Field Trip: Professional Development School

Kutztown Area School District needed more teachers. So along with several other districts, they offered education majors at nearby Kutztown University the chance to spend time in classrooms — at least 30 hours a year, starting as freshmen.

The goal? A source of amazing, well-trained teachers ready to hire upon graduation. But in the process, they uncovered another gem: the program is tremendously beneficial to teachers as well.

Superintendent George Fiore, high school math teacher Shaylon Krautwald, and Kutztown University education major Georgia Lobb give the details.


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