Congratulations Are In Order
On Tuesday, January 24, 2012, the Greece Central School Board of Education unanimously approved Superintendent Barbara Dean-Williams’ School Consolidation Plan. Let me say that again, “unanimously” approved the consolidation plan.
This is a landmark decision by the Greece School Board of Education. This is the first time in over a decade the Greece School Board of Education, has been able to put aside their political, petty, irritating and demeaning differences and come together for the good of the students, taxpayers and the Greece Community. This action finally shows a sense of maturity and professionalism on the part of the Greece Board of Education.
Superintendent, Barbara Dean-Williams, with her staff and community members, put together an outstanding school consolidation plan that reduces cost, improves education and attends to long over due needs of Greece Central School District. This conservative yet innovative plan was put together in a little more than six months after the arrival of Superintendent Barbara Dean-Williams. Her ability to think of instruction first, strategically plan, bring community members together and to be able to receive an unanimous vote from the Greece Board of Education, speaks to her outstanding educational characteristics as a school superintendent. In less than seven months, Superintendent Barbara Dean-Williams succeeded when, for over a decade, other school superintendents failed.
Much more work is needed to improve instruction, increase the effectiveness of the school district, raise standardize test scores, and graduation rates but for the first time in over a decade, I am confident that Greece Central School District is finally moving in a positive direction. Congratulations are truly in order for Superintendent Barbara Dean-Williams and the Greece Central School Board of Education.
Douglas G. Skeet, Former Greece School Principal
SCATS ~~ PLEASE NOTE: Mr. Skeet knows that we're on opposite ends of the spectrum regarding his assessment.