Friday, April 08, 2011

And Then There Were Two ...

  
WHEC-TV reports: According to Greece Central School District officials finalist Dr. Jana Carlisle has withdrawn from the Greece superintendent search for personal reasons.

Carlisle said in a statement, "Having had further discussions with my children and my husband, I have decided for personal reasons to withdraw my candidacy. I regret that I will no longer be considered for this leadership role."

Greece School Board President Frank Oberg said that Carlisle's decision was appreciated before the final deliberations began to choose the district's next leader.



SCATS ~~ Maybe the BOE could have the final two candidates engage in a game of ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS to determine our new leader. Didn't this happen when we got stuck with Achramovitch?
   

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

I liked her :( ... but think we need to give Barbara Deane-Williams a chance. Another nationwide search will not produce a miracle worker.

Anonymous said...

I know this district inside and out. I taught in it for 34 years, and lived in it for many of them. I was highly involved in GTA/GSD matters for over 30 years. I dare say, I know what the district needs. GREECE MUST HIRE AN EXPERIENCED, PROVEN SUPERINTENDENT!!! Walts was neither. Meg was neither. Achromavitch was neither proven nor successful, only experienced. Here's a football analogy: Do you want Kay Stephenson or do you need Bill Parsells?

Anonymous said...

hmm,, her reason sounds a bit contrived. Maybe she simply didn't like what she saw and figured she better run while she can.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, what's to like?

Anonymous said...

it may be hard to get such a stellar candidste to apply much less accept an offer from greece

Anonymous said...

The women from Lyons was clearly the best. Your not going to find the "perfect" candidate.

Anonymous said...

A 4-year old $100,000 study identified Greece as having a toxic environment like none other ever seen by the analyst.

Simply, the candidate discussed the job and work-environment with her family and decided that she didn't have what it would take to successfully lead it through detox.

There is no shame in that.

It clearly and loudly communicates just how bad things truly are in Greece.

Anonymous said...

I too am withdrawing myself from the race for GCSD Stupidintendunce.

Having got myself whupped once in 2011 I don't want to go for Double or Nothing.

Besides, them racists in Greece wasn't one bit welcoming to me, and the commute from my real residence in Fairport is more than I need given how little I can purloin from Greece Schools.

William Johnson

SCATS said...

To 9:03PM ~~ Shhh!!! The BOE thought everyone had forgotten that study ... and the Comptroller's audit ... and the buildings that weren't properly engineered ... and the time that ...

Anonymous said...

Didn't a few other people withdraw about a month ago also?

SCATS said...

To 9:45PM ~~ I heard that a pool of 6 became only candidates before the BOE whittled it down to these three. In my mind, they shouldn't have even bothered making Mr. Mix drive over here for this charade.

SCATS said...

To 9:01PM ~~ I simply MUST correct your comment: "The woman from Lyons was clearly the best. You're not going to find the "perfect" candidate."

But I am going to rest well tonight knowing that your remark is now grammatically perfect :D

Charlie Hubbard said...

Once again we need Jesus Christ who has another job.
I never thought we could tear apart a community more but we keep on trying to do just that. Some of us talked about this years ago - the breakup of our neighborhoods thanks to open enrollment and schools of choice. Kids not knowing the kids next door because they go to different schools. Parents the same. IT'S WRONG and today we have too many self centered people (the haves and the have-not's) who will stop at nothing to keep 'their's'.

We lack the leadership to fix it. Maybe, just maybe this lady saw this and said 'why would I want to be a part of that'.

We have a school system spending over $195,000,000 of taxpayers dollars every year with little to no oversite run by people who have demonstrated a lack of 'respect' for those same taxpayers. Run by some who think it's OK to divide the community as long as 'I get mine'

I can only hope at this point that we have enough integrity to tell the 'chosen one' of the problems that exist. I have serious reservations we will because our eyes have been shut for so long and deniel has ruled to long.

Anonymous said...

Maybe GCSD ought to look west to Hilton for a idea how to get the job done.

Hilton played the fake Doctor game for a number of years paying that Eagle fellow from BOCES $35,000 a clip to find them Supers and every dang one crapped out.

They even had one had to be walked off District Property for playing Augie with a Principal and not keeping his hands and who knows what else to home when she told him to. It made the TV news.

