The Times (and others) report that CAO, Carla Santorno, is leaving SPS to become deputy superintendent in Tacoma. From the story:
"Santorno, 58, said she hadn't been looking for a job, but Tacoma recruited her heavily.
"It's just an opportunity that I couldn't pass up," she said."
I have mostly good feelings for Carla - she works hard, she does listen and I think she did lay down some good foundation for the district. But I will say that people often think that this district drives good people away when, in fact, in the top administrative posts, many people are on the move. I don't expect Dr. Goodloe-Johnson to be here more than 5 years (if that).
Notable quotes from the article:
"Seattle Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson supports the move, she said.
Goodloe-Johnson "is where she is because people gave her an opportunity to move when she wanted, and she needed to. She gave that gift to me."
I'm not sure it's a "gift" - if their contracts allow them to leave, they just do. Or, is she saying Dr. G-J allowed her out of her contract to move?
"School Board President Michael DeBell praised Santorno, saying she's done a good job and he's long been impressed with her buoyant personality and obvious enthusiasm for public education.
"The only area where we haven't seen eye-to-eye is math," he said."
She leaves July 1.