Professional Growth and Educator Support Newsletter
This is the final Professional Growth and Educator Support Newsletter for the 2018-19 school year!
June 27th is less than a week away. The final week of school is always packed with reflections, fun times, and planning for next year. Hopefully this year has been a great one. May you have a summer full of rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Enjoy the well earned break. See you in the fall.

This section is for certificated classroom teachers . You will find information to support and help you manage the evaluation process in eVAL. 

For data privacy reasons, all information stored in eVAL will be DELETED in late July. You will not be able to retrieve any student growth goals, observation reports, uploaded artifacts, or your summative evaluation when you return in the fall. The only way you can preserve a copy of this information is to create a Zipfile of your eVAL data.

Creating a Zipfile of eVAL data

This video will walk you through the process of saving all of your information in eVAL. This information includes your student growth goals, your observations, all your uploaded artifacts, all coded and packaged evidence, and your summative evaluation report.
Certificated Classroom Teachers: PGES Survey
All certified classroom teachers in Seattle Public Schools have received a link to a survey about the Professional Growth and Educator Support (PGES) program, which includes the TPEP/evaluation system, Teacher Leader Cadre, and Peer Assistance and Review. Your survey feedback is very important and will be used to help improve how the District supports and evaluates teachers, as well as the opportunities provided to educators for professional development and career growth.

The survey was developed by Seattle Public Schools in partnership with the College of Education at the University of Washington, which is helping SPS conduct research about its PGES program.
Please know that responses from this confidential survey will not be used to evaluate individual teachers or schools. No employee of the school district will view any responses linked to personally-identifiable information. Survey results and findings will only be reported at the district level in the aggregate, and will be shared and reviewed with the Seattle Education Association. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.  

If you have any questions about the survey or did not receive a survey link, contact  
  Please complete the survey by Thursday, June 27, 2019.
UPDATE: Certficate Renewal: TPEP Requirement
TPEP certificate renewal requirement now eliminated

On May 8, 2019, Governor Inslee signed HB 1139, a bill which included the elimination of the TPEP certificate renewal requirement. This bill was effective immediately. Educators are no longer required to meet this requirement in order to renew their certificates.

Beginning on September 1, 2019 , teachers applying for renewal of their professional or continuing teacher, administrator, or CTE certificates from OSPI must document completion of at least 15 clock hours (or at least one goal from an annual professional growth plan (PGP)), related to the knowledge and competency of the Teacher/Principal Evaluation Project (TPEP) criteria.
Technology Learning Time
(32 hours of extra pay)
Technology Learning Time
During the 2018-19 school year, all certficated employees are entitled to up to 32 hours of extra pay , pro-rated by FTE for technology related professional learning in self-directed learning activities.

Certificated employees must fill out the employee attestation form ( CBA Appendix S ), have your supervisor sign the form, and submit the form to payroll. The link below will take you to the page on the SEA website and you must select 2018-2019 Tech Pay Request Form .

You will not receive extra pay if you do not submit the completed form.
Professional Educator Standards Board
Professional Growth Plan
Did you know you can receive 25 clock hours for free by completing a Professional Growth Plan (PGP) from the Professional Educator Standards Board? All you need to do is fill out a PGP and have a certificated educator in Washington state sign off on your plan. You can submit the verification form located on the PESB website for salary advancement to the Class and Comp department in HR. The PGP must be completed during the school year for which you are submitting. More information can be found by going to the PESB website (click here ).
Discount for Educators

Enjoy a 10% discount at the following restaurants this summer:

  • purple
  • Barrio
  • claret
  • pablo & pablo
  • the Commons
  • Lot No. 3
  • Meet the Moon
  • Fiasco

Bring your school ID any time between June 17 - Sept 1 and enjoy a 10% discount on food and drinks.
Find More Information At:

Try asking someone in your building first. Who can you ask?
  • Your principal/evaluator
  • TPEP Cadre teacher (if you have one in your building)
  • Your STAR Consulting Teacher
  • Colleagues
  • Your SEA building rep

Still stuck?
  • For assistance with eVAL, send your question(s) to
  • For assistance with TPEP or the Danielson Framework, send an email to Lindsay Berger, PGES Program Manager or Alison Bishop, TPEP PD Specialist
  • For assistance beyond your SEA building rep, contact your SEA Uniserv Rep
Is the content of this email helpful to you?
Seattle Public Schools
Professional Growth & Educator Support/TPEP
Alison Bishop
Phone: 206-743-3542

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