Thursday, March 24, 2011

3 Supt. Candidates Chosen

   
Jana Carlisle
Dr. Carlisle has more than 10 years of educational and consultant experience. Her past work experience includes working for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and she served as the chief planning officer for the Rochester City School District from 2000-2008. She is currently a self-employed consultant working in the education field.

Barbara Deane-Williams
Mrs. Deane-Williams has more than 20 years of education experience. During her career, she has served as assistant principal, director of student learning and deputy superintendent for student learning and accountability. Since 2005, she has been the superintendent of Lyndonville Central School District.

Gary Mix (2010 salary - $232,307)
Mr. Mix has more than 25 years of public education experience. He has served as principal at two area high schools. Since 2002, he has been superintendent at Pembroke Central School District.

The finalists are scheduled for daylong visits in the district, which will include several school visits, final interviews with the Board, and a community forum, which is open to the public. The schedule is as follows:

- Tuesday, April 5 – Dr. Jana Carlisle

- Wednesday, April 6 – Mrs. Barbara Deane-Williams

- Thursday, April 7 – Mr. Gary Mix

The community forums will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the Athena High School Forum Room.

SCATS ~~ It appears a couple of these candidates went to great lengths to remove their photos and/or other info from the internet prior to becoming a candidate.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow it looks like they really don't want the community to go to the forums!!!! Who is ouu of work at 4:30?? Who wants to go to Athena's forum room?? What an out of the way location!!!

Anonymous said...

If you check out Pembroke's website, it shows how Gary Mix went to China in December to look at their educational system. Sounds like he likes to travel and spend money!

SCATS said...

To 2:13PM ~~ Yes, I saw that item as well. I posted the link for his defense of the high salary he commands. Obviously, he will want all of the $250K in chump change that Oberg is willing to throw his way. Here's the link for the China adventure Mr. Mix wrote about:
http://www.pembroke.k12.ny.us/DO/Super/MixG.htm

Anonymous said...

My sources in Churchville Chili say that we would be lucky to have Barbara Dean-Williams. She apparently knows her special education law and might even keep Deb Hoeft in check. So what that tells me is that we won't get her because she apparently knows her stuff. One can only hope!

SCATS said...

To 2:58PM ~~ Which leads me to wonder why Churchville-Chili didn't work to keep her ... any idea?

Anonymous said...

Unbelievable! Two from small, rural districts and one with consulting and planning experience. No one with solid team-building experience in a suburban or metropolitan school district. Greece needs leadership! As one whose thirty-three-year career came to retirement during the insanity of the Walts/Keller-Cogan administration, I find this list incredibly disheartening. The dysfunction that is alive and well in Greece is destined to continue in perpetuity. It never ends!

Anonymous said...

$232,000 for superintendant of PEMBROOK?????
What?????

Anonymous said...

Folks, we may be making a mistake rushing to judge any of the candidates before we participate in any of the process. Scats, at 2:19 you posted the Pembroke website. I went on their website, and I saw that their High School is included in News weeks top High Schools. Their Intermediate School was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Their Primary School has received an award from New York State for an exemplary reading program. Regardless if it's a large district or a small district, it appears they are doing something right. I, for one, am going to wait to make judgments until I meet any of the candidates. At some point in time, we need to pull together.

SCATS said...

To 7:17PM ~~ Rushing to judgment? Let's see ... I find the following facts to be very interesting regarding Gary Mix:
1 - He lives near our retiring Deputy Supt. Possibly coincidence, but possibly not.
2 - He's making a salary that is so high it will get capped at a MUCH reduced amout if Gov. Cuomo has his way.
3 - By coming to Greece now, he knows he could get locked into a 3-5 yr. contract for the $250,000 plus benefit "chump change" Greece is offering up and thereby avoid a salary cap for several years ... maybe enough to get him to his own tidy retirement.
4 - There are NO guarantees he would buy a home in Greece, thereby investing in the community & we already know no one on the BOE has the cajones to make the candidates do it!

As for Jana Carlisle: I sure hope someone asks some pointed questions about why she seemed to suddenly leave her RCSD position to start up her own company 2 yrs. ago and now wants back into a school district.

Regarding Barbara Deane-Williams: She left Churchville-Chili when she was next up to be supt. there (Deputy Supt.). Now she wants to come back to Monroe County just when Greece is in need? Nice timing!!

The Greece BOE needs to keep their eyes open! They are offering up a BOATLOAD of cash to people who need some very solid reasons for wanting to be OUR SUPT.

Anonymous said...

Great. Yet another overpaid administrator is going to be hired in Greece. The "leadership" is pitiful here. I am not even a teacher. Can someone please tell me why the Athena AD (Ziegler) is making approximately one and a half times that of a normal AD? Is there some sort of Grandfather clause in effect? Her serious mess up with the illegal soccer player certainly does not warrant this. What a waste. Tax payers: Wake up! The administration is what needs to be scaled back in Greece.....it is not those who work directly with kids who should be cut. This is a sad state of affairs, my friends.

Anonymous said...

Ms. Deane-Williams left CCCSD when offered the opportunity to become the Superintendent of Lydonville CSD. She NEVER applied for the position of Superintendent in Churchville, nor do any of the staff that worked with her believe she wanted CCCSD to be her first superintendency.
She chose the time to leave CCCSD before her Principals and School District became embroiled in a lawsuit around the sitting CCCSD superintendent, who has since left the district and Western NY. She showed great integrity throughout that time, and went on to become a Change Agent superintendent in a NYS school district.
What difference does it make to anyone that it's a small, rural district? The qualities of Leadership, Integrity and Character do not have size limits.

