Mike Town, one of Tesla STEM High School’s founding teachers, is a recipient of the Patsy Collins Award for Excellence in Education, Environment, and Community.
Evaluation of Nonadministrative Professional Staff
Evaluation of staff members is for the purpose of improvement of instruction. Professional staff members shall be evaluated in accordance with state law and negotiated agreements. Staff are expected to perform the duties identified in their job descriptions in addition to any additional responsibilities that may be assigned by their administrator.
The superintendent shall develop a system for evaluating staff. Such a system shall provide for supervisory assignments for staff evaluation; observations; evaluation of new staff; criteria and related forms to be used for evaluating teachers, educational staff associates, and classified staff; observation and evaluation procedures; and probationary action; and nonrenewal procedures. All administrators/principals shall be expected to demonstrate the necessary skills to implement the staff evaluation plan of the district. The district may require the teacher to take in-service training provided by the district in the area of teaching skills needing improvement. The superintendent shall annually assess the quality of evaluation that exists in each administrative unit.
The performance of staff shall be evaluated at least once per year or according to statute, except that new staff, certificated and classified, shall be evaluated within ninety calendar days after commencement of employment. Staff whose performance does not meet minimum requirements shall be informed of the deficiencies and afforded the opportunity to improve.
The criteria for evaluation of Teachers shall be based on the Charlotte Danielson Instructional Framework, which align to the eight state-defined criteria defined in WAC 391-191A-070.
- Centering instruction on high expectations for student achievement.
- Demonstrating effective teaching practices.
- Recognizing individual student learning needs and developing strategies to address those needs.
- Providing clear and intentional focus on subject matter content and curriculum
- Fostering and managing a safe, positive learning environment.
- Using multiple student data elements to modify instruction and improve student learning.
- Communicating and collaborating with parents and school community.
- Exhibiting collaborative and collegial practices focused on improving instructional practice and student learning.
GBM - Staff Complaints and Grievances