The Southeast Regional Professional Development Center is one of nine regional professional development centers established by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Funding of the Southeast RPDC is through an annual grant from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education with monies generated by Senate Bill 380 and with support from Southeast Missouri State University.
Our goal is to develop, maintain and establish a technology and resource facility that is state of the art for College of Education students, faculty, staff, and area teachers.
The Academy, located in what was originally the Manfacturers Bank and Trust building, then later a Mercantile Bank, was established to provide an education to middle school students. It is now serving 575 students in grades 6-12. The classrooms for our sixth grade students are located across the street from our main building.
Developed in 1984 by Dr. Marie Clay, Reading Recovery® is a highly effective short-term intervention of one-to-one tutoring for low-achieving first graders. The intervention is most effective when made available to all students who need it and when used as a supplement to good classroom teaching. In Reading Recovery®, individual students receive lessons from specially trained teachers.