The Weekly Comet
Volume 1 Issue 1 8-31-2015
Message from the Principal
Mr. Austin- I cannot think of a job Mr. Austin din't do. He was everywhere from carpool to cafeteria, from 3rd grade to Pre-K. Wherever he was needed, Mr. Austin was there. Thank you Mr. Austin for exemplifying our core belief that we must have a commitment to children and a commitment to excellence.
Kinder and 1st Grade Dual Language Teachers- With a vacancy in 1st grade and Ms. Lopez on maternity leave in kinder, these teachers decided to absorb students into their classes rather than leave them with a sub for an extended period of time. Not only do these teacher exemplify a commitment to children, they are really prioritizing student achievement.
Ms. Leal- Trying to get the school year started with a broken copier can be unbelievably frustrating. Ms. Leal not only persevered with the copier, she made time to organize the cafeteria so that students could have the same high level of structure during lunch that they have during class. Ms. Leal truly owns her results.
Improve Purposeful Aligned Instruction - We will begin our spot observations on Tuesday. As a team we plan to visit every teacher over the next few weeks so we can calibrate ourselves. While teachers will not get scores, they will receive written feedback within 48 hours and they will have a face to face feedback session with their evaluator.
Improve the efficacy of professional development -Today we will release a quick google survey after the PD session to gauge how much the PD session helps improve instruction. In addition, we will be using spot observations to help guide the design of future PD sessions.