Monday, March 7, 2011

Moving from Good to Great

Our school board voted tonight to adopt the TAP System, and I am excited.  I have always felt that our elementary was trying to do all the right things but that we were missing something that would move us from good to great.  I believe that TAP is going to help with that.  TAP has four elements for success:  multiple career paths, ongoing applied professional development, instructionally focused accountability, and performance-based compensation.  In some form, we have included all four elements but each was an island unto themselves.  There was no connection.  The TAP System helps makes those connections clear and goes in depth into how implement each element to its fullest to help our students become more successful.  And that's what it is all about:  successful students.

Sorry tonight's slice is so short but it has been a long day.  I will flesh out what I believe TAP will mean to our school fully in posts to come.


  1. Jana --
    Short Slices are okay. :) I'm glad you are excited about the TAP program.
    Happy writing,

  2. Jana, Can you please describe TAP. I have not seen that acronym used in Mexico. Thanks. Ellen

  3. @ Ellen - TAP stands for Teacher Appraisal System. Check out for more information.

    @ Ruth - Thanks! Some days are longer than others.


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