As my school is grades 6-12 it is often unique in that middle school and high school teachers don't always get the same treatment when it comes to the calendar. In January, there is a day when HS staff have professional development while MS do not. The reverse happens in June. So, this year, we were finally allowed to propose taking those two days to run PD for all staff at the same time. It passed overwhelmingly and I am happy for it.
I am a math teacher in the New York Department of Education. I infuse technology and real-world problems into my curriculum in order to prepare my students for the future. I would love for people across the country to recognize we teachers can't do it alone. If you don't believe me, come visit my classroom!