Principal’s Review

Joe Russo, Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education Newton Public Schools, is planning to visit Zervas to hear from parents regarding Steve Griffin’s performance as Principal. He will be at the school on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 from 8 AM to 10 AM.  He prefers to meet with people individually or in small groups for about ten minutes of confidential conversation. Please contact Anne Hadley to sign up for the time you would like to come by Tuesday, May 3rd. Stop in the office or call Anne at 617-559-6750.

As part of Mr. Griffin’s formal written evaluation, Mr. Russo will focus on themes developed by the Educational Leadership Policy Standards set by the Council of Chief State School Officers, which include:

  • Shared vision for the school supported by all stakeholders
  • School culture and instructional programs conducive to excellent, innovative student learning and staff professional growth
  • Management of the organization, operation, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment
  • Collaboration with the faculty and responsiveness to diversity and different community interests
  • Professional integrity
  • Communication skills and political savvy that positively influence the political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context so as to encourage respectful and responsible behavior among all members of the school community
  • Professional growth including critical reflection upon his own practice.

Letter from Joe Russo is available here.