The Salisbury Academy faculty is a community of life-long learners committed to growing in their knowledge and understanding of child development, 21st century education, and research-based educational trends.
Faculty and staff routinely participate in regional and national conferences, offered by organizations such as: Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS), Core Knowledge, N.C. Reading Conference, N.C. Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, Gesell Developmental, N.C. Association of Gifted and Talented, Math & Science Partnership at Horizons Unlimited, Catawba College, Summit Professional Development, and Orton-Gillingham.
An important activity that provides the faculty/staff with sustained and intensive professional development comes each Friday from 1:45 - 3:30 p.m., when the entire faculty/staff participates in professional development planned to meet identified curricular and instructional needs from goals set and evaluated annually by the faculty/staff. This year the Friday Faculty Studies topics include: expanding Core Knowledge content, exploring teaching strategies for critical and global thinking, collaborating and integrating curricular content across disciplines and grades, integrating technology, developing strategies for diverse learning styles, effective classroom management strategies, and reports from teachers who have attended workshops. Time is given to practice, discussion and reflection on the new learning, after which teachers incorporate their new learning into the Salisbury Academy Curriculum Matrix.
It is the culture of the school that teachers and staff are continuously developing and improving their craft.