Pelham High School  Faculty Survey

Pelham School District is gathering information that will contribute to the development of strategic goals which will guide the district’s work in the next three to five years.  Please take a few minutes before February 18th  to respond anonymously to the statements and questions in this survey. Your voice and opinions matter greatly and will inform the work ahead of us. Thank you for continuing to make strong contributions to our  district. 
 

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* 1. The quality of my work is well known by my principal and supervisor.

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* 2. My ideas and input are solicited and valued.

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* 3. Faculty members have a major role in the design of assessments of student progress.

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* 4. Faculty members have a major role in curriculum and program design.

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* 5. There is a common standard of program and instructional excellence within and across the academic departments.

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* 6. Pelham is as focused on the social and emotional well-being of students as it is on the academic achievement of students.

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* 7. The co-curricular opportunities for students are rich, deep, varied, and current.

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* 8. My school reports student progress using multiple measures and keeps a balanced perspective on standardized testing.

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* 9. Families of our students are treated with respect and warmly included in the activities of the school.

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* 10. Students with special needs are well served in a highly inclusive learning environment.

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* 11. I have been well trained in the safety and security protocols of the school. 

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* 12. Pelham Public Schools build strong community partnerships with agencies, corporations and regional institutions.

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* 13. All students are encouraged to take the most challenging courses possible.

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* 14. The faculty has a common understanding of rigor.

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* 15. I have the classroom/professional resources necessary to do my job well.

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* 16. I have confidence in the decision- making processes of my principal and supervisor.

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* 17. I have confidence in the decision -making processes of my superintendent.

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* 18. Internal, school-wide communication is a strength.

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* 19. Communication with parents is a strength of our school.

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* 20. My professional opinions and suggestions are welcomed and respected by my supervisor.

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* 21. High-quality learning experiences for educators are a pillar of our professional work.

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* 22. Technology (hardware and software/online resources) for my professional use is current and meets my professional needs.

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* 23. Technology for students is dependable and readily available.

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* 24. The technology for my students is current and meets their instructional/academic needs.

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* 25. We use data effectively to inform decisions about program effectiveness, student needs, and goal setting.

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* 26. Working at Pelham is professionally satisfying.

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* 27. At Pelham, we hold high expectations for all students' achievement and growth.

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* 28. My school's faculty and staff form strong networks of support for students.

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* 29. The culture and climate of my school promote positive adult-student relationships.

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* 30. I have been well trained in emergency preparation and emergency response protocols.

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* 31. Pelham is highly inclusive and the adults model true appreciation and understanding of the diverse needs of students.

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* 32. My principal and supervisor fully support continued professional growth in specific and meaningful ways.

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* 33. My principal clearly and regularly expresses the district and school goals, shares her/his vision for school improvement, and monitors progress closely.

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* 34. I believe we are preparing Pelham students well for the challenges of a mid-21st century global society.

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* 35. We assess what we value most in student learning.

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* 36. We currently have and apply the assessments we need to best design instruction for all learners.

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* 37. I have confidence in the decision- making processes of district  administrators.

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* 38. I regularly use multiple measures of student progress to inform instruction and to guide/counsel students.

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* 39. Pelham graduates are well prepared for post-secondary studies. 

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* 40. There is regular professional collaboration to insure a common standard of program delivery and instructional excellence.

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* 41. The professional learning experiences provided by the district are applicable to my work and of high quality.

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* 42. The curriculum I teach is current and aligned with current professional standards.

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* 43. Pelham students experience a strong emphasis on critical and creative thinking skills.

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* 44. Students in my classes learn to work collaboratively.

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* 45. Expectations for Pelham students are high and appropriate for all learners.

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* 46. I can raise questions, concerns, and recommendations and have them considered and responded to by school and district administrators.

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* 47. Diversity (thought, gender, race, ethnicity,abilities, sexual orientation, religion)  is highly valued and respected in my school.

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* 48. The culture and climate of my school make adults and students feel safe, secure, and respected.

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* 49. Intellectual curiosity, persistence, and perseverance are emphasized in the teaching and learning process.

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* 50. I am prepared to identify and confront bullying or harassment between or among pupils. 

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* 51.  As a Pelham educator, I feel respected throughout the district. 

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* 52. Poor student behavior is clearly addressed in my school and students are also counseled /taught to make better choices and decisions in the future. 

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* 53. The three best things about my school are: (Please do not include any names.) 

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* 54. Three things that need to be improved are: (Please do not include any names.)

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* 55. If I were setting the district's strategic goals for the next three to five years, I would focus on these three areas:

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