Our Mission

The National Association for Professional Development Schools advances the education profession by providing leadership, advocacy and support to sustain professional development schools as learning communities that improve student learning, prepare educators through clinical practice, provide reciprocal professional development, and conduct shared inquiry.

2020 Award Winners

The NAPDS annual conference is set to take place in Anaheim, CA, March 29-31. The call for proposals will open August 15, 2020; however, due to the uncertainty of Covid-19, our conference may take the form of in-person, online, or a hybrid. Check back regularly for updates and details as national safety updates become available.

News & Upcoming Events



Interested in shaping the programming offered to members of NAPDS? The mission of the newly formed Program and Events Committee is to develop and coordinate the annual conference, face to face events, webinars, book clubs, and summer engagement opportunities as a service to NAPDS members.

From the NAPDS President

Dr. Lorri Sapp

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Our hope is that here you will find valuable information to support your pursuit of high quality, mutual partnerships between universities and PK-12 schools.  To that end, the National Association for Professional Development Schools seeks to provide through its website and other media…

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