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District Overview & Description
Anacortes Public Schools serves about 2,700 students each year through its four elementary schools, one middle school, two high schools, and one home education partnership. The school district employs approximately 300 staff. Anacortes is located 60 miles north of Seattle, and its student population is as follows:
- 2.08 percent American Indian or Alaskan Native
- 4.09 percent Asian or Pacific Islander
- 1.61 percent African American
- 5.92 percent Hispanic
- 35.34 percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.
|Number of principals in pilot:||8|
|Number of classroom teachers in pilot:||140|
|Number of district administrators evaluating participating principals:||2|
Anacortes Team Interviews
Introduction and Context
The vision of the Anacortes TPEP Team is to create comprehensive evaluation models based on a systems wide approach for both principals and teachers that includes: a 4-tiered rating system, meets the 8 new criteria, uses of student assessment information, uses multiple measures where applicable, and ideally functions as a tool to help improve teaching and learning.
Information to Know Before Reviewing Our Model
The Anacortes TPEP team core members included: 8 teachers, one UniServe rep, two principals, and two district office administrators.
The Anacortes TPEP core team made a commitment to learn from national experts and researchers, and to keep an open mind. We believe we are not only learning for ourselves but for the benefit of teachers and principals throughout the state. We will share our best learning and thinking around the current national trends, research studies, and reports related to all aspects of teacher and principal evaluation.
Our first year we focused on: learning background knowledge; collecting evidence from experts; building connections and forming partnerships; studying research; and building understanding about the current professional knowledge related to teacher and principal evaluation.
Connections or Partnerships for learning and working together:
- WEA Curriculum and Instruction – Scott Poirer provides ongoing support and expertise
- AWSP Executive Director – Gary Kipp provides ongoing support and expertise
- UW Center for Education Leadership – provides ongoing support and expertise
- UW Center for Education Data and Research – provides ongoing support and expertise
- CTSP Executive Director – Jeanne Harmon provided professional development
- WWU Educational Administration – Dr. Mary Lynne Derrington provided expertise
- Vanderbilt University – VAL ED principal formative evaluation tool presentation in Anacortes
- Battelle for Kids – September 2010 symposium “Evaluating & Rewarding Teacher Effectiveness”
If you have questions about the Anacortes model, please contact:
Superintendent Chris Borgen – email@example.com
AEA President Jennie Beltramini – firstname.lastname@example.org
Principal Tara Dowd – email@example.com
View the vision page and pilot models.
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