South Alabama Research and Inservice Center
SARIC serves over 8,000 educators in the Baldwin County Schools, Chickasaw City Schools, Clarke County Schools, Gulf Shores City Schools, Mobile County Schools, Monroe County Schools, Saraland City Schools, Satsuma City Schools, Thomasville City Schools, and Washington County Schools.
SARIC’s sixteen member Governing Board is comprised of teachers, school administrators, higher education representatives, an Alabama Department of Education representative, and a lay citizen. These governing board members, representing each of the school districts in the SARIC service area, set policy, approve staff development programs, ensure accountability, and provide guidance to ensure that SARIC efforts are aligned with local school district needs.
Online Professional Development Sessions for Region 10 Educators
Navigating this new landscape of online learning may be challenging, but the transition can be made easier with the support of others. SARIC saw this need and wanted to provide a consistent supply of support for educators in the region as they navigated the process of moving daily classroom instruction online. The center partnered with the USA College of Education and Professional Studies faculty as well as local expert educators and University alumni to provide one-hour professional learning sessions focused on best practices, strategies and technologies.