Board Gives High Scores to Bellevue Superintendent in Annual Evaluation
The Bellevue Board of Education completed its annual review of Superintendent Robb Smith.
In the evaluation process, board members look at seven leadership qualities (strategic leadership, instructional leadership, cultural leadership, human resources leadership, managerial leadership, collaborative leadership, and influential leadership) and assess them with scores of exemplary, accomplished, developing, and growth required.
Smith was scored as "exemplary" in six of the seven categories: strategic leadership, instructional leadership, human resources leadership, managerial leadership, collaborative leadership, and influential leadership.
The board noted Smith as accomplished in cultural leadership
Notes from the board cited the district's collaboration with Gateway Community & Technical College, which offers the opportunities for students to graduate with college credits and other useful skills, as part of their high scores.
Smith was also credited for the Bellevue Classroom, which is a model for thinking and learning - and was credited for Bellevue's high ranking in the recent state test score results.
The board also noted Smith's respect for long-standing Bellevue traditions while incorporating new ones, and his promotion of National Board Certification for teachers.
Smith also serves as a member of the Superintendent Advisory Board, and attends Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services and Campbell County meetings, which the board highlighted as positive. The superintendent's promotion of early childhood education as a member of the Kindergarten Readiness Council was also noted in the scores.
Smith's contract as Bellevue superintendent is good through 2022.
At last week's meeting, Smith said that the recent court ruling that voided the 2018 pension bill would be welcomed as good news for incoming teachers, whose retirement packages were changed by the General Assembly in the bill.
Written by Patricia A. Scheyer, RCN contributor