Unflattering evaluation

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Registered: 10-18-2010
Unflattering evaluation
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Mon, 10-18-2010 - 6:09pm

Hi, ladies, it's Ms. M, but I seem to have forgotten my old username so I had to create a new one.

Anyway, last year, I told you how my admin was all over me about how I'm terrible teacher and that has continued into this year as well. Finally *3 weeks* after she evaluated me again, I finally get the printed copy and of course, it's as bad as the ones from last year. I'm already seeking employment elsewhere; I don't care to work for someone who has inferiority issues, believes things can only be done one way and stabs people in the back.

However, I found at least 3 false things in my evaluation. One was a reference to a selection I never taught nor does it show up in any of the material from which I teach; the second accused me of not teaching the standards I agreed to take on at the beginning of the year--I have proof that I am teaching those standards in the classes I'm supposed to be focusing those standards and the third thing stated that I am not following my plan of assistance by submitting units of study--there was nothing in my plan of assistance stating that I was to continue with those units until I was told otherwise.

Part of me thinks that these were just random screw-ups but another part of me thinks she's trying to pad my evaluation. I have the opportunity to file a rebuttal (which I will) and I'm getting in contact with my building reps tomorrow.

So, how far should I take this? Even if I were doing everything by the letter, this woman would still find fault in my teaching. I truly believe that she has someone in mind for my job and she's just doing what she can to document me so she can fire me (I have tenure, thus all this paper trail on her part). At this point, I'd gladly leave this school. It's an absolute sinking ship and she's at the helm, saying that the board and the superintendent support her but at the same time, I don't hear a lot of parental support. If I could bail now and know I had a job to pay the bills, I would.

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Registered: 08-23-1997
Mon, 10-18-2010 - 7:22pm

I feel for you. The same thing happened to me last year. I had a disagreement with the principal and after that she went after me with guns blazing. I refuted the first bad eval. I had but, after that I gave up as it was clear that they were doing just what you said, saying as many bad things as possible to they could get rid of me, and they did because I was not tenured. Most of the teachers in my old school, rarely reply to bad evals. I think they think its' pointless. I would ask the union rep what he/she thinks. Good luck if you leave. I'm still unemployed.

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Registered: 12-04-2000
Tue, 10-19-2010 - 10:47am

File the response ASAP and keep copies. Also make sure you get her to sign them when filed, yours and the original for the file.

Sherry
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Registered: 04-21-2008
Fri, 11-12-2010 - 5:55pm

Well, I wish I could say things were better but they aren't. I seriously wanted to punch her and a wall when I got home today. I keep looking for jobs but to no avail. I really wish it were allowable for me to apply for a teaching position outside my certification field; I'd actually feel some relief in searching for a new job.

I keep hoping that eventually this woman's immoral behavior will eventually be exposed, but there are too many people in the central office and on the school board who think she walks on water. If it weren't for my DH and my step-daughters and my faith, I probably would be in the mental hospital right now. If things continue as they are, I may very well end up there anyway.

  "Aut dosce, aut disce, aut discede"
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Registered: 12-04-2000
Sat, 11-13-2010 - 9:37am

The sad thing is that you will probably have to endure a whole year of abuse with her before any new job is available.

Sherry
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Registered: 10-01-2005
Sat, 11-20-2010 - 10:37am

I feel for you.

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