Pros - experienced, enthused, open to new ideas, nothing to prove, not using SPS as a stepping stone to next job, able to claim good academic outcomes for his district, keeps up with new educational ideas
Cons - had already planned to retire, possible financial issues at one district
Folks, there is no perfect superintendent. But I can see Enoch interacting well with the Board. His enthusiasm would match theirs for progress and new ideas. He wants to listen, to learn and to interact with teachers and parents.
For someone who was about to retire, he seemed to still have fire in his belly for this work.
Second choice would be Banda but by a hair. I think he is a little too green to step into a job this big and complex with the issues we have today. But he seems to be bright, caring and someone would could communicate well with many people.
Husk is bright and savvy but her ambition shows and it is worrisome to me. I have a nagging doubt that there is a second offer and that it might be a ploy to get the Board to worry about "losing another one." The governance issue and her lack of understanding the issues here in SPS is troubling. Frankly, I see some red flags and feel my gut saying no.