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Our PLC Journey: A Guide to Reaching Students' Fullest Potential

  • November 16, 2021

  • 12-3PM

  • Lunch sponsored by Solution Tree , Ben Tilley, Missouri Branch Director

  • Ozark School Career Center at

    802 W Jackson St, Ozark, MO 65721

  • Intended Audience: District Administrators, Curriculum Directors, Instructional and Tech Coaches, University Partners

  • Free Registration

  • Register by Thursday, November 11, 2021.


GOCSD is pleased to partner with two of our member districts, Nixa and Republic, in sharing their Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) journey to implement practices focused on creating a learning environment where all students can reach their fullest potential.

Lunch will be sponsored by Solution Tree, Ben Tilley, Missouri Branch Director. Ben will be sharing with us about how to apply to be recognized as an International Professional Learning Community Model School.


This session is facilitated by Dr. Debbie Yonke, Director of Professional Learning and Instructional Support at Republic Schools and Brooke Gantt, Elementary Instructional Specialist at Nixa Public Schools.

Dr. Debbie Yonke

Dr. Debbie Yonke currently serves as the DIrector of Professional Learning and Instructional Support at Republic Schools. During her 30 year career in public education, she has served as a classroom teacher, instructional specialist and curriculum director. Her professional goal is to empower and support educators so that they might equip their students for a successful future. She has been blessed to serve alongside many other amazing educators in the Republic, Willard and Springfield districts and collaborate with leaders and teachers throughout Southwest Missouri. She also has had the opportunity to collaborate with educators throughout the nation as a Cooperative Learning Trainer and also partner with non-profit organizations to train teachers in both Cambodia and Ethiopia. In her free time, Dr. Yonke enjoys spending time with her husband, Steve who is a retired educator, their 3 daughters and grandson, Grady.

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