Professional Development

Professional Development at GRTWA: Teachers and Staff Never Stop Learning
Posted on 12/01/2021
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Gottesman RTW Academy's impassioned effort to foster a love of learning is ingrained in the very fabric of our school community. We believe that in order to inspire our students to be lifelong learners, we must lead by example, surrounding our students with faculty who themselves are encouraged to explore, question, take risks, and create.  We support our teachers in their endeavors to be pioneers in education, to be at the forefront of new and exciting classroom practices, and to be perpetual learners who will, in turn, inspire our students to find their own creative paths.

Teacher & Child

The administration of GRTWA understands that what we invest in our faculty is inherently an investment in our students. Every penny that isspent on providing meaningful professional development opportunities for both teachers and staff directly translates to more engaging, creative, and innovative classroom environments for our students. 

Teacher & Children

The subsequent impact on the student body is both profound and multidimensional. Each time a GRTWA educator explores an exciting new technology or platform and implements it in the classroom, students not only absorb the material at hand, but they also benefit from teaching techniques that tap into different learning modalities. 

Teacher & Child

GRTWA takes great pride in establishing an environment that fosters creativity for both teacher and student alike, and we know our staff feels fortunate to work in a school that recognizes the intrinsic value of professional development.

A Day of Meaningful Learning for GRTWA Faculty at the Quest Conference

On November 2, 2021, the Day School Initiative hosted its SIXTH Quest for Teaching Excellence Conference for the MetroWest Day Schools. While it looked different this year due to Covid, the spirit and sense of community and the high quality professional development options were still there. The Quest Conference this year virtually brought together more than 600 educators, staff, and administration to learn together.

Mazal tov to Judaic faculty member Nurit Lev, who was the GRTWA recipient of the Jerry Gottesman Award for the Pursuit of Teaching Excellence. This award is given to one faculty member from each day school for academic excellence.

We thank Nancy Delman for her many years as the Academic Excellence Coordinator and congratulate Rosa Lynch who will take over as the new Academic Excellence Coordinator for Gottesman RTW Academy

Says Rosa, “It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the new Academic Excellence Coordinator at Gottesman RTW Academy. I look forward to collaborating with faculty in designing an Individualized Professional Development Plan that will enhance not only their teaching but also the students’ learning experience. This program will create professional development for the entire faculty in a whole school approach designed to create a cohesive professional learning community. In addition, I am also looking forward to working with the other Deans of Faculty in the Greater MetroWest. The next Quest Conference is being planned for November 2023.”

A centerpiece of The Greater MetroWest Day School Initiative is the Quest for Teaching Excellence, a $1.2 million investment in providing professional development and support to all educators and faculty of the 4 day schools. The Quest is funded by the Paula and Jerry Gottesman Family Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest and the GMW Day School Community Fund of the JCF.