by William Ribas, Ph.D. and Carol Ann Gregory, M.Ed.
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.