Communication and Information Expectations
- Preferred communication of any general nature is email.
- A face to face is preferred for sensitive topics.
- Pertinent information will be delivered on a timely basis.
- If you are going to be tardy or absent, a personal phone call or text message notifying me is expected.
- Phone calls to classrooms will not take place during the teacher’s instructional time.
- You should communicate with me prior to going to someone at the District level.
- If my door is open and I have no visitors, I am available for you.
- If my door is open and I have a visitor, please do not wait at the door.
- If my door is closed, please respect my privacy.
- If needed, you may schedule time with me.
My Expectation of Student Learning Accountability of Teachers
- You will take responsibility for the learning of each student in your classroom.
- You will believe that all students can learn and that you will have high expectations for all students.
- You will have no excuses for the lack of student learning (poor parent involvement, lack of IQ, lack of willingness, etc.).
- You will believe that you can make a difference.
- You will have the courage to say what needs to happen for your students. Take a stand and follow through with action.
Professional Accountability Expectations of Teachers and Staff
- You will embrace the vision of the school and make it your vision. Make it the first thought when you are confronted with a problem.
- You will bring a solution to the table when you encounter a problem.
- If you hear that someone said something about you, then you should verify it with that person.
- If you have a professional problem with an individual, it is your responsibility to go directly to that person and address your concerns.
- Be open and honest with me.
- If I have offended you, it is your responsibility to let me know. I prefer you communicate with me in person when sharing these concerns.
- If I am not leading you in the right direction, you are expected to communicate with me.
My Team Accountability Expectations of Teachers and Staff
- You will pull your share of the weight with your team and make meaningful contributions.
- All team members are expected to be respectful of each other.
- Team members must hold each other accountable for completing assignments rather than do the assignment for them.
- Team members hold each other accountable for arriving to meetings on time.
Work Environment Expectations
- You will generally see me in the classroom. Don't feel that you have been singled out if I am in your classroom. I want to know your students and your instructional methods.
- Classroom walkthroughs will be conducted for different purposes (CWT’s, informal and T-TESS).
- Communication will be shared with you regarding walkthroughs privately.
- All students are expected to be in their seats and ready to participate and listen to announcements by 8:30 a.m.
- Classrooms are to be neat and organized.
- Teachers should take advantage of every moment to teach.
How to Frustrate Me
Using your words or actions to hurt others
- Not taking accountability
- Being negative with your attitude or comments
- Lack of commitment
- Frequent absences or tardiness
- Not being prepared
- Lack of participation in meetings and/or trainings
- Placing your needs before those of your students
- Thinking that someone else can or should work harder than you