MCPS Board of Education: Committed to Transparency and Improvement Through Self-evaluation
When the Montgomery County Board of Education hired Dr. Joshua Starr in 2011 as Superintendent of Schools, the Board committed to a system of shared governance with the superintendent. As part of his contract, an annual evaluation of the superintendent and a self-evaluation of the Board is required. The Board worked hard to establish seven standards by which it would judge its prior year’s performance. The Board has since done three self-evaluations to coincide with the superintendent’s evaluation cycles. I believe I speak for members of the Board and the superintendent when I say that this process has been arduous but extremely rewarding. The narratives in this year’s self-evaluation reveal a team that is passionate about the work and truly invested in continuous improvement through honest conversations.
We share a commitment to imagining and fashioning a desired future through appropriate structural and systemic changes, all in the interest of the children of Montgomery County Public Schools. We are proud of our work on these self-evaluations and have informally shared our experience with other jurisdictions and at the National School Boards Association Conference, held earlier this year in New Orleans. In the interest of true accountability and self-improvement, the Board is happy to share with our community the 2013-2014 self-evaluation. We hope you find it useful in understanding the Board’s work and our fervent commitment to maintain alignment with the strategy and direction of our school system.
To view the full self-evaluation, click on the link below: