When SDE started around Jim and Lillian Grant’s kitchen table in the early 1990s, their mission was to inspire teachers by bringing practical and motivating professional development to schools and conference centers across the nation. They believed back then – as we still do today – that teachers have the most important job in the world.
Our commitment to teachers remains unwavering. But today we are announcing the difficult but necessary decision to stop providing professional development services – both school-based and events.
We are endlessly proud of the work the SDE staff and its beloved presenters have done with teachers around the world, grateful that we had the privilege of carrying the torch that was lit by Jim and Lillian Grant, and hopeful for the future of education.
Our team will be in touch with clients impacted by this change. In-School PD days scheduled between now and February 28 will proceed as planned. We will work to ensure seamless completion or transition of engagements scheduled after that date. We will continue to provide professional books and classroom resources through our sister brands, Stenhouse Publishers and Zaner-Bloser.
Teachers, we will never cease being in awe of your dedication, ingenuity, and skill. We will always celebrate your immeasurable contribution to students and recognize that you have the most important job in the world.