HPS Puts Together Team of Leaders to Explore the Next Phase of Observer Calibration

SPOTLIGHT on EXCELLENCE   March 2015

 

HPS Puts Together Team of Leaders to Explore the Next Phase of Observer Calibration

 
As part of a partnership with the CT State Department of Education (CSDE), ReVision Learning and the CT Association of Schools (CAS), Joanne Manginelli, Executive Leadership Coach, and Dr. Scott V. Nicol, Executive Director of Performance Management have put together a team of leaders to explore the next phase of observer calibration.  This team includes:
 
·        Oliver Barton, Associate Superintendent for Instructional Leadership
·        Karin Bertero, Assistant Principal SMSA
·        Desmond Caldwell, Assistant Principal Global
·        Victor Cristofaro, Assistant Principal Bulkeley Lower & HPSA Vice-President
·        Guillaume Gendre, Principal Naylor
·        Gus Jacobsen, Assistant Principal Great Path
 
This work is being piloted at Naylor Elementary and focuses on observer calibration regarding evidence collection, rubric component alignment, and feedback strategies based on lessons implemented by Naylor teachers.   This work has great potential because it supports our leaders while engaging in collegial conversations about teaching and learning.
 
We have intentionally selected assistant principals as an effort to develop our talent pool.  All principals were provided the opportunity to nominate their assistant principal for this learning.
 
On February 26th, Hartford Public Schools was highlighted at the well-attended CSDE conference entitled, Moving from Compliance to Coherence.  Joanne Manginelli and Karin Bertero represented the group by presenting the work.
 
Additionally, Peter Dart, Principal of Environmental Sciences Magnet School @ Mary Hooker and Dr.  Nicol presented “Evaluation: A Lever for School Improvement and Professional Growth” at the conference.  This interactive presentation emphasized relationship building as the foundation for aligning teacher classroom performance, teacher perceptual and student learning data to school improvement.
 
All of this work will continue to expand as we involve more administrators and teacher leaders.  
 
The Hartford Public Schools are collectively proud to be part of the state-wide professional learning community that is bringing coherence to our evaluation and professional growth processes.
 
 

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