Anonymous Teacher Evaluation of Sheldon Berman

By now you’ve all heard about the anonymous evaluation Jefferson County teachers gave Superintendent Sheldon Berman, right? No?

Then let’s dig in with the general responses.

Nearly 1,000 teachers took part in the survey and the results are rather telling. 2% of the 987 respondents are in early childhood, 46.3% at the elementary level, 20.8% at the middle school level and 30.9% at the high school level.

  • 57.1% either disagree or strongly disagree that they are satisfied with the current administration. Only 31.6% agree or strongly agree. Telling, eh?
  • 64% disagree/strongly disagree that Berman has taken steps to make workloads more manageable
  • 56.8% disagree/strongly disagree that Berman has become a full partner in the JCPS community
  • 60% disagree/strongly disagree that Berman exhibits effective leadership that fully supports them as a teacher
  • 62.9% disagree/strongly disagree that Berman promotes and supports sound collective bargaining relations with the Jefferson County Teachers Association

See the full-on juicy, juicy – including the scandalous comments – after the jump…

  • 45.4% agree/strongly agree that the central office shows respect and concern for the welfare of teachers
  • 51.2% disagree/strongly disagree that teachers and administrators are held to equal standards by Berman
  • 49.8% disagree/strongly disagree that Berman sets a standard for administrators to respect teachers
  • 51.8% have no opinion and 24.2% disagree/strongly disagree that Berman fully values and supports the arts in education
  • 34.9% have no opinion and 31.4% disagree/strongly disagree that Berman fully supports and requires code of conduct compliance
  • 43.8% have no opinion and 17.8% disagree/strongly disagree that Berman is supportive of Exceptional Child Education
  • 56.8% disagree/strongly disagree that Berman has taken steps to reduce undue paperwork
  • 54.5% disagree/strongly disagree that Berman has fulfilled his promise to reduce excessive student assessments
  • 76.2% agree/strongly agree that they feel safe in their school
  • 45.2% have no opinion and 23% disagree/strongly disagree that Berman fully supports full-time library services, programs and staff in the schools
  • 50.7% have no opinion and 36.4% disagree/strongly disagree that vocational education needs of students are being met by Berman
  • 57.1% have no opinion and 13.6% disagree/strongly disagree that Berman is fully supportive of Early Childhood Education
  • 54% have no opinion/disagree/disagree strongly that Berman has met the technology needs of teachers and students
  • 56.4% disagree/strongly disagree that Berman and his designess care about them as a person
  • 35.1% have no opinion and 25.2% disagree/strongly disagree that Berman is committed to a well-rounded education for each student that includes extracurricular activities
  • 59.9% disagree/strongly disagree that Berman involves classroom teachers in a collaborative decision making process
  • 60.7% have no opinion and 29.9% disagree/strongly disagree that Berman values part-time and job share teachers
  • 58.7% have no opinion/disagree/strongly disagree that Berman understands diversity and its meaning for educational programs
  • 32.3% grade Berman’s performance at a C-level, 28.8% D, 16.8% F. Only 5.4% give him an A and 16.7% a B.

Click here (Warning: PDF Link) to review the full results.

Berman has been quick to attack the survey, saying it only represents a tiny amount of JCPS teachers and a minority opinion. He’s clearly insane if he believes his talking point. This spells bad news for Sheldon Berman, especially as his School Board review is set to be complete any day now.

Let’s say it together: ruh ro.

BUT WAIT! You want the real dirt? Then take a look at the specific responses and comments teachers gave for each question.

You’ll want to read all of these. We haven’t made our way through all of the comments, but, well, RUH RO! Really. Really. Terrible. (Warning: PDF Links)

  • I am satisfied overall with the current administration. [Question 3 Comments]
  • The Superintendent has taken steps to make our workload more manageable [Question 4 Comments]
  • The Superintendent has become a full partner in our community [Question 5 Comments]
  • The Superintendent exhibits effective leadership that fully supports me as a teacher [Question 6 Comments]
  • The Superintendent promotes and supports sound collective bargaining relations with JCTA [Question 7 Comments]
  • The central office (i.e., payroll, human relations, employee relations and benefits) shows respect and concern for the welfare of the teachers [Question 8 Comments]
  • Teachers and administrators are held to equal standards by the Superintendent [Question 9 Comments]
  • The Superintendent sets a standard for the administrators to respect teachers [Question 10 Comments]
  • The Superintendent fully values and supports the arts in education [Question 11 Comments]
  • The Superintendent fully supports and requires the compliance of the code of conduct [Question 12 Comments]
  • The Superintendent is supportive of Exceptional Child Education [Question 13 Comments]
  • The Superintendent has taken steps to reduce undue paperwork [Question 14 Comments]
  • The Superintendent has fulfilled his promise to reduce excessive student assessments [Question 15 Comments]
  • I feel safe in my school [Question 16 Comments]
  • The Superintendent fully supports full-time library services, programs and staff in the schools [Question 17 Comments]
  • The vocational education needs of our students are being met by the Superintendent [Question 18 Comments]
  • The Superintendent is fully supportive of Early Childhood Education [Question 19 Comments]
  • The Superintendent has met the technology needs of me and my students [Question 20 Comments]
  • The Superintendent and his designees care about me as a person [Question 21 Comments]
  • The Superintendent is committed to a well-rounded education for each student that includes extracurricular activities (i.e., athletics, clubs, academic teams and the arts) [Question 22 Comments]
  • The Superintendent involves classroom teachers in a collaborative decision making process [Question 23 Comments]
  • The Superintendent values part-time and job share teachers [Question 24 Comments]
  • The Superintendent understands diversity and its meaning for education programs [Question 25 Comments]
  • What are the Superintendent’s strengths? [Question 26 Comments]
  • What are the Superintendent’s weaknesses? [Question 27 Comments]
  • If you had to grade the Superintendent’s performance, what grade would you give him? [Question 28 Comments]

Let us know if you find anything juicy or scandalous in the comments.