Office of Professional Development

  • Vision
    To increase excellence in all F1 schools with continuous professional development that empowers and supports employees with meaningful, relevant, and personalized learning opportunities for a highly-effective community of faculty, staff, and students.

    To provide high quality, timely and cost-effective professional development events and resources.  The mission is achieved by delivering content face-to-face and online through F1S staff as well as a variety of expert sources. The Office of Professional Development will:

    • Provide faculty and staff with relevant and personalized learning opportunities with follow up to enhance the learning experiences of all.
    • Provide research based proven best practices that support teaching and learning in all academic areas that are data driven.
    • Provide professional development that is rigorous and intentionally designed to build skills for continuous improvement.
    • Facilitate instructional delivery that supports critical and creative thinking skills.


  • Matrell E. Sturkey, Ed.D.

    Assistant Superintendent for Professional Development


    Jennifer Heilbronn

    Coordinator of Staff Evaluations


    F1 Innovation Center
    1400 Woods Road
    Florence, South Carolina 29501