Katie Colson (fourth grade teacher) and Kyra Woods (fifth grade teacher) from Georgetown Elementary were selected by The Division of Teacher and Leader Effectiveness at the Georgia Department of Education as exemplary teachers for the new state Teacher Keys Evaluation System (TKES). Each will be videotaped in March as a model teacher for the TKES training. These two teachers were among nominees submitted by all RT3 districts to be examples of exemplary instruction which will illustrate each of the ten TKES Standards. The video vignettes will be tools which can be utilized by RT3 districts as they more fully implement TKES next year with more teachers. The vignettes may be used for professional development, remediation, and collaborative discussions of increasingly effective instruction. The MCSD Division of Academics staff submitted the names of 18 MCSD teachers from all grade levels as nominees.
Kim Cason and Suzanne Evans, both MCSD secondary education instructional specialists, have been acknowledged by the Georgia Department of Education Division of Teacher and Leader Effectiveness for their exemplar SLOs (Student Learning Objectives) in British Literature and Physics, respectively. These SLOs are now posted on the RT3 Sharepoint for other RT3 districts to use as examples of strong SLOs in those areas. Student Learning Objectives will be used as part of the new Teacher Keys Evaluation System (TKES) to determine student growth for teachers of non-tested subjects.
Laverne Brown is the principal at Georgetown Elementary School.