GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Grand Rapids Board of Training rated Superintendent Leadriane Roby “extremely efficient” in her second formal analysis with the district.
The board voted unanimously to present Roby, employed in 2020, the very best of 4 attainable scores – starting from “ineffective” to “extremely efficient” – at its Monday, Dec. 5 board assembly.
Board members finalized the analysis in closed session and reported again to approve the ultimate ranking in open session Monday.
Board vp Kimberly Williams, who led the analysis course of this 12 months, stated the ranking alerts a vote of confidence in Roby’s management and talent to maintain the district shifting in the proper path.
“We’re all the time working towards being higher, and so ‘extremely efficient’ doesn’t imply that we predict that she’s good, and that there’s no room for enchancment,” Williams advised MLive/The Grand Rapids Press.
“However what it does imply is that we’re assured in her talents to steer this district and that we’re, as a board and as a superintendent, in settlement that we nonetheless have work to do and we’re able to roll up our sleeves to get that work finished.”
Roby will obtain a 3% annual wage enhance as a result of she earned a “extremely efficient” ranking in her analysis, in response to her most up-to-date contract extension. She at present receives an annual wage of $234,465.
In September, the college board unanimously voted to increase Roby’s contract for 3 extra years, extending it by means of June 30, 2026. Her contract was set to run out this summer season.
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This 12 months’s analysis spanned Roby’s efficiency throughout the 2022 calendar 12 months and concluded this month.
For the superintendent’s analysis, the college board analyzes proof demonstrating the work Roby has finished during the last 12 months, Williams stated. The board meets with Roby all year long to set the factors for the analysis and to debate her efficiency in every class.
Roby was evaluated in 11 key areas this 12 months together with pupil efficiency knowledge, inner and exterior communication, strategic considering and curriculum. The board additionally makes use of the district’s worker analysis system in its consideration.
Board president Raynard Ross stated Roby has confirmed to be a profitable college chief throughout her tenure, and that she has labored properly with the college board.
“She’s undoubtedly been extremely efficient from a day-to-day perspective, and extremely efficient after we drill down into all of the completely different classes that we targeted on on this 12 months’s analysis,” Ross advised MLive in a telephone name Thursday.
“She’s proven herself to be a assured chief, and dedicated to the mission not simply of public schooling, however the mission of actually making Grand Rapids Public Faculties the perfect district that it may be. She’s a tough employee and I’ve discovered her to be clever, responsive and a extremely sturdy communicator.”
Since becoming a member of the district in July 2020, Roby’s helped navigate the district by means of the COVID-19 pandemic and the back-and-forth between in-person and distant studying, in addition to the challenges of attempting to return to “regular” this previous 12 months.
Ross stated Roby has been capable of set up a presence within the Grand Rapids group and has finished properly in partaking with the general public, regardless of the challenges of the pandemic.
“She has undoubtedly finished a great job of building her personal form of house within the metropolis and within the district,” Ross stated.
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