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About Stride Professional Development Center

Teachers are the heroes that lead the charge for student success.  Our schools and students need them now more than ever and the Stride Professional Development Center is committed to helping solve teachers’ greatest challenges related to ongoing professional learning.

We know the best PD plans are those that include a level of flexibility and choice for educators and the PD Center provides a welcomed solution that allows educators to take charge of their learning.  We succeed when teachers  and schools succeed.  We are here to learn from and support educators as they continue to transform the lives of the students they serve.  The Stride PD Center is proud to partner with educators everywhere in their service of students.

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve educator effectiveness through innovative PD that puts the power of learning in the hands of those who need it most. We are committed to working directly with teachers and partnering schools and districts to help innovate and diversify their approach to PD. We desire to invest in our most valuable resource – teachers.

Our Vision

Our vision is to build a national educator community that utilizes the Stride PD Center as a one-stop destination for all their professional learning needs. The PD Center will serve as a place for collaboration, on-demand learning, ideation, feedback loops and sharing of the best strategies that drive student success everywhere and celebrate the work of educators.

Our History

The Stride PD Center leverages Stride, Inc’s. twenty-plus years as the leader in online learning to bring on-demand professional development to educators everywhere. Having supported more than 3,000 schools and trained over 55,000 teachers and leaders, our courses are designed to meet educators’ most challenging needs. We have partnered with thousands of schools and districts of all kinds to re-imagine education and are proud to expand our work to transform educator PD.

By Teachers. For Teachers.

Our Founding Team

Darren Reed

GM, Senior VP
Darren’s three-plus decades of experience in both the public and private sector as an education leader fuels his passion for transforming professional development for educators.

Joel Medley

Product Development
Joel brings knowledge about school leadership and culture due to previous work that includes traditional, charter, and online schools. His mission is growing people.

Matthew Hoppe

Instructional Design
Matthew has been an instructional designer with Stride for over three years, creating content to engage and inform educators in various best practices.

Gregory Kulp

eCommerce and IT
Greg has worked with and launched multiple small & medium enterprises. Leading his initiative with excitement, curiousity, and tenacity.

Who Creates This Content?

Our content is developed by educators, for educators. Our course developers have a breadth of collective experience as certified teachers, licensed administrators with vast experience in education – public, private, online, charter, hybrid, higher education, adult learning, etc. They leverage that experience as a catalyst to provide you with the freedom of choice to flow through professional content. Their content and resources help you learn in the present, allowing you to have immediate impact wherever you are.