Professional Development

2320 New Beginnings Rd. Bldg. #1, Kissimmee, Florida 34744

Phone: 407-518-2940 / Fax: 407-518-2988

Janice C. Franceschi


Professional Development
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The Professional Development Learning Center is located at
2320 New Beginnings Road in Building 1, Kissimmee, Florida.

Office hours:  7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 407-518-2940
Fax: 407-518-2988



 O u r  W o r k …

  • •   Maintain and provide support in the My Professional Growth System (MyPGS)     
  •     which manages employee professional learning and inservice credit record
    •   Provide support to schools and departments in the development, implementation, and
  •     evaluation of professional learning courses
    •   Provide support to educators in development and implementation of
  •     Individual Professional Growth Plans
    •  Collaborate with Professional Development Leads from each school through
    •     the Professional Development Council for Instructional Staff
      •   Collaborate with Professional Development PSS representatives from
  •     departments through the PSS Professional Development Council
    •   Provide support to educators new to Osceola County through mentor programs,
  •     New Teacher Orientation, and New Educator Symposiums
    •   Provide courses for add-on certifications in the areas of ESE, ESOL, Reading and Gifted
    •   Collaborate with other district departments to provide Professional Development
  •     Days for Instructional and Professional Support Staff
    •   Provide district professional development through the Title II, Part A Federal Program
    •   Develop partnerships with Colleges and Universities

PD Dept Red Carpet Award 2018


O u r   S t a f f …

  • •  Janice C. Franceschi, Director of Professional Development
  • •  Virginia Ramie, Director of Student Success and Instructional Improvement          
    • •  Mackenzie Bertram, Coordinator of Induction
  • •  Michelle Henninger, Senior Manager for School Leadership Training and Development
  • •  Karen Vislocky, Ed.D., Senior Manager Student Success and Instructional Improvement
    • •  Angela Stein, Assistant for Professional Development 
  • •  Justin Revell, Educational Specialist
  • •  Abbey Arnold, Instructional Framework Coach for Professional Development
  • •  Heidi Foley, Lead Instructional Mentor
  • •  Liz Salvato, Lead Instructional Mentor
  • •  Janette Pachay, Secretary for Student Success and Instructional Improvement
  • •  Lissa Reyes, Secretary for Professional Development
  • •  Lessie Mohr, Accountant I
  • •  Salisha Hargreaves, Records Clerk
    • •  Iris V. Rodriguez, Clerk Typist
  • •  Lynn Radziseski, Clerk Typist

The School District of Osceola County, Florida, does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities, on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital status or genetic information in its educational programs, services or activities, or in its hiring or employment practices. The District also provides equal access to its facilities to the Boys Scouts and other patriotic youth groups, as required by the Boys Scout of America Equal Access Act.

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