Professional Development and Evaluation
Professional learning is an essential part of Collierville Schools. We believe continuous learning and improvement must take place for teachers to grow in their practices and enhance the learning of our students. Our administrators and teachers engage in a variety of experiences to ensure that learning for educators leads to learning for students.
The Standards for Professional Learning are the essential elements of professional learning that function in synergy to enable our educators to increase their effectiveness and student learning.
Standards for Professional Learning
School Support Teams
In order to ensure that every student is nurtured and challenged by a highly effective teacher in every classroom, Collierville Schools is committed to developing teacher leaders to multiply their impact across the district. As a means of providing support for all teachers, Collierville Schools utilizes Instructional Coaches to support all teachers. Instructional Coaches are highly effective classroom teachers who are TEAM certified and support teacher informal, non-evaluative, peer-to-peer observations and providing specific, actionable feedback aligned to the TEAM Instructional Rubric. Instructional Coaches also mentor our new teachers and assist in leading district-wide and school-based professional learning opportunities for all teachers.
Each elementary school is designated 3 Instructional Coaches. One content specific Instructional Coach serves the following areas: K-2 (ELA and Math), 3-5 Math and 3-5 ELA. Middle schools are appointed 4 Instructional Coaches. One content specific Instructional Coach serves each of the following areas at Collierville High School: ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies. One content specific Instructional Coach will serve each of the following areas: English, Math, Science, Social Studies, World Language, CTE, Fine Arts and SPED.
The Tennessee Educator Acceleration Model (TEAM) is about principals and teachers working together to ensure the best possible instruction every day. Through frequent observation, constructive feedback, student data, and professional development, TEAM is designed to support all educators in doing their best work to help every student learn and grow. More information on TEAM evaluations can be found here.
TNCompass is our state reporting system. This platform integrates educator/administrator licensure information and evaluation data. Educator and administrator evaluations are documented in TNCompass; therefore, all educators/administrators are required to have a TNCompass account. Click here to register for a TNCompass account.
Vector Solutions our professional learning management system. Educators may access this platform to view and register for professional learning sessions that meet their needs. In addition, educators use Vector Solutions to submit requests for board approved absences and field trip requests.
As outlined on Collierville Schools’ 2023-2024 Instructional Calendar, November 20 – 22, 2023 are designated as required professional development days for all certified personnel. In lieu of working on those days, all non-12-month certified personnel must satisfy their professional development requirements by attending activities for which flex hours are granted.
Please access the Flex Time FAQ for details.
2023-2024 Flex Time FAQ