REL Webinar: Perspectives on Incorporating Teacher Feedback into Principal Evaluations

Dec 02, 2021 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
REL Webinar: Exploring the Potential Role of Staff Feedback in Principal Evaluations

Join REL Mid-Atlantic for a free, 60-minute webinar and panel discussion on incorporating staff feedback in evaluations of school principals.

School staff have a unique and valuable perspective on a principal’s job performance. Recognizing that many organizations use “360” evaluations to better understand the performance of leaders, REL Mid-Atlantic partnered with the District of Columbia Public Schools to explore the potential use of teacher surveys in school leader evaluation. Consistent with other research on teacher surveys, the findings suggest that teachers can provide rich information on principals' leadership related to instruction, talent, and school culture. Other districts may consider employing teacher surveys to gain an additional perspective on principals from staff who interact with the principal every day.

The presenters will describe 360-degree evaluations that incorporate teacher feedback through surveys; discuss a recent REL Mid-Atlantic report on incorporating staff input into principal evaluation; and explore benefits, challenges, and potential implementation considerations through a panel discussion. Panelists will include researchers, an administrator from a district that already incorporates staff feedback in principal evaluations, and a former principal who now directs a statewide principals’ association.

Who should attend: Principals, other administrators, and district leaders interested in learning about the benefits, challenges, and potential implementation considerations for incorporating staff feedback in school principal evaluations.

Our panel of presenters includes:

  • Brian Gill, Director, REL Mid-Atlantic
  • Brittney Gionfriddo, REL Mid-Atlantic
  • Whitney Kozakowski, REL Mid-Atlantic
  • Terry Ball, Executive Director, Maryland Association of Elementary School Principals
  • Jessica Papia, Director of Employee Effectiveness, Baltimore City Public Schools

The Regional Educational Laboratories (RELs) build the capacity of educators to use data and research to improve student outcomes. Each REL responds to needs identified in its region and makes learning opportunities and other resources available to educators throughout the United States. The REL program is a part of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) in the U.S. Department of Education. To receive regular updates on REL work, including events and reports, follow IES on Facebook and Twitter. To provide feedback on this or other REL work, email Contact.IES@ed.gov.