A fond farewell
Original post made on Apr 4, 2011
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on Apr 4, 2011 at 1:10 pm
Kevin is a good example of hiring city/school management who have a community stake in the local environment. I often notice disappointing results from managers, principals, etc. that are hired from a 'national search' and really end up no better than a local boy (or girl) who has done well and is just waiting for a 'good job' to serve the local community. We have plenty of smart and ethical professional people in out local environment - I would like to see them have a chance at the local important jobs before we hire from a 'national hotshot' pool of candidates.
If someone has to 'commute' 50 miles, or hasn't held a positions for at least 5 years in one (successful) organization - I really don't care how impressively they 'interview'. Give me a more soft spoken competence.
on Apr 4, 2011 at 3:52 pm
Well said. I agree. The schools experience with the last superintendent, Maurice Ghysels, makes your words ring so true. Many are still suffering from fatigue from that hotshot experience.
on Apr 8, 2011 at 1:36 pm
Your comments are valid, make sure you tell Council. They want to hear from the community as they go through the recruitment process!