If you have questions about the Tulsa Model, contact You can also reference the Tulsa Model Observation and Evaluation Handbook for Evaluators.

For additional information on Tulsa Public School’s Tulsa Model and the Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Initiative, visit

Lessons Learned

Leverage teacher and administrator input.

Improve the system based on real-world implementation.

Simplicity is best.

Train evaluators, and train them again.

Ensure inter-rater reliability and accuracy with a certification and re-certification process.

Seek, embrace and respond to teacher and evaluator input, especially regarding the decisions that impact them.

Fidelity and fortitude are important.

Develop, listen and engage the help of community and outside resources.