Once a teacher has set a goal, the teacher and principal should develop a personalized supervision/evaluation plan that will provide the teacher with the greatest opportunity to grow instructionally and professionally. All non-tenured teachers will follow the non-tenured teacher supervision plan. Upon agreement with the principal, a tenured employee may select one of the following differentiated supervision modes.


Self Directed Development

Teacher Portfolio

The Teacher Portfolio option is a process involving the collection of best practices in an identified area. The portfolio documents evidence of teacher competencies and guides long-term professional development. It is a reflective tool to demonstrate professional growth over time.

Video Reflection

The Video Reflection option is a process to self-evaluate planning and preparation, instructional delivery, or classroom environment by analyzing and reflecting on a recorded component of a lesson.

Action Research

Action Research is a reflective process of progressive problem solving led by an individual to improve the way he/she addresses issues and solves problems.


Peer Collaboration

Professional Study Group

Professional Study Groups offer the opportunity for colleagues to identify an area of focus and/or address a variety of topics to be critically analyzed. This option involves groups meeting regularly and conducting professional conversations through use of various protocols or other clinical methods. To participate in this option, a collaborative group of 3-6 eligible teachers would be necessary. Teachers could be from a common grade level, department, or be interdisciplinary and from multiple grade levels.

Teacher Portfolio

The Teacher Portfolio option is a process involving the collection of best practices in an identified area. The portfolio documents evidence of teacher competencies and guides long-term professional development. It is a reflective tool to demonstrate professional growth over time.

Action Research

Action Research is a reflective process of progressive problem solving led by individuals working with others in teams or as part of a "community of practice" to improve the way they address issues and solve problems.

Peer Coaching

The Peer Coaching option is a process where two or more teachers observe each other's teaching, share in conversations, reflect upon and refine their practice. Their relationship is built on confidentiality and trust in a non threatening, secure environment in which they learn and gain professional insight in order to increase best practices in instruction.

New Teacher Mentoring

New Teacher Mentoring involves teachers being selected as mentors and participating in all necessary components of the mentoring process at the county, district, and building level. In addition to completing all of the county, district, and building level requirements for an induction mentor, mentors who select this option as their mode of supervision will keep a log of mentoring-related activities and complete a self-reflection of the mentoring process.

Performance Improvement Plan

Teachers who receive an overall performance rating of Needs Improvement or Failing are required by Act 82 to participate in a Performance Improvement Plan. The Performance Improvement Plan is a process of evaluation used to assist in decisions of continued employment for at-risk staff.