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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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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 Superintendent Evaluation: Shifting Pressures and Changing an Evaluation Paradigm

February 2nd, 2017

Shifting Pressures and Changing an Evaluation Paradigm Currently, the pressure of conducting an annual superintendent evaluation resides with the school board. In many states, including New York, the school board is required by law to evaluate the superintendent of schools. A superintendent evaluation is an important process and activity, not only for compliance to a […]

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Writing SMART Goals in a Superintendent Evaluation

December 19th, 2016

Developing and Writing SMART Goals An important component to the superintendent evaluation process is writing SMART goals annually. SMART is an acronym for specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and timely. Aligning annual SMART goals to a superintendent evaluation provides an excellent opportunity to advance the multi-year school board and/or district goals. Before establishing these goals, a […]

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Superintendent Evaluation: Accumulating Points or Reflecting on Evidence?

April 18th, 2016

In February 2016, the top story of the Lebanon Express, Lebanon superintendent evaluation clarified, focused on the evaluation of Mr. Rob Hess, Superintendent of Lebanon Community School District in Oregon.  Of the five-member board, four of the board members gave the Superintendent a final averaged rating of 3.83 out of a possible 4.0 on the […]

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Soliciting Anonymous Teacher and Student Input for a Superintendent’s Evaluation: Is this a New Best Practice?

March 28th, 2016

A recent article published in the Fillmore County Journal regarding the Rushford-Peterson School Board, in Minnesota, and the evaluation of their Superintendent of Schools, Chuck Ehler, led me to ponder the following: is soliciting anonymous feedback from teachers and students regarding the performance of the superintendent of schools a new best practice in a superintendent evaluation process? Under […]

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