Dr. Bryan Johnson Rates 3.68 On 5.0 Scale In School Board Evaluation

Friday, July 13, 2018

Supt. Bryan Johnson rated 3.68 on a 5.0 scale in his first evaluation by members of the Hamilton County School Board.

His highest ranking of 4.50 came from Joe Wingate.

The lowest of 2.06 was from Rhonda Thurman.

Other board rankings were:

Joe Galloway 4.39

Steve Highlander 3.50

Karitsa Mosley Jones 3.94

Kathy Lennon 4.44

Tiffanie Robinson 4.0

Joe Smith 3.50

David Testerman 2.78

Board members were asked to use this score sheet:

1 = Significantly below expectations

2 = Area of focus

3 = At expectations

4 = Area of strength

5 = Significantly above expectations

Here are the ratings from Galloway, Highlander, Mosley Jones, Lennon, Robinson, Smith, Testerman, Thurman and Wingate.

Strategic Planning

Develop a strategic plan in collaboration with the school board that addresses key performance indicators for the

next 5 years. 5 3 5 5 5 3 2 3 4

Initiate an external audit ofall facilities, identifying plans for capital needs. 3 2 4 4 3 2 2 2 3

Begin developing a comprehensive building plan that addresses capital needs (growth and deferred maintenance), targeting the next 7-10 years. 4 3 5 5 2 3 2 3 5

Student Achievement

Identify and implement necessary organizational changes

that support student achievement. 4 3 4 5 5 4 2 2 5

Implement supports for areas identified with student academic performance. 4 5 3 5 4 4 2 2 5

Staff and Personnel Relationships

Develops an aggressive recruiting plan to attract and retain talented educators to support schools and district

work. 4 4 4 5 4 3 3 1 4

Develop long-term recruitment strategy to increase availability of qualified teachers. 4 3 3 4 4 3 2 1 5

Develop comprehensive behavior management training for all new teachers. 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 4

Implement induction program for all new teachers and develop plans for providing new teachers with mentoring support. 4 5 3 5 4 4 2 2 5

School Leadership

Identify/Implement leadership development for school and district leaders. 5 3 4 5 3 3 3 2 5

Post-Secondary Opportunities

Develop a plan to increase career and technical education offerings for students. 5 5 4 5 5 4 4 3 5

Engage business and industry to increase student opportunities for exposure to post-secondary. 4 4 4 4 5 5 3 3 5

Business and Finance

Strengthen relationship with funding body and county mayor. \ 5 3 4 5 4 4 3 2 4

Engage funding body in planning for long-term capital and operational needs. 4 3 4 3 3 3 3 2 4

Board Relationship

Keeps board members informed on issues, needs, and operation of the school system. 5 5 4 4 5 4 5 3 5

Offers professional advice to the board on items requiring board action, with appropriate recommendations based on thorough study and analysis. 5 3 4 5 3 3 3 3 5

Keeps board informed of employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, and dismissal of personnel. 5 4 4 4 5 4 3 1 4

Follows through on initiatives and strategies communicated to the Board of Education. 5 3 4 5 4 4 3 1 5 



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