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June 19, 2014

Jones receives A-plus on evaluation

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —

Vicki Jones has been the Superintendent of East Bernstadt Independent School for a year and a half.  While that may not seem like a long span of time in any professional position, a recent school board meeting proved it was long enough to earn Jones a perfect evaluation.

During a closed session meeting held at East Bernstadt School Thursday evening, the school board presented Jones with their first annual evaluation of her work. According to criteria based on nine performance standards judged from “unacceptable,” to “outstanding,” the superintendent’s performance has been in every way perfect.

Jones, who also took part in the closed session meeting, said she was pleasantly surprised by the board’s evaluation.

“I was thrilled, of course. I think they were very generous,” Jones said. “There’s always room for improvement, but I think it’s a reflection that they’re pleased with the job I’m doing. Being evaluated, you’re always a little concerned to see if they’re satisfied. I feel very good about our working relationship.”

The nine standards Jones’ work was compared to included leadership, policy and governance, building a relationship with the community, organizational management, curriculum planning and development, instructional leadership, human resources, values and ethics, as well as improving student achievement.

Jones said keeping an eye on the big picture while focusing on tasks at hand is a key to the school system’s success.

“We’ve had a big focus on curriculum instruction and improving academics,” Jones said. “With a new principal and existing staff, I feel we’re making great strides in moving forward.”

Jones went on to say how also having a new principal like Teresa Smith has been a major factor in East Bernstadt’s success. The duo have been fully committed to making academics the school’s number one priority.

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