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Archive for May, 2013

SOLs as administered  and implemented in our schools have contributed to the increasing bureaucratization of the classroom, though teachers can still be creative and inspiring even in an SOL world, the SOLs obviously takes a toll. The WPost has this story today.

 

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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.

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There will be a PTSA meeting on Wednesday, May 8th at 7 PM in the cafeteria. Mr. La Londe, Director of Human Resources will discuss the principal search process. All parents are welcome to attend.

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The Gang of 4 will be at Weems tonight at 7 pm. If you get there early you can carry them in triumphantly on your shoulders.

 

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