Monday, June 18, 2007

Its so hard to say goodbye . . ..

The superintendent of my school district is leaving. Superintendent just started with our district a few short years ago. Everyone is shocked. Why will no one stay with us? Our district is a mess. It was a mess before Superintendent came to us, a mess that the previous superintendent couldn’t even fix. Now, it is only going to get worse. I didn’t expect Superintendent to be a savior, but the district was making progress. It feels like yet another superintendent is giving up on us—even though Superintendent was offered a position no one could refuse. Some of us understand why. . . superintendents in this district have such a hard job—a poverty stricken community with little parental support, kids who are already so far behind that no amount of NCLB legislation can fix, battling with a combative elected school board & union . . .and the list goes on and on.

We will miss you Superintendent. I appreciated your work . . .the support you gave teachers. We love your caring and concerned nature. The work you’ve done here is priceless. We will remember you in our hearts. Like many others, I’m asking, is there anything we can do to make you stay?

2 comments:

fireball said...

Im sure if your district will find somone that can handle the job. Districts are an "ever-changing" animal. Good luck.

Midwest Teacher said...

That's rough. Having so many administrative changes does not help a district. Hopefully one will be found soon--someone dynamic who is willing to stick it out.
You hit on a key point--parental support/involvement. W/o that, it's tough to survive, let alone function.