Paraprofessional Evaluation and Professional Development

The Epping School District paraprofessional systems have been designed to align and promote synergy with the paraprofessional’s role articulated in the job description, performance articulated in the evaluation system, and learning articulated in the professional development plan.

Paraprofessionals are subject to a collective bargaining agreement which applies after the employee has completed a ninety (90) calendar days probationary period.  As a result the evaluation model only applies to paraprofessionals that have completed the probationary period. 

An evaluation will be conducted at least once annually or more at the administration’s option with the first being conducted no later than April 30.

Self-Assessment by September 30 - At the beginning of the school year each paraprofessional will review district expectations in the Paraprofessional Job Description and Evaluation and conduct a self-assessment to identify areas for annual professional growth.  Paraprofessionals will complete a self evaluation using the rubrics provided below. 

Please click on the associated documents for the position of interest.

Credit Recovery Paraprofessional Job Description  
ESOL Paraprofessional Job Description Expectations Rubric
Kindergarten Paraprofessional Job Description Expectations Rubric
RTI Paraprofessional Job Description Expectations Rubric
Special Education Paraprofessional Job Description  
School Library & Media Paraprofessional Job Description Expectations Rubric
School Nursing Assistant Job Description Expectations Rubric

Student Data - Paraprofessionals will also review student state and/or district assessment data for their individual classroom/caseload and grade level/content area.  The expectation is that each paraprofessional will review this data with his/her professional learning team and identify student learning gaps for their classroom/caseload and grade level/content area.

Evaluation by April 30 - The evaluation is the cumulative review of paraprofessional performance over the school year.  The evaluation includes the following components.

  • Meeting the needs of students
  • Assisting in the classroom, library media center, or health office
  • Work habits and behavior
  • Work relationships
  • Contribution to school environment

Paraprofessional Reference Materials

Professional Development Master Plan, Organization, & Questions

Plan - The PD Master Plan (see link below) documents the process by which Epping School Staff are renewed for NH Department of Education certification.  The Professional Development Master Plan has been approved by NH Department of Education and is in effect until June 30, 2021.

Organization - The Professional Learning Organization Chart shows how professional learning fits into the district organization, what professional learning structures are in place, and what roles these structures play.

Professional Learning Organization Chart

Questions - Questions may be directed to Cathy Zylinski, the Director of Special Services. 

2022-2023 Employee Handbook

The Epping School District classifies personnel as professional (salary) and support (hourly).  The contents of the Support Staff Handbook reflect current School Board policies and administrative practices and procedures.  Paraprofessionals are responsible for utilizing this Handbook to become familiar with its information and to understand what is expected as a paraprofessional                                       

Paraprofessional's Collective Bargaining Agreement - July 2021 - June 2024

The Epping Paraprofessional Association represents paraprofessionals, including positions such as aides, media assistants, educational assistants, monitors, tutors, behavior coaches, and nursing assistants.  

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