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PHILOSOPHY OF EVALUATION AND PROFESSIONAL GROWTH:

The Henrico County Public School’s Professional Growth and Evaluation Plan for administrators is built on the foundation of the Professional Qualities and Responsibilities and a belief in the power of reflective practice.

There is an expectation that all administrators will meet or exceed the Professional
Qualities and Responsibilities (PQR). There is also an expectation that administrators will model life-long learning and the principles of continuous improvement.  An administrator’s focus of work is ensuring quality instructional practices.   To do this, administrators must be supported in their efforts to:

• Support and foster a culture that encourages the success of all students and further professional development of staff in the schools and school district
• Use knowledge of best practices in the area of focus for the administrator
• Support the school and district mission and vision to build relationships with stakeholder groups and the community at large
• Continually assess progress towards meeting the district mission

One effective way to provide support is through analysis of outcome data specific to the administrator’s area of responsibility and a focus on specific PQR(s) associated with the outcome data. Creating opportunities for administrators to look at performance data and receive feedback about his/her practice in relation to the Professional Qualities and Responsibilities is an important role of the supervisor.  In the ideal model, the supervisor acts as a facilitator of the administrator’s reflection on their own practice and helps them clarify next steps and create an action plan for enhancing leadership and development.  As can be seen in the Trajectory of Supervision graphic below, operating at the upper end of the trajectory is the desired mode of supervision in HCPS.   This process sets an expectation of professional growth for all administrators.

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