The Menands Union Free School District is committed to providing a continuum of effective strategies, opportunities, programs and services that support all students meeting or exceeding challenging learning standards, and maximizing their individual academic potential. Subsequently, the Menands Union Free School District community intends to promote the professional growth and development of its educational staff through its evaluation procedure that entails engagement in a regular process of review, development, enhancement, updating, and refinement of their knowledge and teaching skills.

The annual professional performance review process serves as an integral vehicle to ensure the development, implementation, and preservation of high-quality educational programs aligned with the New York State Common Core Learning Standards, the District’s Mission Statement and the Superintendent’s Goals for the District that are annually adopted by the Board of Education.

Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) supports the professional growth of our educators. A successful review system should provide timely feedback, an opportunity to acknowledge educators’ strengths as well as their areas for growth as an educator. The evaluation plan will cultivate and advance cooperative efforts to improve student learning.

The Menands School APPR plan can be viewed in its entirety here.