Thank you to our reader, Kathy, who pointed this out. KIRO's Linda Thomas prints Dr. Goodloe-Johnson's year in review letter and comments on it. Nothing like accentuating the positive (if only she could eliminate the negative but maybe if you don't write about it no one will know). This was my personal favorite from her letter:
Personally, I will continue to focus on Listening, Learning and Responding.
I'm not sure the Superintendent is capable of any of those in reference to parents. I would say at least half the time her answer is "I don't know, I'll have staff get back to you" but no one ever does. And we know how great her credibility is at this point.
When we get closer to the new year, we'll do our own Year in Review and predictions.
(By the way, Dora Taylor was right. Brad Bernatek is on his way out. He let them know back in October but I think it's being kept quiet so that it doesn't look like he's leaving over the 17% issue. So that's our director of research, evaluation and assessment, the internal auditor, the head of Facilities, the head of the Small Business works, and head of communications. Gee, I wonder who will be next? )