Teacher Request Application
Annually, hundreds of teacher requests are informally submitted to the principal’s office. As principal, I am not an advocate of teacher requests because I believe in the professionalism of each our teachers. Our grade level teams teach the same curriculum, pace equally, and meet regularly to discuss our students, pedagogy, and professional development.
Additionally, while I welcome the opportunity to work with a parent on a variety of valid issues, as a public school, I am obligated and responsible for the well being of ALL STUDENTS. Thus, it is my professional duty to create classes in each grade that are characterized by equal opportunities for every child.
There are four main factors that go into the development of a class roster:
- Academic Standing of each student
- Behavioral Standing of each student
- Special Needs/accommodations for specific student(s)
- Teacher Analysis/Assessment of each student
We also will utilize information from our Student Success Meetings into assignments. Once these factors are considered, rosters are created accordingly through a numerical scoring system. In the end, our goal is to create class rosters that are “numerically” the same. By doing this, the needs of the individual learner are considered as well as the needs of the group.
If you feel that there are compelling academic, behavioral, or extenuating circumstances that need to be considered, complete the form below (pages 2/3). Address each question and submit a hard copy to the principal by Friday, June 14, 2019. Ultimately, your application will be reviewed and considered accordingly. Applications received after the aforementioned date will not be considered.
Douglas Mentzer, Principal