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Successfully Navigating the Superintendent Evaluation Presentation Coming to DCMO BOCES

January 24th, 2020

Michael Horning, Jr. to Present at DCMO BOCES on February 6th SuperEval’s Michael Horning, Jr. will be presenting a workshop entitled, Successfully Navigating the Superintendent Evaluation, on February 6th for DCMO BOCES Board of Education Members and Superintendents. The presentation will take place at Club 55 in Sidney, NY. This interactive, hands-on, and skill-building workshop […]

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Thoughtful Classroom Principal Effectiveness Framework Now Available for SuperEval Users

January 21st, 2020

SuperEval, in partnership with Silver Strong & Associates, is pleased to announce the addition of the Thoughtful Classroom Principal Effectiveness Framework to its online evaluation system. Now, education leaders have access to another high-quality evaluation rubric to evaluate building-level principals that is approved for the Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) by the New York State […]

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Schools, Students, and Smartphones: Should Your School District Allow, Ban, or Restrict Student Smartphone Use?

January 14th, 2020

If you needed to contact your parents while you were in school, what did you do? Your issue most likely had to wait until you got home. If your school canceled your varsity tennis match, what did you do? You probably just rode the bus home and told your parents later or perhaps you used […]

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Are School Lockdown Drills Helpful or Hurtful?

December 3rd, 2019

School leaders need to proactively educate faculty, staff, and students on safety protocols. Today, one way many districts are attempting to prepare students and staff through the use of lockdown drills. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, during the 2015–2016 school year, 95 percent of public schools ran lockdown drills, while a recent […]

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The School Bus Seat Belt Debate: What Your District Needs to Know About Benefits and Barriers

November 26th, 2019

Every fall, social media feeds are dotted with heart-warming photos of moms and dads watching their children get on the school bus for their first day of school. This iconic moment is one that conjures thoughts of tradition, advancement, and accomplishment, even though behind the smiling eyes, parents worry about what will happen to their […]

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SuperEval November 2019 Updates: Competency Selector, Example Goals, & New Email Templates!

November 19th, 2019

  The SuperEval team has been hard at work developing new features to ensure that you have a great user experience. Sarah is back to tell you about November’s exciting new SuperEval updates! Competency Selector This feature allows users to identify and be evaluated on competencies that are the most important to that individuals position […]

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Do These Six Things to Communicate Better with Parents and Guardians

November 1st, 2019

To achieve optimal academic and developmental performance, the lessons your students learn in the classroom must be reinforced at home. Since your students’ parents and guardians do not take part in classroom instruction, school leaders need effective strategies to maintain a regular cadence of updates and communications home to ensure parents and guardians are well-informed […]

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How School Leaders at Alexander Central School District Used Self-Reflection to Grow as a Team

October 23rd, 2019

  What do a superintendent, athletic director, director of curriculum and instruction, IT director, and a transportation supervisor have in common? If your answer is that they all work at a school, you aren’t wrong. At Alexander Central School District, they found more common ground: they’re all school leaders. When Dr. Catherine Huber became the […]

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SuperEval is Excited to Help NYSSBA Celebrate 100 Years!

October 17th, 2019

SuperEval will be attending this year’s NYSSBA conference October 24-26 in Rochester, NY. Team members will be on hand to talk or answer your questions at booth #613 from 11:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday and from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Friday. Do you have a sweet tooth? Make sure to stop […]

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month — What Do School Leaders Need to Know?

October 15th, 2019

According to, around 30% of U.S. students say they have been bullied at school. That means if you were to walk into any classroom in your school right now, up to one-third of the students would tell you that at least once they were the victim of harmful physical or emotional abuse. With already […]

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