MCPS Central Office should save us all the drama and BS of a nationwide search for a new Principal at Osbourn. The two obvious, plausible candidates are Zella Jones and Mike Dufrene. Both would be good choices. The fair and common sense decision would be Dr. Jones to be made Principal and Mr. Dufrene to be made Deputy Principal, if I need to explain the common sense dimension of such a selection to Central Office then they are truly out of touch. Furthermore, there should be only two individuals with “Principal” in their titles.
p.s. My recommendation is based purely on observing the two individuals in action and discussions with other parents with students at Osbourn. They are not personal friends or acquaintances of mine, I have never spoken with them outside school or a school related event.