Professional Growth and Effectiveness System for Other Professionals

Published: 4/28/2017 12:55 PM

This page is currently undergoing updates to reflect the changes established in Senate Bill 1 (2017). Senate Bill 1, (effective immediately due to an emergency clause) brings significant change to Kentucky’s Professional Growth and Effectiveness System. It requires districts to implement a personnel evaluation system aligned to a statewide framework that promotes continuous professional growth and development of skills needed to be a highly effective teacher or administrator. If you have questions related to the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES) for Other Professionals, please contact Christine Meisberger at (502) 564-1479.
The Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES) was created in response to Senate Bill 1 (2009) and advised by the Teacher Effectiveness Steering Committee (TESC) to promote the vision of continuous professional growth and development of skills needed to be a highly effective educator.
PGES supports Kentucky's commitment to every student being serviced by an effective other professional. The PGES is designed to catalyze professional growth and create a fair and equitable system to measure and evaluate the effectiveness of education professionals.

The Kentucky Frameworks for Teaching- Specialists Frameworks (Danielson 2011) serve as the foundation of PGES for other professionals and provide clear understanding of what it means to be effective.

Collaboration with fellow educators and administrators is the means through which other professionals implement the research-based components of PGES:





The Division of Next Generation Professionals (NGP) is committed to providing support for OPGES to schools and districts across Kentucky. In addition to technical assistance and personalized professional learning, NGP publishes a monthly newsletter. The newsletter includes articles and announcements that highlight Kentucky educators, administrators, and districts engaged in relevant and innovative distributed leadership models, PGES implementation, planning for equitable access, pursuit of effective professional learning communities, and instructional and assessment practices of interest to all Kentucky educators. 

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Christine Meisberger
Office of Teaching and Learning
Division of Next Generation Professionals
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-1479
Fax (502) 564-6470