The professional employee portfolio is an important part of the Topeka Public Schools evaluation process. A portfolio provides a means for reflection; it offers the opportunity for critiquing one's work and evaluating the effectiveness of lessons or interpersonal interactions with students or peers.
The portfolio consists of a collection of artifacts that are indicative of the employee's performance in Domains 1 (Planning and Preparation) and 4 (Professional Responsibilities). These artifacts are to be collected during the years the certified employee is not formally evaluated.
The portfolio . . .
The suggestions below for portfolio contents are just that – suggestions. The list is not intended to be comprehensive, and may not be appropriate for professional employees who are not classroom teachers.
Professional employees who are not classroom teachers (i.e. social workers, speech/language pathologists, psychologists, nurses, consulting teachers, etc.) should include artifacts relevant to their specific job responsibilities. All professional employees, regardless of their job assignments, must provide artifacts that are indicative of planning and preparation (Domain 1) and professional responsibilities (Domain 4).