Word has it that two more high-level SPS employees have left.
One is Jim Ratchford, the head of IT services who I thought was a pretty good guy. He was here maybe two years.
The other is Faye Chess-Prentice who has been with the district since 2001 as a deputy general counsel but then was placed as the interim director of Human Resources and that ended when Ann Chan came (and then went) as head of HR. The interim HR director (so you can keep up) is Paul Apostle.
What is also interesting is that if you look at the employee chart, it looks like the Executive Directors report straight to the Superintendent. But looking at the Job Opportunities page at the SPS website, I see a notice for a "School Improvement Program Coordinator" who "serves as the first point of contract for the Executive Directors." Then that person reports to the Executive Director of School Improvement who then, I assume, reports to Dr. Enfield.
From SPS Communications:
There are no additional positions being added. Executive Director of School Improvement was Scott Whitbeck, but he was moved to supervise SIG grants last fall, so there is no one with that title right now. Scott has requested that his title be changed back to the original one, so that he can work with projects other than SIG. That has not yet occurred. The School Improvements Coordinator is a new title for an existing position that is SIG-funded and that person reports to Scott. The person currently in the coordinator position is leaving, so the position is posted.
So is that clear? I note that my question about the org chart was not answered so apparently the Ex Directors do NOT report directly to Dr. Enfield.