, early career educators will be sure to have a solid foundation for a strong start to their careers.



    Through professional development, participants will learn proven teaching techniques and will practice intensively until these strategies become natural, while simultaneously receiving feedback from trained coaches (teachers, staff developers, and literacy/behavior coaches within the district) to help facilitate learning, application of the techniques, and processing of new material.


    Personalized Support/Individual Feedback
    Coaches will provide in-the-moment guidance to participants while also sharing concrete examples of the execution of teaching techniques within the classroom.  Coaches customize bite-sized feedback to address individual needs, designing a personalized scope and sequence of skills for each participant on which to focus to make a positive impact on the teaching and learning environment in each class.


    Cohort and Culture Building
    Participants will become part of the 2022 Springboard to Success summer cohort as they progress through the program together. During the program, participants can expect fun, culture-building activities that unite the group (and can be replicated in future classrooms) while experiencing guest speakers and exposure to important topics that affect education.


    Contact Information
    To learn more about the Springboard to Success program, please contact:

    Lamar Washington
    (727) 588-6224 ext. 1909

    Lisa Brackney
    (727) 588-6224 ext. 1419