Superintendent's Evaluation 2012-13: Qualitative - Summary of Responses

Qualitative Ratings Key: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Needs Improvement Effective Highly Effective

Areas of Responsibility A. Relationships with the Board 1 Keeps Board informed on issues, needs, operations in a timely manner 2 Provides for development of goals and objectives aligned to Board priorities 3 Remains impartial toward Board Members according all the same treatment 4 Has a harmonious working relationship with the Board 5 Understands his/her role in administration of Board policy 6 Makes recommendations and accepts responsibility for them 7 Willingly implements Board decisions even if not his/her recommendation 8 Feels free to maintain opposition to matters until decision is reached B. Stakeholder Focus and Satisfaction 1 Involves all stakeholders in a continuing system of planning 2 Provides a process for determining customer requirements and expectations 3 Provides a clear set of strategies for parents/community to support the district 4 Maintains a highly visible profile in the schools and community 5 Provides opportunities for community/parents/students/staff to provide input 6 Systems are in place to monitor internal/external perceptions of the district 7 Seeks to expand/continue positive relationships with external agencies 8 Parents, staff, students report feeling safe and respected in school 9 Level of school discipline/safety is improving compared to similar districts C. Staff and Organizational Relationships 1 Provides mechanisms to facilitate appropriate staffing levels to meet priorities 2 Treats all personnel fairly, insisting on perf of duties, adherence to contracts 3 Delegates responsibility, authority to appropriate staff, holds each accountable 4 Assesses and monitors the improvement of staff and leadership team members 5 Encourages participation of appropriate staff and groups in planning, etc. 6 Makes appropriate staff changes in a timely fashion D. Educational Leadership 1 Understands/keeps informed regarding all aspects of the instructional program 2 Has a process to evaluate effectiveness of school/district improvement planning 3 Develops/maintains a proactive agenda for school improvement 4 Examines/communicates/addresses achievement gaps among student groups 5 Articulates his/her high educational vision/motivates staff, parents, students, etc. 6 Organizes planned program of staff development/improvement 7 Provides a leadership role to achieve high morale 8 Asserts his/her leadership skills in troubled areas of the school district E. Fiscal Leadership 1 Preparation of the annual budget reveals careful analysis 2 Has process for guiding budget 3 Aligns budget with Strategic Plan 4 Establishes both a short-term and long-range capital improvement plan 5 Maintains accurate financial records/implements internal/external audit systems 6 Secures goods/services at a fair, reasonable cost, implements cost-saving steps 7 Communicates the current and projected fiscal needs of DCPS to the Board 8 Consults w/Board on unusual needs and expenditures 9 Reports to Board on the financial condition of DCPS in a timely manner F. Personal Qualities 1 Exercises sound judgement in arriving at decisions 2 Communicates effectively when speaking /writing, maintains poise 3 Maintains prof development by reading, coursework, attending conferences, etc. 4 Demonstrates his/her ability to work well with individuals and groups 5 Defends principle/conviction in the face of pressure and partisan influence 6 Maintains high standards of ethics, honesty, integrity personally/professionally 7 Teaches DCPS character initiatives by word/example when interacting with students, etc. 8 Devotes time and energy effectively to his/her job Qualitative Rating (Derived by combining Items A - F)









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