• Our purpose is to provide high quality and rigorous professional learning opportunities to all educators and staff members within Hernando County.  Our objective is to support improved job performance that results in improved student academic achievement.

    Our Mission:

     Power the future with Pd

    Our Vision:

    HCSD Professional Development Department works diligently to facilitate meaningful, collaborative professional learning that provides staff with resources and a framework for improving instructional practices supporting student success.

    It is our sincere desire to meet your professional development needs. If you have any questions or need assistance with your in-service history, please feel free to contact our department at (352) 797-7016.

    Renewal of the Professional Educator’s Certificate is the educator’s responsibility.

    Please contact Dawn Leo or Alexis Brown, Certification Specialists at 352-797-7070.


  • Dr. Paula Clark
    Supervisor of Professional Development
    Phone: (352) 797-7000 ext. 437
    Fax: (352) 797-7116
    Twitter: @PdDivas
    Email: clark_p@hcsb.k12.fl.us

    Cindi Sierak
    Professional Development Specialist
    Phone: (352) 797-7016 ext. 479
    Fax: (352) 797-7116
    Email: sierak_c@hcsb.k12.fl.us

    Denise Toler
    Teacher on Assignment for PD
    Phone: (352) 797-7000 ext. 215
    Email: toler_d@hcsb.k12.fl.us

    Vanessa Hurd
    Teacher on Assignment for PD
    Phone: (352) 797-7000 ext. 217
    Email: hurd_v@hcsb.k12.fl.us