Professional Growth and Evaluation
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.
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.
Attract talented teachers and principals in hard-to-staff subjects and high-need schools.
Provide increased mentorship opportunities for new teachers and principals in high-needs schools.
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.