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Professional Development Schools (Defined)

A Professional Development School (PDS) is a collaboratively Planned and implemented partnership for the academic and clinical preparation of interns and the continuous professional development of both school system and institution of higher education (IHE) faculty.  The focus of the PDS partnership is improved student performance through research-based teaching and learning.  A PDS may involve a single or multiple schools, school systems and IHEs and may take many forms to reflect specific partnership activities and approaches to improving both teacher education and PreK-12 schools.  Because the College works with the entire St. Mary’s County Public Schools organization, coordinating placements for field experiences, after-school tutoring and other literacy support, and for internships at the county level, we conceptualize our relationship as a “Professional Development Collaborative.” Each year we do have “concentration sites” at which interns are placed in groups in order to facilitate their collaborative action research projects and professional development for all parties, but in any given year, we maintain relationships with additional schools and have representation from these schools in the governance process.  

Our Professional Development Schools

All information retrieved from the websites of the respective schools.

Elementary Schools:

Evergreen Elementary School

Location: 43765 Evergreen Way, California, Maryland 20619

Number of Students: approximately 600

Number of MAT interns:
09-10     Anchor 0     Buoy 0
10-11     Anchor 1     Buoy 0
11-12     Anchor 0     Buoy 1
12-13     Buoy 0       Anchor 0 

George Washington Carver Elementary School

Location: 46155 Carver School Blvd. Lexington Park, Maryland 20653

Number of Students: approximately 485

Number of MAT interns:
09 – 10     Anchor 3     Buoy 2
10 – 11     Anchor 3     Buoy 1
11 – 12     Anchor 4     Buoy 0
12 – 13     Buoy 3       Anchor 3 

Green Holly Elementary School

Location: 46060 Millstone Landing Road Lexington Park, Maryland 20653

Number of MAT interns:
09 – 10     Anchor 2        Buoy 4
10 – 11     Anchor 0        Buoy 11
11 – 12     Anchor 3        Buoy 1
12 – 13     Buoy 4          Anchor 0 

Greenview Knolls Elementary School

Location: 45711 Military Lane Great Mills, Maryland

Number of MAT interns:
09 – 10     Anchor 5        Buoy 5
10 – 11     Anchor 0        Buoy 1
11 – 12     Anchor 0        Buoy 0
10 – 11     Buoy 0          Anchor 0 

Hollywood Elementary School

Location: 44345 Joy Chapel Road Hollywood, Maryland 20636

Number of Students: approximately 625

Number of MAT interns:
09 – 10     Anchor 6        Buoy 6
10 – 11     Anchor 5        Buoy 4
11 – 12     Anchor 3        Buoy 3
12 – 13     Buoy 3          Anchor 5 

Leonardtown Elementary School

Location: 22885 Duke Street Leonardtown, Maryland 20650

Number of Students: approximately 590

Number of MAT interns:
09 – 10     Anchor 7        Buoy 4
10 – 11     Anchor 6        Buoy 2
11 – 12     Anchor 3        Buoy 4
12 – 13     Buoy 3          Anchor 4 

Piney Point Elementary School

Location: 44550 Tall Timbers Road, Tall Timbers, Maryland 20690

Number of Students: approximately 600

Number of MAT interns:
09 – 10     Anchor 4        Buoy 3
10 – 11     Anchor 0        Buoy 0
11 – 12     Anchor 0        Buoy 0
12 – 13     Buoy 0          Anchor 0 

Middle Schools:

Esperanza Middle School

Location: 22790 Maple Road Lexington Park, Maryland 20653

Number of MAT interns:
09 – 10     Anchor 0        Buoy 4
10 – 11     Anchor 0        Buoy 1
11 – 12     Anchor 0        Buoy 1
12 – 13     Buoy 1          Anchor TBD 

Leonardtown Middle School

Location: 24015 Point Lookout Road Leonardtown, Maryland 20650

Number of MAT interns:
09 – 10     Anchor 2        Buoy 3
10 – 11     Anchor 0        Buoy 0
11 – 12     Anchor 0        Buoy 0
12 – 13     Buoy 0          Anchor 0 

Spring Ridge Middle School

Location: 19856 Three Notch Road Lexington Park, Maryland 20653

Number of MAT interns:
09 – 10     Anchor 5        Buoy 2
10 – 11     Anchor 5        Buoy 3
11 – 12     Anchor 4        Buoy 5
12 – 13     Buoy 8          Anchor TBD 

High Schools:

Chopticon High School

Location: 25390 Colton Point Rd. Morganza, Maryland  20660

Number of MAT interns:
09 – 10     Anchor 2        Buoy 3
10 – 11     Anchor 0        Buoy 0
11 – 12     Anchor 3        Buoy 0
12 – 13     Buoy 2          Anchor TBD 

Great Mills High School

Location: 21130 Great Mills Rd, Great Mills, Maryland 20634

Number of MAT interns:
09 – 10     Anchor 5        Buoy 0
10 – 11     Anchor 5        Buoy 2
11 – 12     Anchor 3        Buoy 1
12 – 13     Buoy 0          Anchor 0 

Leonardtown High School

Location: 23995 Point Lookout Road, Leonardtown, Maryland, 20650

Number of MAT interns:
09 – 10     Anchor 3        Buoy 0
10 – 11     Anchor 4        Buoy 3
11 – 12     Anchor 7        Buoy 7
12 – 13     Buoy 7          Anchor TBD 

Other Placements

Other Maryland Placements:
09 – 10     Anchor 0        Buoy 4
10 – 11     Anchor 5        Buoy 3
11 – 12     Anchor 0        Buoy 1
12 – 13     Buoy 0          Anchor TBD  

Abroad Buoy Internships
09 – 10     19
10 – 11     10
11 – 12     7
12 – 13     TBD