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Glassboro High School and Rowan University Celebrate Their Professional Development School Partnership

For Immediate Release
PR2018-GHS PDS
September 27, 2018

Students pictured with new PDS banner.

 

Glassboro High School and Rowan University Ceremony Celebrates a New PDS Partnership

 

Glassboro High School and Rowan University celebrated their Professional Development School (PDS) Partnership with a ceremony outside of GHS on Tuesday, September 25. Glassboro High School is the fourth school in the district to become a Rowan University Professional Development School. J. Harvey Rodgers, Dorothy L. Bullock and Thomas E. Bowe schools are also Professional Development Schools.

 

What does this mean for our schools and Rowan? Each PDS is assigned a Rowan University professor in residence. That professor is dedicated to collaborating with the school to offer professional development to staff members and to working on special projects or research to benefit students. The professor works with both staff and students. GHS's professor in residence is Dr. Reginald Hickman. Hickman will work onsite at GHS. Our Professional Development Schools also benefit Rowan University teaching candidates (student teachers) and the teaching profession by providing candidates with an opportunity to learn in a real school environment.

 

The high school celebration offered a unique and festive combination of school district and Rowan speakers as well as student performances. With cheers from out GHS cheerleaders, music from the marching band and songs from the select choir, the ceremony was marked with an abundance of school spirit and pride.

 

Students unfurled a Professional Development School Banner that Rowan University gave to GHS to mark the partnership. That banner now hangs outside of Glassboro High School next to a similar banner for the Glassboro Fine & Performing Arts and STEM/Biomedical Academies. 

 

See below for pictures of the ceremony and the new banner.

 

Students cheer to celebrate the new PDS.

Students, administrators and Rowan guests displayed the new PDS Banner.

 

GHS Cheerleaders Cheer at the PDS Ceremony in this picture.

Cheerleaders performed several cheers for the occasion.

 

GHS Band is pictured here.

The GHS band delivered a remarkable performance.

 

The select chorus sang the National Anthem and other songs.

The Select Chorus serenaded guests with the National Anthem and other songs.

 

A picture of administrators from Rowan and GPSD at the ceremony.

Dr. Mark J. Silverstein, GPSD superintendent; Dr. Danielle, GHS principal; Dr. Reginald Hickman, Rowan University professor in residence at GHS, Pete Calvo, GPSD BOE president; Dr. Monika Shealey, Rowan University's dean of education, Danielle Sochor, GPSD chief academic coordinator; and Dr. Stacey Leftwich, executive director of educator support and partnerships  

 

Dr. Mark Silverstein is pictured.

Dr. Mark J. Silverstein, GPSD superintendent

 

Dr. Monika Shealey, dean of education is pictured.

Dr. Monika Shealey, Rowan University's dean of education

 

Dr. Danielle F. Sneathen is pictured.

Dr. Danielle F. Sneathen, GHS principal

 

Dr. Stacey Leftwich

Dr. Stacey Leftwich, Rowan University's executive director of educator support and partnerships

 

Dr. Reginald Hickman

Dr. Reginald Hickman, the Rowan University professor in residence for GHS