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Trussville superintendent gets ‘excellent’ annual evaluation

By Gary Lloyd

TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville City Board of Education on Monday released its annual evaluation of Trussville City Schools Superintendent Pattie Neill, and she earned an “excellent performance.”

Neill earned an overall composite evaluation score of 4.76 out of 5.0, which reflects an excellent performance and an increase from the previous year’s 4.7 evaluation. This evaluation is for the 2013-2014 school year.

Trussville City Schools Superintendent Pattie Neill holds up results of the tax referendum in February.
file photo by Ron Burkett

The evaluation covers 42 areas of criteria across 10 categories, which are scored individually and independently by each of the five members of the school board. Their results are then combined to determine the composite ranking for each area scored on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being excellent. Neill earned a 4 or above in every category, including eight areas — problem-solving skills; decision-making skills; systemwide plan for community relations; utilizing local media in community relations; positive community involvement; speaks clearly, correctly and coherently; writes clearly, correctly and coherently; and taking a leadership role in improving education — where she received a perfect score.

“As the evaluation results reflect, Dr. Neill has performed exceptionally well during the past year as superintendent,” Trussville City Board of Education President Bill Roberts said. “She has provided strong and positive leadership. Dr. Neill has earned the respect and confidence of teachers, administrators, students and parents as well as very good working relationships with leaders in the city and the local business community. We are fortunate to have her as our superintendent and look forward to her continued success, accomplishments and leadership in the years to come.”

Neill’s lowest score was a 4.0, for reporting to the school board the status of programs, personnel and operations.

Neill is entering her third year as the Trussville City Schools superintendent.

“The board and I worked together with the teachers and the community to accomplish much during this past year,” Neill said. “The most exciting moment was the positive vote on the tax referendum that will allow us to renovate the old high school and build a new community school in the Magnolia area. Trussville City Schools is on a positive trajectory for continued excellence in educating the students in this wonderful community.”

Contact Gary Lloyd at news@trussvilletribune.com and follow him on Twitter @GaryALloyd.

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