Wednesday, April 23, 2014

AHEM Members Renew Q-Comp, Pass a Teacher Development & Evaluation Plan, and Elect New Vice President

Anoka Hennepin Education Minnesota teachers voted this week to renew Q-Comp for the 2014-2015 school year, approved the Teacher Development and Evaluation Plan created jointly by AHEM teachers and district administrators, and elected Jay Wilkins our next AHEM Vice President.  Here are the numbers:
  • Yes on Q-Comp Renewal: 98.5%
  • Yes on Teacher Development and Evaluation Plan: 96.2%
  • Jay Wilkins for Vice President: 61.8%
A 75% majority was required to renew Q-Comp and a simple majority was needed to accept the Teacher Development and Evaluation Plan. 71% of our membership turned out to vote. Congratulations to Jay Wilkins and thanks to all who voted, all who conducted votes in their buildings, our volunteer tellers, our elections chair Amanda Glover-Peterson, and our administrative staff Janie Hemmelgarn and Angela Ekvall.

Special thanks to the Teacher Development and Evaluation Team headed by Tom Powers and Sarah Kriewall, and all those who make Q-Comp happen lead by Todd Mensink and Kim Pavlovich. The strong vote is a testament to great efforts of these groups and all those who participated in Q-Comp this year.  Together across the district, we have used these tools to improve our practice. Thank you for supporting the continuation of that important work.