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Welcome to the Plymouth Public Schools Office of Administration and Instruction.  Our district prides itself on providing a personalized learning experience for our students. We offer a dynamic curriculum and a wide variety of programs and services designed to meet the individualized needs of our students.

The Department of Administration and Instruction leads the district in the areas of learning, teaching, assessment, and professional development. We strive to raise student achievement, to assist our educators and school leaders with the necessary tools to heighten their practice, to analyze assessment instruments and data, and to offer relevant, on-going professional development. 

The Plymouth Public Schools Office of Administration and Instruction is responsible for the following:

  • Curriculum planning, coordination, and evaluation
  • Supervision and personnel administration
  • Grant development and supervision
  • Community involvement  
  • District policies and procedures
  • District and School improvement planning

 

Plymouth is a community with a long history of being highly supportive of its schools. I feel fortunate in my role as Assistant Superintendent to work in an environment where students are our highest priority. I invite you to explore our district’s website for more detailed information regarding our current initiatives, curriculum, and programs. Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions.

Christopher S. Campbell, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent
Administration & Instruction
Plymouth Public Schools 

 508.830.4300 TEL
508.746.1873 FAX

ccampbell@plymouth.k12.ma.us

twitter.com/PPS_AsstSupt 

Smart PD

Please click HERE to access our professional development website.

Assessment

In order to accomplish the commitment to support all children in achieving high academic standards, the Plymouth Public Schools establishes the means by which to monitor and report student achievement based on students’ progress toward grade specific academic standards as established by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Click on the link below to view the Massachusetts Department of Education's District Report Card for Plymouth Public Schools. 

On February 9, 2012, Massachusetts was granted a waiver from certain NCLB requirements. Prior to seeking this flexibility, the Commonwealth’s schools and districts were assessed based on both the state’s five-level Framework for District Accountability and Assistance and the requirements of NCLB. Beginning in the 2012-13 school year, Massachusetts will implement a unified system for classifying districts and schools:

Click HERE to learn more about the changes to the Annual Accountability Determinations.

 

Professional Development

Professional Development Mission & Philosophy

The mission of the Plymouth Public Schools' Professional Development Program is to improve and sustain the professional growth of ALL employees through collegially planned learning and offer opportunities to grow in new areas of learning, both individually and collaboratively, as we prepare our students for a rapidly changing society. These opportunities will promote more effective teaching and learning, explore current research in education, and foster personal and professional growth.

The Plymouth Public Schools believes that staff members should be provided with instructional development opportunities that are consistent with our Strategic Plan. Identified in the Strategic Plan are the Core Beliefs, Mission and Vision statements for the Plymouth Public Schools along with four strategic goals, which include students' social and emotional growth, increased family and community engagement, enhancing academic achievement of all students at all levels, and to provide a strong district and school leadership. Our professional development offerings will ensure continuous improvement for the Plymouth Public Schools, focus our energy and talents within the district and, most importantly, focus on the future of our district for our students.

We believe that professional development honors educators' willingness to grow through life-long, continuous learning. Professional development includes opportunities for educators to: 

  • Deepen understanding of content knowledge
  • Study and implement researched-based best practices
  • Collaborate in professional learning communities
  • Understand the link between new practices and student learning needs

We believe that professional development engages educators in discussion, active participation, and reflection, culminating with implementation in the classroom.

Our district's Professional Development Program contains a variety of opportunities for Plymouth educators to acquire content knowledge and understanding and to develop and adopt innovative research-based instructional strategies designed to promote active learning, reflection, creativity and inquiry. Through staff meetings, in-service workshops, after-school and online courses, conferences, study groups, P.A.S.S., and committee meetings we are working hard to implement the goals of our District Strategic Plan. Our ongoing professional development promotes research-based teaching methods, standards-based content-specific curriculum and assessment improvements, differentiated instructional strategies, support of second language learners, and the use of instructional technology in all content areas to support all students.

School Committee Policies

To access all School Committee policies, please go to http://esbpublic.plymouth.k12.ma.us/

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