Supervision and Evaluation
The Dover Area School District acknowledges that supervision is an interactive process by which administrators, supervisors, and professional staff seek continuous improvement. An effective supervisory program encourages ongoing improvement through inquiry, professional development, experimentation, support and professional collaboration.
Professional development and supervision should be differentiated and tailored to the background, needs, and development of the individual staff members. Therefore the DASD has identified a supervision model that includes four modes: Formal Observation, Peer Coaching, Professional Growth Project, and Focused Support Mode. Evaluation of teachers is accomplished through differentiated supervision modes and walkthroughs measured by research-supported practices: Danielson Framework for Teaching (Danielson, 2014).