The Network for Educator Effectiveness is a simple yet powerful comprehensive system for educator training and evaluation that helps educators grow, students learn, and schools improve.


NEE brings together observation of teachers in the classroom with multiple measures of educator effectiveness in a secure online portal designed to record feedback, start meaningful conversations, and provide high-quality resources for educator growth and educator professional development.

With NEE, you get a total system for educator evaluation – not just a shiny new app on your iPad. Through superior educator training and ongoing support, we focus on actually improving teachers and administrators, not merely evaluating them.

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Our Mission

Provide simple yet powerful, comprehensive, research-based evaluation tools and processes designed to grow educators, students and schools across the country.

Educators grow, students learn, schools improve.

Our Values

  • Students come first
  • Genuine usefulness to teachers
  • Coach you, not catch you
  • Grow you, not get you
  • Simple yet powerful

Our History

NEE was developed to provide services for educator evaluation and educator training in 2011 from a collaboration among preK-12 practitioners and researchers at the University of Missouri’s College of Education. Nine schools were part of the NEE pilot in 2011.

Within three years, NEE had grown to include more than 250 districts – more than half of Missouri school districts. It is telling that this growth occurred without any organized marketing; it was all based on word-of-mouth and a positive reputation. NEE did – and continues to – fill a need for a comprehensive administrator and teacher evaluation system that actually makes a difference for administrators, teachers, and students alike.

NEE’s co-founders are Dr. Marc Doss, a former teacher, principal, and superintendent, and Dr. Christi Bergin, associate dean for research and innovation at the MU College of Education. NEE continues to operate out of MU’s College of Education, allowing us to easily incorporate the latest education research and innovation throughout NEE’s processes and particularly in EdHub, our online training resource library that includes more than 300 materials for targeted professional growth.

Affordable Annual Pricing

As a nonprofit, NEE’s fee for educator training and educator evaluation service is provided at a cost-recovery basis based on district size (measured by student count), making NEE very affordable while providing districts with a powerful, research-based classroom observation tool for evaluation. NEE districts pay an affordable annual membership fee to access all of NEE’s services, including classroom observation training, the online application (called the NEE Data Tool), and EdHub professional learning resources.

Providing these services at one price encourages training for teams of educators from each district, allowing for a smooth district-wide conversion to NEE.

The annual NEE membership includes:

Free Consultation

Interested in how you can implement educator training and evaluation services for your school or district? Contact NEE for a free consultation.

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  • I have been an administrator for 16 years. NEE is by far is the best system I have used for walkthroughs, evaluations, and growing teachers. Everything is transparent with staff, administrator, and superintendent.  We worked with our staff to set our goals and have received more training than any other model and method I have used.

    Gale Dunkhas
    High School Principal
    Falls City, NE

  • NEE evaluations for our teachers and principals have been a game changer for Park Hill. Our principals and teachers are now engaged in levels of instructional conversation that we had never encountered before. Our teachers remark that they really appreciate the visibility of the principal spending more time in their classrooms. Above all, we believe our students benefit the most from the collaborative work that NEE fosters among all of our educators.

    Bill Redinger
    Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
    Park Hill School District
    Kansas City, MO

  • NEE is the best tool I've used to evaluate teacher effectiveness and growth in the 21 years I've been in administration. It brings classroom observations, student surveys, and PDPs into one system and does so in a seamless manner.  The whole process of teacher growth is encapsulated within the NEE model. NEE allows us to target areas that need the most attention and to better instruction in a systematic way.

    Benjy Fenske
    Superintendent
    Clever, MO

  • The NEE training is providing our principals with consistent expectations for what should occur in the instructional process. The principals and teachers are having rich conversations about the observations. All teachers want to improve, and NEE is the tool to make that happen.

    James Haley
    Superintendent
    Wood River, NE

  • NEE is a great tool that, if implemented correctly and with passion, will quickly help your school improve teacher effectiveness, teacher growth, and the learning-centered culture of your school.

    Keith White
    High School Principal
    Buffalo, MO

  • NEE is the best evaluation system I have used in my 14 years as a building principal. The ability to focus on and build upon specific indicators that meet both my building and individual teacher needs makes NEE the best option for developing and growing quality teachers.

    Chauncey Rardon
    Elementary Principal
    Lathrop, MO

  • NEE is the most beneficial teacher evaluation tool we have used. Implementing the NEE evaluation system has provided a positive impact on our teachers and our students. Teachers have commented on the invaluable conversations and timely feedback they have with administration. The use of NEE has developed a different level of positive relationships between staff and administration. They truly value it as a growth tool. This has developed a higher level of awareness in teaching, resulting in higher student learning.

    Satotha Burr, Samantha Hamilton,
    Jody Martin, Jeremy Phillips,
    and Lee Woodward
    Elementary Principals
    Neosho, MO