County Location of Forum What do you like about the Instructional Quality policy ideas presented during the legislative session and this forum, and why? What concerns do you have about the Instructional Quality policy ideas presented during the legislative session and this forum, and why?  How could the policy ideas be improved? What other policy suggestions do you have for addressing Instructional Quality to help improve educational outcomes and student achievement in West Virginia? Creating teacher leader positions that have increased coaching responsibilities and higher pay, but lighter teaching loads. Reforming teacher preparation programs at colleges and universities to better prepare teachers to enter the classroom. Providing support, both financial and otherwise, to teachers pursuing coursework to become certified in areas of high-need (i.e., math). Allowing counties to provide supplemental pay to attract certified teachers in hard to fill positions. Allowing RIF/transfer decisions to be based on criteria other than primarily seniority. Any other information written on the comment card.
Berkeley Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) - Scholarships for math majors with agreement to serve 10 years or more in public education system with payback penalty.   - Scholarships for Elem. Ed. Teachers to attain master's in math and subsequent Praxis tests along (underlined) w/ agreemt to stay in state teaching for 10 years.  RIF/transfer on seniortiy only  Evaluations are extremely subjective and should not (triple underlined) be used in RIF/transfer decisions-   If criteria should be developed, teachers must be involved in that matrix.  Basic - it has ben an issue since the 1990's strike  - Build the facilities  - Lower class size to smaller student:teacher ratio  - Pay higher salaries and allot better benefits  !! Would have been simple had this been followed - ? w/ since 1990..... Neutral Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree   Strongly Disagree Q1. "Our college programs are suuperior"  Q2. "Need smaller class size" (last three words undelined)   "and nearly all states accept WV teaching degree"  
Berkeley Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) More freedom to innovate -  - Build committees for programs and instruction by using the top educators in classrooms.   - Overhall of the employee eval system - admins need training to be real coaches  - Pay for degrees i nhigh needs area with a contract to keep those teaches in WV for a set number of years. Or loan forgiveness afte a set number of years worked.  Neutral Somewhat Agree Neutral Neutral Neutral
Jefferson Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) - All of their items listed need to be addressed. We need better preparations at the college level and more mentors for new teacgers,   - College prep - classroom management and trauma and opiod crisis classes - how to help students in foster cre or living through a traumatic event   * Salary for all needs improved  * Every core subject can leave the field for a higher paying job!  * More one-on-one, study halls, tutoring opportunities. Real -world experiences for teachers to help students  * All teachers need higher pay  * Teachers and students need more training with coping skills, trauma, opiod crisis, tc.   * Smaller class sizes - approx 15 kids!  * Tuition assistance/help pay off loans  * Support and respect for teachers  * All school employds need paid more Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Neutral  
Jefferson Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) - Teacher leaders are a good idea as long as their is time made available w/compensation  - Pay for math teachers training and to be certified.   - RIF need to be by programs and then least senior person in that program. Or make absolitely sure there is no nepotism or good ol' boy I think that short currciulum areas should be given a one time bonus not paid more money in salary - year roung school to decrease the large gap of time between may and August.   - Fund middle schools to be run as middle schools with the all the middle school programs Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral
Morgan Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) Teacher leaders --> if they are based on the need and not poltics. Need support for math teachers and other critical need who are working far beyong the schools day. County supplements would be great but how/?  Teachers leaders who have their own agenda and contol the environment. Small counties can't match the big county supplements. RIF not based on seniority becames a financial choice of eliminating an experienced teacher who costs more to employ.  Salary supplements for math and critical need should be state wide the teachers will go into the small counties where they are needed. Teacher prep - ealier into schools actively earning where they are going to work Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Q2: "- college responsibiity not state"  Q3: "With committment"
Berkeley Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) Support for math teachers  Teacher leader as long as they support the teachers they are leading 1. Teacher prep - you're bigger issue is getting teachers in college - o one wants to go into the field now.   2. Reductino in Force - cannot (underlined) be teaching 1st always - should be LAST resort. When you take away senority it will be used to reduce according to higher pay (older teachers)   3. Couty supplements - too abitrary - ? comments Supplements should be statewide - other incentives based upon lower cost housing (give owner tax break to rent to teacher)   Lower critical teachers taxes across the board - both state and county Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree
Morgan Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) County salary supplements to keep teachers in WV  Why would teacher leaders have lighter loads? The extra money should compensate for the added responsibilities.    Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree  
Jefferson Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree
Berkeley Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) More progessional development opportunities     Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral  
Morgan Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) Rif/transfer ability Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree
Jefferson Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) Reformation of preparation programs to increase the requirement of math scores for education students.   Typically, education students have the poorest score, lowest confdence in this topic before they start teaching elementary age students.  Seniority needs to be included in the criteria for RIF/transfers but can not be the sole criteria.               
Morgan Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) Somewhat Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Neutral
Morgan Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) All sound like good ideas, but without context or objective  -cause  - outcome relationships Without contect, the ideas are just touch-feely notions allow more internet classes (similar or identical to those used by home schoolers), allow qualified but not certified people to teach (if only in pilot programs)  Neutral Neutral Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree  
Morgan Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) Excellent ideas - do it.  Drop the RIF.  Leadership and discipline needs to be continually addressed!  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree
  Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019)       Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree  
Berkeley Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) Teacher leaders - guaranteed lighter loads - where do their classes go?   Math teachers - get $ and still leave - won't math outer states  Teacher prep - add classoom management to teacher prep program   longer time in classtoom as student teacher flexible funding by county not state content  smaller class sizes - 2s cap all levels   safety concerns in addition to teaching Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree
  Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019)       Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree  
Berkeley Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree
Morgan Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) I like the idea allowing counties to provide increased compenasation to attract certifid teachers into hard-to-fill positions. I feel this is important especially in our counties that border our state.    Several people at our table brought up problems caused by discipline. HAving taught for 29 years I often say 90% of the problems are caused by 10% of the students. Need more programs/ways to help schools, admin and teachers and students deal with all of the discipline ISSUES.  Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral  
Jefferson Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree
Berkeley Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) Teacher preparation at colleges/university level  - to prepare teachers for the classtoom!  County funding through tax and levey smaller classroom sizes - state level increased salary Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree  
Berkeley Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) Neutral Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree
Berkeley Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) Teacher preparation programs to teach more real life situations. They would be able to handle and know different behavior.  Reduction in force Decisions people have served our years. If you have a problem with someone address it.  The support for Math Teachers need to be all areas of Education.   Special Ed teacher/Aide   bus drivers Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree  
Berkeley Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) Teacher preparation would be a good thought  Support for math teachers should incuse all spots that are needed. Including ? education ? Leave SENIORITY Alone!  Let the teachers do what they do - teach the children of the state, stop making them jump through hoops.   A senator said we have chained our teachers hands over the years  ANSWER - Unchain them and let them do there job Neutral Somewhat Agree Neutral Neutral Strongly Disagree
  Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) We need good math teachers in all schools and grades. Meeting certification   For wel leducated students Why can't we meet our needs in Berkeley county school without raising taxes   Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree  
Morgan Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) To truly increase instructional quality we should develop methods/practices that decrease stress and help them regulate the stress that is inevitable. It won't matter the training or pay if a teacher is in the stress state they will not function at an optimal level. In addition, policy and practices should not be established that put the focus on relationships first then academics. Relationships between staff and student and staff and staff. The power to influence is in the relationship.  Neutral Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree
Berkeley Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019)       Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree  
Mineral Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) I like the concept of teacher leaders so long as it is not established ? recognizing teachers who teach honors and AP students at the high school level is teacher leaders. Sometimes not so great teachers look great because they are given great kinds on a consistent basis. I also think we need to be careful not to confuse popular teachers with effective. Some can be both, but not every young, attractive teacher should be a teacher leader. I do like the concept though and experience and seniority are important ? this.  I am concerned about the RIF decision policy. The current evaluation system is not adequate the assess teacher quality especially if one teacher always has high amounts of BD students and the other teacher does not. The teacher with the BD kids may have lower evaluation results then the one with non-BD students.  Better staff development, but mainly let teachers teach.  Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral Neutral Strongly Disagree
Mineral Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) Tuition reimbursement for certification in math or speciality area.  Inequality with teachers in various subjects.  - Scholarships for math degrees and special education teachers tied to staying in WV.  Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree  
Hampshire Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) Teacher leader idea is great... If you can find people to fill the part of the load that teacher gives up.   Teachers prep reform needs (underlined) to happen. More time spent on how to manage (double underlined) classrooms. More time spent on how (double underlined) to teach specific content and less time on general topics. 
  Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019)       Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree  
Morgan Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) Teacher Leaders - it would be comforting to have a teacher in leadership rols. They would be able to understand concerns first hand. Unequal pay (supplements) for teachers with the same degree Attendance!!   Smaller class sizes Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Somewhat Agree
Morgan Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) I really like the odeas presented. Several need to be explored more to develop criteria to be evolve the process.  Major concern is improving funding to increase teecher pay to attract highly qualified teechers.    Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree  
Berkeley Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) I am in favor of reforming teacher preparation programs. I would like to see them have more time in the classroom so they are more prepared out of college. I have seen several student teachers who are clearly (underlined) not ready to run a classroom, but move on anyway.   I am also in favor of developing teacher leaders and rewarding then with higher pay and lighter teaching loads (maybe less frequent lesson plan checks?) Fewer duties before/after school? I do this naturally but would appreciate the incentives for going above and beyond.  I have concerns about supplementing pay for hard to fill positions. My degree cost the same as theirs, and I have similar credits and teach co-curricularly. I teach math in music, so can I influence the overall perfomrance on the math test? Absolutely! (but I'm not eligible for the supplement under these guidelines)  - Limit/re-evaluate standardized testing - develop accountability (underlined) for students to do well whgile reducing time taken away from instruction  - Limit class sizes in secondary classrooms (with the exception of music ensembles) so teachers can focus on individualized instruction  - STOP CHANGING THE TESTS! ? with something to see if it works (underlined).  Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Neutral Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree
Morgan Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019)       Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree  
Morgan Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) County salary supplements to help retain highly-qualified teachers in bordering counties where access to a minimum of $10,000.00 is available.  RIF decisions based on other criteria than seniority to avoid nepetism.  Salary increase/secure benefits to ensure teacher retention   Academic coaches funded for all (double underlined) counties - teahcher leaders leading other learning from each other Strongly Agree Neutral Somewhat Agree Neutral Strongly Disagree Question 2: "I feel WV universities prepare well."
Morgan Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) to much talk to little money more help for teachers. more money, for counties to keep good math teachers.  Business leaders could be used to loan employees for teaching for a tax break Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree  
Morgan Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) Definitely need more support for all (underlined) teachers.  No division of teacher's salaries.  Increase teacher preparation programs but (double underlined) PAY ALL (underlined 4-ish times) TEACHERS well... not a select group.  Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree Somewhat Agree
  Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) flexibility @ the local level math is not the only critical shortage --> Special Education - Middle schol * Evaluation training for supervisor Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Question 3: "and special education" 
Morgan Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) Somewhat Agree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree
Berkeley Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) Teacher prep - Trauma - ACES edu. is important.   Behavior management.  Terms for lead teachers  - Certification for all - pay for higher education advanced degrees  - Help for PERM-SUBS to become teachers?  Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree  
Morgan Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) Teacher leaders would be ideal and a step up from teacher mentoring process that is currently used. Experienced teachers would be able to assist new teachers with classroom management strategies, adjusting to the workings of the school environment, and being a confidant.   The Teacher Preparation Programs need reforming, because new teachers are often not prepares for the responsibilities and realities of the classroom.  If qualified certifications are equal, RIF decisions should address seniority as the decision maker.   Paying teachers who teach specific subjects more will cause division within the school.   Additionally, how much are you willing to pay to attract teachers? Because they can ear $15-20,000 more in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia,  Teachers and school personnel need to be consulted  before legislation is presented. Every year education policy is made by legislators who are not education experts.   Teachers are a resource, and Education Summits should be considered before every start to the legislative session.  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree Somewhat Disagree
Jefferson Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019)     West Virginia cerification needs to be reci[rpcal with other states. When one has certification in 3 other states, there should be no need for 12 more credit hours at one's own expense to become certified in WV.  Somewhat Agree Neutral Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree  
Berkeley Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) Support reduction in force based onmerit not seniority. Look at evaluations 
Berkeley Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) The ideas of all the different experiences people had helped form ideas 1. Ability for Eastern Panhandle districts to provide certified teachers in the classroom.  No common core Neutral Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree  
Berkeley Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) Teacher preperation programs - A lot of teachers know their content but not how to deal w/students, parents, and problems. Neutral Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree
  Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019)     Teach for America -   recruit new teacher to WV  Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree  
Morgan Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) County salary supplements - due to the location of Morgan Co. (eastern panhandle_ teachers can drive to Maryland, ? and Pennsylvania and make $10,000 more with better benefits RIF process - needs to be considered, but need black and white criteria to drive decisions.  Student loan reimbursement to attract/keep teachers Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree
Morgan Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) Being able to speak our mind honestly.      Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral  
Morgan Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree Neutral Somewhat Disagree
Berkeley Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) Teacher leaders to be mentors.   Help with teacher preparation programs.    Lower the number of standards that elementary school teachers need to teach so students can master the basics.             
Morgan Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) Teachers are not well eough prepared at the college level.  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree
Morgan Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019)       Neutral Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree   Somewhat Agree Question 3: "yes, but don't agree with best way to do that"  Question 4: question mark over "neutral"
Morgan Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) Agree with the flexibility of seniority   County supplements for critical needs Need to be able to retain students when needed.   RIF decisions after budget Neutral Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree
  Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019)       Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree  
Morgan Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) Strongly Agree Neutral Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree
Berkeley Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) Teacher leaders - very important to have 1 or 2 in each school - work as mentors to new teachers and subs.  no extra money for math teachers - each subject is important  RIF policy - no = Nepotism (triple underlined)  offer money for teachers to pay for classes needed to certify in (up arrow) need areas.             
Morgan Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) Salary supplements to attract certified teachers, hard to fill positions. It's more than just math.  Teacher leaders is a great idea but shouldn't take away from education of children.  Talk to parents and students Neutral Neutral Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral
  Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019)       Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree  
Berkeley Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) Teacher Leaders - Master teachers who can help support teachers and improve retention of new teachers  Teacher Prep Programs - Give student teachers a longer period of time in the classroom - how about a semester or even a year? But (underlined) county must have ability to terminate if student is not performing.  Paying math teachers more will create divisions within schools. - And I'm a math teacher!  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Neutral
  Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019)       Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree  
Hampshire Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) Teacher Prep Programs - when I started teaching I quickly realized that I had been taight a lot of content knowledge but had no idea how to teach.   Support for math teachers - we have a shortage, "fish-bowl" effect in our county.   County salary supplements - so we can become competitive w/ Maryland and Virginia and Pennsylvania - that we border.  County salary supplements - Is the legislature or WVDE providing the funding.   *funding source*   RIF decisions - If you take away seniority, teachers don't feel they have security and the job placement could become "favorites" based.   If you're going to base your decisions of school quality on test performance, then the test needs to count. Parents and students need to be held accountable too.  - remove disruptive students from gen. ed. classrooms so teachers can teach all of the other students. They have the right to a great, "uninterrupted" education.   - make the "test" count for something. kids and parents say the test doesn't matter so don't worry about it but teachers are (underlined) held accountable for the scores. Not fair.   Cap on class sizes all the way through 12th grade.  Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree
Berkeley Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) - Teahcer Leaders (underlined) - supporting teaching and teachers   - essential at all levels  - Support for Math teachers (all underlined) - this will be a self-perpetuating system. (entire sentence underlined)   Students are graduating with four certified math teachers.  - County? Salary supplements? (all underlined) ----> see below RIF ---> I think it's very important to keep seniority a priority. I don't trust Boards (nepotism good - old - boy system).   State Salary Supplements (all three underlined)  Loan Forgiveness for Teachers (all underlined) student loans to teach 5 years in WV   Class size - cap secondary 28 class Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree  
Berkeley Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) County Salart Suppliments if only it is offered to all employees across the board  Maybe if RIF is FIRST (quadruple underlined) based on seniority, then need.  Teacher Leaders - How do you keep from making it a favoratism contest. I have no idea how to make it equitable   - Teacher leaders should not (triple underlined) have a lighter teaching load they are good teachers we want them in classes teaching kids.   Math teachers should not be singled out with a higher salery  Definately do not (all three words underlined) create leader positions with increased coaching positions what about distance learning for positions that can't be filled?   pay students college bills if they teach in West Virginia for a minimum of four yeats.   Put more money into education because teachers do not seem valued.  Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree
  Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019)       Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree  
Morgan Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) Teacher Leaders - veteran teachers have a lot to offer but I do not think their teaching load should be lightened.  RIF decisions   Teacher prep programs  Support for math teachers Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Neutral Somewhat Disagree Neutral
Morgan Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) County Salary Supplements -   Teacher Leaders RIF   Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree  
Berkeley Springs  (Berkeley Spring HS - 04/03/2019) Neutral Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree
Hancock Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) Form a committee of educators to lefislators to review best practices in other states  It must be our (underlined) choice not the Federal gov Possibly provide some expense assistance to student teachers   I do not approve of socialist indoctrination   Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree  
Ohio Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) - year round school Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree
Putnam Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) Teacher leaders as mentors.   ---> Extra planning peroiod for one person per department?  --> other adjoining states recruit WV teachers with higher pay and many other incentives up to and including buying the teacher a house if they stay in the county for "x" # of years.  Remove calculators from elementary schools and look at eliminating or at least reducing social promotion. As a seconfary math teacher I know the challenges of trying to teach Algebra II or Geometry to students who can not add or subtract, let alone multiply or divide and work with fractions.  Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral Question 3: "and during student teaching" 
Brooke Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) * teacher leaders/coaches  * more comprehensive teacher prep - focus on reading (underlined) and math (underlined)   * we need to fill our cerified positions - whatever it takes  * it is controversial to exclude math above other subjects for additional supplements. I think it could create tense employee relations  * putting additional criteria into the RIF/transfer process makes it very subjective. You could easily be fired because someone doesn't like you. If administrators are properly evaluating teachers and spending time in classrooms, that should weed out the bad teachers or get them on improvement plans.  ran out of time :)  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral Strongly Disagree
Hancock Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019)   - Changes in RIF process (seniority/classification)  - Math being the only area of incentivize, needs to be broad based like national certification as an example   Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Q3: "all"
Hancock Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) How can you set "other criteria" to base RIF/transfer decisions  Those "other criteria" are too subjective!  Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree
Marshall Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) Teacher leaders as mentors Not using seniority as 1st factor in RIF transfer process   Increase in class size Funding for counselor programs/social workers to help students and families with issues            
Ohio Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) - Extra support for math teachers was ? ?   - Teacher Leaders RIF teachers not based on security could turn into getting rid of veteran teachers to save money Class size k-6 - 20 students  7-12 25 students    At Risk students in math/ELA to be afterschool prgram with an even snack to feed them. Similar to Title One Afterschool Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree
Ohio Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) County salary supplements - attract certified/recruit needed only support for math teachers... what about all other academic areas. Every area is in need.  - Lower classroom sizes  I currently have 154 eighth graders @ 28 per class Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree  
Ohio Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) - County salary supplements R.I.F. (underlined) - abolishing seniority is a terrible idea Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree
Marshall Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019)       Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree  
Hancock Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree
Ritchie Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019)       Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree  
Ohio Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree
Ohio Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) Revamping teacher preparation programs at the present type of teacher preparation fix universities  as a state educator system we need to transform policy that would allow  ? teach for 4 days, Fix the ? ? help to retain teachers Student loan reimbursement  Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral Neutral Question 5: "more information" 
Hancock Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) Teacher prep programs improve  - spend last year in schools for true training/prep Seniority is one of few things we have left   - will lead to more nepotism   - pay for math leads to division   - teacher leaders will lead to more nepotism
Wetzel Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) teacher preparation programs - teahcers in training need more (underlined) experiences in the real world.  nepotism w/RIFs and more expensive teachers cut based on years and degree levels.   Math support - why pay more for their salary? My job is just as important.    Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree  
Ohio Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) - Teacher leaders - need more instructional coaches in our schools  - Support for math teachers - ned certified teachers in all (triple underlined) our classrooms - Teacher prep programs ---> not much control in what is offered Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral Question 2: "---> very hard to do" written off of answer
Marshall Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019)     Allow new teachers to have more planning            
Ohio Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) I like the county salary supplements to help fill the vacancies. I think counties should be able to decide what type of compensation to receive.   I like the idea for teacher leaders!  RIF decisions need more clear criteia. Seniority (underlined) must (underlined) be considered, but also the most qualified (both previous words underlined) as well.  I think we need more incentives for higher ed degrees. The pay increase isn't enough for all the work that is put in. Paying the debt back is hard.   We need more teaching freedom. As long as we are using a research-based curriculum, we should be able to use what works for our kids.  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Question 5: "Just qualifications"
  Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019)   Some could lead and nepotism and unfair practices    Neutral Strongly Agree Neutral Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree  
Wetzel Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) - Teacher prep needs reformed, real life situations - Seniority matters - nepotism will increase if it's taken away   - oay for math, hard to fill positions increases inequality and issues in counties Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree
Ohio Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) Teacher academics should be given in the summer to help make better teachers. Also train the substitutes so they know what is going on in the classrooms.      Neutral Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree Question 2: "Longer student teacher time" 
Ohio Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) Increase teacher pay to recruit teachers in all disciplines! (underlined)  Neutral Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree
Marshall Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) Expansion of teacher prpe programs to include more time actually teaching in the classroom - make this a paid internship so that focus is not divided between classes, work and teaching.    I like the idea of teacher leaders serving as coaches to new and younger teachers and being paid a stipend or higher rate of pay.  Getting rid of senioriy in RIF situations - this opens up way too much of an opportunity to get rid of the most expensive teachers.   We need to pay all teachers more, not just Math teachers (and I'm a math teacher).  Take the focus off of testing. Allow more teacher autonomy to address individual student needs.  Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree  
Ohio Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) Teacher academies Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral
Brooke Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) Teacher leaders - need  Teacher prep  Pay for educational classes/degrees of need No RIF based on seniority   No supplements for single areas of teaching. Early education/Intervention k-3 reading guarantee for 3rd and graduate record exam to geraduate.   A mandatory tool to measure student's ability to read.  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree   Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Question 3: This depends on what you are doing. I'm against discriminating pay. Ok with paying for education. 
