In August 2021, the Shelby County Board of Education released Superintendent Dr. Joris M. Ray’s evaluation results in a report that illustrated his exemplary work as the District’s leader in the areas of Student Achievement, Governance and Board Relations, Business and Finance, Community Relations, and Staff Relations and Evaluations.
Superintendent Ray was rated favorably by SCS Board members with an overall performance score of 4.2 out of 5 (Completely Met Expectations), slightly higher than last year’s score. He was rated a 3.50 or higher (Mostly Met Expectations) in 26 out of 27 of the total evaluation categories.
- Business & Finance: Superintendent Ray’s highest competency score with a 4.43 (Completely Met Expectations) for carrying out the financial obligations of the District with fidelity.
- Community Relations: Superintendent Ray’s total mean score of 4.29, reflects his "outstanding job representing SCS on the national stage" according to Board members and for being consistently visible at events -- developing methods of being approachable to members of the community.
- Governance & Board Relations and Staff Relations & Evaluation: Superintendent Ray’s lowest competency score remains high with a 4.03 out of 5 (Completely Met Expectations).
- Student Achievement: With a total mean score of 4.14 (Completely Met Expectations), Board members commented that this section remains a "needs improvement" area; however, they recognize the significant challenges of the past year and believe Dr. Ray and his team will not waver in working overtime for student success.
Superintendent Ray also received high marks for successfully implementing the 1:1 digital device plan within a matter of weeks to close the digital divide among students, which Board members called "nothing short of amazing."
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