Last week, BVHM welcomed the visit of long-time friend and colleague, Alexandra Roman of Teachers College. Alexandra, along with our instructional coaches and administrators met with 3rd, 4th and 5th grade teachers while she demonstrated a number of strategies in the classrooms to support the professional development of staff relative to the Common Core State Standards for English language arts. Your children experience the immediate results of this professional development during the Readers’ and Writers’ Workshop portions of their school day. Whether working with a partner or in small groups, our goal is to provide structure so that students deepen their comprehension of the texts they read and can clearly articulate their thinking and cite texts as evidence. Ms. Roman will visit us two more times this year and in early December our middle school teachers will meet with a different Staff Developer from Teachers College.