JCPS Superintendent gets average grade from teachers

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Posted on August 15, 2009 at 6:43 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 13 at 1:55 PM

(WHAS11) - School is out and the grades are in, even for Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Sheldon Berman.

Teachers are sounding off about how they feel Dr. Berman is performing in the district.

A new survey out shows he's not making the honor roll.

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Manipulative, hypocrite, arrogant and self serving are some of the words teachers used to describe Dr. Berman.

While there are positive comments in the survey of teachers , a majority of the teachers gave Berman a "C."

Almost 1000 teachers across the district got the chance to give their feedback about the performance of Dr. Sheldon Berman.

Their response ranged as everything from "I'm not sure" to words like self serving and hypocrite.

This survey was conducted by the Jefferson County Teachers Union.

Overall Dr. Berman got a "C" from classroom teachers but some teachers did have positive things to say.

But when asked about his weaknesses some of the responses were sharp.

The union says they are giving their results to School Board members to review.

Will the teachers concerns addressed in the survey play a role in Berman's future with the district?

Dr. Berman is still waiting on his final report card.

So what is Dr. Berman's response to all of this?

He is out of town Monday but we did get a statement from him.

He says it's a very small subset of teachers and he believes whether the results are positive or negative that it's likely not an accurate representation of how teachers feel.

Berman is still awaiting his performance review from School Board members.

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