Strengthening and refining the educational experience for students is a never-ending pursuit. Staff are ceaselessly exploring, researching, and analyzing best practices and strategies to develop and cement understanding across the curriculum. While this pursuit is often conducted by individual staff, our richest and most practical growth comes when we pursue it together, with dialogue and discussion. To this end, we are very intentional with our professional development and set aside time to learn and grow as a team. This year we are very excited about our planned activities and workshops. Some will be taking place on Fridays, and some will be taking place on Tuesday afternoons. The latter is a return to former practices of JKCS, and will be a time for staff to learn and collaborate in groups, refining how we teach competencies and examine curriculum.