Ohio Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree
Brooke Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019)       Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral Strongly Disagree  
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Ohio Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) Not much.  Removing seniority as the key component in RIF decisions will be abused and opens the gates to cronyism, nepotism, and corruption. You may want to ask colleges and university staff who are impacted by this legislation are adapting. This bill would put the decisions on RIFs (and hiring) in the hands of one or two people. Ask staff in higher. (Not facility staff only.)  - Make strong connections with teacher prep colleges and universities. There is a shortage of qualified teacher now. Enrollment in teacher prep programs is down. (Salaries, PEIA, and pensions may be the cause.   - Revive teacher leadership institute. As well as other programs to retain talent, build Pedagogicall abilities, and raise morale.   - Help teachers fund their advanced teacher degres/cert Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral Strongly Disagree Question 3: "ALL AREAS" (underlined) 
Ohio Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) Let's propose money to support training and quality PD for teachers. Let's also allow and require innovative practices in this area. 
Ohio Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) I like the ideas related to teacher leaders. New teachers could greatly improve their skills if mentors had more time to assist and coach them.  I would be cautious about supplements for math teachers in that it must be ensure that highly skilled math teachers are attracted (as opponent to merely teachers from other areas adding certifications with minimum training).  Smaller class size limits would be greatly beneficial for improving instructional quality. Teachers can offer much more individualized support to students with varying needs when the teacher-student ratios are improved.  Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral Strongly Disagree  
Ohio Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) Teachers leadership is needed. Quality PD programs for our schools. Sadly, due to the state of education our best and brightest students do not become teachers. We as a system need to grow our people into the teachers or students need.  Give teachers the freedom to teach and have engaging classrooms. To must test prep and test score emphasis has hurt our students.  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree
  Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) Teacher Leaders  Teacher Prep  county salary supp  RIF guidelines     Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree  
Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree
Ohio Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019)   What are the qualifications for the teacher/coaching positions? How might that weaken their effectiveness in either area? Teacher/coach positions in my experience have always been fairly poor.    Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree  
Ohio Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) I believe that WLU and WJU are doing a good job of reforming their own teacher prep program. Perhaps there could/should be added training in classroom management. (dealing with disruptions) Support for bringing in teachers in Math and high need areas is fine, but at the expense of compensating teachers that are currently certified and currently working in their field  Exit exams for math content to advance to the next grade - Hold students accountable, not just teachers. They are a large piece of the puzzle.  Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree Neutral Neutral Somewhat Agree
Ohio Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) Better teacher training/  More seniority/experience - to count in hiring and RIF     Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree Question 3: other areas as well  Question 5: "seniority" circled, followed by, "needs to stay" 
Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) World language programs needed as much as math. programs and should be offered incentives.  Consider using retired teachers as mentors rather than creating teacher leaders. 
Brooke Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) Every new educator needs recent training.   Teacher prep programs need continually updated   Support MATH and ALL Teachers Every new educator should attend instruction in classroom management. Organization, planning, discipline, control  Teacher prep improvement concepts and ideas should come from present classroom teacher, not some PHD!   If all teachers taught to the best of their ability, this would not have been a thought.   No good teacher ever left a child behind.   I don't believe in pay because of courses taught.   RIF if selection of Quality instructors could be guaranteed, quality over seniority would be good   Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral  
Ohio Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) All are important but attracting qualied Math teachers is so very important. - We need to prepare our teachers for todays needs and problems.  I don't agree in the RIF Decisions Get the legislature out of Education. Leave it to the Education Professionals and Teachers!!! And no (double underlineD) to Policy directed by Dark Money  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree
Ohio Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) RIF decisions absolutely should be based on criteria other than seniority. We need the best (underlined) teachers, not just those who have been teaching the longest. We have long time teachers at my daughter's school who spend the class on their iPad and who terrify the students so much that kids say they are sick on the days they have that teacher. It is time for those teachers to go.      Neutral Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree  
Ohio Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) I like Teacher Preparation Programs.  Not sure if county salay supplements would help our most vulnerable counties Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral Somewhat Disagree
Ohio Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019)       Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree  
Hancock Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) - Teacher Leaders - absolutely needed Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree
  Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019)     fewer education courses - more content area course Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree  
Marshall Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) I like a meaningful teacher Leadership program that is supported by allowing for time. Administration needs to foster this idea and be provided w/resources to implement it.  The mentor program doesn't seem to be working. Teacher leaders have full loads of classes and activities. There isn't time for meaningful discussion. Teachers that qualify to be good leaders don't have much time as they are still working very hard.   RIF - needs to be based on seniority (mostly) with some consideration (small percentage) on merit.  Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree
Ohio Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) Raising salaries accross the board.  RIF depends on seniority for minimize corruption. Furthermore, it breaks our social contract with long term teachers to fire them shortly before retirement.    Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree  
Ohio Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) County salary supplements Testing - have something to show infividual gains, not make things based off "where kids should be" give us a way to show personal growth esp. in special education Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Neutral
Ohio Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) *Teacher Leader Positions!*   - allowing PD, look studies, tuition reimbursement for furthering content knowledge, mentoring...   - Teachers need more opportunities to observe and learn from each other   * Yay for Teacher Prep Programs  * Higher pay for all teachers and math teachers - RIFs should be based on seniority - We need more flexibility -   1. 30 min. recess requirement built-into the day - allow socail/emotional growth time. It's free! It works!   2. allow time for electives - specialized (e.s. tech ed, carpentry, pottery, jazz band etc.)   3. Less focus on tests, tests, tests.  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree  
More autonomy in the classroom to develop curriculum and assessment to met student needs rather than arbitrary mandated high stakes assessment and standards and time (double underlined) to plan and develop curriculm Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree "Revitalize Don't Privatize" attached
        More autonomy in the classroom to develop and adapy curriculum and assessment to met student needs rather than arbitrary mandated high stakes assessments and standards and time (dounle underlineD) to plan and develop curriculm.  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree "Revitalize Don't Privatize" attached
Ohio Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) Creating teacher leaders.   teacher preparatoin needs improved.   I liked the idea of providing monetary support for certification for higher education.  allowing counties to provide increased compensation to attract certified teachers. Would certain counties only get certified teacherS  RIF Decisions how do you decide?   How do you fund salaries?  Do not let legislature decide this!  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree
Ohio Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019)   RIF decisions - what other criteria would be used? I don't like leaving that unstated.  Every new teacher should have a subject discipline month and a building mentor  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Under question 3: "? for Professional Development/Certification 
Ohio Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) I am excited about the teacher leaders opportunities. The teacher prep reforms are also promising.  I'm feeling a bit of consternation over the salaru supplements and RIF proposals.  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree
Ohio Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) I don't! It takes money away from Public Education   Increase pay for all teachers. We have a shortage now, and it will only get worse!  Strongly Disagree Somewhat Agree Neutral Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree  
Ohio Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) teacher leader - build mentorship ladder; keep good teachers teaching  Strongly support targeting and aggressively recruiting talent/certified teachers for math (and science) ? incentives.  - concern about teacher preparation; that it be grounded in current school adademic and career needs  - need to allow rotations through the teacher leader position, so it is not a popilarity position that someone has for years w/o giving other teachers this option Expand career and technical education opportunities for skilled jobs that are not 4-year college but based on technical/community college skills. Make sure these programs are integrated options for all students - even the college-bound. It may provide "full back" career options.  Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral
Ohio Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) - Support for math teachers statewide with math performance is terrible.   - County salary supplements   individual counties best understand their own needs   Better teachers should be rewarded with better pay   ie pay raises should not (underlined) always be across the board   Regulate less let great teachers innovate Somewhat Agree Neutral Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree  
Ohio Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) - Supplemental pay (determined by each county) for high needs subjects, esp. Math and Science. FULL LOCAL CONTROL (underlined and in all caps) w/ sufficient funding for flex supplemental pay.   - Teacher preparation programs ---> raise the ? / bar for what it takes to set into ? prep programs, and what it takes to grad and matriculate into our schools.   - Increase learning for one ? prep candidates around topics such as socio-emo supports and diversity.  Incentivize college students (the very (underlined) best (underlined) of them!) to pursue teaching careers in our state  ---> ideally through "signing bonus" incentives (underlined) and loan forgiveness.   We need to consider more than just seniority for making decisions about RIF hard to envision other criteria people could agree on.  - let's get more clear about how we are holistically measuring student achievement. what are all of the student outcomes that are most important to us? How will we measure them? (beyond test scores, which are also important!)  Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Next to question 1: "would depend on how they are selected. Cannot just be seniority. 
Ohio Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) Teacher Preparation Programs - increasing alternative certification   incentive programs for teachers to remain in positions in teaching.  RIF - Base on disciplinary and educational advancement   Keep seniority as a policy              
Marshall Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) Include service personel on salary and to improve the quality of the serivce personell   RIF = don't include service personell thats all we have is seniority if we lose it there is no reason to stay. 
Marshall Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) - Teacher leaders  - Teacher Preparation Programs  - Support for Math Teachers - Funding of county salary supplements  - RIF/transfer decisions based on "criteria other than just seniority" might be too subjective and lend itself to decisions being made based on favoritism.  - "Loan forgiveness" for Math teachers' college loans would be a great incentive, to attract more Math teachers in state.   - More time for collaboration between and among teachers.  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree  
Marshall Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) Strongly Disagree Neutral Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree
Marshall Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) teacher preparation program   county salary supplements for teachers and service personnel  Teacher coaches - don't take the best teachers out of the classroom.   Salary supplements - accross the board teacher prep - classroom - Management Classrooms needs taught to teachers   County salary supplements - Include Service Personnel and Bus Operator Classications Do away with credit recovery and make students accountable for grades.  Neutral Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree   "+ bus operators" written after question 4. 
Ohio Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) Offering to have a Promise Scholarship Plus Program in which students agree to teach in WV for a specific time period Sports coaches have a pay increase every year! Why can't academic coaches receive a yearly increase as well?  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree
Ohio Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) See back     Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree  
Mineral Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019) Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Stars next to questions 2-4
Marshall Wheeling  (Wheeling Park HS - 04/02/2019)       Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral    
Monongalia Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) County salary supplements - border counties, especially, need to have the ability to increase salaries of all (underlined) positions, not just math/science.   Teacher leaders - lighten the load of teachers who are (underlined) highly motivated and take onleadership roles in their schools.  RIF Process - if not seniority based, how will the process be equitable? Seniority date allows for a black/white objective look; using evals as they stand is not enough!  - Lower class sizes for all (underlined) subject areas and grade levels!   - Co-taught (gen. ed. teachers w/ a special educator) in all (underlined) subject areas for true (underlined) inclusion.  Strongly Agree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree
Lewis Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Teacher Leaders couldoffer extensive help and resources to those in need.   Teacher Prep Programs - yes, we need to better prepare new teachers for a challenging career.  The RIF is very unfair to seniored teachers. We should be thankful they have stayed in public education.    Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree  
Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) I like that we see the problem of underqualified teachers, but it is a bit late. Most good teachers go for more money by going into admin. We need to keep the teachers teaching by paying them a competitive salary.  Treat teachers like the hard-working professionals they are and stop villifying them. you will never attract good people to the progession by making the profession look bad. Invest in teachers.   Also- more needs to be done for our CTE programs. we need to prepare our students better  I teach because I love sharing my knowledge and helping kids on their way. I work after school and every weekend (unpaid) to help my kids. You can't expect that from everyone. Younger teachers want to have families and afford nice things. Teaching doesn't allow for that.  I am concerned that we are not properly preparing our students for the future they will ACTUALLY (underlined) have and realize they are not all college bound. Why do all students need math beyond (double underlined) have and realize they are not all college bound. Why do all students need math beyond (double underlined) Alebra 2, but we can't teach consumer math. Why can't the state decide on one pathway. Students transferring go from Math 1 to Algebra to Math 2... It is easier to graduate through TASC without all that math, so why are we forcing our students to take it?   - Also - more math specialists in elementary.   - High level math classes have been ? rigorous since all students need to take them - thus our students are less prepared for college.  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral Somewhat Agree Neutral
Monongalia Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) 1. Teacher leader should receive extra pay or (triple underlined) less instructional responsibilities - not both. Both sets up a hierarchy and could form distrust -  Focusing on only (double underlined) the mentoring of new teachers ignored the larger picture. Mentoring is a one year relationship (one-on-one). We need a true induction program in WV for 3 years of support for beginning teachers that involves building true communities of (underlined) practice that focus on profesional learning, inquiry of practice, and building content knowledge.    Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Above question 1: "or" circled
Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) - teacher preparation programs   - mentors for younger teachers what is the criteria for RIFs RIF --> teacher evaluations need ot be enforced and taken seriously,   - raises across the board to attract and keep teachers Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral Somewhat Agree
Monongalia Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Adding curriculum about dealing with kids and families in crisis to teacher prep course at university.  No more teacher ed programs @ WVU WTF?!?   Keep the incentive to not (underline) burn our days WVU needs to have THE (underlined) best teacher ed program in the state. What happened?!?  Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree    
Harrison Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Improve teacher ed programs Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree
Harrison Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Teacher prep programs definitely need revamped. Students are bored! I try but they are so used to the Internet, social media, x-box, etc. and most them just don't want to be there. How do we reach them?  I am concerned about RIFs not being based on seniority as in, a principal could get rid of a teacher b/c of a personality conflict.   Teacher leaders shouldn't be removed from the classroom. They should be (underlined) in the classroom where they will have an impact on students. Compensate them, yes, but don't take them out of the classroom.    Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree  
Harrison Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Teacher leaders need to be school based not county based Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral
Harrison Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Teacher prep programs for new teachers to help guide and suggest strategies via mentoring and training.  Do not agree with the RIF policy - getting rid of those with experience over newer teachers. Older teachers will stand up for students where ewer teavhers do not have the confidence. Also, who will newer teachers find suggestions and resources from?  Less testing!!! Spent 6 out of 9 weeks so far with some sort of test this year and the final testing hasn't even begun!! The students are sick of tests and don't care by the end of the year. Teachers have lost valuable teaching time administering tests.  Neutral Somewhat Agree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree  
Harrison Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) 1. Teacher Leaders - if (double underlined) that's what they're allowed to do -   2. Renew (double underlined) teacher prep programs - incentivise universities to have professional development schools. Pre-service teachers need 1,000 hrs. of practice. The beauty of PDSs is that veteran teachers have consisten, effective professional development while (underlined) the pre-service teachers are being trained.   Support for math teachers - sounds good but what about science, world language and special ed teachers who are scarce?  RIF - seniority should be a facrot. Remember the reason why it was instituted - to prevent nepotism, favoritism, bringing younger "cheaper" teachers.   County salary supplements - will cause division, how will "hard to ?" be defined? More financial responsibility on ? of county rather than the state paying it. Teacher leaders shouldn't be used as "secretaries" to administrators rather than coaching.  Give new teachers an incentive to stay in W. Va. - pay interest on their loans 1st 5 years, up the ante if they stay on.   Build apartment building in impoverished areas for teachers. Low cost or free rent as part of their salary.   Bring back to all (double underlineD) universities the 5 yr. plan like WVU's Benecum Collaborative. The (double underlined) most effective teachers prep I've seen in 38 years!  Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Neutral Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree
Harrison Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) I believe that addressing teacher educators program and how they prepare students for the classroom is critical. If ? to be student focused - Teacher leaders ? quality, capable teachers out of the classroom  - How can you say that some subjects me more valued than others. ? tell me that my subject areas (Social Studies/Theater) are not as critical is ludicrous.   Similarly these policies fail to address subject ? Special Ed who need even more support Put Instructional Quality decision in the hand of of educators and stakeholders in the school system.  Strongly Disagree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree  
Barbour Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Teacher Leaders - these are the most valuable people in education, we need to use the resources and knowledhe that they have.  Support for shortage areas needs to be more broad + more areas - special education, etc. However,  the people who are non-certified should not (underlined) be able to teach with only 6 hours of classes and passing a Praxis test.  - Increase pay will help draw and keep quality teachers.   - Remove alternative certification as a back door - they should have to set a degree like someone who is certified.  Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree
Monongalia Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019)       Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree Question 5: "Disagree w/ the current WAY (underlined) this would occur" "But not how currently structured." 
Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Career ladders  county support supplements -School/county support systems that are not in place (last 3 words underlined) already may continue to not receive the support because of funding-   - can counties come together to help pay for positions?  Compensation/support to work with children (2 teachers to a room in math/science) could attract math prepared professionals to this career (*aside from their expertise supporting high wages outside the classroom)  Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree
Harrison Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Teacher leaders = could provide extra support for new teachers  principal - could provide tips for better instructional quality  Support for Math Teachers = Could attract more mathematics teachers  Should provide a financial class  RIF = could bump teachers with seniority that have not been doing their jobs. Teacher leaders = how is the mentor chosen (what criteria)?  Support for Math Teachers = could cause a divide amongst teachers  Could attract those who do not care about the students and the field (financial)  RIF = could remove good experienced teacher to save money  Could play favoritism Classroom experience mandatory for administrators could help to improve instructional quality. Neutral Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Neutral Question #4:  Already have this ability to an extent
Harrison Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Mentoring is very important to new teachers.  Eliminating seniority will create major problems in the schools. Seniority is non-negotiable. Without seniority favoritism can be used, and qualified, experienced teachers can be RIFed. Seniority-first.   Teacher Preparation Programs - prepare students for the real classroom. Don't require so much coursework, unrealistic lesson plans.  Let me be a teacher - too much paperwork Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree
Harrison Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Seasoned teacher leaders mentoring younger students Encouraging and supplementing STEM teachers. Refresher trainings and prep   Ongoing refresher and preparation for changing demographics.  Change culture about RIF's and give administrators choice Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree  
Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral
Harrison Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) - Teacher Leaders - Excellent idea. Teachers know good teaching and can teach each other. Admin are not as equipped for this -RIF must be based only on seniority only to protext teachers from politics. Follow the protocols already established to take care of poor teaching.    Neutral Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree  
Randolph Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) 1. Teacher leaders seem like an excellent idea.  As a department chair at my school I don't have enough time to de vote to those tasks.  Additionally, my administrators don't have enough time to work with staff on instruction.  2.  I think teacher prep programs need more support from the state government to support teacher education.  County salary supplements could be a good idea if they're reasonable.  3.  Yes-RIF-make it like the hiring process.  My first year I was forced to draw numbers out of a bowl to determine if I could keep my job.   That's a terrible process and a way  to keep people in the profession. Support for math teachers - poor idea.  All teachers need more support. Teachers need more time to plan instruction.  As a new teacher, I did not have much paid time to plan for my firs year.  In later years I haven't had time to plan new courses I've been required to teach, Strongly Agree Neutral Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree
Barbour Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) These items would be best addressed by increasing salaries and educational funding undiluted by ? ? choice ?  Concerns will be best addressed   Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Neutral  
Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Lead teachers  Academic coaches  Better interface with higher education preparation focusing on best practices   Concerns  No more secondary ed.  admin & superintendent training at WVU   Reinstate incentive to new hire teachers to save and trade in days to save county sub money Work with higher ed - their funding should be tried to producing educators Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral Strongly Disagree
Harrison Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Teacher leaders is good idea - new teachers need support from senior teachers - but not (underlined) extra pay and (underlined) lighter teacher loads Concerned about RIFs for any other reason than seniority.   Don't like the idea of supplements for hard to fill positions - creates hard feelings in the schools Limit # of students in each teachers' class - elementary through high schools class size is often huge and teachers cannot reach all of the students.  Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Under question 2: "they are ok now" 
Harrison Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Teacher Leaders  County Supplements RIF - eliminating   seniority  protection -   voice of veteran teachers stand up when things aren't right.   Admins can pick and choose based on salary and preferences.  Realistic expectations of student teachers Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree
Marion Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) I fully support the creation of academic coaches and providing support  for teacher leaders.  Academic coaches could help prevent teacher turnover and provide support for veteran teachers in identified areas of need (i.e., writing across the curriculum). I have major concerns with the idea of providing additional monetary compensation based on teaching a content area.   School climate and culture is essential to student achievement.  Providing addition money to "math" teachers translates to valuing math over other subjects, which in  turn, could translate to a rift amongst faculties.   That lack of cohesiveness will translate to students. The full year student teaching has major implications for K-12 schools. Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree  
Harrison Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) - I think the teacher leader programs are possibly a good idea with enough built in accountability.   - I think teacher prep programs should focus more on time in a classroom.  - Seniority has to be non-negotiable; it needs to remain a key component in RIFs/transfers.   - It will hurt the voice of veteran teachers  - Do not change the salary schedule to benefit certain subjects.  Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral Neutral Strongly Disagree
Marion Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Coachinf should be supported with time for coaches to pass on their skills.   Training for new special needs, like drug abuse, should be created and widely shared to teachers  Teachers who have been successful with innovative should be sipported for attending workshops and appropriate teacher gatherings Too much of SB-451 war influenced by policies that reduced worker righrs. Worker rights do not have an adverse effect on education   Job Insecurity does affect worker performance adversely.  RIF policy should be based on seniority as it has it has been Math teachers need to be supported but teachers in lower grades need to have more math skills training for math basics necessary for later math instruction.  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree  
Harrison Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) RIF Who detemines criteria? Always (double underlined) a concern! Seniority = dedication, years of experience - this shouls be valued (double underlined)   Teacher Leader positions - criteria for this? Who chooses? Lighter loads? We need more good teachers in the classroom!  Value the teachers who stay in the classroom - enthusiastic and hard working for years (double underlined)! That experience is priceless!   Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree
Harrison Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Reward teachers who stay in the classroom. trying to make a difference, even when it is difficult.  One big concern allowing RIF/Transfer decisions to be based on "criteria" other than seniority. As an educator that has given 30 years of my life to the education of students in Harrison County. My dedication to my craft needs to be rewarded, not questioned.   What is the "criteria" to be a teacher leader?   Colleges are failing to prepare good quality teacher candidates.    Strongly Disagree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree  
Fayette Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Question 2: circled "enter the classroom  Question 4: "$$ where in $ should play some role!  Question 5: circled "seniority" 
Harrison Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) I think that the preperation programs could use some work. I have problems wit hthe other areas.  I feel that tax dollars could be better spent. I also think that if extra pay for hard to fill areas helps to gain certifacation would be fine, but the extra pay shouldn't continue - it will cause resentment (underlined) in the long run. I work hard too.  I guess more freedom to reach students where they are - If the students aren't motivated - no amount of policies will improve education.  Strongly Disagree Somewhat Agree Neutral Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree  
Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree
Marion Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) I like the idea of creating teacher leaders with more responsibilities, higher pay, and lighter teaching loads because teaching coaches are much needed in public schools - some schools have no one for new teachers to turn to for help with curriculujm, teaching, and classroom issues. Counties should provide more in salaries for teacher leaders but also for those who pursue higher education to better their craft (instructional pedagogy). I am elated (double underlined) that WV offers salary enhancements/advancements for advanced degrees and national board certification. Many states don't give those raises and mistakenly bvelieve that advanced education makes no difference. Reseach in education has shown the opposite. I really like that RIF decisions could be based on criteria other than seniority (see notes aboce regarding teacher leaders and advanced degrees.)  The word "reform" in teacher education programs is very (underlined) concerning because it implies (underlined) that teacher education providers do not prepare teachers to high standards. Indeed, accredited (underlined) teacher education programs prepare teachers to very (underlined) high standards due to accreditation standards.   I am concerned, too, that salary supplements for particular coontent areas will negatively impact school culture, which directly impacts student achievement.   I would like to see WV support more (underlined) teachers in getting advanced degrees because advanced degree credentials can and do positively influence student achievement. (See teacher leader discussion above). Alternative certification should be more rigorouss. Undergrad students are required to complete 120+ hours and numerous tests of knowledge befoire being certified. Alternative certificatoin candidates with 4-year degrees should be hired in positions on provisional licenses with a 3-year limit for getting a teaching degree through the same path as undergrads minus student teaching (See North Carolina's lateral entry program for example).   I have logistical, financial, and equity concerns about the year-long student teaching requirement in the newly revised Policy 5100.  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree Question 2: "Reforming" underlined. "This is an assumoption collaborate is a better word"
Monongalia Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) K-12 + Higher Ed. Disconnect  There needs NOT BE Another level of Administration. Mentor System Needs to be brought Back. All subjects are important. Not just MATH! Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Neutral Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree
  Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019)   Eliminating seniority rights will eliminate many teachers from entering the profession   Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree  
Taylor Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) I believe that it is important to create teacher leader positions. The WVBOE should consider adding a cerification that includes higher pay and training for these leaders.   Financial and mentoring support for teachers pursuing coursework in areas of high-need such as special education is critical. Currently, there are many substitutes filling thes epositions who do not have the specialized training needed to provide effective instruction.  I don't believe that teachers in hard-to-fill positions should be paid more than other teachers. This would create a negative climate and all teachers are underpaid in the state.   I believe that teacher prepatation programs are willing to collaborate with the WVBOE and schools to provide quality preparation. All stakeholders should be given an opportunity to provide input on changes. Stakeholders need to work together to develop programs/experiences that prepare pre-service educators to meet the demands of the classroom.  - Certification in teacher leadership  - Regular meetings between WVBOE staff; higher education faculty and administrators; and teachers to develop policies that are beneficial for pre-service teachers  - Connections between WVBOE staff and higher education to create quality, practice-based programs in high need fields such as special education  - Reconsider Policy 5100 year-long teacher residency with all stakeholders involved in policy changes. Implications for schools Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree Question 2: "Reforming" circled with "- collaboration with ?" next to it. Neutral is underlined. "Disagree with language" written at end.   
  Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Coaches do in fact (previous 2 words underlined) change  instruction & teachers are desperate for support in classrooms - Look @ the drop out rate for teaching - Coaches can help keep them in classrooms   Build capacity within ( previous word underlined) schools for teacher leadership Coaches are (previous word underlined) first to get out - (previous 2 words underlined)   Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral  
Marion Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) Encouraging certified teachers  Preparation programs Addressing student and teacher absenteeism  Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree
Marion Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) creating teacher leaders!   -less emphasis on standardized testing  - more emphasis on teaching to student levels   -smaller classroom size  -address chromic absenteeism (last two words underlined)  -we must provide appropriate interventions for academic deficit!  Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral  
Barbour Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Support for math teachers Strongly Disagree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree question #4 wrote how avilable
Harrison Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) add behavior / trauma education to teacher preparation classes   Change RIF trans   seniority to statewide seniority not county Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral Neutral Somewhat Disagree under question # 7  question #3 if all schools have proper funds  #4 if all schools have adequate funds  
Harrison Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Teacher Preparation Programs - see former Bendeum collaborative  Update professors with new public school programs RIF - concerns that it becomes an opportunity to get rid of teachers who make more money (higher degrees/more experience) Loan Forgiveness/$ for student debt (without concessions) Neutral Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree
Harrison Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019)       Neutral Strongly Agree Strongly Agree   Somewhat Agree under question #7 the 4th question the wrote HOW?
Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Teachers work hard and do their best-we don't want to burn them out.  They have a lot on their plate. When something in instruction is working don't just change because it is new or a legislator finds things we need to adopt. Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral Question #2 - Look at what would be benifical
Harrison Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Support math teachers & expand to science as well- Teacher Prep Programs - help teachers have more skills to work in classrooms w/challenging behaviors - have support staff in place.  RIF decisions   Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree  
Taylor Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Putting more focus on math and no other subject areas  Creating a divide  Seniority is important!  Don't take it away! More school counselors  More school counseling direct student contact time  80% direct/ 20% non-direct Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral Neutral Strongly Disagree
Randolph Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Teacher Prep programs need major overhaul.  As a former chair of an education dept at a local university, I felt like I was lying to  education students about what they can expect. There is too much emphasis on content classes and too many classes for college students to take.  Reduce number of content classes and increase the in-school observation and teaching time. Have policymakers spend time in public classrooms.  More time is spent dealing with social/emotional issues than on content. Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree #2 question:  What does this mean?
Lewis Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) -teacher leaders: could offer in-depth help to NOT only first year teachers, but any who need/want support  -prep programs: any extra prep for the real classroom sounds positive RIF unfair to serviced teachers Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Neutral Neutral Strongly Disagree
  Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019)       Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree Somewhat Disagree  
Harrison Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Teacher leaders with lighter teaching loads RIF criteria other than just seniority Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral Strongly Agree
Harrison Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Teacher leader: continue reflective process after Bachelor Degree.   Teacher prep program: Follow FSU lead, more time in classroom    RIF: more year experience does NOT (previous word underlined) mean better teacher.  County Supplement: If county have money let them use it Support for math: I don't deserve more money just because I am math certified. Find other incentive for high need area   Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral Strongly Agree Strongly Agree  
Harrison Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) OK, but will only address 20% of the problem Can't draw quality teachers at this pay (?)  Truck drivers make $100,000 Hire bookkeepers to keep the books and let teachers teach! Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree
Taylor Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Teacher leaders - Devote time for department meetings  Retired teachers for teacher leaders Teacher Prep Programs - higher ed look at needs  Education Rise Program - future teachers Motivate the unmotivated students Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree  
Marion Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) The Teacher Leader idea is outstanding and very much research proven. Supporting teacher leaders state wide will increase teacher retention and satisfaction. students directly benefit as well.  The ide of reforming teacher preparation programs to align with the evolving and changing needs of our students is needed. Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree under 1st question in #7 did not circle anything but add ??
Harrison Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) I like the teacher leaders because there good teachers that can assist beginning teachers.  Teachers respect those within for coaching because they understand their school, their culture & their kids. How will the teaching loads be lightened?  I also have concern with the "rif" of math teachers receiving additional pay. Incentivize teachers to not be absent.  Allow them to save their days for retirement as they used to be able to do.  Keep them in the classroom. Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree      
Monongalia Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) WVU no longer having a secondary ed. program Allowing days to accumilate Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree on the first question under #7 circled leader positions
Harrison Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Support for math teachers  Teacher leader position would be great, as long as fairness is enforced.   Standards alignment to ? Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree  
Monongalia Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Seniority - Non-negotiable Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree
Marion Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019)   RIF plan opens up the option for administrators to hire based on favoritism and not necessarily qualifications. Counties need to support the current alternative certification options the state provides. My county special education dept. developed a program for it but the local superintendent/board would not support it. We have several subs working in the county in unfilled positions.     Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral Strongly Disagree  
Marion Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) support for math teachers  County salary supplements  Teacher Prep. Programs  Mentoring for new teachers * DO Not Take Seniority Rights in Rif's   * All Elementary schools should be title 1 Give back seniority in hiring. Do away with Policy 5000. Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree
  Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019)       Neutral Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree  
Harrison Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree
  Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019)       Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree  
Calhoun Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Important to develop teacher leaders   Produce certified teachers County supplements - be more specific about RIF Chronic absenteeism, Rampant Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral
Harrison Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019)       Somewhat Agree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree  
Taylor Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Instructional quality is huge but how can we do this.  These areas look great just not sure how this can be obtained County Salary Supplements  Support for Math Teachers  How supported and funded  Math is not the only area of concern Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree
  Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019)   Teacher leader - criteria?  Another layer of buracracy "pick your friend"  Should be principals  I am a science teacher and I do not agree with increased pay for hard to fill positions.   Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree  
Harrison Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Support teacher preparation Support for all teachers not just math. English teachers are just as important! Money for education  Children in school Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral Strongly Disagree
Harrison Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) i support higher teacher pay and supplement in pay for math and science. Reduction in Force - There needs to be a quality program that isn't necessarily based all on seniority  SCIENCE needs to be included with the MATH for supplements and teacher leaders Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree  
Harrison Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Seems that teacher leaders would be very difficult to regulate.  Strengthening teacher induction programs is certainly needed.  Salary supplements need to be funded through the state, not county, perhaps? Somewhat Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree
Marion Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Teacher Leaders: completely agree, teacher salary & added teacher preparation programs: Get students in the classrooms! (previous 3 words underlined)  County salary supplements: WE NEED QUALIFIED TEACHERS (previous 2 words are underlined) reduction in force decisions.  The state needs to be more competitive as a whole. Increase pay for all high demand areas.  Teachers should not have to take so many testing sets   Elementary teachers have to take over 8 state mandated tests @ around 100 each. All high demand teachers should be offered student loan repayment or increased salary. Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree  
Harrison Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Strongly Disagree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral Administrators - are the instructional leaders & THEY should be coaching.
