We were introduced to our new pay model on Thursday. It's kind of interesting, and I was wondering if anyone else had anything like it. Teachers are ranked by both their administrator, and by themselves. They have to fall into one of four domains of influence: classroom, team, school, or district. Within each domain, there are 5 categories: certification, results of your teacher effectiveness rating (a state-wide initiative, based on yearly goal-setting and reflection), collaboration & leadership, creativity, and continuous improvement. We have to look at a rubric, and rate ourselves, and our principal does the same. Then you meet to see how your ratings matched, and decide which domain you fall into. Within each domain of influence there is a salary range, and your principal can decide where you fall within that range. If you don't have your master's degree you can only be in the classroom or team domain. There is also a separate stipend attached to number of grad credits, having your master's degree, and years of service. Teachers will get these raises regardless. The domain rating just determines an additional incentive/stipend amount. Teachers are re-evaluated every 3 years. I kind of like it. I think it's good that teachers who do more and work hard will be compensated, because I work my hinder off. It is in no way tied to student test results, either. The only thing that most of us are worried about is that our principal is NEVER in our classrooms. Last year she was only in my room one time for my formal observation. My school is really big and we don't have an AP. She also has tons of meetings to attend. So I have no clue how she knows what goes on in my classroom. It's not her fault-we just need an AP. If your district has a pay scale, what does it look like?