At Garrison Forest School in Owings Mills, the students may graduate, but the teachers never stop learning. According to Garrison Forest, 68 percent of the faculty was engaged in outside professional development activities this summer or will do so this coming school year. This commitment to continual training sustains employees at the K-12 school, which opened in 1910. During the school year, educators meet in small groups to hone their skills. "I feel empowered to manage my work," one employee wrote. "And I get the help I need when I need it."
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