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Principal Disposition for Faculty

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Student Information

1 = Unacceptable | 2 = Acceptable | 3 = Target Candidates | NA = Not Applicable

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Disposition 1: Uses self reflection on previous experiences to refine personal and professional practices

  • Practices meaningful reflective self-assessment
  • Applies reflective thinking to improve student learning
  • Seeks feedback from colleagues and supervisors for improvement of professional skills
  • Responds proactively to assessments by supervisors to address areas of concern

Disposition 2: Understands student learning is the goal and the principal’s role is to maximize growth, development, and learning opportunities for each student

  • Has high expectations for all learners
  • Treats candidates with dignity and respect at all times
  • Arrives prepared and on time
  • Actively participates in and contributes to a creative and positive work environment

Disposition 3: Understands and demonstrates the use of instructional strategies including, motivational techniques to successfully and actively engage students, teachers and staff in the learning process

  • Is a thoughtful and responsive listener
  • Serves as an instructional leader of the building staff.
  • Manages personnel effectively through appropriate delegation, planning and evaluation.

Disposition 4: Acknowledges the varied characteristics of all learner and the need for instructional materials, which are developmentally appropriate

  • Exhibits a caring attitude toward candidates and others
  • Is open to consideration of alternative ideas
  • Adapts teaching to accommodate the needs of exceptional learners
  • Treats others with diverse values, languages, cultures, and traditions with respect.

Disposition 5: Possesses a strong academic knowledge base in the subject area, across disciplines, and in life applications.

  • Creates connections to subject matter that are meaningful to content
  • Collaborates with others in implementing a common curriculum
  • Initiates research when content and pedagogical knowledge is insufficient
  • Work indicates engagement in course content and process

Disposition 6: Understands the use of on-going assessments to identify P-12 students’ strengths and challenges

  • Is familiar with, and uses different kinds of assessments
  • Applies assessments before, during, and after the instructional process to evaluate learning progress
  • Knows how to prepare and use authentic assessments to measure performance-based learning tasks
  • Understands norm-referenced testing and its application to instruction
  • Uses evaluation and assessment to guide instruction
  • Creates and uses scoring guides/rubrics to guide assessments

Disposition 7: Understands and demonstrates appropriate use of technology as part of the learning process

  • Provides different and alternate approaches to learning
  • Stays abreast of educational technology innovations
  • Uses technology to communicate effectively with students, parents, and peers

Disposition 8: Is persistent in seeking different and varied methodologies, strategies, and technologies to address the needs of diverse learners through culturally relevant and sensitive curricula and principal pedagogies

  • Demonstrates equitable treatment and respect for all individuals
  • Adjusts and revises plans to meet student needs
  • Demonstrates a commitment to equity in learning

Disposition 9: Understands the role and importance of parents, staff, community members and other professionals in the learning process for students

  • Respects the opinions and contribution of others
  • Participates in group assignments, projects, or activities
  • Designs and uses instructional collaborative activities and assignments.
  • Fosters a positive school climate by assessing, planning, and communicating with the school community while demonstrating understanding of, and respect and appreciation for cultural diversity

Disposition 10: Demonstrates ethical behavior in personal and professional relationships

  • Complies with all legal requirements of the education profession
  • Demonstrates academic and professional integrity
  • Uses professional language to address students, peers and instructors
  • Respects the ethical and moral values of the school and community
  • Abides by the strictest standards of confidentiality with student records, parent communication, and collegial personal information

Disposition 11: Seeks research and profession information to improve his/her educational practices

  • Is committed to study and self-discipline to gain knowledge
  • Seeks the most current thought and modes of practice in the field of education
  • Maintains an open mind to new ideas
  • Demonstrates a willingness to learn

Disposition 12: Acts in a manner that shows a belief that that all children can learn, and demonstrates dedication, enthusiasm and respect for the principal profession

  • Believes that all children can learn
  • Embraces positive attitudes and a commitment to quality education
  • Builds working relationships with others in the profession
  • Participates in professional organizations
  • Approaches professional tasks energetically
  • Develops positive skills of leadership