Field Trip: Beyond Teacher Evaluations

Robla School District in Sacramento, California set out to re-examine how they conducted teacher evaluations. Their existing process wasn’t helpful at promoting in-depth conversations that would help teachers grow. So they formed a design team of teachers and administrators to solve the problem together.

In this interview with Superintendent Ruben Reyes and peer facilitator Crystal Saladin, we asked:

  • How they worked collaboratively, and sought input from the teachers union and individual teachers themselves
  • About their work with the Resourcing Excellence in Education Center at UC Davis, and the nuts and bolts of how they have meaningful conversations about teaching with their teaching staff
  • What impact this work has had on teacher leadership in the district