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Local teachers endorse McAuliffe | Letter

Rosemary McAuliffe is endorsed by Northshore, Lake Washington, Edmonds and other local teachers because she shares their commitment that every child be taught by a dedicated and highly skilled teacher.

I teach junior high, and I am excited by the new evaluation system that we are in the process of implementing. This new system will give our strongest teachers the recognition they deserve and hold all teachers and principals accountable to high standards. Teachers and principals who don’t meet these new higher standards will be given help to improve and terminated if they do not.

I simply don’t understand the charges made by Dawn McCravey when she says that Rosemary McAuliffe blocked reform in Olympia. Rosemary was instrumental in bringing about this smart and tough new evaluation system. She sponsored the legislation that created it, and Rosemary worked with people across the whole state to bring it into practice. Teachers and principals are being trained now to implement it.

We need to send Rosemary back to Olympia so she can continue to help us implement this promising new teacher and principal evaluation system reform.

Judy Patneaude, Woodinville


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