September 19, 2019
Dr. Michael L. Christian
Superintendent, Colonial School District
230 Flourtown Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
RE: 2018-2019 Superintendent Performance Evaluation
Dear Dr. Christian:
As a result of the evaluation conducted by the Colonial School District Board of School Directors, the Board has determined that your overall performance rating for the 2018 – 2019 school year is Distinguished. This rating was reached after assessing your performance in accordance with the mutually agreed upon objective performance standards reflected in your employment agreement and additional data provided by you with regard to your 2018-2019 annual goals.
The Board agrees upon your professional strengths in several areas. The Board recognizes your excellence as a leader and manager, and views you as highly capable in your oversight of operations and financial matters. The Board sees that you are well-respected in our schools and community at large, and that you have been successful in maintaining a strong and positive presence throughout the District.
The Board also recognizes areas where there may be opportunity for improvement. Most notably, the Board would like to see a more robust plan for the District’s public relations and community outreach, including a more active social media presence. In the event that you feel additional training in this area would be beneficial for you or your staff, the Board will support efforts to develop these skills. The Board also expressed concern over its limited degree of awareness with regard to Human Relations, and would be interested in receiving more information of the type that was previously provided during the Board’s HR meetings. The Board is optimistic that with the appropriate support and resources, these are areas where improvement can be achieved.
Collectively, the Board thanks you for your ongoing demonstrated commitment to the success of our students. We look forward to a successful 2019-2020 school year.
President, Board of School Directors