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Professional Growth and Evaluation


Overview


The Career Advancement, Growth and Support initiative seeks to
improve student achievement and Seattle’s education profession by rewarding excellence, attracting high quality teachers and principals to high-need schools and hard to staff areas, and providing all teachers and principals with the feedback and support they need to succeed. 

Goals

The Career Advancement, Growth and Support initiative provides Seattle Public Schools’ employees with the quality feedback and professional support needed to excel in their profession and increase student achievement through five core elements: Recruit; Mentor; Support; Evaluate and Assess; and Recognize, Reward and Retain.

Recruit
Attract talented teachers and principals in hard-to-staff subjects and high-need schools.

Mentor
Provide increased mentorship opportunities for new teachers and principals in high-needs schools.
Support
Increase support for teachers and principals by providing them with continued professional development opportunities to enhance their overall effectiveness as educators and leaders and increase student achievement.
Evaluate and Assess
The goal of Seattle Public Schools’ evaluation system is to create one common framework so that all teachers and principals know exactly what is expected of them in their teaching practice and in student growth.

Recognize, Reward and Retain
Recognize high performing teachers and principals with career opportunities that bring additional responsibility and reward them with additional compensation. Retain quality teachers and principals by strengthening and expanding mentoring programs, additional collaboration time with their peers and career ladder opportunities.

 

Additional Information

Contact Us

Teacher Incentive Fund
(206) 252-0215
 

Related links

Human Resources
Labor & Employee Relations

Current Initiatives

Recent collective bargaining agreements with the Seattle Education Association and the Principals Association of Seattle Schools created new teacher and principal evaluation systems that include student growth.

Student Growth for Teachers


In September 2010, Seattle Public Schools and the Seattle Education Association reached a new collective bargaining agreement, which, among other things, created a new teacher evaluation system that includes student growth.

Student Growth for Principals


In February 2011, Seattle Public Schools and the Principals Association of Seattle Schools reached a new collective bargaining agreement, which, among other things, created a new principal evaluation system that ties principal performance to their school’s growth. SPS and PASS worked together to come up with a mutually agreed upon school growth model for principals.

Resources - Collective Bargaining Agreements 

Principal Association of Seattle Schools


Seattle Education Association


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