Then they had another fake Doctor who wrecked 4 or 5 cars paid for by Hilton taxpayers.

Last time around they hired that Dimbulb fellow who was already an employee of the district and knew where the buildings were. Seems like he gets the job done over there. He's even got a Board with less smart than a box of rocks.

I don't think Hilton kids are any smarter or dumber when they start out, but they seem able to read their Diplomas when they finish. That would be a step up.

Anonymous said...

"fake doctor?"

Tom Kackmeister said...

Tiebreaker questions to the two superintendent candidates:

I suggest a member of the board call the two finalists over the week end and pose these three questions (unless they have already been asked). The calls should be recorded for the benefit of all board members. I think the answers would provide a defining basis for deciding if either candidate is a good fit.


1. How much of your pay do you think should be based on student performance? Discuss briefly.

2. What do you think about tenure?

3. What are your thoughts about the Tribourough amendment to the Taylor law?

Tom Kackmeister

Anonymous said...

During her visit, Jana
Carlisle had to be discouraged by what she saw and what she would have to work with if she got the job.

If the makeup of the school board didn't scare her, the administrators she would have to work with surely did. Being the smart, intelligent manager that she is, this no doubt raised a red flag. I am sure she figured that in order to rebuild this district6, she would have to spend much of her fist year dismissing current administrators, recruiting and training COMPETENT, INTELLIGENT people to replace them, knowing that positive change starts at the top. Add to that the apathy that exists in this town and I believe she probably made the right decision to pass.

If any district is "waiting for superman" our district tops the list.

Anonymous said...

Scats,
Maybe Frankie O'Berg is right. You see even $250,000 isn't enough money for someone to come into this awful district.

SCATS said...

To 10:24AM ~~ Wait a minute! I bet Gary Mix will save us if we give him the 5 years (starting at ($250K) that he seeks to pad his retirement ;)

Anonymous said...

9:36 has it right. Carlisle was my favorite and she confirmed my "choice" by recognizing the dysfunctional and "beyond belief bad" board and of course the need to accept the resignation of all senior staff and then retain about 25% of them.
Now Deane-Williams has a little easier decision because she lives here and has only to change her job rather than disrupt her whole family and relocate cross country. And maybe she feels that she is ready for the challenge. I hope she has a bullet proof jacket and knows how to use concealed "weapons" (brains and b___s) to protect herself from her conniving direct reports. After all those are the people that chose purchasing floor scrubbers and athletic uniforms instead of music and arts teachers.

SCATS said...

To 11:56AM ~~ I've heard that the teachers who showed up to ask questions didn't exactly help Greece to look its best either. My understanding is that even GTA was embarrassed by their own poor showing. So what else is new?

Anonymous said...

The reason this lady changed her mind does not make any sence. She does not have to give a reason but the reason given makes me wonder.

SCATS said...

To 1:14PM ~~ Her reason is the standard excuse used in these situations ... "personal" or "family" ...

not Mr. Mix said...

Here are the answers that will get me the job:

1. How much of your pay do you think should be based on student performance? Discuss briefly.

"I believe that 100% of my pay is already based on student performance. That is the job of the Superintendent. If I fail to do my job, the Board of Education will find someone else to do it."

2. What do you think about tenure?

"Tenure is an academic staple that will surely continue to evolve over time. The terms of Tenure are clearly defined in the employment contract and certainly open to the collective bargaining process."

3. What are your thoughts about the Tribourough amendment to the Taylor law?

"It forces us to operate within a particular framework. It too, may evolve over time. Until it evolves, we are obliged to be governed by it."

Anonymous said...

Deane-Williams' reasons for leaving are obvious and it has nothing to do with family. She saw what GC is all about and it scared the s**t out of her. If family reasons were legit, why are these issues coming out now? After she visits the district? I don't think so. Even 250K wasn't enough to lure her into the hell hole called GCSD. Smart lady ran while she still had the chance. I think she was TOO smart for GC. A shame really because maybe she would have done some good.

Anonymous said...

5:32 Try to keep up. It wasn't Deane-Williams who withdrew. It was Carlisle.

Anonymous said...

correcting my previous post- Dr. Jana Carlisle reasons for leaving...

Anonymous said...

olliseds2:34. You got the job: report immediately! You've done this before haven't you? You ole son-of-a-gun.