The Longview Public Schools are committed to recruiting, retaining, celebrating, and developing effective, well-trained, passionate, and student centered staff members. We are striving to make the Longview Public Schools the district of choice for Southwest Washington educators and support personnel. We will do this by creating and maintaining an environment that is marked by exemplary student performance in a positive, supportive, and caring culture. Professional development that meets the needs of our staff members will be provided, and staff members new to our district will be given additional support as they transition into our district. Professional development opportunities will be focused on literacy, effective instructional design, the establishment of clear and essential learning targets, and dropout prevention. We are committed to compensating our employees fairly and competitively so that we are able to attract and retain outstanding staff members who are focused on serving our students. Our employees are our greatest resource, and we recognize that they constitute the majority of our resource allocation.