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IAA # 1865
Principal Evaluator Competency Skill Building for Pre-Qualified
Principal Evaluators

A principal evaluator must complete two Administrator Academies to meet retraining requirements. An
individual who is both a teacher and principal evaluator must complete three Administrator Academies.
Academies can be taken in any order. IAA 1865 is a required retraining academy for administrators
who evaluate principals.

The Academy focuses on a high rate of interrater reliability using the required performance evaluation
ratings. Using case studies, the participants will collect evidence and use the Illinois Standards for
Principal Evaluation to rate the principals. Participants will use data collected from the case studies and
compare the data to best practices for evaluating principals and assistant principals. This data will also
be analyzed to prepare administrative and school-level professional development plans. Participants will
prepare targeted professional development, in a collaborative and supportive way, plans that consider
past results and contribute to professional and personal growth. This plan will be aligned to the school
improvement plan. The instructional environment indicators will be analyzed. The purpose of the
evaluation plan will be to communicate the outcomes and findings in such a manner that the principals
and assistant principals set goals for improvement. The participants own personal bias will be analyzed
while making these decisions.

Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Location: CACC Building, Activity Room B, 2201 Toronto Road, Springfield
Fee: $135.00
Presenter: Jill Reedy, Assistant Regional Superintendent, Macon-Piatt ROE #39


AA # 1159

Leadership Capacity Through Teacher Leaders


School districts and school buildings across the state are recognizing the benefits of formalizing teacher leadership programs to improve instruction and student achievement. Participants will learn how schools have expanded teachers' roles and responsibilities and instituted rewards and recognition programs to give teacher leaders new and increased importance in improving classroom instruction. They will also explore the leadership characteristics and skills that successful teacher leaders must possess and how to initiate a teacher leader culture in one's school.


Date:  Tuesday, April 20, 2020

Time:  8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Location: CACC Building, Activity Room B, 2201 Toronto Road, Springfield

Fee:  ROE 51 Administrators - $135.00

  Others - $150.00

Presenter: Don Kachur

Donald S. Kachur is Professor Emeritus of Education from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education at Illinois State University (ISU), Normal, IL. While there, he served as the Director of Research, Grants, & Field Services in the College of Education from 1983-1999. He also served full-time as the Executive Director of the Illinois Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (Illinois ASCD) from 2001-2008. He brings to the consulting field a strong background in both the education and business fields in the areas of leadership, strategic planning, team building, group facilitation, communications, meeting design planning, grant writing, and professional development.


IAA #2001   

Teacher Evaluator Initial Training 



Beginning January 1, 2019, all new teacher evaluators will need to complete IAA #2001 Teacher Evaluation Initial Training.  This two-day training replaces the former initial training provided by Growth Through Learning and Teachscape – which expired on December 31, 2019.


The course is designed to:

  • Identify and disseminate minimum state requirements, performance standards, and best practices.

  • Facilitate a common language and dialogue around performance and its impact on school improvement, professional practice, and student outcomes.

  • Encourage collaboration, learning, and alignment among stakeholders.


Academy Notes:

  • AA 2001 does require participants to complete pre-workshop assignments and requirements.  Registration must be completed 15 days before the first day of the academy (Tuesday, May 28th). The pre-workshop assignments will be sent to you and you must complete them and submit no later than three days prior to the Academy or you will not be able to attend.

  • To register, visit the ROE 51 website or contact Angie Durall at the ROE 51 Staff Development Office – 217-585-8090.

  • Laptops are recommended for participants

  • Lunch will be on your own each day.  There are many restaurants located within five minutes of the SDC office.


Dates:  Wednesday/Thursday  – April 29-30, 2021

Time:  8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Location: CACC Building, Activity Room B, 2201 Toronto Road, Springfield

Fee:  $325.00

Presenters: Laurie McWard and Kathy Crum

Administrator Academy Forms

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