A practical and research based framework for staff supervision and evaluation by principals, assistant principals, and curriculum administrators, including an exploration of strategies for observation, analysis and evaluation.  Participants will learn to apply knowledge of instruction, curriculum, supervision, and legal procedures to plan teacher growth, address performance deficiencies and meet individual needs.  The course will examine practices of supervising and evaluating low performing teachers and teachers newly hired in the district in light of teaching strategies that promote high student achievement, fiscal constraints, collective bargaining agreements, state and federal laws and other factors significant in the supervisory process.  Lectures, discussions, in-class exercises including role-play in supervisory situations, case studies and practical experience through critiquing actual classroom lessons will be an integral part of this course.