PSC – Professional Study Committee

PSC, the Professional Study Committee, is composed of eight members: four members appointed by the MPEA Executive Board of the Association and four members from the administrative group appointed by the Board of Education. This was negotiated in 1967 in MPEA’s first contract.

PSC stands for the Professional Study Committee and is the curriculum advisory committee for the district.   PSC works to  ensure that the district-wide curriculum provides the framework for what all students are expected to know, do, and be able to perform.  It is vital that the curriculum is aligned across grade levels and that it addresses the requirements identified through the State Standards and Benchmarks for teaching and learning.  As the curriculum advisory committee for the district, the Professional Study Committee (PSC) is responsible for:

  • Establishing and maintaining an ongoing framework and process for curriculum development conducted by task forces representing teachers, administrators and community members

  • Collaboratively developing an aligned curriculum including outcomes, best-practice delivery, and assessment

  • Evaluating current and proposed programs

  • Assessing the need for recommended change and the impact the change would have on other areas

  • Facilitating a process to generate (design, formulate) staff development

  • Coordinating curriculum with all other district and building initiatives

  • Investigating innovative and proven practices and continuing to keep current with learning theory

Currently serving on PSC for the 2020-2021 school year:

  • Linda Boyd-Assistant Superintendent, Central Office
  • Erin King-Title I, Pullen Elementary, Chair
  • Katie Hoyle-3rd Grade, Fancher Elementary
  • Wendy Hoyle-6th Grade Language Arts, MPMS
  • Allison Karr-2nd Grade Teacher, Vowles Elementary
  • Kristi Volz – Science, MPHS
  • Wendy Epple-Ex Officio
  • Marcy Stout-Principal, Ganiard Elementary
  • Katie Rinke-Principal, Fancher Elementary
  • Darby Weaver-Principal, MPMS
  • John Winkler-Principal, MPHS

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