FOSTERING a Dynamic Learning Community
Creating a vibrant learning community starts with teachers and staff. Because of our commitment to professional development, we attract and keep first-class teachers. We recognize and respect the teacher as the key to the future, and we focus on training that supports their work in developing a child's highest potential for learning and living.
Dr. Joyce Burick Swarzman, who has trained teachers locally and internationally for decades, made professional development a priority when she became the head of Corbett Prep – then known as Independent Day School – in the 1990s. Today she remains at the school as its president of initiatives and training, where she can focus on Corbett Prep's mission of serving as a private school with a public purpose. Read more about Dr. Swarzman here.
Corbett Prep's commitment to professional development begins with hiring faculty who value opportunities to stretch and challenge themselves. As educators, we embrace the Olympic mentality: the best always work to be better.
This means building in the time for study, reflections, and review. During teacher in-service every Tuesday, half-day workshops monthly, week-long intensive training before the start of school and conferences throughout the year, we provide the clear message that we are a culture that supports a lifelong learning mentality.
Corbett Prep regularly invites educators to campus for professional development. As a "private school with a public purpose," Corbett Prep remains committed to and passionate about sharing its learning community with educators from the Tampa Bay area, the state of Florida, and around the world.