The first issue of the Journal of Staff Development is published on the theme secondary school staff development programs.
NSDC is incorporated and chartered as a nonprofit organization in Ohio.
Betty Dillon-Peterson, a staff developer in Lincoln, NE, organizes the first conference on staff development in Racine, WI. This initial group of 17 representatives of urban school districts from around the country later formed the National Staff Development Council.
Ronald Brandt, executive editor of Educational Leadership, organizes the first gathering of staff developers in Minneapolis.