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Staff Development

Westbrook-Walnut Grove Schools has an active Staff Development program whose broad goal is to increase student learning by increasing the faculty's skills. The faculty is engaged in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) within the district and with teachers from other districts, and takes part in seminars, workshops, and independent activities that positively impact student learning.

For the benefit of the faculty and community, the Westbrook Walnut Grove Staff Development program makes public the scope of our activities through this website, through state reports, and through our PER reports. For specific information, please click the buttons on the right or contact Loy Woelber, the chairperson of the Westbrook Walnut Grove Staff Development Committee.

Staff Development Directory


Loy Woelber--Chair
  • Lairdie Kells--kells@wwgschools.org
  • Steve LeBoutillier--leboutillier@wwgschools.org
  • Courtney Locke--lockefac@wwgschools.org
  • Paul Olson--polson03@wwgschools.org
  • Monica Otto--otto@wwgschools.org
  • Kelly Quade--quade@wwgschools.org
  • Erin Richards--richardsefac@wwgschools.org
  • Leo Theisen--theisenfac@wwgschools.org
  • Loy Woelber--lwoelber@wwgschools.org
  • Sam Woitalewicz--woitalewiczfac@wwgschools.org
  • Staff Development Activities


    Date Title Name Approval
    03/18/2020 MDE Distance Learning CEU's Herder Pending
    03/02/2020 Orton-Gillingham Training Merrick Approved
    03/02/2020 Orton Gillingham Training Quade Approved
    02/27/2020 Social and Emotional Learning Training Kirsh Pending
    02/07/2020 Dyslexia Merrick Approved
    02/07/2020 Dyslexia: Best Target Interventions to Accelerate Grerater Literacy Success Quade Approved
    01/24/2020 MN Track Coaches Association Track Clinic LeBoutillier Approved
    01/20/2020 Supporting Students in Your Paraprofessional Role Ourada Approved
    01/20/2020 Supporting students in your Paraprofessional role Schmidt Pending
    01/20/2020 Supporting students in your Paraprofessional role Schmidt Approved
    01/20/2020 Supporting students in your Paraprofessional role Schmidt Pending
    01/20/2020 Supporting Students in your Paraprofessional Role Lambert Pending
    01/20/2020 Supporting Students in your Paraprofessional Role Lambert Pending
    01/20/2020 Teach Like a Pirate and Recognizing Implicit Bias - South Collaborative Herder Pending
    01/20/2020 Teach Like a Pirate & Recognizing Implicit Bias Byers Pending
    01/01/2020 Test Hannan Pending
    01/01/2020 Test Hannan Pending
    12/04/2019 Acknowledging the Role of Implicit Bias as a Barrier to Reaching all Children: A two-day professional learning session with Dr. Rosemarie Allen Olson Pending
    12/03/2019 Acknowledging the Role of Implicit Bias as a Barrier to Reaching all Children: A Two-Day Professional Learning Session with Dr. Rosemarie Allen Olson Approved
    10/10/2019 Test4 Hannan Approved
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