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Education and Human Development

Regional In-Service Center

The Center’s Mission:

Our mission is to provide sustained, comprehensive, effective professional learning that addresses the needs of all educators in our area of the state in order to provide the best educational opportunities possible for all students.  Recognizing that becoming an effective educator is a continuous process, we are committed to providing ongoing opportunities to all educational personnel, administrative and instructional alike, to maximize their understanding and abilities in specific content areas as well as in the areas of effective pedagogical methods and state-of-the-art technological applications.  By developing and maintaining a community of learners among all of our participating schools and University of Montevallo personnel, we provide collaborative opportunities for cooperative work, research, and mentoring.  All of our activities are aimed at the improvement of educational achievement for all students so that they are able to achieve the goals they set for themselves in life.

By mandate of the Alabama State Board of Education, the areas of reading and mathematics have been designated as critical needs areas and, thereby, constitute the areas in which the Center will concentrate its efforts on professional learning opportunities.

Directions to Regional In-Service Center

From Birmingham:

Take I-65 South and take exit 246 (Cahaba Valley Rd/Hwy. 119 exit).  At the end of the exit ramp, turn right and proceed to the red light at the intersection of Highway 31.  Turn left onto Highway 31 and go approximately 2 miles to 2790 Pelham Parkway on your right.  Turn in the driveway just before the METRO truck rental/storage facility.

From Montgomery:

Take I-65 North and take exit 242 (Pelham/Helena Highway 52 exit).  At the end of the exit ramp turn left.  Proceed to the red light at the intersection of Highway 31 and turn right onto Highway 31.  Go for approximately 1.7 miles to 2790 Pelham Parkway on your left.  Turn in the driveway just past the METRO truck rental/storage facility.