Ghysels takes job with County Office of Education Schools & Kids, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on May 12, 2010 at 4:08 pm
Maurice Ghysels, the superintendent of the Mountain View Whisman School District, is leaving to become the chief schools officer for the Santa Clara County Office of Education, it was announced on Wednesday, May 12.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 3:06 PM
Posted by Carla, a resident of the Castro City neighborhood, on May 12, 2010 at 4:08 pm
This is good news for our little products (I mean children). July 1st isn't soon enough. I just feel sorry for all the children in the programs he will be directing, not to mention the staff. Oh well, new hunting grounds I suppose.
Posted by again, a resident of the Blossom Valley neighborhood, on May 12, 2010 at 4:30 pm
It never amazes me that all these superintendents along with all the bureaucratic crap that shape our school and curriculum never actually go to classrooms to witness first hand what works and doesn't. These people only critique and make decisions just based on statistics.
Posted by MVMom, a resident of the Blossom Valley neighborhood, on May 13, 2010 at 1:15 am
Interesting comments I found on SCCOE website in their news release on this topic:
Weis conducted on-site interviews with Mountain View Whisman board members, cabinet members, administrators, teachers and other staff, the PTA, district foundation and teacher leadership, and community members, among others.
"Every conversation had a consistent theme--Dr. Ghysels is a top-quality, visionary educator who puts the needs of students first," Weis said. "He has built a successful team at Mountain View Whisman that has consistently focused on continuous improvement and customer service. We are thrilled to be able to bring him to the County Office of Education."
It looks like 50% accuracy is considered "top-notch" in the SCCOE system. Perhaps Dr Ghysels might actually be able to obatain this goal. Oh wait a minute...he kept 0/2 of our children safe while they were at school that is 0%. He has a long way to go!
I am very thankful that we are getting closer to our goal of 100% MVWSD administration considering child safety a priority, well at least by SCCOE standards anyways.
Congratulations to all the amazing teachers and students in MVWSD!!!
Good Luck to Ghysels...and big "HEADS UP" to the parents of all the children he is responsible for keeping safe in his SCCOE position.
Posted by Sid, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on May 13, 2010 at 6:56 am
From the MERC
"Under his Mountain View Whisman contract, Ghysels was set to receive a salary of $187,531 in 2009-10. At his new job, he will make $164,000, plus a $4,000 annual stipend for his doctorate degree, according to the county office of education."