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Supporting student achievement by providing professional development for all teachers and leaders through innovation, experimentation, and collaboration.

SLPS Mission

The mission of the St. Lucie Public Schools is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools, equipped with the knowledge, skills, and desire to succeed.

Talent Development Mission

If we provide quality professional learning for our teachers aligned to the SLPS Framework for Quality Instruction and Florida Standards, then teachers will transfer learning to their classrooms and school site to increase student achievement, as measured by multiple accountability indicators.


All employees in SLPS benefit from a cohesive, sustained, job-embedded system of support to meet the needs of all students.

OTL Now Monthly Newsletter

Check out the Office of Teaching and Learning monthly newsletter. This is for all employees of St. Lucie Public Schools.

OTL Now Monthly Newsletter

Instructional Technology Notebook

Are you an employee searching for information, tutorials, or user guides on how to use the digital applications provided by St. Lucie Public Schools? Click on the instructional notebook below and sign in using your SLPS credentials to view training materials on Canvas, Teams, Flipgrid, Skyward, and more.


  • professional development opportunities that meet the needs of all learners to increase student achievement.
  • building in capacity in all employees.
  • teachers to deliver high quality lessons to students, resulting in an increase of student achievement.
  • the use of data to drive instruction.
  • the SLPS Framework for Quality Instruction as a tool to support classroom instruction.
  • the coaching cycle to support teacher development.
  • the use of CHAMPS and other classroom management techniques to ensure all students can access learning opportunities.
  • social emotional learning strategies.
  • the effective use of a variety technology tools.


  • growth minded
  • problem solvers/solution focused
  • supportive
  • data driven
  • independent learners
  • strong communicators (written/oral)
  • flexible and can adapt to changes
  • attentive to details
  • open to feedback
  • collaborative
  • reflective
The Talent Development Team
The Talent Development Team

Instructional Specialists assigned to schools

A devoted team of professionals supporting student achievement by providing professional development for teachers and leaders through innovation and collaboration.
Teacher Development
Teacher Development

Training and Support

The Talent Development team offers ongoing professional learning opportunities on a variety of content to support teachers. This includes but is not limited to: a framework of high yield instructional strategies for all learners, emerging technology tools for the classroom, and ongoing support.
Innovative Technology
Innovative Technology

Resources & Tech Offerings

The Talent Development team is focused on supporting teachers as they infuse instructional technology in their classrooms.
Leadership Development
Pathways to Administration

Pathways to Leadership

Professional Development programs created to support and prepare passionate teachers with communication skills, interpersonal and conceptual skills, and leadership development to lead schools towards improving academic growth and student learning.
Collaborative Learning and Planning
Supporting of PLCs

Supporting CLPs

The Talent Development team is focused on supporting teachers as they infuse instructional technology in their classrooms.
Tech Up Check Up Podcast

Girl Tech Innov8rs
Julia Hilburn and Laurie Boyer

Podcast and Description

Listen wherever you get your podcasts from; Apple, iHeart Radio, Pandora, Amazon, etc.

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We Appreciate You

Every business partner of the Talent Development team is greatly appreciated.

Talent Development is thankful to have a strong community of supporters allowing us to utilize their training facilities and empowering our teachers and students.