Superintendent Conference Focuses on Teacher Evaluations

By: McKinsey Harris Email
By: McKinsey Harris Email

Harrisonburg City Schools Superintendent Dr. Scott Kizner is focused on what's happening in the classroom by evaluating how well teachers are doing.

He returned Tuesday from the annual Virginia Superintendent Association Conference.

He says the main topic this year was a new teacher evaluation system.

Kizner says the state Board of Education adopted standards for performance for teachers last month, and a big part of those standards is how well students do on tests.

He says he thinks the new method will strengthen schools statewide.

"I believe the way Harrisonburg will use it, it will be a process for continuous improvement to help a teacher improve. It's not going to be used as a process to embarrass or penalize a teacher, it'll be a way to show teacher's effectiveness and help those who are not being as effective as we would like," says Kizner.

The new evaluation process will begin next school year. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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