SuperEval Blog

Back to School Goals for School Leaders

September 11th, 2019

Part I: Goal Setting Your students are not the only members of your school community optimistically entering the first few weeks of the new school year. As the leader of your district, you too have an opportunity to use the beginning of the school year to reflect on what you hope to accomplish personally and […]

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ASBO School Business Official Evaluation Rubric Now Available for SuperEval Users

September 5th, 2019

In cooperation with the Association of School Business Officials of New York (ASBO New York), we are pleased to announce the addition of the School Business Official Evaluation rubric to our online evaluation system. Now, school business officials can utilize competencies developed by ASBO New York that represent the diverse roles and responsibilities of the […]

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The Six Biggest Challenges Facing Our Schools

August 28th, 2019

Innovations and advancements in technology and culture are expanding opportunities for school districts to advance student education positively in ways never seen before. The tradeoff, however, includes roadblocks and barriers halting progress and complicating efficiencies. Across the nation, the following six trends are placing the most significant strain on public school systems and their leaders. […]

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Do Your Students and Staff Feel Safe at School?

August 13th, 2019

No child or staff member should feel unsafe within the walls of their school, and no parent should feel insecure when saying goodbye to their child at the bus stop. If you remember Maslow’s hierarchy of needs1, our most basic needs such as physiological (food, water, and sleep) and safety needs (security and shelter) must […]

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How to Use Your Annual Evaluation to Set Goals for the Next School Year

August 6th, 2019

During the summer, when many students are taking a break from daily classroom attendance, you are still hard at work setting and working toward goals for your faculty, staff, schools, and the district. What, though, about your professional development? If you’re not sure where to begin goal setting for yourself, a good place to start […]

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Help Us Officially Welcome Sarah Brodsky to the SuperEval Team!

August 1st, 2019

Congratulations to Sarah Brodsky for her recent promotion to Partnership Manager at SuperEval. If you’re a SuperEval user, you may have already worked with Sarah. In her former role at PLS as an Educational Systems Support Specialist and Trainer, Sarah helped hundreds of people get started and navigate through many of our tools and systems […]

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Reinventing the Traditional School Day: Three Inspirational Models

July 16th, 2019

The best teachers in your school district are likely encouraging your students to follow this critical key to success: Be creative. Innovate. Forget what you know, and what has been done before and create something new. The foundation of this article aims to inspire school leaders and superintendents to do the same. Across the nation, […]

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Staff, Faculty and Community Feedback in a Superintendent’s Evaluation: Weighing the Pros and Cons

June 11th, 2019

By, Michael Horning Jr. One of the most important duties and responsibilities of the school board is the annual evaluation of the school superintendent. In a recent article, a superintendent was shocked when the school board moved to dismiss her despite meeting the board members’ expectations as superintendent. According to the story, the school board […]

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The Six Top Challenges that School Leaders Face

June 4th, 2019

There is a cyclicality in education that is familiar and comforting. The Fall brings the optimism of new classes, the Winter brings the comfort of recurring subjects and principles, and every Summer, students graduate with the promise of a hopeful future. Unfortunately, some continually recurring aspects of the educational system are issues that seem to […]

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Make Student Safety a Priority in Your Schools

May 30th, 2019

Superintendents and other school leaders can prepare an actionable plan that will help to make the safety of our students a priority. Being proactive instead of reactive is paramount to keeping our children, faculty and staff safe. Nobody can predict the unpredictable, but every district leadership team should have a plan in place to keep […]

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