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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

5/24 Meet the Superintendent and Exec Directors

From the CPPS web site:

CPPS ANNUAL MEETING - 21st Century Parent Engagement
TUES, MAY 24, 2011 at 6:30-8:30pm
Lincoln High School Library, 4400 Interlake Ave N

Come learn about our Parent Leadership Training, encounter action opportunities where you can make a difference for our schools, and help define parent engagement for quality neighborhood schools in our city.

Special guests, interim superintendent Susan Enfield and the regional directors, will be there to discuss the district AND local level community/parent impact.

Join us! RSVP at contact@cppsofseattle.org

More info: http://www.cppsofseattle.org/CPPS052411.pdf

2 comments:

mirmac1 said...

From SPS Communications (via CPPS, down to spelling errors):

At CPPS, we have been talking about the importance of strong principals for some time. In partnership with Seattle Council PTSA, the League of Education Voters, Stand for Children, the League of Women Voters, Successful Schools in Action and others, we helped formulate and signed onto a Community Values Statement last year that highlighted, among other things, the goal that "Every school is led by a principal who is an effective instructional leader and manager" So what went wrong at Ingraham?


Not surprisingly, the kind of quality leader that can please everyone is an elusive mix of cheerleader, disciplinarian, generalist, populist, personnel manager, community figure, cutting-edge reformer, laser-focused change agent, motivator, data wonk, visionary, authoritative decision-maker, and all-around good person. We want different combinations at different times to achieve different goals. However, the privacy required for personnel decisions has often led decision-makers to neglect the critical need for public input into leadership styles, emphases and aims.



As parents and education consumers, we have a stake in those decisions and in their implications for the continuing operations of our schools. As well, we in the community desire to be part of an education process that motivates and engages our participation by encouraging our by-in to the end goals.



That didn't happen last week, and the community rightfully indicated its concern. Now, with her message reinstating the Ingraham principal, Dr. Enfield holds out another opportunity for our engagement in defining the kinds of leaders we need. Let's hope that this extra year of examination at Ingraham allows parents to work with the district to build a community case for quality leadership at their school. They may be setting the precedent for all of us!

BioTech Mom said...

"Now, with her message reinstating the Ingraham principal, Dr. Enfield holds out another opportunity for our engagement in defining the kinds of leaders we need. Let's hope that this extra year of examination at Ingraham allows parents to work with the district to build a community case for quality leadership at their school."

Dr. Enfield still hasn't engaged with Ingraham parents, and shows no intention of doing so. She canceled her promised meeting with parents after un-firing Mr. Floe. She has sent off several low-information content missives slamming Mr. Floe, but so far she has revealed no vision or concrete goals for Ingraham or the District.

when the School Board hires a real Superintendent, I'm hoping we get one who doesn't confuse knee-jerk actions and CYA press releases with true leadership.