Delaware Professional Appraisal System 101: Part 5 of 6

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Component 4: Professional Responsibilities

This component is my biggest problem with this evaluation system.  I am a state leader in the visual arts.  I was rated proficient for this component.  How is that possible when I have been a leader in the arts for the past 4 years, elected by my peers?  You know how, my administrator never saw it….  Yes, because I was never given an opportunity to share my knowledge at the building level, I offered many times, I am only proficient because my administrator could not observe my level of performance.  That really wasn’t my problem, but I am the one being evaluated….

4a: Communicating with Families

This element of component four is very difficult for elementary and middle school art teacher because of the volume of students they teach.  A completely different rubric should be created for us in this area.

4b: Recording data in a…

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Kevin Ohlandt

I am a proud parent of a son with Tourette's Syndrome and several other co-morbidities. I write on this blog to educate other parents so they know a bit more about not only special education, but all the really bad things that are happening with public schools in Delaware and the USA. We are all in this together, and if our children aren't able to advocate for themselves it's up to us parents! We need to stop letting companies run our schools, and demand our children get a proper education. Our Departments of Education in our states have become weak with fear from the bullying US DOE, and we need to take back our schools!

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