ATR Field Supervisor Anecdotals

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  1. I have had the experience of working with Field Supervisor Edele Williams. She is a former admin from PS 230 and Teaching Fellow Principal according to LinkedIn account.

    Unfortunately, I did not find her to be professional in that she had the school’s administration change my program last minute to observe me teach Science and not the Italian class I was to cover. Since Science is my license, it was easier to give me an Unsatisfactory rating for that lesson I had 40 minutes to create and 43 minutes to execute. The class was responsive and learned. I had accolades and commendations, but did not align to Common Core. I have asked and spoke with Ms. Williams several times since then and she cannot tell me what CCLS she would have used. More details to be posted on http://educatorfightsback.org

  2. You must ask for a lesson specific pre-observation via email.

  3. James Quail… Watch out for this guy and if you can record all meetings with him. http://www.southbronxschool.com/2014/06/james-quail-doe-atr-supervisor-trys-to.html

  4. Kathlyn Layne came to me during the first week of school to announce she would be doing an observation on September 23rd. At our pre-observation conference she went over the general information we all received about what was being expected of me during this observation. Since I am a licensed music teacher I was asked to prepare a music lesson in a school which had no music program. Furthermore, the principal of the school objected to her disrupting the work his teachers were doing by allowing this observation. He told her it would not be possible to observe me in some makeshift music class as he needed me to be available to cover classes.

    Miss Layne arrived a day earlier, September 22nd, to review what my plan will be for my next day’s observation. I went over the plans and asked for her input, trying to keep it professional.

    She then went to confer with the principal and asked him if I could “perform a lesson” in one of his classes. He said no again and that I was needed to cover classes. He told her I would be covering n English class that day as a teacher went home sick.

    The principal gave me the material I was required to teach, an English lesson, which was an Edger Alan Poe story. There were questions that went along with this story and he wanted them answered.

    Miss Layne came in an observed the English lesson which, under the circumstances, I though went smoothly. Naturally the lesson was rated unsatisfactory for the silly reasons they use in order to u rate us.

    I am a 29 year veteran and I feel as though I am being attacked at all ends.

    • The almost exact samething happened to me in district 5 with field supervisor Eileen Miller. I, unlike you didnt have a lesson specific pre-observation but a pre-observation nice to meet you meeting. She observed me a week later said the class was engaged, happy, environment was great as well as my classroom management….YETTTT!! I still received a U for a dumbass reason! So Im NOT signing it and sending her a rebuttle letter!

  5. After 2 Satisfactory ratings, Dr, Kathlyn Layne had the ‘nerve’ or ‘BAllS’which ever suits her, to give me an Unsatisfactory rating for the year. Then she added you can grieve it. How could you get a job as an ATR with a U rating.

    I am a strong believer in karma. You better watch out!

  6. Justin Stark……what a f’n stuttering pin head. The man was an APO at a school that closed down, he never supervised pedagogy! The prick was in charge of paper clips and forms. Hey Mulgrew, thanks for your help!

  7. I heard Justin Stark is the child of an arranged marriage between first cousins? Has anyone else heard this?

  8. Hey Stark, we know you google yourself. What’s it feel like to be thought a worthless piece of dung by everyone?

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