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Pamela D. Tucker


Pamela D. Tucker is an associate professor of education in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she serves as the director of the Principal Internship Program. Her research focuses on teacher effectiveness, the nature of the school principalship, and personnel evaluation. Books coauthored with others include: Handbook for the Qualities of Effective Teachers (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2004), Handbook on Teacher Evaluation: Assessing and Improving Performance and Handbook on Educational Specialist Evaluation: Assessing and Improving Performance (Eye on Education, 2003), Educational Leadership in an Age of Accountability (SUNY Press, 2003), Teacher Evaluation and Student Achievement (National Education Association, 2000), and Handbook on Teacher Portfolios for Evaluation and Professional Development (Eye on Education, 2000). Tucker's published articles address topics including teacher portfolios, helping struggling teachers, guidelines for linking student achievement and teacher evaluation, and the legal context for teacher evaluation. She has worked with numerous school districts and the Commonwealth of Virginia in designing evaluation systems for teachers, administrators, and support personnel. She earned her doctorate in Educational Administration from the College of William and Mary, and has been a middle school teacher, special education teacher, and school administrator.

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