ED311 presents

Effective Documentation of Teachers

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.

A wide range of documentation topics, including:

Legal framework for documentation

Principles of effective documentation

Addressing marginally effective performance

Documenting instruction

Writing and monitoring intervention plans

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

We are excited to offer this training opportunity through partnership with TASB Human Resources ServicesTASB launched HR Services in 1984 to support school districts’ growing needs for information, data, and guidance. 

Their mission is to support HR leadership in Texas public schools.

Meet TASB’s HR Services presenters:

Cheryl Hoover

Cheryl Hoover

HR Consultant

Cheryl Hoover joined HR Services in 2018. She assists with staffing and HR reviews, training, and other HR projects. During Cheryl’s extensive public school career, she served as an executive director of curriculum and principal leadership, executive director of human resources, principal, assistant principal, teacher, and coach. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin while playing on the women’s basketball team and obtained her master’s degree from Texas State University. Cheryl is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR).

Jennifer Barton

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.

Karen Dooley

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.


Zach Hobbs

Zach Hobbs

Assistant Director

Zach joined the HR Services team in 2014. He supervises a team of consultants and provides HR consulting, including compensation plan development and staffing services, to districts throughout Texas. Prior to joining TASB, Zach was a Texas principal and teacher. He has also worked as an analyst for a national human resources consulting firm. Zach has a master’s degree from the University of Texas at Tyler, received a superintendent certificate through the Texas A&M University at Commerce, and is a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).

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.

When booking your training, you can opt to include documentation handbooks 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).

Book Your Training Today

Get in touch to start the process of customizing an on-site, in-district professional development day for your team.

Documentation handbooks = $45/person

*Discounts available for multi-day trainings