Teachers, counselors, and staff find a professional home at Westport Day School where collaboration is at the forefront and staff work jointly to inform each other's success with each student. Daily wrap up meetings offer conversation and inquiry into every student's day and class performance, and there counselors offer therapeutic direction to teachers and staff. In-service professional learning days and bi-monthly Friday meetings focus on best teaching practices, state initiatives, and clinical topics all in round-table discussions.
Whole-staff training in therapeutic crisis intervention is presented each summer. Systematic data collection and our unique reporting process is reviewed and progress is considered school-wide. Developing staff and furthering learning opportunities are two of Westport Day School's goals. All are committed to and involved in crafting our annual Professional Development calendar and exploring next steps for learning together.