Thursday, August 12, 2010

Inside Four Walls: Our superintendent just got fired

Don't know what this means for us. It's strange because our sups kind of stick around until they want to leave, so to have one fired is big. Add in the fact it was a special board meeting and that we start meetings next Tuesday...just too strange.

So what worries me as a teacher, this quote;

"We decided that we wanted to go in a different direction with leadership. We talked to Dr. Simms about it and agreed that it would be in our mutual best interests for her to move on and for us to move on," said board member Nancy Lyons.

Why a different direction? WVUSD is one of the top performing districts in the state. The only thing I can think of is how they want to handle all of the budget shortfalls. There was a committee report that suggested closing down 2 schools and reconfiguring one more. At the same time, board members have said they will not close any schools at this time. Maybe that was it?

Most of the teachers I talked to thought she was nice and approachable and actually had that "old Walnut" feel to her. This is big though. What a way to start the year off.

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