Before joining SCEE, Karen Butterfield was the Associate Superintendent for the Highly Effective Teachers and Leaders Division at the Arizona Department of Education for 10 years. This work steered her into various facets of the educator workforce. But one area--teacher/leader evaluation--became her area of expertise.
Karen led the development and implementation of an optional statewide teacher/principal evaluation model system aligned to the ISLLC and InTasc standards. Both teacher and principal models incorporate student, teacher and parent survey data, in addition to student academic progress and observation data. Five districts, including one charter entity, are in their second year of piloting the ..