On February 17, ADM hosted its first district professional development conference.  The Experiencing Success Today Conference began from the vision of having ADM teachers lead professional learning for peers.  The talent at ADM is strong and collaboration with one another is some of the best learning that we can provide.  The day began with professional author, Todd Whitaker, as a keynote speaker.  Todd Whitaker is a renowned leader in professional learning in building a school culture and climate where students thrive.
Breakout sessions occurred throughout the day and many DeSoto Intermediate teachers presented about a variety of topics, some being technology supports, math workshop, historical roadmap, English Language Learners and Literature Discussion Groups.  Thank you to Andi Oordt, Stephanie Hoppenworth, Sam Cole, Megan Rowe, Carrie Austin,
Krysten Herrick, Angie Storck, Jenna Cline, Sarah Howell, Krista Gibson, Amanda Parker, Laura Brimm, Courtney Stephenson, and Amy Hemphill.
We are already excited to be thinking about next year’s conference and even more teachers sharing their
expertise with the ADM staff.