• Purpose

    The goal of the Professional Development Department is to increase student achievement by providing a rich variety of brain-friendly learning resources for all Alief staff members.
    Tracee Grigsby-Turner, Ed.D. - Coordinator of Professional Development
    Tracey Birchard - Professional Development Specialist and Department Secretary
    Eduphoria SchoolObjects website - https://alief.schoolobjects.com

    Contact Information

    Phone: 281-498-8110 x29077
    Fax: 281-983-1695
    The Professional Development Office is located in the Administration Building:
    4250 Cook Road
    Houston, TX 77072

    Timeline Information

    Earning Professional Development hours for the 2017-18 school year started on March 1, 2017 and will be closed on February 28, 2018.

    Campus-based Paraprofessionals are required to earn EITHER 14 hours of professional development or 14 hours of comp time (or a combination) between March 1, 2017 and February 28, 2018.


    All teachers are required to earn 14 hours of professional development each year. Teachers in years 1, 2 or 3 of Induction (Alief U) are required to follow their degree plan to earn their required professional development hours.


    Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (TTESS)

    Information about the new appraisalsystem.