And here is a quote from the assistant chairperson:
"We believe it is your classroom and you should teach in any style that works for you."
I happened to run into her before my class Wednesday night. She told me that I no longer have to be observed. I told her how the observations here were so much more pleasant than the high school ones and we got to talking about observations in general. I loved her comment. It is a most administrators in the high school (probably middle and lower schools too) don't feel this way as well.