Harrison Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019)       Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree Neutral Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree  
Monongalia Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Teacher leaders - valued experienced teachers are invaluable County salary supplements should be provided by the state not counties especially the poorer/lower economic environments. Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree Neutral
Harrison Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019)       Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree  
Marion Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) No year long student teaching!  Focus on other areas than math (e.g., special ed)  More criteria than seniority (seniority) does not equal best person for job.  Remove barriers for students such as Praxis core since students already take ACT/SAT that deal w/reading, writing & math.  Get rid of Alternative Certification (at Marshall & Fairmont State University).  This is a back door entry into being a teacher (not quality education) & not fair to students who go through degree seeking programs. Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree
Marion Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019)   Funding is needed & where will it come from     All teachers are needed & are special so extra pay for math teachers only may cause low teacher morale.  May be best to do on a local level.  RIF - Combination of merit & seniority  Teacher prep is not appropriate for "real life" teaching.   Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree  
Marion Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Teacher prep programs need to be less about 4 page lesson plans and more about what it takes to be effective in the classroom: with-it-ness, experience managing students - realistic prep. Paying math teachers more will divide faculties.  Also, I'm a social studies teacher - I think understanding our government is just as important as understanding math. Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree
Marion Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Really like the "coaching" structure in light of so many "newer" teacher.  Teacher preparation programs-IHE certainly needs to hear from public schools.  I like the county supplement opportunities. Please remember these and other high needs area in addition to math. Teacher prep programs are in massive need of restructuring. Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree  
Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) I like the idea about Teacher leaders in schools.
Harrison Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019)   Take seniority seriously but try to include years of service into account when hiring (years of experience.)   Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral Somewhat Agree  
Harrison Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Teacher leaders - great opportunity outside of becoming an administrator  Teacher prep programs - we're teaching kids that didn't exist - we aren't equipped RIF - seniority needs to be a part of it Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral Somewhat Disagree
Harrison Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) Reform needs to happen because we need to get our state better in education and retain teachers.   Reform teacher evaluations Neutral Somewhat Agree Neutral Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree  
Clarksburg  (Robert C. Byrd HS - 04/01/2019) We should drug test teachers before hiring and at other times. Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Somewhat Disagree added to #2 - classroom management
  Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) - allowing counties flexibility to pay incentives to teachers in hard to fill areas.  Modifying RIF decisions to include evaluations/student achievement data and not solely based in sonority.    - feel that teacher coaches need to be out of county/district to ensure an objective job is done  -unsure if will ever be able to pay enough to attract qualified teachers for all positions - there's currently a shortage for money professions. Several counties have - $5,000 pay differentials and doesn't seem to having much affect in filling positions. in the counties with higher pay - Use mac books and iPad as supplements  not primary teacher tool.   - provide feedback to parents re: testing their students participate in   -highlight best practices that are having success in other schools and replicate  - why are we not holding kids back when they cannot/ do not show competency in course work?  - can we allow testing out of courses for credit   some sort opt testing for in order that additional courses can be taken  Some sort opt testing for 9th and 10th graders to ensure adequate progress.   Allow students to take virtual course if the school is not preferable (even if qualified)     Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree  
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) More through teacher ed. programs - require classroom observations   Fresh- senior years of college.  require longer student teaching    I don't like much about the current policy  Instead of funding certain positions, all pay needs to increase statewide  Pay to get current - sub math teachers certified is a great idea.   teacher leaders - the leaders should be same content area as beginning teacher - this will only work if qualified leaders want to assume this position  The hard - to fill positions are hard to fill because statewide pay is low  RIF - sonority is important you learn a lot on the job Certified ART, MUSIC, LIBRARY teacher in every elementary.   Begin teaching foreign language at the elementary level. Brains are most plastic early in life.  Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) There are good ideas w/in but I don't think they are going to "reform" our system. I think base pay and overall pay is just as important as math pay.  RIF leads to senior teachers spending their career and life serving ed. and then could be RIF when they are 20+ years and lose their job.  Less mandates  more instruction that is quality and left to professional to teach rather than test to death   Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree  
Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) Support for math teachers  - Classes are being taught by non certified teachers. we need to attract quality (and any) candidates to the field  - I teach math. I feel I have higher expectations and stress then colleagues in less emphasizes curricular areas.  Support for math teachers  - But the pay need to be higher across the board  RIF - Seniority need to be protected. I've committed to a career of sacrifice through low pay, long hours, high stress. I need to know my pension will be there at the end of my career .   - don't confuse high seniority with low ??  ?? salary supplements this is "cutting off your nose to spite your face" That will ?? shortages in central counties.  We need drastically higher teacher pay state wide. Our central state students are no less valuable then those residing in boarder counties. Increase pay state wide to keep up with border ?? ?? Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree Multiple Choice  #4 Pay must be higher state wide
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) I like the precept of reforming teacher certification programs. Students are observing/working in classrooms earlier in their course work and that is a plus. I like the idea of allowing RIF/transfer positions not based solely on seniority. The best candidate would be selected based on competence.  Creating a specific job description for teacher leader positions. Assign duties to the teacher coach to coordinate testing.  Reduce amount of testing  CBA and GSA - six weeks time frame to complete both  CBA did not provide enough information to make it worth the lost instructional time.  Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree Neutral Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree  
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) I really like the idea of teacher leaders. It provides those teachers with recognition and more responsibility. I believe our universities need to complete revamp their teacher programs. I have had multiple student teachers and they need all the help! county salary supplements and support for math teachers  will definitely help attract highly qualified teachers.  I am concerned about the RIF decisions to be based on criteria other than seniority. While it may help get employees out of jobs that are not performing up to standard, it can also be used as revenge on employees that administration do not like . To be honest, if administration would jut use the evaluation then this will take care of itself.  Please be careful with RIF decisions It is very fine line and we do not want to lose good teachers because administration abuses their power Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) - I like the idea of teacher leader positions.  - We need better teacher preparation programs especially classroom management   RIF - like I said on the other side of this paper - I can acknowledge the fact there are senior teachers/service personnel that aren't' doing the job up to par but it can not be a popularity vote either.     Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral Multiple Choice  #5 - This is a "very thin line" to walk on . I don't have an answer. I do know that the RIF system doesn't work and isn't fair. I DO NOT want to give complete power to the schools admin and I think that would caused a whole lot of problems. There needs to be a system... a well thought out system. 
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) Raise pay across the board to enhance quality teachers. Reduce classroom sizes. have more preparation and staff dev. days in school calendar. Teacher preparation in mathematics. Better pay would allow schools to hire the better prepared students.  Increase # of staff dev. days and teacher preparation days.  Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019)   RIF system should not be based primarily on seniority. It should be a part but...the analysis of impact on our students should be taken into consideration - will this specific shuffling of teachers positively or negatively affect the students.?  Get input from specific schools. Provide qualified/innovated teachers to allow students to be competitive, and have opportunities to become well rounded students.    Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral Neutral Strongly Agree Multiple choice  #1 - Teacher leaders are good - but what happens to those classes no longer being taught by the teacher leader?  #3 - they should not be paid more
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) I think teachers preps need some revision looking at other things in addition to seniority.   Rather counties decide to provide increased compensation not the state   Paying extra money to teachers ?? how will it affect others in other areas.    Look at things other than math for support. and county supplements. ?? ?? special ed.  We have speech therapists in colleges in state who don't want to work in public schools. Maybe WV ? needs to have more students.  Neutral Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Multiple Choice  #4 they underlined counties and put Not state  
Pleasants Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) Possibly teacher prep program but not enough information available RIF - Seniority  Pay differentiation (not good idea to pay differently ie math)  Teacher leaders  how it will work  (mentor teachers are in process now - improve upon it) Teacher input  Longer "internship" for preservice teachers  improved teacher evaluation   Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree  
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) Teacher leaders - it would allow teachers to provide timely and quality professional development  RIF - just because you've been teaching for 20 years doesn't mean you are a good teacher.  Support for math teachers - I think this will cause "bad blood" among teachers.  Leave the standards alone. Teachers need time to implement and refine the standards in order for them to be successful  Strongly Agree Neutral Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) Creating teacher leader positions with lighter teaching load. Basing RIF and transfer on evaluation is subjective of the evaluator where seniority is not.  - Fully fund current programs that are successful instead of cutting them  - increase salary for all areas to make them competitive   Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree  
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) - Funding assistance for people in teachers ed. programs is a good idea.  - If the education climate, in general, were less toxic, we would not have a teacher shortage. PERIOD!  - Teacher education programs need to be consistent across the state.  - smaller class sizes  - limiting the use of mulitcat. special ed. teachers  - more sp. ed. teachers across the board Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Neutral
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) - Higher pay/less "work" load (lower class size = more 1-1 attention building relationships w/students & letting them know we care) - RIF - What over aspects/will seniority be eliminated/ make evaluations more frequently means less time principal has for other issues and can be biased.   -Pay raise publicly as a flat rate what it is not construed as a higher rate.   - Salary supplement - standard based pay raise= flip flop subjects - Loan forgiveness programs as state level along with the federal for staying a teacher here in WV to have local students stay here.  Neutral Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree  
Upshur Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) Creating leader positions to help lighten teacher loads. there should not be additional support for certain teachers. All teachers should be provided money equally to improve their teaching.   We do not have substitutes to cover current teachers who are sick! We need to increase salaries to help teachers and substitutes so we effectively teach the students!! Somewhat Agree Neutral Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral Multiple choice  #3  All teachers 
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) RIF - Should be an all aspects-- not just seniority. When you hire someone you pick the "best" why not be empowered to keep the "best" Support or salary supplement from the country to math/science or other critical need will, I believe cause a larger rif in personnel. If this is something that is being looked @ in needs to be established/funded at a state level            Strongly Agree  
Ritchie Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) I did not hear enough about exact, precise, or ?? ideas if any.  Give teachers time to plan  Give teachers time to mentor and converse with others (Since school, different school, different county etc.)  Recruit non teachers to teach math Recruit kids in high school to become teachers starting with ??. Recruit not other-certified teachers to teach math but other professional to teach math (their passion) Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) - Teacher prep programs - using an excellent school to be a model to others  - Stipend for teacher leaders - yes! - Minimize amount of "teacher coaches"    - Raise pay across board - "if you build it they will come"   - Why would one teacher deserve more pay than others? all are equally important.    - RIF process should include more then just seniority. Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree Multiple Choice  #1 - more info needed  #4 - equal pay
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) I like the teacher preparation programs do need reformed. They have often done a good job , but schools in West Virginia are not what they were. Students needs for social - emotional support are often overwhelming - especially for new teachers - as well as for veterans.  Philosophically, I don't agree with paying math teachers more. Realistically, I think we may have to in order to get certified math teachers to do what is best for kids.   Yes to base RIF and transfer decisions on criteria other than just seniority.  Require legislators to visit classrooms in their district (for extended visits) to see what is actually happening in their district classrooms.  Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) Teacher leaders are a great idea. Let teachers and administrators select or help select (and change) those appointments.    RIF - it should be based on more than seniority - teachers and admin should have a say.  Teacher prep: - Who decided on this reform and what is being put in place to test/valuate who is ready?  RIF - how do we prevent it from being based on favoritism/nepotism?    More focused literacy instruction at the secondary level across curriculums.  Strongly Agree Neutral Strongly Agree Neutral Somewhat Agree  
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) RIF decisions need adjusted, allow counties more decision making authority in determining which positions are critical and allow salary determinations from there.  Instructional quality cannot improve until testing policies are improved. By over testing we are taking away from quality instructional time.  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) I like the idea of considering a non-WVDE specific  certification, if for example a school counselor possesses a nationally-based certification in their profession (such as a National Certified Counselor cortication) if it may help prevent an employee from obtaining the RIF status. I am concerned that a lack of RIF procedure could lead to unfair subjectivity in hiring/retention processes.               
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) Don't take away seniority  Math teachers shouldn't make more than others  college students need more public classroom time for better preparation  teachers and all other school personnel need to be treated like professional - not micromanaged 
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) Changing RIF - Great Idea. I am math teacher with 20 years experience using math in business, but at risk of being RIFFED  RIFT based on evaluation, good status vs. probation - drop to top of RIFT list  Utilize business/personal experience.  Teacher leaders - how assigned/ chosen   Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree  
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) Nothing because everything is very vague How will we get to work these policies?  No leas as to how it will happen.  Neutral Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Neutral Somewhat Disagree
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) County salary supplements for all teachers  Reform trainer prep programs  ask those who are currently   Support all teachers!!! Pay and benefits that compensate employees  Strongly Disagree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree  
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) Seniority can not totally be taken out of the RIF/Transfer process. In other states where this has happened, experienced teachers with MA's are riffed in favor of new teachers with BA's their salaries are lower.   Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral Strongly Disagree
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) Support for high need areas for supplement pay and support for compensation for hard to fill positions.    Smaller class sizes would make a larger impact then anything else. Max 15/16 students.  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree  
Pleasants Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) - increase compensation for all school employees  - help with college costs to encourage students to peruse education careers wrap around services - nurses. counselors  * let teachers teach!! Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) I like the ideas of having educational forums in every county prior to the start of the school year. This would provide time for collaboration feedback and creative innovation for teachers.      Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Neutral Neutral Somewhat Disagree  
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) Teacher mentors currently have the highest teaching loads  need lighter teaching loads   Need a local organization similar to RESA to develop and implement quality professional development Provide collaboration time for teachers to meet and plan for instruction and discuss student needs.  Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral Strongly Disagree
Wirt Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) Teacher leaders  Teacher prep County salary supplements wont work in smaller counites who don't have enough qualified teachers applying.     Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree  
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) Teacher leaders instead of coaches that are not in the classroom.  I like other things being used instead of seniority.  Evaluation processes need to be better for something to change with seniority and qualification for RIF.  Professional development  Evaluation process needs to be used and not bias.     Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree
Pleasants Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) These policies are meant to attract but many cause competition among co-workers Those that do not have the passion or the knowledge may just teacher math for the extra money.  Improved teacher evaluation.  These policies do not give a lot of information   Strongly Disagree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree  
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) Reform for teachers prep programs Offering more money for any subject will lead to a divisive environment. It will also cause shortages in other subjects.  Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) Instructional quality depends on the student Putting money in the wrong place Teachers should have more say in service personnel RIF decisions.  Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree  
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) Lower Class Size  Raise Base Salaries period  RIF - should not lose seniority input  We need to be careful that we do not run schools down to where we lower student opinion of self. Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Neutral Somewhat Disagree
Tyler Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019)   All teachers should be paid equally! Only differences should be based on education. Please do not divide us.    Neutral Strongly Agree Neutral Strongly Disagree Somewhat Agree Multiple Choice  #1 - Good idea but don't have enough teachers now  #3 All teachers not just certain subject. 
Roane Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) Teachers Leaders - Agree - Should have already  Funding for needed certif. STEM  RIF - based on need - not senior    Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) - Teacher leaders - we have many high quality teachers who can and do provide support for others from technology support to academic to even emotional support. This is vital to keeping teachers in the profession.  I have concerns about using evaluations in the RIF decisions (as evaluations are currently being done) They are far to vague and subjective. This allows a window for politics and unprofessional practice.  I believe we do have high quality teachers now, just not enough of them. Loan forgiveness would be a start for encouraging students to enter the teaching profession. However, the respect and community support is the true pat to making teaching an inviting profession.  Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral Strongly Disagree Multiple Choice  #2 - How?  #3 - Time stipend!
Pleasants Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) Not enough information on these topics Not enough information - vague!!  - Teacher input!  - Improved teacher evaluation Strongly Disagree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) Developing supports and programming that increases personal and professional accountability.  ineffective policies, teachers ext.. will not be challenged.  Developing more innovations and indirectly adaptable programs vary in counties, schools and the classroom.  Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree  
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) Leader teachers to help new teachers would help newbies to get up to speed faster. There should be strong certification programs especially in the math and science and technology areas. Hard to fill positions should be salary bonuses and assistance with tuition in return for teaching in WV schools  RIF decisions must be made primarily on seniority.  Otherwise administrators could RIF highly paid teachers just short of retirement.  There should be  a mechanism to remover or educate incompetent teachers.  What does West Virginia do about technical and apprenticeship programs for those not academically inclined.  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019)   Please stop listening to business leaders/owners - They don't walk in our shoes!! (Previous sentence underlined) Students, their learning and ultimately their success is our business. We know how to help them and wish legislators would stop and listen to us.  I spent 35 years impacting the lives of students. Come see me in Wood County! Come watch us teach the best kids ever!! I would honestly like to see National Board Teachers (NBCT's), experienced retired teachers leaders, etc. be hired in each building to mentor and support all teachers. Virginia does this and they our responsible for helping teachers achieve growth professionally! The current system Is not enough. Our "mentor" teachers full-time, and does not devote enough time to the 3 new teachers in our building. Not her fault! We need to rethink how we support educators.  This would, in turn, reflect in the success of students and learning.  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Multiple Choice  #2 - Teachers need to be helping them  #3 - I paid $3,000.00 out of my pocket in 1999-2000. support is much better - but more could be done.
Roane Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) - Increasing pay for teachers  in "high-needs" areas without increasing the very low pay for all teachers will not improve instructional quality or create any demand/competition for teaching jobs.  - RIF/transfer should be based on seniority. If a principal has an ineffective teacher, that should be reflected in evaluations  and that teacher should be let go. Basing RIFT transfer on anything other than seniority will result in political games and nepotism.    Neutral Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) RIF policy must be changed to avoid putting teachers into positions that they don't want. We must not bump teachers from positions just because they don't have enough seniority     Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree  
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Reduce class sizes.  We need more Pre K certified teachers.  We need to offer online graduate courses being offered to teachers within their county.  It is very hard to travel to these graduate schools.  We need to offer graduate courses to teachers at a discount rate.  Block institution doesn't work in our schools.  All instructional curriculum should not be technologically based.  We need life skills classes too.  We need to offer vocational training classes to target those kids . Ex. Home Ec, Business classes.  We need to offer industrial a? classes. We should allow RIF transfer decisions to be based in criteria other than fist seniority,.  The are there in body only.  Merit pay ins needed.  We need supplemental pay for special certification like math.  Offer incentives to teachers for ? cincentives.   Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree Primarily underlined
  Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) The idea of voices necessary concerns to move quality education of our students  Teacher preparation for social emotional needs of students Blank Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree  
Mercer Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) I would love to see reform in preparation programs.  However, teaching programs are closing We can't draw teachers when our state shows no respect for education.  Until our government and our community support education our schools will have trouble drawing in new teachers.   Blank Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Blank Blank Blank Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree 5. primarily is underlined in question's wording 
Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Blank Blank Blank Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree 5.  Participant underlined the wording 'other than primarily'. 
  Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Blank Blank Blank Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree 5.  "do not use as primarily language"
Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Blank Blank Blank Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Having colleges better prepare teachers to come into the classroom.  Provide support to teachers pursuing coursework to be certified in high need areas.     RIF being based on criteria other than just seniority.  Seniority should not be the only thing that RIF's are based on.   Blank Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree  
Mercer Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) *cohorts to further education at little or no cost  *e-learning courses (state take a leadership role) *professional development is too expensive, our pay too low Every legislator needs to Research Maslow's Hierarchy of needs.   Keep teachers free of unnecessary paperwork. Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree
Mercer Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Blank Blank Blank Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree  
Mercer Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) The teacher leaders positions would be wonderful, if we don't use these people for administrative duties.  This allows a mentor relationship as well.  It is a great idea to have teacher leaders at each site or assigned to a few schools.  Expanded student teaching 1 year.  Recommend teacher prep programs to bring new, innovative strategies!   Teacher leaders cannot serve in administrative role.  The are support (underlined) for teachers, not a backup admin.  Supplements and contract pay causes hard feelings among staff, and creates an open door for merit pay. Re*** preg programs to asstract good aapplicatns and reate change in schools  Smaller class size, aides K-12  Increased state pay to make the profession more attractive and viable long-term.  Cohorts for education in all fields. Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree
Mercer Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) We absolutely need teacher leaders or mentors at each school.  Teachers need to have someone in their school that can have some role modeling and help w/ additional support. Concerns:  Salary supplements will cause harsh feeling between employees Blank Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree  
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Teacher leaders should be recognized for their contributions and extra work.  Teacher in Residence opportunities are great. Professors need to visit the schools to see what's actually take place within the schools.  Student accountability should be on the students at the high school level.  They must pass "X" amount of tests to graduate.  Put the responsibility back on the kids like in VA Incentives to get certified teachers to move into the area.  Longer time spans within the real classroom setting as opposed to strictly books.  Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree
  Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) I think teacher leaders would provide an opportunity to positively impact new, beginning ,non-certified teachers Blank Blank Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral Strongly Agree Neutral  
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Blank Blank Blank Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree 1.  "If our classrooms are full"  2.  "Also have college prof"  4.  "to low performing or higher poverty"  5.  "not sole factor"
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Blank Blank Blank Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral  
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Blank Blank Blank Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree 4. "Have to be more than 1 year"
  Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019)   Blank Reading and Math coaches in every building Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree  
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Agree w/most Blank Add coaches specifically trained in the subject to help improve teacher quality.  Provide collaboration time every day for the school staffs.  Provide PD as needed, not one size fits all.   Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Top of multiple choice   "coaches, not just teacher leaders"  #2 "greatly needed"
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) RIF/transfer based on who will be most effective in position - not just seniority  teacher leader/ ?? of coaching - depending on availability of teachers.  Support for math -  ??  All teachers need adequate salary   Careful recruitment of the BEST TEACHERS. Look for them - search. Neutral Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree  
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Blank Blank Blank Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Blank Blank Blank Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral Neutral Somewhat Agree  
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Blank Blank Blank Strongly Agree Neutral Neutral Neutral Neutral 2. My education @ WVU was wonderful
Mercer Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Teacher leaders and collaborative time for teachers is invaluable.  Blank Blank Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree  
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Blank Blank Blank Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Teacher Leaders-supplements  Classroom Management  Mentors for newt eachers  Reform for teacher prep programs Need for classroom management  Lengthing  (sic) student teaching time  Math certification-training (science) Blank Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree  
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) Teacher leader lighter loads = heavier load for someone Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Multiple choice  #1 they somewhat disagree unless its an additional position!  #5 - I fear it will be used to cut costs of more expensive senior teachers. 
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Blank Blank Blank Neutral Neutral Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Last one, #5, has "!!!"    
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree
Pleasants Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019)       Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Somewhat Disagree  
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree Neutral
Jackson Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019)       Somewhat Agree Neutral Neutral Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Question # 5 on multiple choice they wrote Use of current hiring  matrices in the RIF/Transfer decisions
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019)       Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree Neutral  
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) Strongly Agree Neutral Neutral Neutral Strongly Agree
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019)       Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree  
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree
Mason Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019)       Neutral Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Neutral Strongly Disagree  
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Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019)       Somewhat Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree  
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) Support for math teachers. We have a serious shortage of qualified math teachers.    Reduction in Force decisions - pros and cons of using other criteria than seniority. More flexibility would be nice, but how do we protect against admins playing favoritism?   Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree  
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) RIF on things other then seniority   Many seem to be "doing something just to do it". The idea of paying supplements in high need areas - not enough to make a difference in our shortage areas.   Stop beating teachers down so maybe some high school students want to go into the teaching field. Make teaching seem desirable. Neutral Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral Somewhat Agree
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) Make easy access for teachers to talk to other teachers about subject matter that is not common  ex: forensic science     - Look at the Praxis to see if this is the best source to determine good teachers for West Virginia   Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree Neutral Neutral Strongly Disagree  
Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree #3 on multiple choice they wrote - All teachers should receive financial increase   will cause RIF w/between teachers
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) - Preschool for ?? yr olds  Salary not only cannot for a job   Need to get students interested in education   Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree  
Jackson Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) Ohio Valley university offers a lot of operation hours. Research Praxis scores passing and understanding Praxis score  Ex  Math - Passing - 160 Mean score - 159 Standard Deviation 7.33  Physics - 126 Mean Score - 152 Standard Deviation 5.9 If a teacher is not certified in Math will they still have to pass Praxis?  If not, then how is that fair to the people who went to college for a math teacher education. Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree Neutral Neutral Strongly Disagree
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) Teacher leader  RIF/Transfer, needs an overhaul! We lose highly qualified highly motivated employees!   RIF/Transfer  -Criteria developed to make the decision besides seniority   - Qualifications/certification  - Evaluation/observation - overhaul!     Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree #5 on the multiple choice they wrote Super Agree  
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) We need GOOD teachers - we need to keep good ones here! This many take money in many cases where opportunities to make more money are over-whelming  We need to keep our good young teachers - not RIF them out of education.  Be carful about un-intended consequences! Think, and get input, before you jump on the latest ideas! Offer more flexible way to bring qualified second career people into schools - especially in needy areas!   Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral Somewhat Agree
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) The only item on this list that is good under current circumstance is forming teacher prep programs.  Young teachers need more training in classroom management, orderly classrooms and addressing social/emotional issues without an increase in funding, some of the other initiatives will work,  Teacher leaders - also not good with current financial state. We would need to lay off even more teachers.  It would be nice if RIF decisions were based on more then seniority if (previous word underlined 3 times) there are precautions in place to prevent the old "good ole boy" system that we once had.  Guidelines would have to be in place. Also - math teachers should have the same pay scale as other teachers.              
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) I believe that curriculum changes needs to happen. In the country all kids of career concentration classes are seen to draw more and more kids into careers in that state. I think to solve these defects we need to incentivize these classes and make education as a career seem a better option.  Neutral Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral
Tyler Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) Support for math teachers/science  Teacher leaders a) lead instruction/mentor for new/mid level                
Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) Teacher supplements for areas in high need  teacher prep programs reform  support for students pursuing teaching in areas of high need  Teacher leaders to help new teachers learn the ropes while having a lighter teaching load.  FIF decisions will become like the current hiring practices - administrators recommending people who are not certified or qualified for position. Hiring people they favor due to working them at another school, related to them. etc. If the board administration would actually double check all of the credentials, it might work, but they don't have time.   Behavior of students being at Crisis levels with no administrative support for improvement or to help for the students. Give teachers something to use to improve behavior. That would improve learning/teaching. More teachers would stat in teaching if they didn't feel like they were being thrown to the wolves and teaching in a hostile environment Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral
  Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019)       Somewhat Agree Neutral Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree  
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Wood Parkersburg  (Blennerhasset MS - 03/25/2019) I like the ideas of creating teacher leader positions and being innovative in teacher preparation programs. For example, many students in the teacher prep program are not traditional students. I have concerns over county supplements for teachers in hard to fill positions.  Let teachers teach: let there be some breathing room for teachers to be creative and be decision makers  stop giving us scripted curriculum!   Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree Neutral  
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Cabell Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) Teacher leaders is a much-needed area.  More support for newer teachers can help keep them in the profession.  Teacher prep programs - Great idea!  Updates to the current curriculum would help prepare student teachers for actual teaching.  Support for Math - Any additional funding is great, but it should go to ALL personnel.  County Salary - Good idea, but what about the teachers who are already certified?  Bonus?  Increased salary?  RIF - seniority must stay but who picks the other criteria? Support for Math Teachers - Why just math?  Teachers are constantly taking coursework to improve knowledge.    Grant programs could be established.  County Salary Supplements - Pay ALL personnel more  RIF - who picks the criteria?   Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree (3) Pay all teachers more
Cabell Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) Equity among teacher pay (no supplement for counties or math/etc. (Certain counties would get worse)  Voc. Ed. back in middle school/ high school  Seniority that transfers from county to county so people could move  Better education for teachers-more learning/student teaching for experience Supplements for teachers seems like it promotes inequity among teachers - BAD IDEA  Also against supplements for math teachers - math is not more important than art. Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Somewhat Agree (4) Inequity
Wayne Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) Teacher Prep-Students in college need MORE classroom experience from the beginning of the program to the end be in classroom every semester......I'd love for student teaching to be a year long co-teaching PAID internship with an experienced helpful mentor teacher  Teacher Leaders - This is going to become a must! Teacher leaders can assist both admin & other teachers; Teachers are far more receptive to peers. Incentive pay becomes a slippery slope....It needs to just be addressed across the board. Smaller class sizes  Law enforcement officers in all high schools Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree    
Cabell Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) Teacher leaders & teacher prep programs more tailored to local needs, more hands-on, more available.  No criteria other than seniority for RIF decisions-protect our valued, certified teachers. At-risk education, teachers informed about local issues Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral Neutral Strongly Disagree
Cabell Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) Math teacher incentive pay raise Trying to increase the student teacher ratio Give better incentives to service personnel to further education Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree   Strongly Disagree  
Cabell Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) -Reforming teacher prep programs is crucial  -Mixed feelings about teacher leaders -Keep smaller class sizes-students need more of the teacher's time, not less Be prudent in your decisions Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Somewhat Agree
Lincoln Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) County Salary Supplements  Support for math teachers to become certified, as well as others RIF - As a 21 year veteran professional educator, it is not valued and respected as it should be.  Less protection is not good.  Seniority rules are there for a reason. Smaller class size  Less teacher duties, more planning/collaboration  Unity between homeschool & public school & private school Neutral Neutral Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree  
Cabell Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) Reforming tch college programs to be more applicable to the needs in the classroom.  Lower Praxis scores & base hiring on quality & not a test score!  Provide financial support for needed positions-tuition payback. Eliminating seniority in RIF decisions what other aspects would be considered? The school system from the state level down is too top heavy.  The top levels are paid at way to high a salary in comparison to teachers and there are way too many #'s above the teacher level.  Cut salaries & positions & funnel that $ to teachers & schools. Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree
Cabell Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) Teacher preparation programs - the "real world" is much different than the fantasy world they are being taught in. Teachers need to be trusted more to make certain decision that fit their classrooms and their schools.   Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree  
Cabell Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) College prep for educators needs to be more realistic-particularly secondary such as math -PRAXIS so difficult because it includes higher level way above what is usually taught at HS level. Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree (1) Don't need higher pay - follow CMHS curriculum mentor program  (5) Only if very specific guidelines  
Cabell Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) They all sound good.  RIF decisions not being made on seniority is definitely good, but made on performance.  Incentive for math teachers sounds like a good important idea. For teacher prep programs, I think Marshall professors should be provided with feedback from the sponsoring teachers of the student teachers, so they know what might be missing in the program.   Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree  
Kanawha Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) Teacher prep programs will better help new teachers be prepared for teaching  RIF - would allow for admin to use other factors than seniority.  Teachers with better connection to school, students, community Math teachers paid more than other subjects is a concern.  I teach 2 subjects in my school with no additional pay.  I fear I would be resentful toward the math teacher making more for teaching the same students.   Hold teachers accountable.  If you want to compensate teachers do so for quality of work not just because they teach a certain class. Neutral Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree
Kanawha Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) -Reforming Teacher RIF decisions to ensure the best teachers are retained to teach our kids instead of the tenure based system or the bingo ball method.    -Allowing counties to supplement teacher pay. I do not agree with increasing pay for particular topics.  A couple thousand dollars isn't enough and I prefer to have a teacher that likes the subject. Allow those with professional degrees to teach AP classes. Somewhat Agree Neutral Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree  
Putnam Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) I think incentives or payment towards college tuition is great.  MORE training for issues that affect WV....opiod epidemic, etc. RIF is scary for older or more "senior" teachers.  Abuse could/would happen.  Too many under the table or "I have a cousin" getting a job over a more qualified applicant. Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree
Mason Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019)   RIF process  Concerned @ "Prep" programs in higher ed. program.  Need improvements RIF should be a step by step process using seniority. Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree  
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Not much.  There are many pros and cons within this area, but I overall, I don't see these areas as being those that would help achieve the goal w're wanting.  Salary supplements are a short-term bandaid.  Blank Let us, as educators, teach our students and not to a test.  Trust those who are hired so that there isn't a need for scripted material.    Teach life skills, not only to special education students but to general ed students as well.  Students need to be able to hold a job and run a house.    Reinstate ability grouping for achievement, expulsion, retention and discipline Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree
    Smaller class sizes!  Later starting time for students  Support $ for additional training for teachers  Incentive pay for some is disincentive for others                
Cabell Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) Teacher Leaders & new teacher training.  Allowing counties to provide increased compensation. Seniority needs to be a primary criteria in RIF decisions. Decreasing classroom sizes, especially in grade school. Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree
Summers Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) The proposals for teacher leaders are great, but you need to allow time for the work to be done.   paying different groups of teachers more will not address the  problem of teacher shortages Create best practices courses to help equip new teachers w/skills to be ready for the classroom Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree Neutral  
Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree County:  WVU Tech
  Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019)         Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree     County:  Center for Consumer Law and Education @ Marshall
Wyoming Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) The policies are not addressing to (sic) real needs of students and teachers. -Class size should have a limit all the way through high school  Student and all personal (sic) need to be accountable for student achievement.  All need to be held accountable tst results Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree
  Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019)       Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree  
Putnam Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) 1.) Teacher leaders  2.) Teacher prep programs    - Behavioral/Social issues RIF decisions - seniority should be valued Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree
Kanawha Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) Teacher preparation programs Math teacher support - other teacher contribute to math besides Math teachers, Focus on the path the students want to follow not our vision. Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree  
Cabell Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) -Local control  -Increased educator salaries -Teachers aren't making these decisions  -All teacher teach ALL Subjects if allowed so there is no need for incentive pay.  -Lowering teaching standards is NOT high expectations.  -Lower class sizes provide better learning environments and NOT larger class sizes. -Let teachers create, develop and utilize their own curriculum for the individual needs of their students.  Teacher = person or persons licensed and works with direct contact with students.
Lincoln Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) The teacher leaders are a good idea to help teachers.  Leaders new and old teachers can always us extra help or new ideas to teach a subject. Pay one subject more than another.  By doing this you are going to put departments against each other.  In the over all long term you will start to create shortage in  other subjects that get paid less.   Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral Neutral Neutral  
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Cabell Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) Not much -No controls for the quality of educators hired in charters  -Charters attract young & inexperienced teachers & then cycle them out. Improve Professional Development.  Move towards PLC and allowing local school employees to seek out solutions & mentor each other. Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral Somewhat Agree  
Wayne Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) -Reform prep program - all student teaching needs to begin @ the beginning of the year (last all year).  1st years are blinded by all the "stuff" @ the beginning. -County supplements-Marshall sits close and we can't even get graduates  -RIF/Transfer; I see the RIF/Transfer seniority but something has got to give when everyone keeps getting a letter no one wants to work. Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree (Tuition)
Wayne Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) Support - I love the idea of teacher support & training during college education & professional development.  Increasing student learning opportunities and experiences through greater teacher support.  Teacher Leaders - Compensation for high quality teacher mentorships *Reduction in force decisions - reduced seniority importance   Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree  
Cabell Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) County salary supplements  Pay the teachers a competitive wages STOP TESTING! Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree
Cabell Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) 1. Teacher leaders-good unless counts into the state aid formula which will increase class sizes.  Could create problems in a middle school team concept.  2. Teacher Prep Programs - highest concern to me, especial elementary math prep.  Teachers lack conceptual understanding of content in which they are teaching.   3.  Math support - yes! yes!  Business picks up mathematicians quickly - Lack of respect for teaching profession has driven ones who might be interested to move away to other careers. Current teacher prep programs lack focus on giving teachers a depth of conceptual understanding, especially elementary math foundation skills.              
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) -Retired teachers for teacher leader positions for McDowell  -Additional funding to critical needs areas for areas like McDowell other than just math...  -Criteria for RIF/Transfers Blank Blank Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral Neutral Strongly Agree 1. accept we need to think about districts in McDowell  2. RDG and Math  3. Worried $ districts will take our teachers!  5. With ?
Cabell Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) Reforming teacher preparation programs at our colleges of education.  Coordinate programs with a council of public school teachers and college teachers.   Examine student-teacher ratios very carefully.  See that these are maintained with no allotment of students over the ratios for additional payment. Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree  
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Teacher leaders-I agree with this in the case of a SAT chairperson, curriculum instructors, etc... RIF Decisions-Should ONLY (underlined twice) be based on seniority and performance.  Blank Somewhat Agree Neutral Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Teacher leader  positions Salary supplements for some areas but not others-this is a concern. Student Loan forgiveness to keep teachers for multiple years in high poverty areas would result in a higher  teacher retention rate.   Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree  
Cabell Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) RIF & transfers - based on a mix of seniority and evaluations.  Seniority does mean something - experience is the best teacher. Every kindergarten needs an aide  Small Classes  True evaluation process that shows who is working and successful, NOT based on class size.
