"Tolley's job in Seattle will be similar to that of an associate superintendent's position here. He will oversee the district's high schools and lead their reform efforts. Taking the job had nothing to do with any dissatisfaction in Charleston, he said, but rather the job appealed to him because it was an opportunity to influence the education of a larger number of students. It's also an opportunity to advance his career, he said."
"He became the principal of Academic Magnet about three years ago and has worked to strengthen its curriculum and preparation of students for Advanced Placement courses.
In his time there, the school's enrollment has grown, and students often take more than the required four Advanced Placement classes. The school has been ranked No. 10 nationally for two consecutive years by Newsweek magazine, which uses a formula that measures how many students tackle and complete challenging curriculums."Also from the article:
"Goodloe-Johnson also has contacted the district's chief of finance and administrative services, Don Kennedy, and asked him to consider a similar position in Seattle. Kennedy said he's asked for more information about the job, but their preliminary discussions aren't near the point of negotiating a contract."
Boy, grass doesn't grow under her feet. Mr. Tolley sounds good. My initial reaction is a mixture of "is she trying to surround herself with only people she knows (and who will follow her without reservation)?" or " is she trying to shake up the culture at the Stanford Center (long overdue in my mind)? Time will tell.