From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
At the Jan. 22 Trussville City Schools Board of Education Meeting, Board President Kathy Brown reviewed the annual evaluation of Superintendent Dr. Pattie Neill. Neill is in her seventh year as superintendent of Trussville City Schools.
The evaluation cycle for this year shifted to coincide with the calendar year and to align better with board member appointments. As was done in the previous year, the school board used the same evaluation instrument for Neill. The evaluation included six standards:
- General Responsibilities
- Instructional Leadership
- Personnel Administration
- Financial Management
- Chief Executive Officer
- School/Community Relations
The rubric for each standard allowed one rating from high to low in the following categories: Commendable, Meets Expectations, Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory.
Brown was pleased with the high ratings and reported that Neill received 100 percent commendable and meets expectations in all six standards.
“A strength of our school system is our leadership,” Brown said. “Dr. Neill is a strong leader with great insight, vision and wisdom. Her intentional actions and decisions reflect the goals and standards for which we strive and are achieving. Thank you Dr. Neill for leading our system to the top and for your dedication to Trussville City Schools.”
Neill thanked the board members for her outstanding evaluation.
“It is my pleasure to work with this school board to lead one of the best school systems in the state of Alabama,” Neill said. “As I reflect on the last seven years, I can see our improvement, measure our progress, be proud of our awards and rankings, and I look forward to strategic changes in our schools that will continue our upward trajectory toward the next level of excellence. Trussville City Schools has a distinguished school board and magnificent employees in place to educate students and proudly associate themselves with an award-winning school system in an outstanding community. We are truly blessed in Trussville City Schools.”