About Us

To build the capacity of educators, schools, and their communities to maximize student performance through high-quality professional development and services.

To be known as a results-oriented team that individualizes ongoing support to urban, suburban, and rural schools based upon the unique needs of each school and community.

The UMKC Regional Professional Development Center promotes free, high-quality education for every child—no matter where they live, and
regardless of race, ethnicity, or disability status—by providing exceptional training, support and services to schools and districts in our community.

Core Values

Professional Relationships

  • Dedication
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Collaboration
  • Professionalism

Service to Others

  • Proactive
  • Inclusive
  • Responsive
  • Positive
  • Kind


  • Optimism
  • Aspiring
  • Lifelong learners
  • Success


Strategic Anchors
1. Create a culture that continuously measures success through
data collection.
2. Build partnerships to support improvement in teaching and
3. Create a reflective environment for employees by reviewing core
documents on a regular basis.
4. Customize state and national educational initiatives for school
5. Plan, organize, and deliver content for positive results.
6. Hold ourselves accountable.