• Professional Development


    Our Mission

    The goal of the Murrieta Valley Unified School District Staff Development Program is to improve the quality of classroom instruction by increasing the skills and competence of all teachers, thereby improving educational opportunities for the district's students.

    Programs Designed to Support New Teachers

    Programs Designed to Support Experienced Teachers

    These programs operate under the auspices of the Teacher Support Network Joint Committee, a seven-member panel composed of three district administrators and four Murrieta Educator Association representatives.

    MEA representatives

    • Leslie Hahn -  Middle School Representative
    • Dennine Harrison - Special Education Teacher Representative
    • Miranda Sather - Murrieta Mesa High School
    • Candace Whisenand - Elementary School Representative

    District representatives

    • Daniel Baldwin - Principal, Lisa J. Mails Elementary School
    • Rachel Duffy - Special Education Program Specialist
    • Steve Ellis - Director of Human Resources

    The Teacher Support Network Committee is expanded to thirteen members quarterly and serves as the district’s Teacher Induction Advisory Committee. The committee’s purpose is to oversee the district’s state accredited Induction program. The California Commission for Teacher Credentialing has approved the district’s plan, enabling new teachers with a preliminary credential to clear their credential over a two-year period.

    In addition to the identified Teacher Support Network Joint Committee members above, the additional members include:

    Teacher Induction Advisory Committee non-voting members

    • Susan Hall, Azusa Pacific University, IHE Representative
    • Bruce Williams, UMass Global University, IHE Representative
    • Melissa Woolfrey- Induction Mentor Representative
    • Courtnee Johnson - Induction Candidate Representative
    • Sean McCarthy - Induction Program Director / Coordinator of Staff Development
    • Jill Buschhausen - Induction Program Coordinator / EL Coordinator
    If you have any questions or concerns regarding professional development, please contact Sean McCarthy at 951-696-1600 Ext. 1280 or Erica Franklin at Ext. 1028.
Last Modified on October 18, 2022