June 29, 2005
If tenured teachers in our district receive a 'Needs Improvement' on their yearly evaluation, the administrator must write specific information on what needs to be rectified. For instance, did the teacher do an unsatisfactory job in submitting documents on time? Were there concerns with classroom management? With tenured teachers, the administrators generally must take progressive steps to help the teacher achieve a satisfactory evaluation. Possible methods include assigning the teacher a mentor, suggesting viable strategies that the administrator himself or herself used when teaching similar classes, giving the teacher a different grade level to teach, and having the teacher participate in specific workshops.