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) I like the "Teacher Preparation Programs" teachers need additional support for classroom management  RIF based on seniority Blank Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree  
Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Blank Blank Higher Ed needs to visit classrooms to observe what is going up in the classroom for the level of student engagement and classroom management Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Teacher leaders would be an excellent way to help those new or struggling teachers Higher Ed needs to stay on top of the education and focus some on classroom management and student engagement Use sick leave days toward retirement Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree  
Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) In favor of creating teacher leader positions to allow for additional resources for struggling teachers. Teacher prep programs need to include more "real classroom" experience prior to graduation Allowing ability to train teachers and provide mentors Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Teachers leaders is a good start for helping beginning teachers. Providing support for only Math teachers Addressing teacher absences Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree  
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Blank Blank Blank Strongly Disagree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Blank Blank Blank Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree  
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Nothing! Seniority is earned and should be be most important factor in determining RIF.  Teachers/staff should not be fired/RIF based on who the principal likes or based on finances. Blank Strongly Disagree Neutral Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Blank Blank Blank Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree  
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Teacher Prep programs  are not (underlined 4 times) enough - need application.  Teacher Leaders are a good idea, but we are already too short of fudning and staff. All (underlined) content areas should be paid the same!  If pay was competitive for teachers, then we would have enough incentive.  Culture will be hurt. All (underlined) teachers are needed. Student Accountability  Middle School Retention  Attendance  Smaller lass size  Electives  Combat Student Apathy Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Teacher preparation programs are a positive idea and need to be reinforced with more time and extensive practice to in sure teachers are ready.  Leaders that help mentor are a positive. All content areas needed paid the same.    Competitive pay will give incentive.    All teachers are needed we do not need tiers of pay. Attendance is important and needs accountability.  Student accountability needs to be addressed.   Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree  
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Teacher prep in college Shouldn't just be about teachers, the school system consists of more.  RIF(seniority is all the personnel service has)  Student Accountability  Retention  Policy  Attendance  Student Apathy  Policy 4373  Grading System  Smaller Class sizes Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Teacher Preparation Programs We need go by seniority.  Employees with seniority, I feel are more experienced. Make students accountable. Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree  
Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Blank Blank Funding for support group for our teacher     Need for better qualified teachers    Higher paying for our qualified teacher    Prepare teacher in college for better teaching.   Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Support for Math Teachers  No county salary supplements to attract certified teachers.    RIF not based on other criteria     Seniority only Teacher Leaders-Trained and compensated for extra work-Funding-Teachers-Retired Teachers    Teachers Prep Programs:  Teachers need experienced teachers to coach them  Math-Reform-More Math Classes required for teachers:  Math Teacher Support-Retain teachers.  Maintain same curriculum w/changes as needed. Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree  
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Love the idea of teacher leaders, just not sure we have the staff for it    Incentives for Math Teachers is a good idea. County Supplements are not an option for McDowell.  It would only compound our problem of losing teachers to wealthier counties who can provide the supplement.  -Consider using retired teachers as leaders  to prevent teachers being pulled of the classroom.  If funding was designated for this, we could place educational leaders county wide.    -Incentivize teachers to work in hard to staff counties like McDowell, beyond the incentives for math teachers.   Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree
Cabell Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) Master teacher program for at least 3 years!  Not on prep. time visiting classrooms Do Not support for math teachers - pay for classes  RIFs and transfers - not based on this!!!  Value for seniority - experience & strategies Class size improve students lives before & after school-social workers-counselors  Prof. Dev. decided by teachers  Discipline-avoid by help with adm., counselors, & social workers  Masters teacher plan  Visiting in peer classroom Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree  
Cabell Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) Teacher leaders & spokespeople are important, however they need to actually have input with administration and legislators.  Supplemental pay for hard-to-fill positions Reform of teacher prep. programs @ college level could incorporate feedback from real educators. Professional development should be decided by teachers-not county.  Keep seniority for RIF, but adjust the process-the practice-to put same hire date seniority @ front or change "picking random #'s" within county. Neutral Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Change process/practice
Lincoln Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) All pay increases should be equal.  Yes, math is low but other areas are in need.  Giving extra pay for positions left empty does not treat the teacher that went through the hoops, undergrad in education,  fairly.  We have problems with some folks coming in the non-traditional route.   In rural counties, people have moved to different subject through RIFs that are not certified.  Increase pay to retain. Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree Neutral Neutral  
Cabell Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) County having more control over their schools Creating a divide between non-math teachers and math teachers with  Better communications between all levels in education Better communication among ALL parts  Listen to educators  Be straightforward  NO HIDDEN AGENDAS Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree
Mason Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) I like the teacher preparation program to be updated.  We recently got a new kindergarten teacher, and bless her heart she had no clue about SBAT processes. Support for certain fields should not be given extra.  All teaching fields should be equal pay.  I like the idea of a loan forgiveness.  I also think we should look at people's ideas in this state and not out of state interests.   Neutral Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree  
Mason Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) I like teacher preparation programs.  The programs need to introduce some of the day to day information such as the SAT process. I feel that we should protect seniority when it comes to RIF's and transfers. We need to listen to those who is in the classrooms instead of out of state interest. Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree Neutral Strongly Disagree
Cabell Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) I like the teacher leaders part.  Lower classroom sizes. The RIF plan concerns me.  As an aide seniority is all we have, so taking that away would be horrible for any service personnel members.   Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral Neutral Somewhat Disagree  
Putnam Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree
Cabell Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019)       Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree Neutral  
Cabell Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) Teacher Leaders -- It works this method allows for quality personel to affect the most students. RIF decisions - having worked in corporate America, reduction in force has specific conotation that most expensive is cut first.  Teacher Preperation Programs - Follow up support and training - model the content in classroom - level experiences need to happen earlier Leadership held responsible for monitoring and providing feedback to improve instruction in their classroom.  Summer Preparedness - Mini camps to improve instruction - provide focus on instructional needs & strategies Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree
Cabell Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) The idea I most like is the Teacher Preparation Programs.  I feel that colleges and universities need to better prepare teachers.  These students need more time in an actual classroom setting. I have concerns with the RIF decisions.  I do not agree that the RIFs should be based on other criteria other than just seniority.  I am afraid that some administrators could use this wrongly and focus more on popularity. The biggest suggestion I can give is to decrease class sizes! Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree  
Wyoming Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Teacher Leaders: Experienced teachers should be hired as true coaches for all new teachers, non-certified teachers, and long-term substitute teachers. These coaches will go into the classroom and assist the inexperienced teacher with classroom management, instruction, and planning--not as a mentor, who has his/her own classes to teach, but as a coach hired to sit in the classroom, provide suggestions, and model instruction. This position should begin soon after a new person has been hired. We need to do what we can to support our new teachers. We cannot expect them to maintain classroom discipline and provide instruction like a teacher with many years of experience.  Teacher Preparation Programs: The Teacher Preparation programs are fine. The problem is that we have too many people teaching who did not go through teacher preparation (i.e., student teaching). We need to entice many of our better students to choose Teacher Education as a career. Perhaps county money could be freed up in order to offer students going into Education the funding for their tuition if they consent to sign a contract agreeing to teach in said county for a set number of years after they graduate. If they change their major or do not graduate, they must pay back the money the county paid for their tuition. This would especially be attractive if the student was going to study in an area of high need, such as math or science.  Support for Math Teachers: This is a wonderful idea. If an already certified, experienced teacher is willing to change subjects and teach math or science, the tuition for the classes they must take in order to pick up that certification should be reimbursed. Low-salaried teachers should not be expected to pay $1800 to $2000 per class in order to help out the system by picking up those certifications!   County Salary Supplements: This would not be necessary if instead of giving math and science teachers a supplement for teaching the  subjects they chose to  teach, you take that supplement money and apply it to helping other teachers get certified in those high-need subjects. (I am a retired math teacher, and I can attest that I am speaking for my fellow math teachers.) You would be helping the established math teachers by taking some of the pressure and concern off them by making sure the stude'nts who are coming to them were taught by someone who was certified and knew the subject.    Reduction in Force: Seniority and experience means a lot! There is nothing wrong with the system as it is. Whenever you start bringing other criteria into the decision making, you open the system for nepotism and retribution. I agree that there are teachers who should not be in the classroom. If that is the case, go through the process and get rid of them. It is called "due process".   Addressed on other side of card. Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree
Cabell Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019)       Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Neutral Neutral Somewhat Agree  
Cabell Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) While I like the ideas of teacher leaders, revamping teaching preparation programs, support for high needs fields, and salary supplements, the wording in regards to the changes to the RIF process is concerning.  Seasoned teachers are concerned that this will open the door for RIFs to start being handed to teachers who will be seen as too expensive to keep. As mentioned above, I'm concerned with the wording of the RIF changes.  I would like to see the wording reflect exactly what the criteria would be. Professional development should be decided on by teacher-not the county as a whole.  Keep seniority in regards to the RIF transfer.  More teacher lead PD  Less standardized testing Neutral Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral
Cabell Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) I like the teachers leader concept.  Having experienced a similar program, the load for a first year teacher can be overwhelming as it is.   Teacher led Professional Development  Mentor program for at least 3 years  -Allow time for new teachers to observe other classes  -Keep seniority Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree   Neutral  
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) I like thes ideas - all are important concern-  Supporting teachers who are beginning the career need help with inclusion, various levels of motivation  Math skills are critical - these teachers can make more money outside of the school system. The need to encourage and be willing to pay.   Classes are inclusive which is a concept not effectively presented in university preparation.  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree
Putnam Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) Teacher Leaders - Teachers love to learn and learning from each other is more beneficial than anything.  PD must be practical Listen to educators.  Come see what we do.  Standardized tests - don't prove what a person knows.  County Salary Supplements - YUCK!  If students can't read - math doesn't matter.  Don's support RIF based on decisions that do not include seniority as a criteria. Legislation about curriculum adoption needs to change  Too many county central office staff positions that have no impact on student achievement. Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree  
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Teacher Leaders in each bldg Great idea (underlined) For RIF/Transfers a more concise way to determing who moves/who stays.  Somewhat Agree Neutral Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019)       Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree  
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) I like the teacher preparation profram because I think that a lot of first time teachers don't know what the kids need to be motivated to learn. I also like the count salary supplements because it will attract teachers to WV. Currently, teachers are leaving due to the conditions of our schools and low pay.  Neutral Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Neutral
Putnam Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) RIF, and County support for high need areas - teacher to become cerified in areas of high need Teacher leaders being paid more $, but have less teaching load. Doesn't the reduction in load provide them the time needed to coach. Why pay more?  Actual 1 to 10 ratio in class not an "estimation" Strongly Disagree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree  
Putnam Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) See the "good" that our schools have done.  Success stories  Staffed more appropriately  Population struggles Therapy/Counselors Social Workers 89 to 90% below the (?) special needs addressed.  People to listen to the people who have to carry out the rules.  Practical training that helps our students to PD needs to be beneficial  Standardized tests - less of it.  How does it help to have HIGH SCORES  Decrease Testing  County Salary Supplements NO Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree Does not work  Always can use better preparation
Boone Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Increase teacher leadership  Improved teacher prep program - NOT EASY FAST TRACK PROGRAMS (double underlined) Will teacher prep programs become easier?   Pay for hard to fill positions - will the pay be enough to make an impact or just enough to create tension in building?  More oversight in how county BOEs spend funds for PD  Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Circled both "neutral" and "somewhat disagree" for final question
Boone Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Teacher Leaders and Teacher Prep programs Experience matters. Basing RIF decisions on other factors will result in food teachers being let go because of issues outside their performance. County BOEs need to be more carefully tracked on how instructional money is spent. Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral Neutral Strongly Disagree
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) - Definitely reform teacher preparation programs  - Support based on curriculum but also what schools need   - County salary supplements but should NOT be mandated by state.   - Reduction in Force Definitely should be based off of more than seniority - Teacher leaders: I don't agree with this because the teachers meeting this criteria should be in the classroom more: we need role models!  Less technology   More administator interaction  Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree  
Cabell Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) Money for teachers leaders Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree
Cabell Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019)       Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree   Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree  
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) - I like that the teachers will be chosen on their skill rather than how many years they have been there or any biases from other colleagues  - I don't think that hard-to-fill positions should offer more money because if a brand new teacher came in and is now making morew than older and more experienced teachers, it could cause tension between the colleagues - There should be programs that encourage students to focus more on education than grades Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree
Cabell Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) Could be a good idea if the system lets it work where and how its needed.    The system needs to be in touch with what needs to be actually taught. Good question get involved in what community needs are and how to meet those needs.  College/university teachers need to spend time in public schools periodically Things like new math should go, teach what needs to be learned to function in the real world.  Also maybe teachers who can relate to students and help them to better understand. Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral  
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) - More funding should be provided to ensure that qualified teachers are hired.  -Teacher should care about how thier students learn best.   -Teachers who are highly qualified and experienced are not always the best teachers.  Somewhat Agree Neutral Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Can't think of any. There were some proposals to look at quality or qualifications in reaction, in force and transform.   As to the forum, I like the teacher leaders.    We need to keep working on principal leadership and how to lead teacher collaborative improvement.  Strongly Agree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree  
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) I like the idea of the teacher leader positions to increase. Coaching and offering higher pay is a great idea I'm just am not understand how it will work.  Alllowing RIF/transfer decisions to be based on criteria other than senority Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Definitely agree with teacher prep programs  Additional new student support.   Support for Math and STEM Teachers.  RIF is a concern   Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree  
Putnam Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) Money for teacher leaders  Support for math teachers  - More math  -More training for elementary teachers, they are building the foundation for students. Pre-service teachers need MORE time in the classroom before graduating. -Better Professional Development  -More opportunities for continueing education class for teachers Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree
  Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) I like idea of Teacher Leaders but not sure how a Third Teacher could be out of classroom part of a day.  Focus on the summative as the primary judgment tool on schools and treachers.   The Balanced Report is a great beginning to get away from the blame game.   We must address the staggering nu,ber of WV children identified as intellectual diabled but, due to % guidelines are forced to be in gen ed. * Maybe have a self contained for 2 standatrd deviations IQ 60's and 70 but still take summative At least these  Moral goes a long way. If teachers continue to feel unappreciated and disrespected, we will not be able to attract quality professionals.  Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral Neutral  
Cabell Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree
Cabell Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019)       Neutral Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree  
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Yes to reforming teacher education programs and creating teacher leader positions in the schools Not (underlined) fair (underlined) to pay teachers in areas of high need more money!   We all received the same education degree. Increase all base pay.   Keep seniority!  Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree
Cabell Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) Teacher Leaders - Need to develop building level leaders who can lead & sustain improvement initiatives.  Teacher Prep Programs - Need to balance content and skills knowledge.  Need to be proficient in use of current technologies.  Support for Math Teachers - Makes sense - a supply & demand issue-  County Salary Supplements - Compensation should be market based RIF Decisions - Would want to see the details   Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree  
Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Teacher Leaders  Teacher Preperation Programs RIF - Seniority needs to be included.   County salary supplements (underlined)  Support for Math Teacher Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree
Cabell Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) (+) Enhancing pay for high need content areas, especially math and sciences to generate engagement by prospective future teachers  (+) Revisit yearly to evaluate current need vs. previous years (-)More restrictions on the teaching methods ---legislative oversight when the knowledge is not embedded with the group in the House and Senate   Neutral Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree  
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Colleges need to be in constant contact w/ schools concerning the evolution of tools and teaching - to better prepare new teachers.  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree "!!" next to choice for second question 
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) - Crediting teacher leaders   - Qualified teachers (courses offered for continuing education)  Charter schools - tale awau from public schools.   Not paying "extra" to just Math teachers.   People are moving out of state to work (not eilling to stay in W.V.)   Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree  
Cabell Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) RIF-needs to stay based on seniority (concrete information) Re-evaluate certification  Student teach for one whole year Incentives for Special Education Teachers year round school - Balanced schedule more planning time for teachers at all levels. Neutral Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree
  Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019)     Pros and cons of each idea (double underlined)  Neutral Neutral Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral  
Cabell Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) Higher Ed institutions need to do more to ensure qualified teachers receive the education they need, specifically in educating students with IEP's.  Teachers who are certified special educators should now how to modify the curriculum.  Teachers need incentives to stay in their schools so there is consistency for our students.  Supplements/incentives need to be prioritized for special Ed. teachers.  RIF process should apply common sense/objective evaluations instead of just seniority based. Professional development needs to be of high quality and applicable to the population of students that the school has.  For instance, if a special ed teacher needs additional training on PBIs or classroom instruction methods.   Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral w/ a contract to stay at that school
  Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019)       Neutral Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree "* most important" next to second question 
Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Underlined, "...but lighter teaching loads" 
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Support for math teachers - we need more experienced Teacher Leaders - if given math teacher the opportunity to coach and be there for the kids is a big responsibility.  Flexibility with hiring. Need to make sure they are certified.   Count Salary Supplement - I think this will lead to producing super schools.  We need to go back to teaching the subject not to a test.   Achievement needs to be pass or fail.  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral Somewhat Disagree Neutral  
Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Neutral Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Question 3: Circled first 2 options, and then wrote "Special Ed." with an arrow pointing to the first choice
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) I love the idea of teacher leaders - this may help keep some of our best and brightest in the classroom instead of headed ot administrative positions as their only source of upwards mobility.  RIF without regard to seniority will allow nepotism to blossom once again in WV. Prinicipals will be able to pick and choose their favorites, sometimes even witout realizing it (unconcious bias).  Professional Development is crucial (2 previous words underlined) - we need statewide PLC's where we can share ideas and support each other through systemic education reform.  Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree  
Wayne Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) Regarding hiring & RIF process -   The people who make the decisions have a record of giving unfair advantages to those whom they wish to bennefit rather than bennifitting the school & students. Somewhat Agree Neutral Strongly Disagree Depends on what reforms
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Love the idea of teacher leader.s We need more innovative ways of educating and sipporting new teachers.  Some concern about the fairness of paying some subject area teachers more than others.   RIF cannot go backwards where who you know and favoritism decides who gets fired.  Aides in every Prek-8 classroom.   Smaller class sizes.   Innovative methods  All (double underlined) teachers' pay should be increase.  Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree  
Clay Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) - Teacher "leaders" should, if possible, be paid more, yes.   - Teacher preparation programs need to be secure and in place and available through our universities and colleges, especially on the secondary level.  - More money seems to be the answer to so many of the issues.   -Fund Math, Science, and other high need areas.  Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree Next to third question: "Science, special ed., English, secondary areas  After fourth question: "help with funding"
Cabell Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) Providing support for teachers getting additional certification.  In most industries, workers are provided support to learn new skills.   Why not teachers?  Allow counties to provide money to attract hard-to-fill positions.  Many counties don't have enough certified teachers and could get them.  Supply and demand. RIF:  This could easily be a recipe for disaster.  A poor criterion could do great damage.  Take test scores, for instance.  You want the best teachers for the lowest performing students but if those teachers are afraid that the lower scores will lead to them getting a poor evaluation they will not do it.  Even if they improve the student's performance, so be careful how the teacher's efforts are "scored." Really need to take a harder look at well universities are preparing teachers.  Many teachers do not feel they did a good job.  If teachers are not well prepared, whose fault is that? Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree  
Masters in the field the teacher teacher gets exreme ?  Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019)   I am concerned about teacher leaders. I feel that a lower ratio of teacher to students would help with student relationships Parent education  Lower teacher to student ratio   More than around 12 dollars a year for student funding within the classroom  Strongly Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree  
Boone Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral Somewhat Disagree
Boone Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019)       Neutral Neutral Neutral Neutral Strongly Disagree  
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Prep Programs and teacher leader will help with caring for classes teacher wise. Could part time teaching jobs come about?  Prep courses to be required Neutral Strongly Agree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree
Putnam Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Start paying student teachers with apprenticeship model. Why are teachers graduating college with student debt? Let's pay them a little to commit to staying in WV ED.  Diff. pay scales will cause animocity amongst teachers.    Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree   Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree On question 3: "...in [all] areas..." 
