Amphitheater Career Ladder. Orientation 2011-2012. Why an Electronic Orientation?. Orientation is required to ensure consistency of communication. Budget cuts have forced us to become more efficient.
The mission of the Career Ladder program is to bring out the best in students by bringing out the best in teachers. This will be accomplished by providing compensation and recognition based on quality, while fostering professional service and growth.
Once placed on the Career Ladder compensation system, a teacher must successfully meet the annual module requirements while also maintaining district acceptable ratings (e.g., no “U”ratings) on the Amphitheater Teacher (Librarian, Counselor) Performance Evaluation System (A.T.P.E.S.).
The Arizona Legislature set a Phase Out of Career Ladder in motion due in part to the Gilbert USD law suit. Stipends this year for teachers at the highest level of the ladder were reduced by approximately 21% (average).
Participants can expect a similar reduction each year for the next three years until the phase out is complete.
It is imperative to show your support performance pay programs in Arizona.
THREE INSTRUCTIONAL LEVELS
COLLABORATIVE ACTION RESEARCH
Entry to Instructional Skills Module (EIS)
Research Module (CAR)
Collaborative groups with
based on research focus
Entry to Collaborative Action
Research Module (ECAR)
Student Outcomes Plan
With dialogue sessions
Entry to Student Outcomes Module (ESO)
Classroom observations with feedback and ATPES evaluations
AHS, Keeling: Catherine Combe
AMS, Prince, Holaway: Jennifer O’Neil
CDO, Rio Vista: Cris Cisco
Coronado, Copper Creek, Rillito: Bruce Weigold
Cross, Harelson, Nash: Brenda Kreidler
IRHS, Donaldson: Rebecca Hughes
La Cima, Walker, El Hogar: Julie Valenzuela
Wilson, Mesa Verde, Painted Sky: Jo Lynn McNeil
Note: Red font indicates “home base” for the ISL