Dr. Dianna Whitlock

Dr. Dianna Whitlock

Dr. Dianna Whitlock is the Director of Research and Process Development at Standard For Success, helping schools build effective teacher evaluation programs from the ground up with their teacher evaluation solution. She received her Ed.D. in educational leadership from Oakland City University with a concentration in early childhood services in rural areas and has worked as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and adjunct professor for teacher preparation programming.

How to Improve Accuracy & Effectiveness of Teacher Evaluations

How effective are your teacher evaluations? Are they being conducted according to the universal guidelines set out by your school district? It’s possible that they are not being conducted accurately. That was the finding of a consulting group that analyzed...
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Is Technology the Key to Better Teacher Evaluations

Let’s talk about the purpose of an employee evaluation — or, in this case, a teacher evaluation. It all comes down to providing constructive feedback that will help employees improve the way they do their jobs. On the surface, it seems fairly simple....
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How to Define What Really Matters When Evaluating Teachers

When recounting our childhood experiences, many of us to quickly cite a favorite teacher who made a difference in our lives. Defining what made those teachers memorable comes easy to many of us. Perhaps, one teacher was hard on his students — pushing...
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4 Ways to Reduce Teacher Turnover Rates

In early 2015, NPR sounded the alarm over what appeared to be a trend for high teacher turnover rates — citing that the “revolving door of teachers” is costing school systems billions a year. The numbers cited in the report — 50 percent of new...
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Leadership Style Could Turn Around Student and Teacher Performance

When striving to improve your school district’s performance, examine the many ways that student outcomes can be improved beyond overhauling teacher evaluations, training, and testing. As many companies and educational institutions have discovered, honing...
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