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  • Professional Development Schools

    Professional Development Schools (PDS) are schools that have joined with a university to accomplish educational goals that are mutually benefiting to each. A PDS is a collaboratively planned and implemented partnership for the academic and clinical preparation of teacher candidates and the continuous professional development of teachers. The design of a PDS partnership is based on outcomes for the PreK-12 students in the school with collaborative staff development and pre-service teacher preparation centered on those outcomes.  At a PDS, University courses are held within the school context.  These schools are clinical sites where cohorts of teacher candidates participate in structured learning experiences as part of their professional education programs.

    There is a formal agreement between the University of Wisconsin La Crosse and the School District of La Crosse and the School District of Onalaska.  These agreements include the following purposes:

    • Exemplary instruction and other educational experiences for PK-12 students
    • Preparation of teachers and other school based educators
    • Professional development of teachers and other school based educators
    • Applied inquiry designed to improve practice


    Professional Development Schools

    Holmen

    Prairie View Elementary
    1019 McHugh Rd
    Holmen, WI 54636
    School: Patrice Tronstad
    UWL: Ann Epstein
    Program: EC-MC
    Field Level: I

    Viking Elementary
    500 E Wall Street
    Holmen, WI 54636
    School: Bonnie Striegel
    UWL: Ann Epstein
    Program: EC-MC
    Field Level: I

    La Crosse

    Central High School
    1801 Losey Blvd S
    La Crosse, WI 54601
    School: Jeff Fleig
    UWL: Megan Litster
    Program: EA-A
    Field Level: II

    Emerson Elementary
    2101 Campbell Rd
    La Crosse, WI 54601
    School: Lynda Gruber-Suskey
    UWL: Jenni McCool
    Program: EC-MC, MC-EA
    Field Level: II

    Logan High School
    1500 Ranger Drive
    La Crosse, WI 54603
    School: Deborah Markos
    UWL: Megan Litster
    Program: EA-A
    Field Level: II

    Longfellow Middle School
    1900 Denton Street
    La Crosse, WI 54601
    School: Penny Reedy
    UWL: Ann Yehle
    Program: MC-EA
    Field Level: II

    North Woods International Elementary
    N2541 Sablewood Road
    La Crosse, WI 54601
    School: Sandy Brauer
    UWL: Joyce Shanks
    Program: MC-EA, EC-A
    Field Level: II

    Southern Bluffs Elementary
    4010 Sunnyside Drive
    La Crosse, WI 54601
    School: Lisa Schrieiner
    UWL: Katherine Kern
    Program: EC-MC, MC-EA
    Field Level: II

    Onalaska

    Onalaska Middle School
    711 Quincy Street
    Onalaska, WI 54650
    School: Jed Kees
    UWL: Jim Carlson
    Program: EA-A
    Field Experience: I

    West Salem

    West Salem Middle School
    450 North Mark Street
    West Salem, WI 54669
    School: Dean Buchanan
    UWL: Jim Carlson
    Program: EA-A
    Field Level: I