ED311 & TASB HR Services present

Effective Documentation of Teachers

Online webinar series coming soon!


If it’s not written down, it didn’t happen. An effective documentation process is crucial for improving employee performance and making informed personnel decisions. This interactive workshop will guide participants through the ED311 Texas Documentation Handbook: Appraisal, Nonrenewal, Termination. The training will focus on developing documentation to support appraisal, nonrenewal, and termination decisions.

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Audience: HR Administrators, Principals, Assistant Principals, Teacher Appraisers

Topics covered:

  • Legal framework for documentation

  • Principles of effective documentation

  • Addressing marginally effective performance

  • Documenting instruction

  • Professional communication

  • Writing and monitoring intervention plans

ACCREDITATION: This program may meet local criteria for 5 hours of school administrators’ general management training by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) as providers of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit.  

About the TASB presenters:

Jennifer Barton, HR & Compensation Consultant

Jennifer Barton joined HR Services in 2018. Jennifer assists with compensation plan development, training, and other HR projects. Prior to joining TASB, Jennifer served for 19 years in Texas public schools as principal, assistant principal, teacher, and coach. She grew up in San Antonio and attended North East ISD schools. Jennifer earned master’s degrees in education and educational leadership from The University of Texas at Austin and Lamar University, and she also holds a Texas superintendent certificate. Email Jennifer Barton at jennifer.barton@tasb.org.

Karen Dooley, Senior HR Consultant

Karen Dooley joined HR Services in 2016. Karen assists with staffing and HR reviews, training, and other HR projects. She is a seasoned administrator with more than 17 years of HR experience in central Texas districts as a coordinator, director, and assistant superintendent. She also worked as an assistant principal, counselor, and teacher, and holds a superintendent certificate. Karen received her master’s degree from Prairie View A&M University and her bachelor’s degree from Texas State University. She served on school performance HR review teams beginning in 2002 in Texas and Oklahoma prior to joining TASB HR Services. Email Karen Dooley at karen.dooley@tasb.org.

Texas Documentation Handbook,

6th Edition

This easy-to-read desktop handbook focuses on how to go about documenting the performance of both professional and auxiliary employees effectively in and out of the classroom.  Whether your goal is to help employees improve or prepare for a negative employment decision, you will find this handbook a valuable guide.  Its six chapters and appendices are filled with information and numerous illustrations. Thanks to minor updates along the way, the Sixth Edition remains current with Texas appraisal and employment law.

Click here to buy, or add one to your registration purchase at $45/participant – a 15% discount off the list price!


The latest edition accommodates recent developments affecting employment decision making including the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS).