Empathy and Engagement
Similar to your formal observations, the PPO is mine. The district looks for evidence of effective assessment used to drive instruction, smart and cohesive curricular choices, a strong focus on literacy, stakeholder input and engagement, parent outreach, and a focus on improved student attendance. Similar to Advance, I am rated on a rubric of five domains, with indicators ranging from ineffective to highly effective.
The PPO should never be performative- we should always be ready to demonstrate the best practices and systems we have in place- SANDI data, the IEP tracker, the Transition Info Hub, Literacy plan, schedule team, etc. Many of our adminstrative emails surrounding the PPO are reminders (albeit somewhat forceful ones) about our deadlines and the presentation of that data we have been collecting. The heart of the principal's evaluation is to determine if we are serving our students with special needs effectively. Are we giving them access to resources and instruction similar to that of their gen ed peers? Are we monitoring their progress and reporting it to colleagues and parents? Are we adjusting instruction when needed?
As your instructional leader, it is my job to make sure this is happening, and that we can demonstrate our success to the district. But this is not work done in isolation. Our mission is student growth and independence. The only way we can achieve it is by working together.
I've attached my PPO rubric- review at your own risk. It is lengthy and often redundant. However, it's important that you all see how our school is rated, and have a chance to ask clarifying questions about the process.
Please input student information and goals in your IEP tracker by October 31. Your class tracker can be found in the DOE Shared Drive titled "23-24 IEP Goal Progress Tracking," here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0AFWYLI2Ia5BoUk9PVA
Below are instructions for setting up your tracker. If you have any questions or need help, please reach out to Kelly Williams, Andrew Chung, Jon Hunt, or Lily Lamb-Atkinson.
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Upcoming Events/To Do
October 10 to 27- Initial Planning Conferences
October 23rd- Hispanic Heritage Month culminating projects due
October 25th- Hispanic Heritage YouTube Live event
October 27th- SANDI closes
October 27th- Masquerade Ball
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
mckinney hallway social
To the McKinney hallway social team, from Mr. McGlone:
Special Thanks to Ms. Thelem for scheduling and logistics, Ms. Laird for treats and flag making, Ms. Bridget Hamilton for organizing supplies and student helpers, Ms. Nimmons as our awesome DJ and Mr. Sidney for creating an epic playlist.
Special-Special Thanks to Shavon Gaddy for all her work putting together McKinney school spirit week together and coming up with the idea of a hallway social.
To our staff at the main who coordinated a fantastic Hispanic Heritage Month event!