Our mission is to cultivate vibrant exchange among educators that is informational and inspirational, and to deliver programs rooted in better practices.


  • Build and strengthen collaborative relationships and networks that provide the opportunity for peer support and thoughtful exchange.
  • Offer dynamic programs that are engaging, relevant, and responsive to the needs and interests of our diverse community of educators.
  • We address needs and issues identified through the accreditation process. Accreditation informs our professional learning program.



Workshops & Seminars
Explore the most current and relevant topics in education through practical and engaging sessions with presenters from PAIS schools and renowned thought leaders. Most of our workshops and seminars are virtual, although we are happy to offer several in-person learning opportunities.

PAIS Circle of Peers
Be part of a community of colleagues in similar roles, and with similar identities to connect and communicate through exclusive gatherings (in-person and virtual) and private listservs. There is no charge for PAIS members, and a one-time per school year registration is required. 

PAIS Professional Learning Cohorts (PLC’s)
Participate in an immersive community experience with colleagues from PAIS schools to explore trending topics or for a collective purpose. PLC’s are usually limited to a number of participants and meet multiple times. This type of learning is most beneficial when a school sends multiple people to the experience.

Focus on a topic of critical importance during a half or full-day summit/conference with keynote speakers and colleagues from PAIS schools. Although several summits and conferences are held virtually, most often this type of event is in person.

Invest in your personal growth through transformative, year-long cohort based programs focused on the phases of professional development. PAIS considers our institutes our “signature programs” and include the Emerging Leaders Institute and Teaching the First Three Years Institute.

Wellness Series
PAIS is highlighting mental health, wellness, and well being in 2022-23 and offering a Wellness Series. In our Wellness Series, there is something for all educators and staff in our schools, and EVERYONE at your school may participate in as many webinars/workshops as they choose.

The majority of our programs are recorded and the recording sent to all registrants, active for a period of time. If you must cancel your registration for a program, fees will only be refunded if PAIS is notified of your cancellation 10 days prior to the program date. You may transfer your registration to a colleague in your school at no cost. Cancellation requests should be sent to Deb Borden.

Zoom Recordings
Unless requested by the presenter(s), programs are recorded and the Zoom recording is shared for a period of time with all participants. A recording is not an equal substitute experience for learning live so we do hope that if you register for a program, you are able to carve out the time on your calendar to participate live. But, life happens - personally and professionally - and the Zoom recording is there for you!

Certificates of Completion
We are happy to send you a certificate of completion. You can request one on the feedback survey for each program.

We know there are amazing things happening in our schools, AND we value our members and their various talents and experiences. We are always seeking teachers and staff members from our schools to present programs. If you have something to share, please complete this form. There is no guarantee you will be asked to present in any given year, but your proposal will remain on record for future programs.
PAIS does not compensate our members for presenting as we feel it is part of your professional development, but we do appreciate your talent and time! Let’s share all the great work that is already happening in our schools and classroom!