Professional Development & School Improvement

Professional Development

Professional Development services support AQuESTT (Accountability for a Quality Education System Today and Tomorrow), Continuous School Improvement, Curriculum/Instruction/Assessment, Instructional Model selection and implementation, Technology Integration, Federal Grant Administration and, upon request, even Special Projects.

All districts have the opportunity to receive high-quality professional development training for their staff, both at ESU 5 or onsite at the district.  A significant investment is also made in providing individual service through consultation ain continuous school improvement and support with implementation for state and federal initiatives.


ESU 5 is taking leadership in facilitating job alike networks, which meet throughout the year. Currently, Principals, Media Specialists, Elementary Reading Coordinators, Counselors and Leaders of Technology and Curriculum Coordinators are established.

School Improvement 

The school improvement assistance offered by Educational Service Unit No 5 is currently being utilized by all ten school districts.  All of the districts are continually involved in analyzing student achievement data, program data, perceptual data, and demographic data.  ESU 5 professional developers are partners with the districts in this process. Once goals are identified, ESU 5 professional developers work with districts to identify, implement and monitor research-based strategies.  ESU 5 provides support to schools by guiding them through the entire process of school improvement with the Accreditation Standards.

I am so grateful that the ESU had so many specialists to work with my son, because now I know what to do to help my child with autism. The speech pathologist and occupational therapist from the ESU have allowed him to gain more than I ever expected him to. I don’t know what I would have done without them.
The best part of working at ESU 5 is the people I work with!
ESU 5 Staff Member
ESU 5 is a wonderful place to work! My co-workers are helpful, friendly and supportive.
ESU 5 Staff Member