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Teacher Institute Days are about Professional Development

Teacher Institute Days are for Professional Development and Learning

Dr. Tim Mertes  

While students enjoy the day away from classes on Institute Days, our VVSD teachers use this valuable time to discuss and develop solutions for topics such as school improvement along with personal and professional development.

As educators, we seek to help students become lifelong learners.  Institute Days are days when teachers model the behavior they seek to have students emulate.

We visited Independence Elementary School during Tuesday’s Institute Day where a portion of the days’ agenda was granted to Dr. Tim Mertes from New Life Chiropractic & Wellness who coached the staff members on the power of positivity, and the influence a positive attitude can have on student learning and achievement.