The Office of Professional Learning (OPL) is constructed to respond to the curricular, instructional program, and professional learning needs of Montgomery County School Districts and provides an array of dynamic, effective, and valued programs and services. Workshops, academies and courses for continuing professional education and graduate credit and job-alike councils are offered. Specific offerings are customized to meet the needs of individual schools and districts.


oplThe following list is representative of the variety of services/supports available to our clients:

  • Comprehensive/Continuous Improvement Planning
  • Workshops and courses that satisfy Act 48 and Act 45 requirements
  • PDE initiatives
  • On-site professional development
  • Consultation services
  • Curriculum and job-alike councils
  • Coordination of county-wide student events
  • On-line Learning course creation
  • Consortium purchases
  • PIIC – Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching
  • MVP – Montgomery Virtual Program
  • Title III/ESL
  • STEM
  • PIL
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Student Assistance Program (SAP)

Customized Professional Development and presentations recently offered to districts include topics such as:

  • Content-area best practices
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Curriculum and assessment support in meeting the demands of a standards aligned system
  • Data analysis to inform instruction, programmatic changes and school improvement
  • Instructional coaching and leadership
  • Intervention and enrichment
  • Training for educational specialists
  • Technology integration
  • Comprehensive Planning
  • Educator and Principal Effectiveness
  • State Standards and Assessment
  • District-specific use of Pennsylvania Value Added Assessment System (PVAAS)


The Office of Professional Learning (OPL) Team:

Gaffney, Donna Dr. Donna Gaffney
Director of the Office of Professional Learning
Lisa Moore, Assistant, 610-755-9319
Holley Moyer, Assistant, 610-755-9460
Lisa Cullen, Registrar, 610-755-9315
Webb, Mike Dr. Michael Webb
Assistant Director of the Office of Professional Learning

Program Administrators:

Brandon Langer Instructional Technology 610-755-9324
Amber Molloy Literacy/PIIC Mentor 610-755-9435
Stephanie Schwab STEM 610-755-9369