Craig Goldman's first year
Original post made on Jun 16, 2011
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on Jun 16, 2011 at 3:14 pm
I met Mr. Goldman and chatted with him about 3 months ago. He is well spoken and intelligent, and I think will do a good job for the district, if he sticks around.
That being said, he seems largely focused on the improvement of ESL students. While clearly laudible, it concerns me that this could potentially lead to greater problems in the general student body. The Title I funding decision seems a bit dicey. But he deserves the opportunity to succeed and I hope he does.
Of far greater concern to me was his unwavering support for his predecessor, whose actions I personally found to be utterly reprehensible. By the numbers I was given by Mr. Goldman and his staff, the buyout of our former superintendent equates to roughly 1.5 years of funding for all extra-curricular activities in the district. I sincerely hope Mr. Goldman will recognize the horrible damage caused by misconduct of district administrators and disallow this brand of behavior in the future.
on Jun 16, 2011 at 3:17 pm
on Jun 16, 2011 at 9:33 pm
I think Mr. Goldman is very capable and can breathe new life into this district finally if he gets rid of the dead weight we've been carrying for years - the Associate and Assistant Superintendents. They have not performed well in the past years - as he has pointed out we've been struggling with issues for years . Time to get some new, energetic and innovative people at the top to help Mr. Goldman rather than carrying them. This district is sorely in need of good leaders at the top to set good examples for the rest of the Admin. This district is also in need of some good mentors for teachers and principals too.