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Professional & Staff Development

Celia Taboada

Celia Rossell-Taboada


(956) 473-5240‚Äč



2023 - 2024 Professional Staff Development Learning Calendar

Astral events for our UISD 2023 - 2024 school year

  • Summer Learning Opportunities (SLO)
  • Leadership Summits
  • New Teacher Orientation (NTO)
  • New/Aspiring Administrators
  • Master & Event Calendars
  • Learning Missions
View Professional Staff Development Learning Calendar


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The United Independent School District Professional & Staff Development is passionate about adults that learn so that students can learn. Our mission is to support and inspire those who impact students.


  • People are our most valuable resource.
  • Life-long learning is essential to all.
  • Quality Professional Development positively impacts student learning.
  • Quality Professional Development promotes and supports positive change for achieving an organizational purpose.


Our vision is student success through quality professional development that is planned, implemented and evaluated in a way that consistently models:

  • Results-driven learning
  • Student-centered learning
  • Flexible groups
  • Collaboration
  • Follow-Up
  • Commitment

All professional development will support the attainment of the UISD Instructional Goals and will correlate to UISD Professional Development Strands and Annual Title I Federal Programs Survey.

Meet The Staff

Esmeralda Cortinas

Esmeralda Cortinas

(956) 473-8033

Alma Alaniz

Alma Alaniz

(956) 473-5240

olga contreras

Olga Contreras

(956) 473-2005

Eduardo Elizondo

Eduardo Elizondo

(956) 473-2192


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