7/12/2011Posted by MJ
The Buffalo News reported that Michelle Bradley, an assistant superintendent will be named the next superintendent.
Michelle T. Bradley, assistant superintendent for learning and assessment, is expected to be appointed Lockport’s next school superintendent, The Buffalo News learned Monday.How big was the pool of potential candidates?
Bradley will be be named to succeed the retiring Terry Ann Carbone at Wednesday’s Board of Education meeting, according to sources who could not speak for attribution because the appointment was meant to be confidential...
...Board President John A. Linderman said the board interviewed one in-house candidate in an executive session Wednesday and was in the process of negotiating a contract, which he hoped would be completed in time for this Wednesday’s meeting...As I alluded to in my post from Carbone's announcement, everything that I've heard from a few districts is that the next 2-3 superintendents are usually already lined up. Not that a person who as been groomed on the inside should not be given a fair, or even slightly preferential chance but in a publicly funded system, the public should at least be given some assurance that some of the better options were sought and interviewed and the best was chosen. This is not the British Royal Family.
The LUSJ reported.My favorite quote:
“To look at one is not without precedent in my opinion,” Linderman said.I think that is exactly part of the point. It is precedent but the public is not happy with said precedent.