Professional Learning


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:

To Inspire and support the pursuit of individual greatness through professional development.

Our Vision:

HCSD Professional Learning 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 learning 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 our Certification Specialists at (352) 797-7005.

Our Staff:

Dr. Paula Clark
Supervisor of Professional Learning

Cynthia Sierak
Professional Learning Specialist

Kathleen Dilorenzo-Francis
Teacher on Special Assignment-PD

Leslie Salinas
Teacher on Special Assignment-PD