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
Tennessee Teacher Leader Council
As members of the Tennessee Teacher Leader Council, Collierville Schools works collaboratively with the TDOE to create a unique, innovative teacher leader model aligned to our district’s needs and goals. We are proud of the work put forth by the Collierville Schools’ Teacher Leader Council in the development of our School Support Teams.
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.
- Instructional Coaches
Instructional Coaches serve in all 9 of our schools. 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.
- Support Team Leaders
Three Support Team Leaders serve across the district with a focus on supporting Instructional Coaches. Support Team Leaders are TEAM certified, highly effective educators, and seasoned Instructional Coaches. These educational leaders support teachers by assisting with the facilitation of district-wide professional development, conducting “train the trainer” professional learning sessions, facilitating new teacher and Instructional Coach trainings, and providing teachers with resources and research-based strategies which focus on increasing educator effectiveness and student achievement.
“By investing in the resource that has the greatest impact on student learning – our teachers – we will continue the legacy of high student achievement in Collierville Schools.”
Collierville Schools' Teacher Leader Council
Tennessee Teacher Leader Guidebook
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.
TEAM Evaluation Tracks/Pacing Guide
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.
My Learning Plan (MLP) is 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 MLP to submit requests for board approved absences and field trip requests. Questions related to MLP access should be directed to Dawn McMillian (email@example.com).
As outlined on Collierville Schools’ 2020-2021 Instructional Calendar, November 23 & 24, 2020 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 between May 25, 2019-March 31, 2021 by attending professional learning activities in which flex hours are granted. Please access the 2020-2021 Flex Time FAQ for details.
2020-2021 Flex Time FAQ
Student Teaching Placements
Collierville Schools hosts a large number of student teachers throughout our district each year and values the partnerships we have with education preparation providers (EPPs). All clinical teaching and field experience requests must come directly from the student teacher candidate's EPP and sent to Sheryl Johnson, PD & Evaluation Supervisor (firstname.lastname@example.org) to ensure proper documents and partnership agreements are in place.