Low Performing Educators: Essential Skills for Teacher, School Clinician, and Administrator Supervision
by William Ribas, Ph.D. and Carol Ann Gregory, M.Ed.
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The authors of this book each have careers of more than 36 years that have focused on educator evaluation and the unique challenges of evaluating low performing educators. They have been teachers at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Each has over 10 years of experience as a union leader in the roles of building representative, negotiations chair person, grievance chair person, association vice-president, and association president. They have held the administrative roles of vice-principal, principal, director of student services, director of human resources, and assistant superintendent. Together the authors have evaluated or consulted on the evaluation of over 1,500 educators rated needs improvement of unsatisfactory. These are evaluations of job performance. They have also worked with many other cases of progressive discipline.
The authors have developed a program that is unique in its track record of success. It provides evaluators with the educational, social, emotional, and legal competencies that are needed to hold educators to high performance and treat them with dignity and respect. Over 65% of those underperforming educators placed in this program for job under performance have improved to proficient. Of the 35% who did not, and left the district, fewer than 2% have gone to arbitration or other litigation.
“Carol Gregory has been working with teachers and administrators in the Saugus and Malden Public Schools since 2012. Her mindful approach and depth of experience in supervision and evaluation combine to help administrators work through challenging situations to effect successful solutions for educators and the students they serve.”
Dr. David DeRuosi, Jr. Former High School Principal and Now Superintendent, Saugus Public Schools
“Working with struggling teachers requires a balance which is often inhibited by the demands on supervisors’ time. Administrators need to think about how they balance the delivery of honest, critical feedback with encouragement and support to nurture growth while maintaining the urgency of student learning needs. Our work with Dr. Ribas these past 14 years has compelled us to take the time needed for deep focus on our work with 200 struggling educators which has resulted in improved practice.”
Dr. Dianne Kelly, Superintendent, Revere Public Schools