Dear Colleagues,

I hope everyone has had a wonderful summer and an opportunity to relax and refresh before the beginning of a new school year.

As we have discussed at our Board meetings, a team of our doctoral fellows (Rachel Bradshaw, Elizabeth Nolan, and Richard Fournier) has been extremely busy researching and compiling an annotated list of sources on teacher evaluation in preparation for our annual conference next month. Attached please find the results of their hard work.

I think you will find this Resource Guide very useful, and I suggest that you consider ways to distribute it to your colleagues in your respective states via association list serves, posting on association websites, etc.  (Below click on the Power Point presentation of Educator Evaluation: Research-Informed  Practices and Teacher Evaluation Resource Guide):

I look forward to seeing many of you in Portland on September 18 and 19th.

Donald J. Beaudette, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of the Practice

and Program Director

PK-12 Educational Leadership

September 18-19th, 2014
NEASS Annual Fall Conference

Superintendents  may Register online
(click on appropriate registration form)


197th Annual Fall Conference
September 18-19, 2014
Portland Regency Hotel
Portland, Maine

PROGRAM OVERVIEW: The Superintendent and Educator Evaluation:
Lessons Learned

Thursday, September 18, 2014

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Registration
12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Introductions and Overview
12:45 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Educator Evaluation: Research-Informed Practice
A Team of Researchers from Boston University will present a summary of findings on Instructional Leadership in the Context of Teacher Evaluation, Student Input in Teacher Evaluation, and The Evaluation of Special Educators.

2:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Case Studies on Best Practices in New England
Superintendent Robert Gerardi (Maynard, MA) and Superintendent Katherine Sipala (Narragansett, RI) and labor-management teams from their respective districts will share best practices and lessons learned in implementing teacher evaluation systems in their schools.

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Putting It All Together: Take-Aways for Implementing Lessons Learned
Dr. Susan Villani, Senior Program/Research Associate at WestEd, will guide conference participants in a collective conversation to identify a selection of lessons learned for implementation in their districts.

6:00 p.m.-7:15 p.m. Cocktail Reception, Co-Sponsored by McGraw-Hill  & Renaissance Learning

7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Evening Banquet and Program

Musical Selections: The Windham Chamber Singers

Awards and Dinner Co-Sponsored by L.L.B. Architects (Lerner, Lads, and Bartels) & Robert H. Lord Company

John Ater, Maine humorist

Friday, September 19, 2014

7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Breakfast, Sponsored by Edgenuity

Sponsor Presentations/Time with Vendors
9:30-10:15       Break with Vendors

10:20 a.m.-11:20 a.m. Keynote Presentation sponsored by Futures Health and Education and McGraw-Hill : Adapting Mandates into Effective Evaluation Practices      Kim Marshall, Author of The Marshall Memo

11:25 a.m.-12:25 p.m. Roundtable on Effective Practices in Implementing Educator Evaluation Systems
State Commissioners and Executive Directors

12:30 p.m. Announcement of New Officers and Annual Conference Adjourns
2014 NEASS Annual Dues 

 Superintendents only -  $35.00   -  OR  -    Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent(s)-  $50.00
PLEASE NOTE:   New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and Connecticut Superintendents HAVE THEIR DUES PAID BY THEIR ASSOCIATIONS

For more information contact:
Dr. Herb Levine
NEASS Executive Director
14 Hamilton Road
West Peabody, MA 01960
Cell# 978-836-6029 
Ph: 978-535-3653
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