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Why should you consider hiring an intern from the Professional Development Schools?

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As a result of this year-long experience, these Professional Development School interns will be better equipped to serve in the schools of tomorrow where more will be expected of them as professionals. They have developed skills to become instructional leaders who are able to work collaboratively with other professionals to design and maintain a learning environment which motivates students to learn and apply their knowledge in relevant settings.

Former PDS interns currently teach in a variety of school contexts in more than 20 states within the United States as well as in 5 international countries. In a follow-up survey of principals who had hired former interns, all of the respondents indicated that the interns were either more effective or far more effective than other beginning teachers whom they had hired.

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