Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools

Professional Development

Learning is a lifelong process and privilege. As educators, we must be willing to open our minds to contemporary ideas and to embrace new knowledge. As a member of PARSS, your district personnel may participate in and have access to a menu of professional development training opportunities. We motivate, encourage the sharing of ideas, and strengthen your team.

Board Retreats

Board retreat sessions include workshops and exercises in consensus building among board members, goal setting for the board and the district, and creating a team mentality among your school board members. We will address other topics as requested.

Administration Retreats

Administration retreat sessions facilitate an environment that allows the administrative team to work effectively with one another. This is a perfect workshop for consensus building, becoming more consistent as an administrative team, and understanding the leadership styles of one another. We welcome suggestions for additional workshops catered specifically to meet your needs.

Keynote Address

Our motivational keynote speaker will address your staff about “Being a Champion for all Children.” Your staff members will leave inspired with the realization of just how important their roles are in the educational process and the positive difference they make in their students’ lives. Our speakers can also address other topics at your request.

Professional Services

Superintendent Searches

If you’re looking for a superintendent, PARSS offers several options to help your school recruit and hire the best candidate for the job. Our experienced staff has performed over 40 searches in the past two years, achieving a high level of success in matching the right person with the right school district. We will also perform administrative searches for other positions upon request.