Teachers at Fairdale High School are getting a head start on the upcoming school year with a teacher’s conference at Louisville MSD’s Central Maintenance Facility. The event for approximately 50 teachers uses meeting space at the facility.
Becky Vickerstaff, a teacher of the school who also coordinated the event, said working with MSD for the conference was a natural fit because of MSD’s partnership with the school. Fairdale is part of the Academies of Louisville, designed to prepare students for postsecondary and career success, with MSD participating in the school’s Heavy Equipment Science program.
“We try to do professional development away from school, where it’s easy to get distracted, and instead get out into the community where our students live,” she said.
Fairdale Principal Brandy Corbin said bringing a professional development event to MSD helped emphasize the ongoing efforts at the school.
“This was an opportunity to work with one of our partners, and here we get to see the trucks roll out in the morning, and employees going to work. Sometimes those employees are students we have taught,” she said. “This drives home the message of what we are preparing our kids to do.”
Fairdale High School wraps up its three-day focus on classroom instruction and development tomorrow.