Professional Development

The ESU 6 Professional Development department generates and provides professional adult learning programs and support services based on the requested needs of our member districts. These programs and support services produce improved adult and student learning through relevant, individualized, and ongoing member district staff development that includes collaboration and reflective practice.

Our mission and vision
Our ESU 6 Professional Development mission is to equip and empower educators to be their best everyday for every student. 

Our ESU 6 Professional Development vision is to be a trusted and collaborative partner with ESU 6 districts in order to improve teaching and learning.

April Kelley

April Kelley
Director of Professional Development

  • Principals/Curriculum Directors
  • Instructional Coaches
  • Blue River Cohort
  • Instructional Models
  • Data Management
  • School Improvement
  • Hope Science
Lynne Her

Dr. Lynne Herr
Professional Development Tech Consultant

  • Google for Education
  • Tech Integration
  • Library/Media
  • Art
  • Counselors
  • Mental Health
  • Grow Your Own Grant/Educators Rising
Megan Hammer

Megan Hammer
Professional Development Consultant

  • Data & Assessment
  • New Teachers
  • Language Arts
  • Title 1
  • Physical Education
  • World Language
Amber Vlasnik

Dr. Amber Vlasnik
Professional Development Consultant

  • Math
  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Cooperative Learning
  • CTE/Perkins
  • Grading
  • Curriculum Adoption Process
  • Mentors
Amy Davis

Amy Davis
Professional Development Consultant

  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • ELL (Title III Consortium)
  • Para Educators
  • Music
  • Executive Functions 
  • Hope Science
Erica Pallas

Erica Pallas
Professional Development Assistant

  • Google Group Management
  • Blue River Cohort
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Workshop Registrations