Category Archives: APPR

Summer Update

WDEA brothers and sisters, I’ve been holding off on what is normally a mid-summer email for two reasons: I don’t want the summer to end, and the recent dental plan changes everyone is talking about are still in flux. My … Continue reading

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APPR: Outside observations

Good morning, A few great questions about observations came up today (see below). Please let me know when you or a colleague has any questions about APPR, I’ll do my best to clarify and/or get answers from the administration as … Continue reading

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Westhill Teacher’s Retirement Letter Goes Viral

A retirement letter by Jerry Conti, a Westhill HS social studies teacher, seems to have gone viral on the internet. Last month Conti submitted his retirement letter to the Board of Education and offered his “deepest regret, ending my more … Continue reading

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APPR 60% Conversion Chart

Follow this link to view the Westhill CSD negotiated 60% conversion chart for the Annual Professional Performance Plan.  The plan utilizes the NYSUT teacher practice rubric.

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FACT SHEET: Teacher Evaluation Privacy Law Summary

The teacher evaluation privacy law, effective July 1, 2012, limits public access to teacher evaluations. Prior to the enactment of this law, virtually anyone, including the media, by virtue of the state’s Freedom of Information Law and related court decisions, … Continue reading

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Goals and SLO Docs for APPR

As we begin the goal setting process for teacher’s Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR), you may find these forms and links helpful.  I’ve also included the SLO template which includes the revised HEDI scale.  If you need more information, or … Continue reading

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