February 12, 2016 v. 3 issue 24
Climate Survey Results
The top three indicators for building leadership are as follows:
Dr. Cauldwell ...
and I have a good working relationship: 1.3 (1.0 is Strongly Agree and 2.0 is Agree)
is available when I have questions or need assistance: 1.32
is trustworthy and acts with integrity: 1.33
The three lowest ranking indicators for building leadership are:
communicates a clear sense of direction for my department: 1.76
holds people accountable for their performance: 1.75
fairly and consistently applies expectations: 1.61
Top ranking indicators in other areas:
I am inspired to meet my goals at work: 1.79
I get excited about going to work: 1.95
I am satisfied that I have the opportunities to apply my talents and expertise: 2.01
Lowest ranking indicators:
Underperforming employees, who fail to improve after being provided an opportunity to do so, are dismissed from employment: 3.36
SPS uses stakeholder feedback in order to improve performance: 2.45
SPS retains high performing employees: 2.29
As a general rule of thumb, survey results showing 2.0 or lower are excellent. Anything higher than a 3.0 is concerning. All indicators improved from last school year with the exception of "I am excited about going to work". Last year our building average was 1.82.
I appreciate your open and honest feedback. I have reviewed all of your open/written responses as well. Thank you for your kind words and suggestions for improvement. I endeavor to always improve as a leader and want to meet your needs. The most important job at Glendale is the job YOU do each day. I want to support you and that is the focus of our admin team. I believe that GHS has the best staff in the area. You meet each challenge with a "can-do" attitude. Our students will reap the benefits of a positive and healthy climate.
Seeking an Advanced Degree?
Teachers there are two scholarship opportunities through the Foundation for SPS.
The Hammons Teacher Scholarship is offered to a teacher seeking an advanced degree in any field.
The JJ Memorial Scholarship is offered to a teacher or para-professional seeking to further their education in the field of special education.
The deadline to apply is March 18. Click HERE to learn more.
February 12-13: Speech & Debate in Joplin
February 15: Choir Lock-in
February 16: Quest Meeting, 5:00 - 7:00
Remember Hattie's Research on Effect Size?
Average Daily Attendance: 94.94%
Students with 90% attendance or higher: 80.45%