Editor David Cotey email@example.com
12:56 pm on Wednesday, April 24, 2013
I do not know Lisa Elliot. I am sure that she was a great principal and Curriculum Director. I am sure that she will do a decent job. It justs seems to me that if the district really wants to move forward it ought to have tried to find the best in the country and one who actually has experience doing what they are going to be doing, that is a Supt. You guys like status quo.
8:23 am on Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The last Superintendent was the HR Director and then promoted. At that time, he had great support from the staff. he knew the district, etc. A lot of fanfare. GF is not always good at recognizing talent in the organization and promoting. Assit supt, and former principals are examples. Being an elementary school principal for a few years and then a curriculum director (even if it is in a large high school district), for two years, is not enough to qualify for to be Supt. of GF. If it was, why did they not promote the Assistant Supt? have a good day. JD, you are a teacher, you shouldn't be doing these blog entries on the tax payers time.
8:58 pm on Tuesday, April 23, 2013
You are right I do not know her. With that said, she was unequivocally the least qualified of the candidates. The district needs new approaches. She is more of GF.
3:48 pm on Tuesday, April 23, 2013
JD, she was a principal under Farner, so she learned from him how to run a district, that would be a fact. She has less Superintendent experience then the others who interviewed according to the newspaper. That is a fact. It said she started her doctorate last summer, it takes five years to get a Dr. She is not well on her way, she will be consumed with her doctorate. Yes, she left the district for two years to be a Curriculum Director, but she is still GF all the way, who entire career besides the two years was in the dysfunctional GFSD. She would not have been hired in Cedarburg, Grafton, Nicolet, or any of the others. GF hires from within a lot and wonders why it stays a marginal district. I have a right to my opinion. You are a bit out of line. Face it She is safe and the teachers are happy.
3:41 pm on Friday, April 19, 2013
Okay, she was the least qualified of the bunch. She was mentored by the former superintendent and GF always hires insiders and wonders why nothing ever changes. Last Supt, current Assistant Supt. and others were all promoted from within like her. Also, we will be paying for her to get her doctorate when the others already had them, and Superintendent experience. Sorry to be a bummer but in five years we will be doing this all over again. I am sure she is a good person and supportive of teachers, but come on. Was she really the best qualified? The last Supt. was working on his Ph.D. and never finished. Not thrilled with the pick.
11:47 am on Sunday, April 14, 2013
Well, which one ate they hiring?
3:08 pm on Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Eliiot seems to be the sentimental favorite. She is the only one without SUPt experience. Zimmer might be good but she has not had post ACT 10 WI Supt. experience. If the board is committed to hiring one of the two (who are less qualified than the others) than go for Elliot. She is safer and the low morale GF teachers seem to like her.
1:55 pm on Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Looks like a good group to select from. Great that they have five candidates with actual superintendent experience.
7:15 pm on Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Hire a new superintendent, have him/her hire the new administrators and life goes on. I think if Farner was toxic so was the system. He was promoted from within. Don't do that again if you want to see positive change.
12:50 pm on Thursday, March 21, 2013
Before you start celebrating, let's see who is in the batch of 20. Have they taught, been a principal and a superintendent? Are they interviewing for Cedarburg, Grafton,
Nicolet, or Occonomowoc? Which disrict would you pick? I want very badly to see a great person in the role. It is the consultant's job to say it is a good batch. Please no insiders.
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