Teacher Performance Evaluation Task Force

Goal:

To develop minimum statewide standards for a fair, thorough, consistent and efficient system for evaluating teacher performance in Idaho.

Funding:

The Legislature allocated $50,000 in the FY 2009 Public Schools Budget for the State Department of Education to put together the Teacher Performance Evaluation Task Force.

Timeline:

Present recommendations for minimum standards to the Legislature, Governor and State Board of Education in January 2009.

Teacher Performance Evaluation Task Force Members:
  • Cody Claver, Head of School at Idaho Virtual Academy
  • Reed DeMourdant, Chief Executive Officer of MED Management
  • Clete Edmunson, Special Assistant to the Governor
  • Senator John Goedde, Chairman of the Senate Education Committee
  • Jann Hill, Dean of the College of Education at Lewis-Clark State College
  • Wendy Horman, Board Trustee for the Bonneville School District
  • Nancy Larsen, Teacher at Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy
  • Tom Luna, Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Mark Moorer, Board Trustee for the Potlatch School District
  • Maria Nate, Parent representative from Rexburg
  • Representative Bob Nonini, Chairman of the House Education Committee
  • Mikki Nuckols, Teacher at Rocky Mountain Middle School in the Bonneville School District
  • Skip Oppenheimer, President of Oppenheimer Development
  • Karen Pyron, Principal of Arco Elementary School in the Butte County School District
  • Roger Quarles, Superintendent of Caldwell School District
  • Suzette Robinson, Parent Teacher Association representative from Blackfoot
  • Dan Sakota, Teacher at the Madison Junior/Senior High School in the Madison County
    School District
  • Larry Thurgood, Dean of the College of Education and Human Development at BYU-Idaho
  • Mike Vuittonet, Board Trustee for the Meridian School District
  • Jena Wilcox, Teacher at Pocatello High School in the Pocatello School District
  • Andy Wiseman, Principal at Castleford School in Castleford School District
  • Sherri Wood, President of the Idaho Education Association
  • Representative Liz Chavez, District 7
Contact information:

Nick Smith, Deputy Superintendent of School Support Services
(208) 332-6959
NWSmith@sde.idaho.gov