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Tennessee Educator Acceleration Model (TEAM) 
  • Resources organized in a LiveBinder with supporting  evidence for the TEAM SSP evaluation rubric.  This resource is a collection of tools with a focus for school counselors but is applicable for all teachers and administrators.  click here

    • Score Calculator and Tracker

      A TEAM Score Calculator and Tracker has been added to the Ratings and Outcomes section of the Teacher Model Page. This resource allows educators and evaluators to see how scores on the three components of the Teacher Model are combined into an overall effectiveness rating. The second tab allows educators to track their observation scores by indicator and calculates a running average of the qualitative score. Download 

The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (INIET) Best Practices Portal has been purchased by Tennessee Department of Education for all systems participating in TEAM.  You must send an email to gain access.  It will say that you are signing up to purchase access.
Jefferson County School System Classroom Practices for Gender Equitable Education
Teachers Pay Teachers is an excellent site for teacher developed materials.  There are free materials plus some that are priced very reasonable.
New Tenure Law
NEW ADDITIONAL ENDORSEMENT RULE - Use the following link to access additional information about the new rule that allows adding a secondaryacademic endorsement by tests only:  http://www.state.tn.us/education/lic/add.shtml (click on the "adding an
additional endorsement" tab.) Additional INFORMATION
Bully Prevention in Positive Behavior Support: 
Attention Teachers With Military Experience!  Tennessee has posted a new provision for salary rating credit for active military experience:  "Acceptable Military Experience for Salary Rating Purposes: Active military service in the armed forces of the United States shall be recognized. Military service in the Reserve or in the National Guard, other than active duty, shall not be counted. Not more than five years of experience in the armed forces of the United States shall be counted."  Please submit a DD Form 214 which documents active military experience to Virginia Phillips.
The Federal Stafford Loan forgiveness for Elementary and Secondary School Teachers is open to any teacher who has taught in an eligible (30% poverty) school for 5 years.   To learn more, visit the financial aide website or contact: Betty Cochran. .

Tennessee Math & Science Teacher's Loan Forgiveness: This program provides financial assistance to Tennessee public school teachers seeking an advanced degree in a math or a science, or a certification to teach a math or a science.

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Congratulations  to the 2013-2014

 System-Level Teachers of the Year

 in Jefferson County Schools!



Channie Phagan

1st grade teacher

  White Pine School

 System Level Teacher of the Year Grades PreK - 4


Susan Martin

7th and 8th grade Science teacher

 Rush Strong School

 System Level Teacher of the Year Grades 5 - 8


Susan Stiner

Math teacher

 Jefferson County High School  

 System Level Teacher of the Year in Grades 9 - 12





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