Its down to 2 in Red Clay School District’s search for their new superintendent. Johnny Jet and DEDOE’s Puzzler.
DEDOE’s Puzzler is riding in Johnny Jet’s contrail and a heading for a flame-out in Johnny Jet’s jet-wash.
One-T has to know Kilroy is pretty good at calling and Kilroy calls it for Johnny Jet.
what I like about Johnny Jet is, he knows Red Clay from top to bottom and has a vision of continuing Red Clay’s forward progress in serving all students in the most diverse school district in Delaware.
My only recommendation Johnny Jet is, always command through a sense of pride and never let ego supersede ego. and from Admiral Rickover; “Responsibility is a unique concept… You may share it with others, but your portion is not diminished. You may delegate it, but it is still with you… If responsibility is rightfully yours, no evasion, or ignorance or passing the blame can shift the burden to someone else. Unless you can point your finger at the man who is responsible when something goes wrong, then you have never had anyone really responsible”. Also, Johnny Jet needs to beware of the church mouse that dwells in exctive board meeting
As far as DEDOE Puzzler, Red Clay isn’t a 500 piece puzzle. Red Clay has struggle for many years on how to connected with parents of at-risk students to engage them into active team-member in the best interest of their children educational “experience”. If you want to equate Red Clay and education as a puzzle perhaps we can agree there is one piece missing and that it connecting all parents in the scope of accountability in their child’s education. And I am not talking from a discipline perspective. If you survive Johnny Jet’s jet-wash take your experience in the community and focus on the one missing piece of the puzzle.
At the of the day, Red Clay school board needs to do whats best for “Red Clay” with the goal of improving efforts in addressing the needs of at-risk students. The education landscape of Delaware and America in disarray. Wrong-headed Wall Street and political motivated education reform initiatives forced onto Red Clay by intimidation of the possibility of losing state and federal funding has fracture the local control Red Clay the give parents an equal seat at the table. Red Clay’s obligation is Red Clay. Red Clay’s superintendent and/or school board should never be engaged in broad public school reform the compromises Red Clay authority to operate as its own entity.