The fourth year of the Professional Development School (PDS) at Heights-Murray Elementary School, Wilkes-Barre Area School District, and the Wilkes University Education Department recently started for the new school year. The program is a collaborative partnership that creates a commitment to meet shared challenges of a 21st century education by infusing unique expertise and resources of both institutions. Participants, from left, first row, are Wilkes PDS students, Kathlina Brown, Sarah Tressa, Bobbie Lynn Tondora, Corie Clark, Marina Skevofilax, Jessica Constatino, Robin Sorber, Kelly Lashock, Amanda Bast, Jill Grasso and Marjorie Whispell. Second row: Mrs. Kinney, Ms. Semanski, Ms. Matello, Mrs. Pryor and Mrs. Youngblood, Heights-Murray teachers; Dr. Judy Gardner, Wilkes University; and Mrs. Blasco and Mrs Rogan, Heights-Murray teachers. Third row: Mr. Makaravage, assistant principal; Mrs. Joseph, Mr. Woloski, Mrs. Hiscox, teachers; Hal Gabriel, principal; Nichole Sharpnick; and Dr. Gina Morrison, Dr. Robert Gardner and Tracy Kaster, Wilkes University.