The Committee concluded that the Superintendent ranged from outstanding to needsimprovement with most members feeling that the Superintendent has met expectations inregard to this objective.
The Committee felt the Superintendent’s focus on resources for the classroom, and her focus on technology and professional development, demonstrates her commitment toinsure that the diverse learning needs of students are met.Objective F:
Provides for the professional development of all personnel to support continued growth and improvement.
The Committee concluded that the Superintendent is outstanding or meets expectations inregard to this objective.
The Committee felt that professional development continues to be a strength of theDistrict. Comments by Committee members included praise for the ProfessionalDevelopment Council, which has reinvigorated the Professional Development Program.The inclusion of the staff in planning and delivery has paved the way to more diverse programs that have given the staff many opportunities to improve their skills.Objective G:
Develops systems of assessment to measure district/schools success and to track student achievement and communicates this to community
.For the most part, the Committee concluded that this is an area that meets expectations or needs improvement. The majority of members feel that this is an area that needsimprovement.
Some comments focused on the need for more clearly defined areas of assessment. Thishas been an ongoing concern for many years, and the Superintendent has been very opento and supportive of finding a solution to these issues. Members felt we need to continuethe search to develop a better way to report to the public as too how the District is performing in comparison to other districts.Objective H:
Develops and sustains a variety of extracurricular opportunities forWatertown students.
The Committee concluded that the Superintendent ranges from meets expectations tooutstanding. Most felt the Superintendent meets expectations in this area.
Comments from the Committee
:The Committee commented on the success of the Robotics program, the expansion of theathletic programs (lacrosse program) in tough budgetary times, and the continuation of the High School newspaper.Objective I:
Provides programs that foster respect for differences at all levels in the school district.