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) I like the idea of NOT using seniorit to make RIF decisions unless other Factors are equal. Surely we want to retain the best (double underlined) teacher Concerned about the math supplement. If a teacher doesn't like math, I don't ewant them switching to math for just $2,000/yr.  Make it easier for professionals to get into the classroom in their field. Perhaps like adjunct teacher who teaches AP classes.  Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree
  Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) The teachers don't trust the annual evaluation process so they don't believe that RIFing will be fair if anything other than seniority is used.  Differentiated  pay is perceived to send a message that some content is more important than others.  Teachers support tuition and stipends to help get more teachers certified but not differentiated pay.  Teacher prep students need more real time in class with students. Stop changing standards so often  Teaching should be fun and interesting because you're making it relavant for your students- There should be more emphasis on both creating relavant engaging learning opportunities AND also discipline structure for students who are misbehaving.     Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree  
Jackson Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Next to question 2: "With input from school systems on what they need in a teacher."  Next to question 3: "bu what their county deems in high need." 
Jackson Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Allowing the teachers that are not doing what needs to be done to be removed. Supplements and Math teachers are needed. Esp. since my county has a decreased higher education in Math.    - Loan reimbursement for teachers for contracted number of years  - Apprentship Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree  
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) I like the idea of Teacher leaders 0 I feel that "boots on the ground" - a person in the building would enhance the quality of coaching" - I benefited from my mentor as a beginning teacher - I think teacher leaders would continue that support not so much by creating assigments by being a resource and a guide. I like the idea of this as a part of a career path - this could help teacher turn over.  I'm not sure what to do about the RIF - I guess the last in first out has some merit - however if an amazing teacher is being let go over a long standing person who has received a series of poor reviews  Strongly Agree Neutral Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019)     Look at what other states are doing Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree  
Cabell Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) RIF Seniority and Certification ONLY Don't like paying certain subject areas more.  All subject areas matter. More training for student teachers Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Teacher leaders - great for teachers struggling w/ specific areas   RIF - there really needs to be some other way to cut teachers - besides ONLY seniority County Salary Supplements - where would the county get their money for this?   Seems unfair for poor counties   Somewhat Agree Neutral Somewhat Agree Neutral Strongly Agree  
Cabell Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) County Salary Supplements - It is important to make teaching more attractive to incoming teachers to keep them in state.  Maybe stipends for certification, rather than unfair pay. RIF - It is hard to make regulations "fair" when determining RIF based on other topics besides seniority.   In teachers prep programs, have more classroom experience and less theory. Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) - Having a way to recognize those teachewrs that excel - uncertain of how to do this/what model   - Allowing time for prep and support/training     Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree  
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) I like the teacher leader idea.   I like the teacher preparation programs.   I like the math teacher support  I like the county salary supplements.   I like the RIF decisions reform.  I think the county salart supplements should be chanfes so that all teaching positions (not just hard-to-fill ones) should have increased compensation.  The last in-first out is a NO (underlined)  I think there should be student evaluations of teachers rather than just administration evaluating the teachers Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree
Clay Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) - Teachers need Ed. programs to have more incentives to attract high-quality applicants.   - Pay student teachers a stipend while they do their student teaching.  - We need to focus on attracting more highly-qualified teachers, but I don't think it can be done with only incentivizing math teachers. ALL the teaching profession should be lifted.   - Spending my first year (after teaching 9 at the ms), at the HS, I velieve we need more teachers to teach higher-level electives.  More teachers and smaller class sizes!   More variety offered to HS students.  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral Strongly Disagree crossed out "of high need (i.e. math)" and wrote "ALL SUBJECTS!" 
Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) RIF Certification/ Evaluation?? Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree
Putnam Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019)       Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree  
Putnam Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019) RIF would be unfair as the hiring procedures in Putnam, Universities need to better prepare students  RIF either based on seniority or a very detailed system - not like the hiring procedure  Provide financial support for pursing certified in areas of high support. Neutral Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree Somewhat Disagree
  Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019)       Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree  
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Teacher-to-teacher Prof development within schools - over time - and in networks between schools and districts.   Center for Prof. Developement - needs to be restored and to offer content-specific training.   List serve needed for content-specific teachers.   Need financial helps to get more certified teachers.   Comment:  Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree On top of back of card:  "Cindy Robert" 
Cabell Ona  (Cabell Midland HS - 03/18/2019)     Teacher autonomy in selection of curriculum/instructional materials. Neutral Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral Somewhat Disagree  
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Better planned coursework. Variety with each class, hands-on, independent, lecture, etc. If level of class are different, the work should vary with it. Teacher leaders to oversee and better instruct.  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral
  Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019)     Provide mentors for a year Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree  
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Improving teacher preparation programs Teacher leaders are you going to increase class size, or are you going to ad staff?   How about science teacher, speacialist ?   Seniority protects teachers from favoritism, fraud, graft etc.  Bring back hands on classes shop art Home Ec Strongly Disagree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Support for Math teachers  county salary supplements Teacher prep programs - what will they do to improve? How? What steps?     Reduction in force decisions - will it go to eval?  If get rid of seniority then also create eval system that includes admin feedback; ? (maybe parent?) feed back; student feedback Somewhat Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral  
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Teacher Leaders who would support administration in curricular disciplines instead of being so focused on management instead of instruction with students.  Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) RIF/Criteria should be ahigher facrot in filling a position over seniority.  Are teacher voicing the need for teacher leaders and teacher prep programs?   What are the stipulations for hard-to-fill?    Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree Neutral Strongly Agree  
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Teacher leaders in building for daily mentoring as needed.  RIF - Seniority definitely should remain a facrot, but perhaps staff/leadership input.  Using a math program that flows from Elem. to Middle to High Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Neutral
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) - Mentoring important - teacher leaders  - RIF - to be fair - could be a better way than seniority only    See attached materials (no materials were attached.)      Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Next to selection on question 2, "more rigorous"
Putnam Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Raises should be meris based - not test based  On front, top right corner "? certification does not mean good"
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019)     - Smaller class sizes will increase student achievement.   - Kids need a weel-rounded education - art, music, physical education, science, and library time EVERY DAY (underlined), not just occasionally.  - Librarians are worth their weight in gold. Please stop cutting librarians!  Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree * next to selection on question one.  * next to selection on question 3. "*pay should be equal" 
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) County Salary ? - good  Teacher prep improvements - good  Teacher leaders - good  Support for math teachers - not sure (underlined)  RIF - Not sure (underlined) Future teachers - let high school students see what teachers really do - even before they choose education major  Keep programs like IB to help improve education quality - OFFER it in more schools Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral
Mercer Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019)       Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree Neutral  
Raleigh Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Great ideas mostly teachers already stressed & over worked - putting these in place may be problematic because shortage of teachers obstacles in changing prep programs    RIF terrifies some teachers - may cause backlash & even less teachers Take a look at Classical Model of Education & lay foundational pegs of Knowledge. Based on child development model. Separate English Language/reading classes - look at child learning strengths - are they visual, auditory etc divide up by style.  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral
Fayette Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Teacher Leader Programs, but make them equal no less work. Teacher prep. teachers incoming need to know about the real world.   Provide support for Math and Spec. ed. make teaching more appealing with higher pay for all teachers.  Teacher leaders should be equal to all teachers a teacher leader does the same work to help guide. If you want teachers to be receptive to teacher leaders.   Help pay tuitions! and pay teachers more.   Add life skills instruction to curriculum. Redesign Teacher programs to provide more experience in the classroom for long time periods. and apprenticeship w/ pay! To much testing  more aides K-2 teachers need an aide in all classrooms because of severe needs.   Split classes don't work  half step between kindergarten & 1st, there is a large gap.  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree   Question 1 - not lighter load  Question 5 - like what??
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) extra pay for core subject teachers County salary supplements-McDowell County is unable to fund because of losing businesses and nothing coming back into the county to bring in revenue. *Forgive student loans  *Student attendance incentives  *allow teachers to use personal days at retirement to pay for insurance  *Matrix for hiring  used to evaluate as well    Service seniority should follow from county to county Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral
  Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019)       Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree  
Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) RIF criteria can be more important than seniority in many cases.   Teacher leader position I feel would be all relative to how a teacher would like to help their school environment. I agree with this policy but should only be enforced to those that apply.  Neutral Strongly Agree
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Blank Blank Teacher absence -refund or return their PL days to go toward insurance etc Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral  
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) - Specific content area professional development provided by the state  - Programs for intervention in content areas. Many content specialists celebrate the best and brightes, and do not provide extras for those struggling Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Teacher Leaders-Great idea but maybe hard to fill classes  Teacher Prep-Yes but this will not help with the out of state online courses  Support for Math-Again this would be great but McDowell would need this for subjects across the board  RIF-Absolutely not.  I'm a member of the Teamsters so seniority if everything. Blank     Blank Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree  
Mercer Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Somewhat Disagree
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) - Prepatation Programs  - Support for math teachers and other subjects - Increase salary isn't good. Funds should be used to assist un getting more education and certification.   - More important for students to have quality teachers   Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree  
Raleigh Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) County salary supplements draw teachers to want to work in the county RIF- would open door to "good ole boy" system   - it is a non issue. It will not make an improvement to WV.   Teacher leaders - what do you mean?  mentorships would be beneficial  Someone already in the building. 
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) -Teacher leaders check mark (sic)  -Better programs for teachers @ college level math!!  -Support for permit teachers to get additional training     No $ for county supplements Blank Retired teachers as contract coaches            
Raleigh Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) I like that attention is being paid to having certified teachers. I like the supplemental to county salary. I think their should be rigor in teacher prep programs.  I do not like compensating teachers in different areas in salary. I think that the state would be better if we paid tuition for folks to get certified in these areas it would be better.  Highly qualified teachers in every classroom who are respected.  Neutral Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Teacher Leaders-wonderful idea if staff available.  Maybe offering to retired teachers.  Retain & attract teacher Blank Blank Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Somewhat Disagree re 1. "if we had the staff"  re 4. "we would loose more teachers"
Raleigh Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Support for Math Teachers - providing funds for their coursework towards certification. I have a real concern related to the future of our students as fewer folks are entering the teaching profession. Should include sp. ed. Teacher prep programs - more rigor and higher expectations - collaboration with county systems. County supplements increase interest of high quality educators.  Reduction in force decisions: to much danger of going back to "the good old boys" system. People are in jobs because of who they know. Teachers are not placed on "?" without considering certification first.  Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Teacher leaders-great idea, as it gives master teachers venues to support new teachers without going into administration. For county like McDowell, this might be challenging b/c we don't have personnel to fill in those postions. Blank Mentor-Use of retired teachers for inst. coaches positions to avoid pulling teachers out of the classroom. Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Somewhat Disagree "coach funds not here"  ** 4.  Allowing counties to provide supplemental pay to attract certified teachers in hard to fill positions 
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Teacher leaders - with the right qualifications this could benefit newer or strugling teachers  RIF - teachers should be recuded based on more than just seniority. Seniority should be STATE Wide not county (underlined).  Math teachers should not be paid more than other teachers instructing the same students. Allowing certain teachers to be allowed time for furthering their education and not others is not a fair practice.  Somewhat Agree Neutral Strongly Disagree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree
Mercer Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Like the idea BUT numbers of certified teachers is a problem.  Increase salaries in "hard to staff" districts ie McDowell.  We need stable curriculum-esp. in math.  Rif should work w/criteria-teaching effectiveness-not longevity Blank Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree  
Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Teacher leaders - but (underlined) they should be truly vetted as the best then they should stay in their classrooms and have people ? and observe a master teacher at work. Don't take them out of their classroom.    Create education program for future teachers - only accept highly (underlined) qualified students, pay tuition, provide laptop, masters program - must teach in the state for at least 10 years.  Giving 2,000 dollars to math teachers will not alleviate the shortage of food math teachers. *   Bring up the base salary of all teachers in the state to make teaching more attractive.     * They could still go into private sector and make way (underlined) more than at teaching.  RIF needs to stay based on seniority because there is too much opportunity to abise the system.   Poor quality, ineffective teachers or need to be aggressively addressed through current Improvement programs.   If teachers, or other school personnel witness or suspect abuse by a school employee and do not report suspicions - should be fired.  Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree 1st question: "see back"  3rd question: "pay their tuition and give days to complete coarsework."   4th question: "increase base salary of all (underlined) teachers in the state."   5th questions: "Too much chance of abuse." 
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Teacher preparation programs- Colleges need to recruit for teaching programs and better Teacher Leaders-Most needed in McDowell teachers don't have emotional support when they live so far apart indifferent communities.  Definitely need more training in social/emotional needs of students.  prepare teachers for classroom Support for Math Teachers-should not give supplemental pay to one class of Teachers.  Create low esteem for other teachers.  Allowing RIF/Transfer decisions-seniority need to be kept Loan forgiveness Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree  
Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Blank Blank Student loan debt should be forgiven. Seniority for service personnel should transfer to county county Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) - Teacher leaders  - Teacher prep programs - Do not pay one subjection more than others. Certification does not equal qualification as a teacher of a subject. Charters take away from funding on public schools. Public schools are already underfunded. Teachers are someof the most educated people in our state and they need our support. Today's classrooms are difficult enough with the hiugh level of behavioral and emotional needs children bring in. Increase teacher pay, increase mental health support in schools. Offer educational opportunities to attract new teachers.  - More money for all teachers  - Respect the profession and the higher level of education of these professionals Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree  
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Teacher Leaders-Most needed in McDowell teachers don't have emotional support when they live so far apart indifferent communities.  Definitely need more training in social/emotional needs of students.   Blank Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree
  Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) - Would like inforation regarding teacher leaders Support for math teachers - all (underlined) teachers are important!  Expand teacher leaders Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree Somewhat Agree Next to first question: "would like more information" 
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) If you've obtain a teaching degree than after your student teaching at college level, you should have the knowledge to become a successful teacher.   I don't agree with paying more compensation to a 1st year teacher (compared to a teacher with years of experience.) for selected teaching field of work.  -Teaching 1st, the coaching is a supplement  -Some of your best teachers are coaches  -(RIF) Teacher with 30 years experience has done something right, so don't punish them for doing their job. To obtain quality you must have quality time in the classroom with the students.  Responsibility comes with preparation.  7 P's P Poor Preparation Produces Poor Production Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) - Older teacher support for younger teachers - Completely negating the value of teacher experience - More student support   - More collegiate programs that are difficult  - Student accountability   - Reading level benchmarks that do not send students along unless they can read proficiently Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree  
Wyoming Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Since math is a needed area that would be ok.  Teacher leaders is not needed that would waste tax payers money  RIF bad idea that can become subjective in RIF decisions Give teachers less number of students in classroom (20 is a good number) Strongly Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019)       Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree  
Raleigh Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Offering supplemental income for positions such as math teachers. However, I feel we need to include special education teachers. There are so many special education teachers who are not qualified or trained to work with students. We see too many baby sitters in these positions. There are so many other areas that need quality teachers besides just math.  Teacher leader positions I don't see how this will work. Our students will not be covered and is this position going to be utilized in a worthy way? This position would not a clear role and be sure it is used in a correct manner.  Do something to encourage teachers to come to the state. Provide an incentive that will attract new teachers.  Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019)       Strongly Disagree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree  
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Moderately - let us teach (all underlined except "moderately") stay out of what Too much interference with the actual teaching by the legislature (last word underlined)  The kids need to be supported to be able to learn.  Make sure that students come to high school prepared. Don't pass them until ready - less emphasis on testing.  Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) I like how its offering more support/ education to the teachers.  Teachers need to be more prepared and qualified.  Only concern I have if offering more money to attract teachers.  What about the teachers that are here?  It seems unfair to me. Seniority is important.  People have given their lives to be teachers.  It should count for something. Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree  
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) My wish to improve WV public education is for there to be reasonable testing items for students.   My wish is for the economic issues causing student achievement issue to be improved.   Reforming teacher prep programs No charters. Not enough accountability. Prof. developlment incorporating more technology used to math those in the field. (Teacher in prep schools) ELL scores SHOULD NOT COULD UNLESS THEY ARE DEEMD PROFICIENT. (Everything except the first 3 words is underlined.)  Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Neutral
McDowell Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Book learning and theory are very important by my 6 week student teaching was not enough.  My youngest daughter spend 1 semester in "The block" This is good Should be based on performances as well as seniority    Remove inclusion from regular classrooms Expand vocational programs rather than decrease.  Computers are valuable but perhaps too much emphasis is placed on them.  Students need to learn to think rather than have the computer solve the problem.  If ESA's are approved these must be some guarantee that the child (student) will benefit Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree  
Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019)     Pier deum teaching positions and more flexability in hiring - remove limits which do not allow volunteers and otherwise qualified persons to teach or assist.  Somewhat Agree   Neutral Neutral Strongly Agree Circled "...but lighter teaching loads" and said "yes, lighten the load" 
Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Blank Blank Blank Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree
  Welch  (Mount View HS - 03/19/2019) Blank   Blank Blank Neutral Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree  
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Increasing Instructional time for teachers to extend their education. I like the teacher preparation when entering the school system.  I think the support should happen for all teachers  nor just math.   Increase teacher salaries across the board to even out their pay. Some ? teachers get paid way more. Again rural kids and teachers are penalized.  All teachers should be able to request things that they need to be specialized in. Thinks that are needed in their classroom.   More IS days for teachers set to know other teachers to improve their classroom.  Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Reform teacher preparation programs. Give students more experiences in the classroom. Teacher prep needs to include phonics for people who plan to teach in lower grades.  Teacher leaders - who will pick up the slack? (everything after the dash is underlined.) Where will the funding for this be secured?   *Reduction in Force Decisions Seniority needs to stay!   * County salary supplements all teachers should make more money   Strongly Disagree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree  
Wyoming Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019)       Strongly Disagree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree  
Raleigh Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Neutral Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree
Fayette Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019)   Concerned about the RIF/transfer piece. The way we hire has fixed the issues.  Require PD for higher ed teachers have them attend public schools when they train work together bring the math prof to the PD to the higher ed & elem ed for math and work together Neutral Strongly Agree Neutral Neutral Strongly Disagree  
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Neutral Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree
Fayette Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Extra support for math teachers maintain teacher seniority  Fund wrap around services more nurses, counselors, physcologists, trauma people Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree  
Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Support for Teacher Leaders - could create hardship on smaller counties to take on larger # of kids w/o going over class size limits. This snag may cause vacancies as well.   Support for Math Teacher Reading is just as important at the elem.level "?" leave it out.  County salary supplements - we have no additional money as it is.   RIF decisions seems very subjective and policy would need created w/ guides.  RIF process must be clearly "?" to avoid subjectivity w/employees.   Attracting Teachers- non-levied counties will need help through grants perhaps. Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree
Raleigh Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) I agree that teachers need to be certified in the area of instruction ie: Math, English. Also with increased Special Educ. Students & Behavioral Disorders that these teachers need certification and additional assistance in classroom I am concerned that the overall health and well-being of students is not a high priority students need to be healthy to learn Less state control and more local control Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree  
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Teachers need more influence in creating the atmosphere and focus of their schools... We need to address specific needs in special areas and regions of the state with parameters.  Seniority still needs to be a major part of the evaluation process.  More teacher and service personel involvement in ? program, process in schools and in the hiring of administrators and teachers in our buildings... (I am a teacher.)  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree
Raleigh Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Agree Teachers need to have more training/preparation to teach "?" increased responsibilities expected of them       Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree  
Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Read the following books : The Third Teacher  Blueprint for tomorrow: redesigning schools for student dentered learning by Prakash Mair  Sustainable School Architecture by Lasa Gelfand
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) I really like the teacher preparation programs. Preparing teachers is very important.      Neutral Somewhat Agree Neutral Somewhat Agree Neutral  
Raleigh Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) "Teacher Leaders" and "Teacher Preparation Programs" are both beneficial issues that should provide positive results for instructional Quality.  Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Teacher preparation support, focus on early ed.      Neutral Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral  
Raleigh Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Teacher Leaders - the more the better Salary supplements  RIF Divisive  Let us teach, stop making us prove our worth Build on what we have -   Better prepare teachers - 5 year master's? Clinicals? Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) If teacher leaders are retired teachers or that is their only job then yes have "mentor" teachers in all counties we do in Kanawha - but maybe teachers need them past beginning teacher years  Support for teachers in math - such as classes Placing people with a math degree in a classroom to teach math has not worked so these people need multiple classes and training and other support staff to help.   Paying 1 type of teacher more says you malue them more.  Encourage teachers to use more creativity let them deviate from the county curriculum and teach the same skills in their own way.  Strongly Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree Neutral Somewhat Disagree  
Raleigh Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Like teacher prep program  Support for Math Teacher Apprenticeship  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree
  Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019)       Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree  
Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) In the special education classes, we need extra help Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree
Wyoming Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019)       Strongly Disagree Somewhat Agree Neutral Neutral Strongly Disagree  
Wyoming Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Strongly Disagree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree
Mercer Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Teacher Leaders  1 time support to earn math Leave seniority for vif CTE JROTC as early as seventh grade  Improve IEP system - all computer - paper goes away - better track of students.  Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree  
Cabell Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Teacher leaders  Teacher Preparation Programs Concerns about levels you need to teach in one classroom. 55IQ-130 or higher in one classroom does to work for students.   No primary split level classes.  170 day calandar with teachers being 200 day emploies giving us more oppertointy to colabrate with other teachers. Maybe even at different levels.  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral
Mercer Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Teacher prep programs would be beneficial seniority is important   Neutral Somewhat Agree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree  
Mercer Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Addressing need to reinforce teacher prep programs  County salary supplements It seems like these legislatures don't have any idea of how classrooms actually function. If they are willing to allow students to go to charter schools (where things are arguably more lax), then why are we held to a higher standard? Aren't all wv students important? Let's focus on the children! Start addressing students secondary education before they get to high school.  Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree
Fayette Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Support for math teachers and county salary supplements. It would increase the counties ability to hire certified teachers. RIF Seniority keeps people from being fired for no reason.    Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree  
Raleigh Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree
Wyoming Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019)       Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Somewhat Disagree  
Raleigh Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Neutral Strongly Agree Neutral Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019)       Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree After question 4: "One-time bonus" 
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Support for math teachers - if we want qualifies teachers we will have to make teaching salaries for them more competitive with industry.  In keeping with above, I would support salary supplements.  Do not base teacher salaries on student achievement.  Neutral Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral For 1st question, next to circle around "neutral," "Negative effect on class size." 
