Monday, March 10, 2008

Focus on successful

MNPS BOE member Karen Johnson gives us the list of qualities the board is seeking in a new director of schools. They retreated and came out with these warm and fuzzy atributes:

  1. Substance vs Show
  2. Personable
  3. Compassionate
  4. Staff Development Supporter
  5. Listener
  6. Passionate
  7. Collaborative
  8. Strategic Thinker
  9. Successful
  10. Morale Builder
  11. Knowledgeable/Academic Achievement
  12. Communicator -Internal/External
  13. Delegates
  14. Visionary
  15. Ability to sell schools/vision/goals
  16. A clear natural leader
What jumps out at me is that it takes until #9 for them to get to the crux of the matter. They need to throw that 'successful' to the top of the list and make the other 15 sub-categories. Yeah, I know, I know, they're still recovering from the leadership style of Pedro Garcia, but I don't have a lot of sympathy for them. Most of them hired him. Most of them voted to extend his contract and give him a pay raise. Most of them are up for reelection.

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