Anonymous said...

Is the community forum one that we can ask questions of the candidates?
Shannon

Anonymous said...

seems like you won't be happy with anyone scats...you haven't even heard what any one of them have had to say. Who exactly would you be happy to see get the job exactly?

SCATS said...

To 11:09PM ~~ I was happy with Kim Dyce-Faucette, remember? ;)

SCATS said...

To Shannon ~~ Yes, you should be able to ask questions. I hope the BOE doesn't try to be too overly controlling about it, but I won't hold my breath!

Anonymous said...

8;52
You must understand that those within public education are never paid based on performance. Pay never goes down only up.

Anonymous said...

First question: Are you willing to accept the $175,000 salary? Mix is out!

Anonymous said...

BOE claims the property tax can only increase 2% because of pending state law but wants to hire a superintendent at more than the pending salary cap of 200,000... Voters can vote down a budget but not the salary offered to the new super in greece...lets get someone in here that wants to be here and not just get their last high paying job before they retire...please
jk

Anonymous said...

9:44 I have check and re checked wording in the pending bill....the property school tax cap will apply to the 2012-13 school year. I read it as the cap applies to the fiscal year of agencies.

I have send a request for clarification to the BOE and have not received a reply. Based on Mr. Oberg's direct it would be illegal for the BOE not to have the budget under the 2%, Mr. Oberg why does that so called legal constraint apply to the Super Salary? Given the lack BOE of response I believe that the finger pointing at Albany is an attempt to pass the buck and to bully the community in to accepting and passing this fiscally irresponsible budget proposal.

Shannon

Anonymous said...

It is obvious that whoever set up these meetings is trying very hard to keep the public away. They could not be scheduled at a worse time. Most working people are not home from work at that time, housewives, retirees and students are usually beginning to prepare dinner or get their kids from school or taking their kids to after school activities at that time.

We need an opportunity to listen to and ask questions of the people who will be taking our tax money and running the schools our children attend. Everyone should email board members and demand that these meetings be scheduled at a proper time. This is too important to just take this lying down.

My guess is that this is probably just a formality and they have already decided. That's how they do things on the Greece School Board.

Anonymous said...

Who's in charge? Is O'Rourke still calling the shots from his hospital bed? Are we till paying him $800.00 per diem? Has the board appointed an acting super from senior staff? I don't think any member of the board could answer.

Here's a fact to reflect on. State Education Law stipulates that in the absence of a superintendent or acting superintendent, the board president assumes that position. That's right, acting super Frank Oberg. Digest that one if you can.

SCATS said...

To Shannon ~~ Oberg will not respond to anything asked on here ... until the next meeting. Then he will pretend he heard it through other means. To answer your question about the supt. salary, if they give him a new contract in July 2011, it will likely be for either 3 or 5 yrs. Since the cap isn't in place on supt's salaries yet, they don't have to worry about that cap on a deal signed before it became law. If the property tax cap becomes law sooner, they are still in the clear as long as the total budget is within the cap limits.

Asking Oberg to defend HIS IDEA despite the Gov's difference of opinion probably isn't going to happen unless you are holding a mic & a camera in his face.

SCATS said...

To 2:23PM ~~ The only opinions they care about are those of GTA and the other unions. I guarantee they will be there, or have their reps there to take notes & give feedback. You are correct ... THAT is the only formality left to worry about. They just want the union's OK.

To 2:52PM ~~ God help us!

Anonymous said...

Are you joking - they care about the unions opinion? Please - they've been attacking the union for years. They only care about the opinions of the parents that have their children in secondary option schools or schools of choice.

Anonymous said...

Let's see if I understand this correctly. Their has been two (2) nationwide superintendant searches costing us taxpayers how much money? I don't recall all of the datails of the last 3 candidates details. I know one (KDF) was from here. I don't recall where the others were from. The new search found 3 candidates from WNY. Our new Superintendant O'Berg must think it was "chump change" to get these great results! I mean no offense to these candidates but I think for $2.95 Greece could have placed an ad in the D&C. What a waste of money. This could have been used for Special Education children. There is so much waste in Greece. I hope that Greece picks B. Deane-Williams to get this Special Education Program back on track. I would like my 1:1 teacher for ELA/Math back for my son. I know that I am the only one to have this out of the entire population of special ed students in Greece and I want it back!!!.

Kathy Kroeger

Anonymous said...

Now that the Mayor thing is decided in the City, I think GCSD ought to extend an offer to be Stupidintendunce to Bill Johnson.

Former Maya Johnson is certainly qualified to mishandle a large budget, and manage a large number of employees.

His level of skill managing municipal buildings is well known too. How much could he sell naming rights to GCSD buildings for alone?

His record of interaction with City Council certainly shows he could interact with the School Board and achieve stellar student outcome.

Bill Johnson is a Professor at RIT, so he certainly understands education. His love of Lake Ontario alone might get GCSD a marine program, and student forced labor could clean out the mouth of Barddocks Bay. They might as well get accustomed to a shovel as students because they sure don't learn anything that will qualify them for higher employment.

Bill Johnson would make a fantastic Stupidintendunce and he might take the job for less than $250,000 given all the pension money he already rakes in.

SCATS said...

To 11:44PM ~~ BITE YER TONGUE!!! Even if he were interested, Greece Central is NOT friendly to people of his persuasion (i.e. race). Look what they did to Ms. Dyce-Faucette ;)