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Professional Development Dossier

The Professional Development Dossier (PDD) is a focused, compact collection of documentation compiled by the teacher seeking licensure advancement with support from her/his school district. The PDD documentation is a collection of classroom data (lesson descriptions, handouts, student work, video and audio recordings, photos) with explanations of that data written by the teacher, accompanied by verification and recommendation by the district superintendent and administration. No one part of the PDD serves to fully represent a teacher's work, but the entire PDD is intended to provide evidence to determine when a teacher is qualified to advance to a higher level of licensure.

The PDD is organized into five strands. These five strands are aligned with the New Mexico Teacher Competencies and Indicators and are designed to help teachers document their teaching for reviewers from outside their school and district. As the Dossier is reviewed, the reviewer will determine if the teacher has met the expectations of each section within each Strand. The reviewer will determine if the teacher demonstrated a solid instructional practice, student learning, and professional growth.

Region 9 AND NMPED Virtual Training Dossier Preparation and Coaching

NMPED and REC9 are working together to assist teachers as they prepare their dossiers in both traditional as well as remote teaching environments. Please join us to receive up-to-date expectations of teachers and administrators and coaching assistance to guide you as you go through the dossier process. You can find training dates on our Dossier Coaching Sessions page.

Dossier Coaches

Dossier Coaches are available throughout the state to virtually provide coaching sessions and any help you may need with submitting a dossier the first time or resubmitting a failed strand. Please reach out to a coach for assistance. 

Dossier Submission Period

The PDD submission period begins July 15 and will remain open until May 15 the following year. During this time we will accept all submission types. We will continue to accept resubmission only between May 16 and June 1.