• Manhattanville College Partnership
    Alexander Hamilton is the first Westchester County High School to become a Professional Development School (PDS). Alexander Hamilton and Manhattanville College have developed a strong partnership that will benefit all involved. The PDS initiative incorporates the Pre K-12 educational experience with colleges to prepare teacher candidates, provide faculty professional development, improve instructional practices, and enhance student learning. This clinical practice will produce a group of teacher candidates who will be ready to face the challenges presented in educating today's youth. As PDS partners, we share responsibilities for professional development and blend their expertise and resources to meet shared goals in a real-world setting.
    Ribbon Cutting
    Photo: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, October 4th, 2011
    • The improvement of student learning
    • Preparation of preservice teachers
    • Professional development of educators
    • Research and inquiry into improving practice
    Professional Development School partners will:
    • Build a learning community that supports faculty development and student learning
    • Maintain accountability and responsibility to uphold professional standards for teaching and learning
    • Collaborate to develop and implement a unique college/school partnership
    • Prepare teacher candidates to meet the diverse needs of all learners
    • Ensure that structures, resources, and roles are clearly defined and used effectively