Faculty Take Advantage of Enriching Professional Development Experiences
Munnerlyn Campus faculty are taking full advantage of the numerous professional development opportunities available to them through the school. Faculty members are attending a wide variety of professional development opportunities, such as workshops, conferences, and other opportunities for continuing education in their respective fields. Over the summer, faculty also will participate in professional programming. For example, this year’s Lastinger Summer Scholars include Rebecca Howes, who will be attending an AP Spanish Literature and cultural seminar in Madrid; Farah Barake who will study use of cinema and media in the classroom in regard to French language at FestiFLE Cannes in France; and Carolina Collins, who will attend Spanish language and cultural immersion classes in Costa Rica. In addition, Janet Buford will be studying the ecology of the Baja. Baja, California is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
“Our faculty are leaning into the opportunities available to them to continue to be lifelong learners,” said Jefferson Brant, Dean of Faculty. “Our entire community benefits from the enrichment programming faculty attend – students in the classroom, and teachers when new information that was learned is shared across the department. We are thankful for the school’s dedication to professional development.”
The Delores & Allen Lastinger Summer Scholars Fund
Established in 2000 through a gift from Delores and Allen Lastinger, the Lastinger Summer Scholars Fund will provide for professional development opportunities over and above those required, and will benefit not only the faculty members’ educational needs but also the expanded community of Episcopal School of Jacksonville. Some of the most rewarding professional development programs are those extended summer programs offered by numerous universities, agencies, and foundations.