[Editor's note: This piece is the first in our May series on "Tales from Innovative Principals." Be sure to check back every week for a new Principal POV story!]

I have been in school administration for 12 years now, and one of the things that I absolutely have learned to hate is the formal teacher evaluation process. In the past, it worked like this: I inform a teacher that it’s evaluation time, we have a pre-meeting, they put on a show, I take notes on the show, we sit down and we talk about the show that I saw (which in...

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  • About the Author:

    Kathryn Procope is the Head of School at Howard University Middle School in Washington, DC.