Teacher Principal Evaluation Program

  • In 2003, a joint Snohomish School District and Snohomish Education Association committee met to develop, test and implement a four-tiered evaluation system. This system, finalized and adopted in 2006, was based on Charlotte Danielson's Framework for Teaching.

    In 2010, the Washington state legislature passed E2SSB 6696, a law requiring revision of the teacher and principal evaluation system and allowing for a pilot project that would provide funding to selected districts that would then develop systems that would align with the new requirements.

    The Snohomish School District was selected as one of eight districts in the State for the Teacher Principal Evaluation Pilot under E2SSB 6696. Pilot districts were selected by a steering committee of representatives from OSPI, the governor's office, WSPTA, WEA, AWSP and WASA. We believed that we could build on our current four-tiered system, assist other districts and be a voice in the state's development of a new evaluation system. The district received a grant to fund the first two years of the project. The Snohomish School District has elected to continue with the Danielson model.

    In compliance with legislation, all school districts in Washington state were required to fully implement the new evaluation system by 2015.

    Snohomish School District Teacher Principal Evaluation Program chairs:

    • Justin Fox-Bailey, SEA President
    • Darryl Pernat, Executive Director of Human Resource Services

    For more information, click here to visit the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction's website.