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Lafayette Mills Professional Development School

Mission Statement

The Professional Development School established by the Monmouth University School of Education and the Lafayette Mills School (Manalapan-Englishtown Public Schools) is a collaborative, learning-centered community that is dedicated to developing the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that will prepare P-20 learners for success in the 21st century workplace. All participants will promote and sustain:

  • A positive, engaging climate with effective teaching and learning experiences that focus on achievement for all students (P-20).
  • An emphasis on the 21st century skills: oral and written communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and technology.
  • Mutual responsibility of university and school personnel for the preparation and mentoring of teacher candidates.
  • Professional growth opportunities for pre-service and in-service teachers, as well as university faculty and administrators.
  • Shared inquiry, research, reflection, and discussion of “best practices” in assessment, teaching strategies, and achievement.
  • An emphasis on the Common Core, NJCCCS, and NJPST.