Cabell Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) I belive creating/reforming teacher preparation programs at colleges and universities to better prepare teachers to enter the classroom. High school math teachers are needed. County salary supplements for hard to fill teachers.  I am concerned about RIF decisions or hires based on criteria and not seniorit. I have been working for many ears and every year I learned new and innovative things to add to my toolbox.   Stop changing curriculum.   Need foreign language help in elementary.   Not enough teachers to fill positions.  We need to teach basics and quit teaching to a test. Too much testing! Leave the test alone.   Support for children struggling in schools.   Increase salary for everyone.  Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree  
Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree
Raleigh Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019)       Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree  
Greenbrier Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Apprenticeship  Have teachers do an internship with pay  Para in K-2  Split ELA to reading & English in primary through 6th Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree
Mercer Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019)       Neutral         Question 2 - selected neutral and strongly disagree
Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Neutral Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Neutral
Raleigh Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Teacher prep. program overhaul: Trauma Sensitive Training, how to handle parents  Teacher Leaders - This would help beginning teachers to have.      Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral  
Fayette Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) all good ideas the test for certify - general ed teachers have trouble passing the math section because they didn't have a strong math foundation so they come in as long term subs when they could teach elem ed "?" not just "?" ed for teaching - improvements but classes they get credit for which address their "?" help with "?" care. Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree
Cabell Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) 1. Reform teacher Preparation Prograns might not be a bad idea. It might help teacher development.   2. Support for Math teachers. People with strong math skills tend to become CPA's, engineers, economists, etc. Incentives for such people may help them decide to go into the teaching field.  I am not (underlined) in favor of "Reduction in Force Decisions." If seniority is good enough for the legislature, then it's good enough for educators. Let the legislature abandon seniority first - lead by example? (underlined) If the legislature is unwilling to do it, then they shouldn't ask teachers to do it. 1. Do away with constant testing.   2. Take your hands off and teachers teach.  Neutral Somewhat Agree Neutral Neutral Strongly Disagree  
Wyoming Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) I like the idea of teacher leaders who can help and assist new teacher or teacher who may be struggling with curriculum or other aspects of their jobs.  County salary supplement. It is unfair to teachers who currently filling these positions to not receive supplemental pay or additional compensation.  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree
Wyoming Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019)       Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral Strongly Agree  
Wyoming Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Teacher preparation programs student teacher need to be trained in a similar environment Paying some teachers more than others because they are certified in a "?" to fill positions.  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree
  Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019)     I would like to address the problem with a lack of foreign language classes. I think Spanish should be taught much earlier than it is taught, and also other languages should be included into a school curriculum.   And also the problem with a shortage of teachers in math, physics, sciences, etc. For this reason, classrooms become overcrowded and the behavious of kids gets disruptive. We need to know why people do not want to teach in those fields.  Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral Neutral  
Raleigh Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Wrap around services!  Teacher preparation reform & support Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree
Raleigh Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Teacher preparation programs being reformed (more time in schools with quality educators)   Pair up college students throughout their education with good teacher and allow them to be a part of their classrooms.  Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree  
Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) #2 as long as standards for teaching are not lowered Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree
  Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019)     EOC (end of course) Assessments standardized to replace high stakes testing to connect curricula to skills based, evaluative tests and increase relvance for students Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree  
Mercer Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree Question 1 - see notes from moderator  Question 3 - pay for courses only no pay difference
Mercer Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) In this session, we talked about providing training and funding for teachers getting additional certification. I teach foreign language. It is also a critical need area. Why should only math get extra pay? This is very "?", and devalues other educators that work just as hard.  Better mentor programs for teachers Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree  
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) I like the idea of Teacher Preparation Programs, we need to provide, as a state, more qualified Math and Science Teachers.  Although I think a RIF decision should be based on ? than seniority, that is a slippery slope. You need to be ? to ? strict standards and criteria.  Attracting more highly qualified Math and Science teachers through Teacher Preparation Programs and County Salary Supplements. Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree
Raleigh Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Teacher leaders would be great, especially will electronics to eliminate "?" class time trying to make it work. To help with new programs that are being implemented.  All teachers work hard, it would not be fair to pay certain teachers more              
Raleigh Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral
Wyoming Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019)       Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree  
Mercer Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) More instructional coaches
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019)     There is too much testing no times left for quality education.   The testing needs to be appropriate assessment needs to assess knowledge of grade level skills and help teachers use information to help students needs - purpose  We need to help our students our students acheive. (Previous word underlined)  Neutral Strongly Agree Neutral Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree - Underlined "coaching responsibilities" and asked "for what purpose?"   - Under 1st question regarding policy ideas, " At the college/university level, employ teachers to teach students to teach."   - Under 3rd question, "only if it doesn't affect $ for teachers already teaching."   - Under 5th question, "Respect needs to be given to people with experience if that individual deserves it!" 
Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree
Mercer Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019)       Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree Somewhat Disagree  
Raleigh Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Teacher Leaders  County Salary Supplements Reduction in force decisions More choices for students not on college track Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree
Raleigh Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Teacher prep programs  County Supplements Teacher leader - new teachers on grade level  RIFS Early intervention in Elementary Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Neutral Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree  
Raleigh Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Teacher preparation programs - would help the quality of education by making higher expectations  County Salary Supplements - helps with social economic standards RIF decisions - I have 12 years experience and although that doesn't help show my quality it certainly helps in my classroom - Think it will bring about "good old boys" mentally.  Teacher Leaders - maybe revamp the ideas Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree
Raleigh Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Funding rate for counties  Pay for math/science certified Against ESA - vouchers  Against charter schools unless mountaineer challenge academy   Make existing schools charter schools Self contained sp. ed for core classes  Ban cell phones during instructional day.   Improve student behavior Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree  
Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Neutral Strongly Agree Neutral Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree
          Somewhat Agree Neutral     Somewhat Disagree Question 1 - w/ some careful selection  Question 3 - sp. ed. 1 time loan forgiveness amount  Question 4 - Raise all salaries to match surrounding counties/states  Question 5 - it elimates even more due process
Fayette Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral
  Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019)     ? Support  Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral  
Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Source of educational legislation should be ALEC!  Fewer colleges ? teachers' degrees and highly selective admissions. Result would mean teaching would be a highly respected profession. (? ? Systems)  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Exclamation point next to second question regarding policy ideas. (Reforming teacher preparation....) 
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Teacher LEaders, Teacher Preparation Program Reform.   Need to embed leaders in timely support for both new teachers and seasoned teachers needing support The only part of the Reduction in Force Decision I worry about is nepotism, certification and performance should be a part of the decision, but seniority for teachers that have adequate evaluations should have more weight.  Looking at standards-based grading. Making sure students are reaching mastery before moving them on. We have too many students that are "passed on" and not prepared for the next frade. Grades should not be punitive and we need to realize students learn at different rates.   - Move emphasis on prefessional development and support for teachers so we can retain them.  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree  
Clay Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Teacher leaders  Teacher prep - but needs addition training in trauma, etc.  Don't add funds to separate classes - Math, Science, Sp. Ed.   Maybe a "sign-on" bonus??  Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree
  Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) I agree STRONGLY with criteria other than just seniority.  1) Standardized Testing is interfering with instruction.   2) Teacher preparation porgrams at colleges are not producing/graduating enough teachers! Why?    Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral Strongly Agree  
Cabell Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) I like the greater flexibility to meet our needs by allowing us to give more incentives, to teachers. I also like empowering teachers to be leaders.   Get rid of random drawing on RIFs. We should allow school systems to pay more for teachers at low socioeconomic schools Increase outdoor learning environments. This will lead to increased student achievement.  Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree
  Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Teacher leaders Paying different subject teacher - different salaries Allow for small student to teacher ratio. Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree  
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) - Preparation Programs - If teachers are prepared to teach then the students will be prepared academically  - Support for all teachers!!!   - RIF young teachers with better results should NOT be let off primary from seniority - Support should be for all teacher especially for the arts teachers - Get rid of iPads! 
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) - Certify teachers in specific ields, better quality education.  - Some teachers are unable to handle situation in schools, prepping them could help control that.   - RIF - young teachers with better results should NOT be let off primary from seniority.   - Increased salary = more competitive/better/more qualified teachers.   - ARTS FUNDING! "STEAM" --> ARTS  - #4, Special Ed., etc. teachers = higher pay.   - Curriculum should be tailored to studetns, not to a book or statistic.    Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree  
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) We should provide support and/or provide inceives for teachers by providing financial support for people to become teachers. + Teacher Prep Progams +Suppoer for Teachers  There should be increades teacher leadership to prepare them for the classroom.  It might be worth looking into a grading system that isn't just built off of tests and a 4/5 point grading system. The mindset of just going after a good test score rather than actuallt understanding the material.  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) I'm a proponent of support for math teachers, count salary supplements, and RIF decisions. They all ensure aid to address a technical problem.  There is no approach to fixing the most basic needs; a passion. Get rid of technology! Don't contribute to an over stimulation atmosphere.             
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) I like the thought and plan of prepating student teachers for what's happening after a college education and what happens in a real environment. How do we engage teachers more when they are burnt out. Ipads are a mahor failure to learning and misses the part of learning it's trying for. It ruins math and is more a distraction than tool.  Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Neutral
Mercer Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Idea of teacher leaders, but worried about the "lighter teaching load" putting more students in the other classrooms due to limited # of teachers available in that subject area. We need to put a limit to the # of students in high school classrooms (max. 25) See above for concerns on teacher leaders. We must not lose seniority! Provide support / incentives for students (college) to go into teaching to keep them in the state to fill areas of critical need.  Add a MA+60 or above for a salary bump. We are going to lose some fantastic veteran teachers with their vast knowledge because they have bottomed out on the salary scale. Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree  
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) I appreciate the creation of teacher leadership positions as it designated time and content that will increase the connection between students and teachers.  I am concerned about the elaboration on county salary supplements and how senioty would take a factor. Not asking for policies that can be pro or CDN, but simply a more stratified elaboration.  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral Neutral
Raleigh Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Do need better prep programs - currently do not prep. teachers for today's classrooms. Teacher leaders needed. RIF w/o seniority focus - bad idea that would be easily abused by some and easily targeted / grieved. Maintain standards and maintain test > stop changing things  Time for professional development. Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree  
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Added teacher preparation programs DO NOT base salary on student outcome.  Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree
Raleigh Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) I do like the idea of providing teachers with the opportunity to be a coach and receive more pay. We do need to provide our your teachers more training in technology, at risk behavior, and trauma. Supporting math teachers through strategies that are "?"                
Raleigh Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) I think the teacher prep programs are of great value. New or beginning teachers need a great support system in place to grow and be the educators that we need and love.  RIF - Senority criteria. If we are not careful a buddy system will evolve. A bad evaluation can move a  person out unjustly. Senority is a fair, known factor to RIF personnel - or hire.  Recruit the bright with college payment or loan forgiveness to bring in students who could gain college degree and give back. Win-win. Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree All the same.  Bring everybody up.
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Broaden Teacher preparation programs   Less time and emphasis on testing.  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree   Somewhat Disagree  
Raleigh Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Teacher preparation programs Somewhat Disagree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral Somewhat Agree
  Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019)       Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Neutral Somewhat Agree  
Raleigh Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Neutral Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Teacher leaders - more mentor teachers available for new teachers with flexibility to do what is needed for that teacher. More time available if needed for a particular teacher. Seniority should be an equal weight for RIF as other weighted attributes.  Financial support that favors one area of subject conerns me. All areas are of equal importance.    Somewhat Agree Neutral Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree  
Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Being a teacher of 60+ years (age) and having a distinguished career, I will go as far to say I resent the process of removing seniority. The only positive thing about this is it allows the BOE's to keep a less paid teacher and remove the more senior. The process I feel is even a discrimination against the aged"?" teachers. The process should be certification & seniority only.  Strongly Disagree Somewhat Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) Very little. They show it by their votes. They like most of us need educated.  1. Most of us don't know enough about Charter Schools - this certainly includes the Legislature. Let's educate us all before we act.   2. How many legislatures could talk intelligently about common core, unless they can don't let them talk about it or vote on it.      Finland has 5x population than WV. Finland has 3 universities that grant teacher defrees. WV has 13. Finland's education system produces outstanding teachers whose goal in life is to teach - WV teacher pool is reported to be underqualified. Recommendation: evaluate each teacher college program - rate, approves, improve or eliminate.   2. WV's best program is reported to be WVU - yet graduates can drive 1/2 hour to MD, and make $17.0 +1- more, - Raise the education standard and with it the pay.  Neutral Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree "English, Cultural" written following the end of question 3: "(i.e., math)" 
Raleigh Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Would you please think "outside the box"? My husband, a Ph. D Chemist, offered to work with high school students who need math assistance with college intentions. He was told "no, we cant do that." What a shame. He is highly qualified. He was willing to go to the school. Of course there is a need for math instructors as businesses pay so much more and rob the job pool. He taught at 2 colleges in WV, was Director of Research at a Chemical Co. and you - " We can't hire you to help students who need your knowledge." The "box" is sealed shut!"
Raleigh Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019)             Strongly Agree    
Raleigh Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019) Strongly Agree Neutral Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Neutral
Mercer Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019)     We need to focus more on challenging, and allowing, students to question & think rather than present information. To do this some leadership-encouragement needs to come from the state. Teachers are too worried about testing to feel free. Second more professional training will be needed.  Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Neutral Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree  
Kanawha Charleston  (Capital HS - 03/20/2019) I love the idea of teacher leaders and teacher prep programs - I believe teachers - as life-long learners - also need career-long support on a consistent basis.  I'm concerned about providing more monetary compensation to certain areas of teaching. I beieve if you focus on teacher mentorship, the need will not be as great to offer incentives.  I believe that implementing time for teachers to collaborate while students are not with us is a great idea - (not my suggestion, but Sarah High's).  Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree Somewhat Agree
Raleigh Beckley  (Woodrow Wilson HS - 03/21/2019)       Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree Strongly Agree