On Wednesday, the Ballard High School SEA had a straw vote of no confidence in Dr. Goodloe-Johnson's leadership. The count went as follows:
- 35 voted no confidence
- 1 against the vote of no confidence
- 2 abstained
I have to applaud the teachers of Ballard for their courage to even get together and discuss a vote, no less taking one.
But there comes a time when people have to stand up and be counted. We did this with the two community surveys on the Superintendent and now the teachers are chiming in. In some ways, it is more serious that teachers are unhappy as they work for the district and yet don't have faith in the direction/leadership of the district. You don't get the best out of people who are not inspired, feel unheard and not supported.
Question is, will the Board listen?