Update: The Times is reporting that Williams leave is based on the issue around the consultant hired to work on the C-CAP. The district says it is not disciplinary but that they are investigating.
end of update.
From Deputy Superintendent Charles E. Wright (bold mine):
Dear Seattle Public Schools principals, teachers and staff,
I am writing today to let you know that Wyeth Jessee, who is currently Executive Director of Leadership Development and former Broadview-Thomson K-8 principal, will be temporarily serving as Interim Executive Director of Special Education while Zakiyyah McWilliams is on leave.
Wyeth has experience in Special Education and will step in to ensure this important work continues. As you all know, it is our goal to make sure each and every student has access to a high quality education. For the last several years, we have made Special Education services a high priority, and will continue to do so. In addition, we are supporting the Special Education team by adding a project manager, who will make sure we continue to meet the goals and deadlines of improvement.
I want to thank the Special Education team for their hard work over the summer, and assure our staff and community that we are diligent about meeting the requirements and timelines outlined in our revised Comprehensive Corrective Action Plan (C-CAP) and to ensure we are meeting the needs of all of our students.
We will keep you posted on the progress of our C-CAP, and I want to thank Wyeth for stepping in before the school year to continue this work in the interim.
Mr. Jessee "has experience" in Special Education. What does that truly mean and what should it mean to Sped parents?
What does it mean to the C-CAP?
Not inspiring, for sure.
I'll be interested to hear what is said at the C&I Committee meeting today.