• The District Superintendent, and Assistant Superintendent hereby mutually agree that the following performance goals shall apply to the Assistant Superintendent:

    (1)           Student Growth and Achievement.

    (a)            Assure that planned courses of study will be aligned to the appropriate academic standards.

    (i)             College and career readiness focus.
    (ii)           Curriculum guides.
    (iii)          Interdisciplinary courses.

    (b)           Assure consistent implementation of effective instructional practices in all classrooms.

    (c)            Develop and implement professional development aligned with fostering teacher understanding and implementation of appropriate academic standards and the Professional Education.

    (i)             Job-embedded, on-going, and data-driven.

    (d)           Utilization of data at all levels to identify programming, curricular, instructional, and assessment needs.

    (i)             Assure that students will demonstrate proficiency and/or growth on state assessments.

    (e)            Foster and enhance the District’s mission of educating all students in a safe and equitable environment.

    (i)             Identify performance gaps for students with disabilities, English Language Learners, economically disadvantaged students, African-American and Hispanic students.
    (ii)           Utilize Federal Grant monies to best support students.
    (iii)          Assure that instruction will include culturally responsive teaching strategies as part of the District instructional practices to meet the needs of all learners.

    (2)           Technology and Communication.

    (a)            Develop, implement, and/or monitor technologies to support instruction and student achievement.

    (i)             Determine the effectiveness of programs and technological strategies within the District.

    (b)           Provide effective communication between the curriculum and instruction department and the community.

    (i)             Update website.
    (ii)           Create newsletters.
    (iii)          Facilitate parent workshops.
    (iv)          Attend PTC meetings and other school events.

    (3)           Organizational Leadership.

    (a)            Work collaboratively with District Administration to support and enhance best practices for instruction, supervision, and curriculum.

    (i)             Facilitate curriculum cycle plan.
    (ii)           Provide training and support for the District Educator Effectiveness Evaluation plan.
    a)              Full adoption of Danielson’s “A Framework for Teaching” and PDE 82-1; Pennsylvania Code, 2014, § 19.1.

    (4)           Student Population Growth and Construction Needs with Regard to School Design for 21st Century Schools.

    (a)            Assist in the planning and design of educational structures to best support 21st century learning.

    (i)             Healthy and functional learning environments.
    (ii)           Child-centered curriculum and pedagogy.



    The Upper Merion Area Board of School Directors has successfully
    completed its annual evaluation of established goals and performance of
    Dr. Susan Silver in her role as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and
    Instruction for the 2016-17 school year.  She has satisfactorily fulfilled
    each of these goals.