NSSD Vision


Our Mission: Creating conditions for learning, so all students can succeed.

Our Vision for key stakeholders:

  • Teachers - create a nurturing learning environment of active engaged learners, regularly attend school, and are a good example for their students through professional and ethical behavior. Teachers also plan and carry out effective instruction using a variety of learning activities so all students can learn at their individual level.
  • Students - pay attention to their teacher, attend school regularly, and complete assignments. Students also ask clarifying questions, complete their homework, and get along with others.
  • Parents - ensure students come to school regularly, ready to learn. Parents also help with homework, read daily with their child and support teachers, coaches, directors and officials in conversations at home.
  • School District Staff - are technically competent, trustworthy and friendly. These employees are also hard working, good examples for students.
  • School leaders - create a shared vision, understand student needs and are helpful. Leaders are good examples for students and solve problems by collaborating with parents, teachers and the community.
  • Goals 2017

  • Instructional Goal: At least 90% of teachers will meet or exceed an effective rating on the Utah Teaching Standards as measured by the North Sanpete School District Teacher Evaluation System (NSES). A percentage of teachers reaching effective or higher will be reported annually.
  • Student Achievement Goal: All students will show improvement including at least a year of growth or reach their IEP Goals each year as measured by SLOs, SAGE, DIBELS, WIDA, ACT, graduation rates, etc. Each school will report their success annually.
  • This plan was drafted by the Classified Evaluation Committee, which included Sam Ray – Superintendent, Chris Godfreys – NSCEA, Janae Kubota – Fairview Elementary, Laura Mower – Mount Pleasant Elementary, Pam Jenkins – Spring City Elementary, Joan Peel – Moroni Elementary, Jim Heywood – North Sanpete Middle School, Marilyn Bagley – North Sanpete High School, Becky Rees – North Sanpete High School, Ron Pipher – Moroni Elementary, Joann Molinet – North Sanpete High School, Claudia Christensen – District Office and Connie Lamb – Transportation.


    Step I – Fall Meeting with Supervisor (first month of school)

    A – Complete Goal Setting Form

    B – Discuss job description

    C – Notify employee of areas needing improvement


    Step II – Mid-Year Formative evaluation (multiple measures over time)

    A – Job specific documents (secretary, custodial, nutrition, bus, etc.) 

    B - Walk-thru, survey, ride-a-long, etc.

    C – At least twice per year (allow at least one month for improvement, if needed, before summative evaluation)

    D – Supervisor will review areas needing improvement

    E – Every year for every classified employee

    F – Elementary custodian submits playground checklist to principal monthly


    Step III – Spring Summative Evaluation – Meet with Supervisor

    A – Review success

    B – Discuss improvement

    C – Finalize success / lack of success (areas needing improvement)

    D – Finalize Summative evaluation (average 3 or better meets standard)

    E – Supervisor express appreciation

    F – Years of employment 1,2,3,4,9,14,19,24,29 (to qualify for step increase)


    Instructions for use of Evaluation Forms: (Unless otherwise directed)

    Use the space provided for comments when a more detailed explanation seems necessary. Every employee should have a comment on performance good or bad.


    The rating is on a four-point scale with the following definitions:

    1               Not Effective – Seldom exceeds & often falls short of standard; not sustained adequate improvement.

    2               Emerging/Minimal – Performance is improving; still needs supervision / instruction to perform duties

    3               Effective – Performs independently & at an acceptable level

    4               Highly Effective – Performs independently & at an exceptional level; results often better than expected.


    A person receiving a majority of number two and one ratings should not be recommend for re-employment next school year.