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.

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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Give Regular Feedback for More Effective Teacher Evaluations

“How am I doing?” For many teachers, performance evaluations should come down to answering that simple question. No matter the technique used or the evaluator involved, the core mission of this process must be to provide a thoughtful response that...
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How to Cultivate High-Performance Teachers: Servant Leadership Infographic

Recent studies tell us the most effective leadership style may also be the rarest—particularly in schools, where compliance mandates, detailed processes and metrics drive much of teachers’ performance management. But there’s a better way:...
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The Case for Changing the Performance Review Process

In the grand scheme of things, performance reviews are a good thing. They offer you an opportunity to connect with your teachers, give constructive feedback, and map out a strategy for personal growth. At least, that was the original intent. The problems...
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