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NHCS superintendent's evaluation released, positive feedback overall

Published: Jun. 3, 2015 at 3:59 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 7, 2015 at 4:04 PM EDT
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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - The New Hanover County Schools' superintendent's evaluation was released Wednesday, a day after the school board voted 4-3 to extend Superintendent Dr. Tim Markley's contract for two years.

There are seven categories in the evaluation, each scored by the following grades Distinguished = 5, Accomplished = 4, Proficient = 3, Developing = 2, Not Demonstrated = 1.

The superintendent received an "accomplished" or "proficient grade" in every category.

A note of concern in the 2014 evaluation was a need for improvement in the evaluation and supervision of employees. Markley received a 3.7 in 2014 in the staff and personnel category. His score decreased a bit to 3.5 in his 2015 evaluation.

This category, which includes promoting good staff morale, recruiting and assigning best personnel, involving staff in planning and ensuring staff evaluation, are conducted with an emphasis on improvement and disciplinary action, was also his lowest scoring.

The board gave Markley lower scores in four of the seven categories compared to last year.

Markley did improve in the personal qualities category, which includes maintaining a high standard of ethics and looks at interaction with colleagues. In 2014, he received a 3.7 but now has earned a 4.

Chairman Don Hayes released the following statement on the 2015 superintendent evaluation:

The Board of Education has completed its annual evaluation of Dr. Timothy Markley, Superintendent of New Hanover County Schools, and is generally pleased with the direction our system is taking. The Board of Education appreciates the Superintendent's efforts in educating the public on the needs of the system which resulted in the passage of the recent School Bond Referendum. Dr. Markley continues to dedicate his efforts to increasing graduation rates and improving test scores. The Superintendent has been responsive to concerns and input brought forward by the Board of Education and the community.

For a look at the superintendents 2015 evaluation please visit: http://bit.ly/1Id1zQG

For a look at the superintendent's 2014 evaluation, please visit: http://bit.ly/1Jl6j9W

According to New Hanover County Schools spokesperson Valita Quattlebaum, Markley's contract was extended until 2019.

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