Freeman Williams, the superintendent of the Christina School District, will retire in February, the district has announced.
Williams has led the district, one of the state’s largest, since 2012. This August, he went out on a leave of absence.
First I’d like to say, Freeman Williams is a fine man and educator. Though he may had “personal reasons” you can be he was nudged! Thank you Freeman for making me feel welcomed and it was always a pleasure to see you at the NCC Combined Board Meetings.
Robert Andrzejewski, the former superintendent of the Red Clay Consolidated School District, took over as acting secretary at the start of this month.
And despite some issues I’ve taken with Bob A, I think he has the skills to lead Christina. I have no doubt with the time off after leaving Red Clay as their superintendent, I think Bob A had plenty of time to reflect inward and outward. The man possesses the skills and knowledge to be a leader. However, I have my reservation went it comes to the political infiltration in public education. School boards do need to set boundaries when it comes to political education agendas such as with Governor Markell’s. I’ve seen too many supers drop to their knees.
Christina’s board is “exploring a timeline for a superintendent search,” according to a news release.
I think Christina is in good hands with Bob A and I would make that deadline July 1. Though I can support Bob A as the next super I must say and insist there must be a “national search”. We don’t need another Pencader fiasco like situation. Hey baby fly boy over at Red Clay! Tell Merv’s class clown don’t come over sniffing around for a job. And shout out to DOE Dan! Don’t waste your time, sweetie is better off with you not around!
Putting all the board politics aside! With the possible takeover of Christina’s city schools and city students by Red Clay school district any referendum attempt would be a long-shot. Sorry to say. I foresee Christina going into financial recovery.