Halstead Academy 2.0


Baltimore County Public Schools has placed an emphasis on providing personalized professional development opportunities for our teachers.  One of the leaders in this initiative is Patapsco High School, which developed Patapsco University. Patapsco University provides teachers opportunities to choose the way in which they acquire new professional learning.


In order to streamline all of the district and school expectations and inititaives, we have organized the professional development opportunities to align to:

  • Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

  • Action Research Projects

  • Lighthouse School intiatives in creating a student centered environment

  • Towson University PDS Lab initiatives

  • Teacher preferences

Our hope in providing choice in time and topic of professional development opportunities allows for personalization and teacher buy-in.




Jennifer Mullenax

Principal, Halstead Academy


Watch now to see the requirements for our professional development plan.  Earn 12 points and an opportunity to earn an MSDE credit.  To view the offerings, click on PD Opportunities.