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Informative story yes.
Stay tuned for a bigger story involving the Sweetwater District (that has nothing to do with the new superintendent) in 1-2 weeks.
Carmina Castillo Says:
Any admistrator, principal or director can get principal or administrator of the year. You only have to say "YES" to your bosses! Sad, but true. Yes, look at all the schools that Janney has been a principal, scores for students are very low. Wake up people, SEA has bought Janney and 4 school board members. Just wait until negotiations, big pay raises are in the future. Students are not the priority. I understand that an attorney from San Diego City Schools will be hired on the recommendation of Interim Sup Stover. Janney should start standing up and show people who is the boss, unless she is also listening to Board members from San Diego a City Schools.
Fact Checker - So are you saying that Janney being principal of the year is invalid because the similar school ranking was not high enough, or that since she had a low ranking but was principal of the year that the similar school ranking might not be as important as some here are speculating? What was she principal of the year for? Sweetwater?
Emilio Carrion Says:
Sosocal, I'm sorry to refute the comment where you state that Janney stood up to Gandara? This is not true! She was demoted along with another Assistant Sup. Janney did not want to dismantle a program that was not benefitting STUDENTS. Teachers were almost getting a two hour block prep period. Please check the facts. In regards to the your comment, the union being involved to make better decisions for students. Maybe that is your opinion, however I did not see this with your last SEA election? Please check your facts. This editorial is about the board not being transparent with the process they used. Everyone knew that she was the chosen one to get the superintendent position. No public was involved other than the inclusive group . Unfortunately but true. I've been around this district for the past 30 years. This was the opportunity to make things better by this board, however they chose to do the same as past board, to employ friends or relatives.
Lynyrd skynyrd Says:
John popper keep preaching brotha!
Fact Checker Says:
How can someone be selected principal of the year when their similar school ranking is a 2 out 10. And then a 1 out of 10 the next year? No school in the entire district had such low rankings after 2005 and 2006 as Montgomery High did. Am I missing something here?
John Popper Says:
Corruption is corruption no matter what names are involved.
No one is not giving her a chance. This is about the board not being transparent and having a conflict of interest. She is secondary to all of that.
Carmina Castillo Says:
Janney was a principal at many sites in SUHD. Ahievement was not great! If I recall, the program at Montgomery was the four by four program which the superintendent later dismantled. Program benefited the teachers, but not the students. Achievement was very low, specially for the English Language Learners. Well, now you have a Sup and 4 board members that will be manipulated by SEA. I keep hearing names of other candidates who were qualified for the Sup. position . What happened? I also heard that Tarantino & Janney are good friends.
Shall we give Superintendent Janney a fair chance? Does it seem reasonable to attack someone who stood up to Gandara's poor decision-making? Maybe if you were on that side of things.
Reasonable people give others a fair chance. Let's see how that goes. While I am not a betting person, I am willing to bet that Sweetwater will be run for the students, and not for the benefit of whoever throws perks to the board or the superintendent.
I don't fear the unions--I am thankful they were around to force the former Sweetwater 'leadership' into making things better for the students.
Still no one has refuted the headline. A chance to include the public was wasted.
Concerned - Thanks for heading me in a direction, but I am still confused. I think I went to the right site (cde.ca.gov) and looked at a bunch of numbers, I looked most closely at the similar schools rank you mentioned but I don't understand how this shows what administrators "she attempted to get." During the the 2007-2008 school year four schools in Sweetwater had a similar school rank of 8 or higher but by the 2012-2013 school year 16 schools had move up into that range. Seems as if the district improved by leaps and bounds using that ranking system. But, it doesn't mention who the administrators at those schools are, does it? I might be missing something here, but it seems that at a time you are saying effective administrators were being targeted, the number of schools ranking high (with effective administrators?) increased?
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