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Performance Appraisals Made Easy

Performance Appraisals Made Easy
Tools for Evaluating Teachers and Support Staff

October 2004 | 200 pages | Corwin
As the title implies, Performance Appraisals Made Easy emphasizes easy-to-complete teacher and staff evaluation forms to accommodate the busy schedules of practicing principals. The tools-friendly approach includes ready-made job descriptions, forms, and guidelines for teacher evaluation in learning, communication, community relations, and professional development. Support staff tools include assistance with conflict management, public relations, stress and time management, and team building. A dual-format CD containing all forms is included with the book.
About the Authors
1. Introduction to the Performance Appraisal Process
2. How to Write Effective Job Descriptions
Job Description: Bus Driver

Job Description: Counselor

Job Description: Custodian

Job Description: Food Service Worker

Job Description: Media Specialist

Job Description: School Nurse

Job Description: Paraprofessional

Job Description: Secretary

Job Description: School Security Officer

Job Description: Teacher (Elementary)

Job Description: Teacher (Secondary)


Support Staff References

3. Teacher Performance Appraisal Coaching Tool(s)
Area 1: Building Community

Area 2: Designing Learning

Area 3: Managing Learning

Area 4: Communicating

Area 5: Growing Professionally



4. Support Staff Performance Appraisal Tools
Communication Skills

Conflict Management

Public Relations

Stress Management

Team Building

Time Management

5. Summative Performance Appraisals
Summative Performance Appraisal Self Assessment (Teachers)

Action Plan (Teacher)

Summative Performance Appraisal (Teacher)

Summative Performance Appraisal Self Assessment (Support Staff)

Action Plan (Support Staff)

Summative Performance Appraisal (Support Staff)

6. Conclusion

"The book provides a wealth of practical information that a practicing administrator or evaluator could use."

Phil Silsby, Principal
Belleville West High School, Belleville, IL

"It gives you tools to use today and also walks you through a very clear process for easy implementation of performance appraisals for all staff."

Robin Dexter, Assistant Professor
University of Wyoming

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Chapter 1: Introduction to the Performance Appraisal Process

Lisabeth S. Margulus

Dr. Margulus has worked as a teacher and administrator at all grade levels of traditional and alternative K-12 schools. Her experience has included high-need, urban settings as well as suburban and rural schools. Her area of specialty has been leadership training. This has included district wide consulting and, during a three year sabbatical from education, directing a strategically-linked, outcomes based professional development program at a health care center employing 2800 people. She has also worked extensively in the business and manufacturing arenas in the area of workplace performance. Dr. Margulus frequently consults in the areas... More About Author

Jacquelyn Ann Melin

Jacquelyn Melin is Affiliate Professor at Grand Valley State University, where she teaches classes in curriculum development and differentiated instruction.  She also has served as the Director of the School of Education Student Information and Services Center.  She was a public school educator in Rockford, Michigan for 32 1/2 years, serving as an elementary and middle school teacher, as teacher/coordinator of gifted and talented students and as an elementary principal. More About Author