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What We Do

The Department of Professional Growth Systems (PGS) is committed to:

  • Mentoring and developing the capacity of over 22,000 staff members.
  • Welcoming and orienting new staff through comprehensive, continuous induction.
  • Upholding with fidelity the standards and competencies of the PGS.

Contact Us

Department of Professional Growth Systems
45 W. Gude Drive, Suite 2125
Rockville 20850

Phone: 301-217-5123

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About Us

An effective learning community for students and adults in schools requires highly skilled administrators, teachers, support staff, and others working together to ensure the achievement of all students. A major component of each of the MCPS Professional Growth Systems is a rigorous evaluation process and a continuous program of professional development.

We build the capacity of our workforce in order to provide the best possible education for our students, to achieve our goals of equity and excellence, and to promote a culture of respect for all.





Yolanda StanislausDr. Yolanda Stanislaus, Director, Department of Professional Growth Systems