Super evaluated

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Monday, it was Andalusia Superintendent Ted Watson’s turn to get graded. He passed.

Retired educator John Osborn, who facilitated the board’s evaluation of Osborn, said four of the five board members returned evaluations.

The tool used by the state Department of Education for superintendent evaluations measures knowledge and skill in the areas of communication, collaboration, assessment, organization, planning, laws/policies, problem solving, innovation, technology, system management, fiscal leadership, professional responsibility and human resource leadership.

Board members answered a total of 58 questions, rating him from one to four with four being the highest. His overall average rating was 3.5 (or 87.5 percent) of 4, with the highest ratings coming in planning in fiscal leadership, and the lowest in communication and assessment. The lowest rating was 3.1 of 4.

“Ted, it looks like you passed,” board chairman Dr. David McCalman said.

Osborn called the evaluation excellent and said that Watson’s lowest scores were still high.

Board members David Bryant and Joe Nix did not attend Monday’s meeting.

In other business, the board named a textbook committee to choose new English books. Those members include:

• From AES: Shae Page, Jenny Rogers, Rita Lawson, Beth Weed, Julie Hardy, Carrie Browning, Mary Ashley Wise (parent), and Khahile Flowers (parent);

• From AMS: Sharon Bulger, Marcy Farley, Rob Mixon, Candi Parker, Nancy Wilson, Billie Joe Butler (parent), and Charity Carpenter (parent).

• From AHS: Cavelle Jones, Sara Mixson, Charlotte Smith, Dawn Thompson and Janet Atkinson (parent).