The term professional learning community describes a collegial group of administrators and school staff who are united in their commitment to
student learning.

They share a vision, work and learn collaboratively, visit and review other classrooms, and participate in decision making (Hord, 1997b). The benefits to the staff and students include a reduced isolation of teachers, better informed and committed teachers, and academic gains for students. Hord (1997b) notes, "As an organizational arrangement, the professional learning community is seen as a powerful staff-development approach and a potent strategy for school change and improvement."

Our Lady of Victories School has formed collaborative teams whose teachers work interdependently to achieve common goals linked to the purpose of learning for all. The school has selected the goal of increasing the math scores of ALL students. The school has achieved a Professional Learning Community advanced status effective March 23, 2010.


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