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Professional Development and Digital Learning

Smiley Villavicencio
Smiley Villavicencio
Director
svillavicencio@mvusd.net 

Contact

Irene Roque
Secretary III
iroque@mvusd.net
951-571-7500
Ext. 17716

Department Overview

The Professional Development and Digital Learning​ Program is designed to support staff  with implementing the California State Standards and core curriculum. Emphasis is placed on the areas of literacy, mathematics and instructional strategies to enhance student success. Training and support are provided year round at school sites and the Professional Development Center. 

Specialists

District Professional Development Specialists present workshops and seminars in all content areas designed to build the capacity of district staff. We provide support to individual schools and/or teachers in devising programs, analyzing data, and enriching the learning environments of our classrooms. A comprehensive professional development program is grounded in the analysis of multiple data points and focuses on accelerating student achievement. The choices are guided by the ultimate goal of students graduating and becoming college and career ready, being mindful of the feedback received from teachers.

Professional Development

Professional development is planned at each individual school according to the needs identified in the school’s Single Site Plan for Student Achievement. Using data regarding student achievement, together with the knowledge of students’ learning styles and needs, an individual school determines the site focus for professional development. Site level collaboration within departments and grade levels also enables teachers to learn from one another and improve instructional strategies to increase student achievement.

Meet Our Team!

Zackary Adams

Professional Dev Specialist

Danette Aguilar

Professional Dev Specialist

Amna Ahmad

Professional Dev Specialist

Brian Bates

Professional Dev Specialist

Kathryn Bayne

Professional Dev Specialist

Nicholas Cannis

Professional Dev Specialist

Lauren Ciaccio

Professional Dev Specialist

Audra Ciasullo

Professional Dev Specialist

Jennifer Covington

Professional Dev Specialist

Jill Dayton

Professional Dev Specialist

Angela Dube Robinson

Coordinator-Professional Dev

Patricia Gomez

Technology Prof Dev Specialist

Rachel Greaves

Professional Dev Specialist

Daniel Holm

Prof Dev Spec - AVID Emphasis

Eleanor Holm

Professional Dev Specialist

Blair Jensen

Prof Dev Spec - IB Emphasis

Ann Jiron

Professional Dev Specialist

Randall Largo

Secretary II

LaNitta Lee

Professional Dev Specialist

Carissa Marin

Professional Dev Specialist

Marlies Nelson

Professional Dev Specialist

Rosemary Nirschl

Professional Dev Specialist

Terrence Outlaw

Technology Prof Dev Specialist

Irene Roque

Secretary III

Ibet Ruiz

Professional Dev Specialist

Jess Sanchez

Professional Dev Specialist

Christine Schmidt

Prof Dev Spec-READ180 Emphasis

Sharon Scott

Professional Dev Specialist

Matthew Story

Professional Dev Specialist

Bertha Thigpen

Professional Dev Specialist

Tina Torres

Professional Dev Specialist

Smiley Villavicencio

Director III-Professional Dev

Robin Williams

Professional Dev Specialist