San Diego Unified Board of Education, San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Cindy Marten, SDUSD Trustee John Lee Evans, SDUSD Trustee Kevin Beiser, SDUSD Trustee Mike McQuary, SDUSD Trustee Richard Barrera, Superintendent Marten
According to an article on the Southern California Public Radio 89,3 KPCC website by Adolfo Guzman-Lopez with Maura Walz titled LAUSD Board Picks Long-Time Administrator Michelle King as New Superintendent, there IS a Board of Education in a large Southern California School District THAT ACTUALLY CHOOSES A SUPERINTENDENT BASED ON CREDENTIALS!!!
Unlike the bizarre Superintendent choice by the SDUSD Board of Education of woefully inexperienced Elementary School Principal Cindy Marten with ONE DAY OF DELIBERATION, the LAUSD actually spent 2 months and paid a professional search firm to help them screen candidates…according to KPCC:
The school board and the search firm it hired – Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates – began reaching out to candidates in November. The firm had conducted public forums – many sparsely attended – the month before in many school district neighborhoods to gather input on the criteria for selecting a new leader.
This must be AMAZING to the SDUSD School Board!
Believe It Or Not Trustees Beiser, Barerra, Evans and McQuary:
If you use professionals to screen candidates and allow the District Stakeholders to participate you actually find a HIGHLY QUALIFIED SUPERINTENDENT CANDIDATE…not a WANNABE disaster of a Superintendent who creates blunder after scandal after misjudgment with students as the victims of her mismanagement!
So WHAT IS the “Tale Of The Credentials Tape” comparison between Michelle King and Cindy Marten?
District Deeds wishes LAUSD and Ms. King the best in their endeavors to improve their district for ALL their students.
We can only hope that Trustees Beiser, Barerra, McQuary and Evans will get the message and correct the current mistake in the SDUSD Superintendents office.
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From the San Joaquin County Office of Education’s current Superintendent Search:
“Candidate must not make personal contact with the Board of Education, administrative staff or potential interview panel members. Applicants not following this guideline will be subject to disqualification from the interview process.”
Frank, it is good to know that other districts are doing an ethical job, not rushing, in 24 hours to pick a friend, like our board did here.
Barrera and his lunch partner, Cindy Marten, who Barrera publicly compared to Rosa Parks, back in November, 2012, broke all of the above guidelines.
Time for a do-over.