Between 2016 and 2018, Michael and I worked on improving the professional development offering for our support staff, by making it more strategic, fair and equitable. Michael developed a needs analysis tool that provided baseline data and allowed to strategize optimal use of our funding to best support a larger number of our support staff, in a more strategic manner. Michael involved himself deeply in the project, spending several days a month in Shanghai over the course of 9 months to administer the needs analysis, train our managers and support them in the development of PD opportunities for their staff, and also develop such opportunities himself with his team at PDAcademia. His contribution to our school has been very beneficial.
Deputy Head of School Shanghai American School
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