Peer Assistance & Review (PAR)
The Columbus City Schools are continuously striving to provide the highest possible quality of education. For students to succeed in learning, teachers must succeed in teaching. The PAR Program has been designed to improve the quality of instruction by assuring that all teachers experience professional success.
Since 1985, the program has been a continuous joint effort between the Columbus Education Association (CEA) and administration, with the goal of providing assistance and support to teachers entering the profession (intern) and to improve the performance of experienced teachers who are encountering some difficulties (intervention).
Each student is highly-educated, prepared for leadership and service, and empowered for success as a citizen in a global community.
We shape the future-one teacher at a time.
PAR Smarter Goal
The Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) program will increase the professional growth of teachers in the district through specific instructional mentoring, support, professional development, and rigorous evaluations of teaching performance as measured by the evaluation system and licensure requirements. The PAR program will explore new opportunities to engage teachers in individualized growth and to support communities of reflective practice resulting in increased retention rates at the end of the school year.
(614) 365-5010 Phone
(614) 365-5114 Fax