Certified Personal Evaluation Systems (CPES)

The Wyoming Legislature passed SEA0031 during the 2017 Legislative Session. This legislation has two main pieces, one for Certified Personnel Evaluation Systems (CPES) for District and School Leaders and the other for CPES for teachers.

Evaluation Systems for District and School Leaders

The Chapter 29 Rules are being revised following the passage of SEA0031 during the 2017 Legislative session, which requires the implementation and administration of a comprehensive leader evaluation system.

Not later than July 1, 2015, promulgate rules and regulations for implementation and administration of a comprehensive performance evaluation system for school and district leadership, including superintendents, principals and other district or school leaders serving in a similar capacity. The performance evaluation system shall be based in part upon defined student academic performance measures as prescribed by law, upon longitudinal data systems and upon measures of professional practice according to standards prescribed by board rule and regulation. The system shall also allow districts opportunity to refine the system to meet the individual needs of the district and shall include reasonable opportunity for state and district provision of mentoring and other professional development activities made available to district administrative personnel performing unsatisfactorily, designed to improve leadership, management and student achievement;

Leader Evaluation System Submission Packet

The Chapter 29 require districts to submit their leader evaluations for SBE approval, if the evaluation is based on locally-designed professional standards. Districts must submit the required information and their professional standards to the WDE by June 1, 2019.

District will need to provide the following information on their locally-designed leader evaluation system:

  • Professional standards used in the evaluation system.
  • Purpose and goals of the evaluation system.
  • Evidence that the district’s standards reflect best practices.
  • Evidence that the system quality adheres to the requirements in
    section 3(c) of the Chapter 29 rules.

The following documents are part of the submission packet:

A Materials Submission Checklist is also available for reference.

Packets may be submitted to Laurel Ballard by email at laurel.ballard@wyo.gov or hard copies can be mailed to:

Laurel Ballard
Student/Teacher Resources Team Supervisor
Wyoming Department of Education
122 W. 25th St. Suite E200
Cheyenne, WY 82002

 

Chapter 29 Rules

The WDE worked in consultation with the State Board of Education and the Leader CPES Advisory Panel to develop a leader evaluation system for superintendents, district leaders, and school leaders. 

The WDE will hold two informational webinars at 8-9 a.m. on April 5 and 3-4 p.m. on April 15 to go over the submission requirements and materials, timelines, and answer district questions. Registration is required.

  1. Please register here to attend the April 5 webinar.
  2. Please register here to attend the April 15 webinar.

Information on how to join the webinar will be provided after registration. If you miss the webinar and would like to have a recording sent to you, please email Robin Grandpre at robin.grandpre1@wyo.gov.

  • Karen Bienz, Albany #1 School Board
  • Jean Chrotoski, Goshen #1 Superintendent
  • Brad LaCroix , Weston #1 Superintendent
  • Wanda Maloney, Sweetwater #1 Curriculum Director
  • Christina Mills, Fremont #24 Curriculum Director
  • Tom Sasche, State Board of Education Coordinator
  • Joel Dvorak, State System of Support Consultant
  • Jeff Brewster, Director of Professional Development for Natrona #1
  • Glenn Suppes, Principal Guernsey-Sunrise K-12

Evaluation Systems for Teachers

The Chapter 29 Rules are being revised following the passage of SEA0031 during the 2017 Legislative session, which requires the implementation and administration of a comprehensive teacher evaluation system.

Not later than July 1, 2016, promulgate rules and regulations for the implementation and administration of a comprehensive school district teacher performance evaluation system based in part upon defined student academic performance measures as prescribed by law, upon longitudinal data systems and upon measures of professional practice according to standards for professional practice prescribed by board rule and regulation. The evaluation system shall clearly prescribe standards for highly effective performance, effective performance, performance in need of improvement and ineffective performance. Rules and regulations adopted under this paragraph shall to the extent the statewide accountability system is not compromised, allow districts the opportunity to refine the system to meet the individual needs of the district. The performance evaluation system shall also include reasonable opportunity for state and district provision of mentoring and other professional development activities made available to teachers performing unsatisfactorily, which are designed to improve instruction and student achievement;

  • Brian Redmond, Sweetwater #1, Teacher, Rock Springs High School
  • Christina Mills, Fremont #24 Curriculum Director
  • Clint Traver, Teton #1, Teacher, Alternative School
  • Dirks Andrews, Natrona #1
  • Glenn Suppes, Principal Guernsey-Sunrise K-12
  • Holly Vorhees-Carmical, Teton #1 Curriculum Director
  • Jon Abrams, Laramie #2 Superintendent
  • Jubal Yennie, Albany #1 Superintendent
  • Liesl Sisson, Platte #2, Instructional Facilitator
  • Marie Puryear, Natrona County #1 Director of HR
  • Michelle Rooks, Teton #1, Teacher. Middle School
  • Nicole Bolton, Sweetwater #1, HR Director
  • Rick Woodford, Big Horn #2 Superintendent
  • Robyn Heth, Niobrara #1, Special Education Director
  • Theresa Chaulk, Lincoln #1 Superintendent
  • Tom Sasche, State Board of Education Coordinator
  • Tracy Ragland, Weston #1, Principal, Newcastle High School

  • February 15, 2019
    • Location: Virtual Meeting
  • February 28, 2019
    • Location: Central Office Building, Natrona County School District #1, Casper
  • March 14, 2019
    • Location: Virtual Meeting
  • March 26, 2019
    • Location: Central Office Building, Natrona County School District #1, Casper
  • April 11, 2019
    • Location: Virtual Meeting
  • April 23, 2019
    • Location: Central Office Building, Natrona County School District #1, Casper
  • May 6, 2019
    • Location: Virtual Meeting
  • May 28, 2019
    • Location: Central Office Building, Natrona County School District #1, Casper
  • June 6, 2019
    • Location: Virtual Meeting
  • June 27, 2019
    • Location: Central Office Building, Natrona County School District #1, Casper

To attend any of these meetings as a guest, please contact Robin Grandpre at robin.grandpre1@wyo.gov.

Past CPES Educator Meeting Agendas/Notes

Contact

Laurel Ballard
Student and Teacher Resources Team Supervisor
laurel.ballard@wyo.gov
307-777-8715