Published in StateImpact
Essay: What A Teacher Score Doesn’t Tell Us
August 25, 2014
Dr. Steve Gallon III was mentioned in an article on StateImpact written by former Miami-Dade school teacher, Jeremy Glazer regarding value-added model teacher scores.
“My 37.5 doesn’t tell me how I can continue to grow professionally, nor does it tell me how I could help a “less effective” teacher improve. It’s simply a recipe for anxiety, anger, and shame.
There are effective ways to monitor teachers. One of my former principals at Miami Northwestern Senior High, Dr. Steve Gallon, peeked into our classrooms almost every day to see what was going on. He could see the ups and downs every teacher has, and he was able to praise us on our good days and help us on our bad ones. That was much more useful to me than my 37.5.”