I have a couple of word on the street items to relay; still checking on their veracity (but my sources are good).
First up - I think the new Ex Director replacing the ever-popular Bree Dusseault is...Marni Campbell? Ms. Campbell is the head of Special Education services in the district but was a former principal at Eckstein and Hale. This might be a better position for her but, in the musical chairs game that is our district's leadership, we would now have no one in Special Ed for awhile.
Second - I hear that there was at least one TFAer interviewed for a position at Denny. This is definitely going to happen but the problem is that it's for a Special Ed class.
I am putting together the latest amazing e-mails from UW's College of Education and Captain America Tom Stritikus and you will see that even the faculty putting the program together are deeply worried over TFA recruits teaching Special Ed and ELL.
I believe all Special Ed and ELL parents should tell the district and OSPI that this can't happen. Five weeks of training to be a teacher and it includes enough information to be a Special Ed or ELL teacher?
What's the word we always use in the labels when TFA is the subject of thread? Yes, that's my exact thought.