Bear Essentials

Mountain Gap's Weekly Newsletter

EDUCATE Alabama

I will train everyone on EDUCATE Alabama on Wednesday during faculty meeting.

The link below provides you with 3-4 minute long training videos. There are videos for every step of the process. Take a look and bring me your questions on Monday if you have any. http://alex.state.al.us/leadership/EA2014.html


Everyone needs to take a moment to log on to EDUCATE Alabama website and log-in & log-out. Once you log-in & log-out, you will need to log in and select an administrator as your primary observer and the other as your secondary observer. This year EVERY teacher is on full observation and will receive two observations on the indictors selected through the PLP. Please begin work on your self-evaluation. Self-evaluations should be complete by Friday, September 19th. Currently only 8 of you have logged on. Thanks to Amos, Emerson, Graham, Oberlies, Potter, Queeney, Robinson, & Wilson. A special thanks goes out to Potter, Robinson and Emerson for being the first to finish their self- evaluation.

Classroom visits

The Mountain Gap administrative team is making great efforts to be out in your classrooms. We love seeing all the great things that you have going on with your students. Don't mind us if we are taking pictures, talking to your students, or taking notes. The wonderful thing you are doing might end of up in this memo or better yet on Twitter #grizzlygreatness.

1-on-1 Meetings

The Mountain Gap administrative team would like to take a moment to get to know you better. The better we know you and your own personal goals, the better we can help you to achieve them. Each certified staff member will meet with a member of the administrative team at least three times this year, this on top of anything done with EDUCATE Alabama. Please see the attached Initial Principal Teacher Conf form. You will need to bring this form completed to your meeting with your designated administrator. Most of you will see your EDUCATE Alabama observer, but some of you will have your meeting with Mrs. Driggers. See the attached spreadsheet to know who you schedule your meeting with.