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Q Corner: TDES Nighmares Continue

Quolke’s Corner 158

June 2014

TDES Nightmares Continue

The Teacher Development and Evaluation System (TDES), a foundation of our Collective Bargaining Agreement, a cornerstone of our Race to the Top Grant, a collaborative process for the better part of the past 4 years, and one of the few things that seemed to be moving forward in the District, has been dealt a huge blow.

Q Corner: Reflections in the New Year

Quolke’s Corner

January 2016

Reflections in the New Year


The end of each year is filled with all forms of media looking back at the events of the year.  For educators, things are a little different, as August signifies the beginning of the new year and May is a time for reflection on the successes of another year.  However, as I think about the year 2015 from January to December, I would be remiss if I did not look back and note many of its successes.