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    Mercer Island's five month long search for a new Superintendent has come to an end.
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    interesting. Mercer Island also used Ray & Associates as their search firm. I guess if we keep an eye on superintendent positions listed on their website, we'll know which one is next...

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    Perhaps she is good at math.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clamato View Post
    Perhaps she is good at math.

    She looks like she was a strong candidate:

    The board has had an intensive five-month process to find the next Mercer Island superintendent...has unanimously named Donna Colosky as superintendent of the Mercer Island School District.

    Prior to her current position, Colosky spent 27 years in the Apple Valley Unified School District in the High Desert area of Southern California. During her tenure, her positions included assistant superintendent of human resources, director of curriculum and instruction, principal in charge of establishing a new, technology-based elementary school, elementary principal, assistant principal, master/mentor teacher and classroom teacher.

    Colosky received her master’s from Chapman University. She earned her bachelor's from the University of British Columbia. She was raised in Burnaby, B.C.
    I think her B.C. upbringing probably gave her a considerable edge in Mercer Island.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jombl View Post
    She looks like she was a strong candidate:
    I think her B.C. upbringing probably gave her a considerable edge in Mercer Island.
    Not to mention her vast experience and that she earned a real diploma from a real school.

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    http://www.kirklandreporter.com/news...uperintendent/

    Las Vegas has future wagering on when Gordon will be hired elsewhere--

    Before Oct.1 8-5
    Oct. 2-Dec. 31 1-1
    Jan.1 Feb. 28 1-3
    Before May 1 1-10

    If you work for Ray & Assoc., you are prohibited from betting. Makes sense.

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    https://rayassoc.com/job-opportunities.php

    Wonder if he is a Tigers or Red Wing fan?

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    https://rayassoc.com/job-opportunities.php

    Forget Detroit. Kansas and Oregon are in play. Oregon might be a good fit for a follower of Saul Alinsky.

    Or, the quad cities. And, the district is also 41.

    Wherever, this will be Gordon's last year here.

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    Someone explain all of the OVER THE TOP community insistence from the PTA and others on having this guy stay? He’s clearly a salesman. From watching the live feed, I’m not sure he has the expertise to do what’s best for our kids. A superintendent’s tenure runs its course in about 3-5 years anyway so what’s the push? This is a distraction and Gordon himself should be putting a stop to this embarrassment. It’s shady.

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    District 41 parents, teachers call for renewal of Superintendent Paul Gordon's contract (link) — Suburban Life

    "Parents, teachers and community leaders implored Glen Ellyn School District 41 Board of Education members Sept. 17 to renew the contract of Superintendent Paul Gordon. "I couldn't be happier with the leadership of Dr. Paul Gordon, a warm, intelligent, attuned leader, who has his finger on the pulse of the community and who supports innovative programs," said ..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lolita View Post
    Someone explain all of the OVER THE TOP ... on having this guy stay? He’s clearly a salesman.

    It's political posturing and will be a central theme of a teacher's union slate that will run for the school board in the spring election.

    Gordon who has a history of politicizing the superintendent's position - in ways that would have had him fired many times over anywhere else - can be expected to try any number of stunts to further the upcoming candidates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jombl View Post
    It's political posturing .....
    [YAWN] Same S&#T, different day from you. [YAWN]

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    Quote Originally Posted by GE Love View Post
    [YAWN] Same S&#T, different day from you. [YAWN]
    Look who's talking.

    Eric S. should know better than to mention Buttimer. The next time something factual comes out of her mouth might be the first time.

    As far as Monaghan goes, his opinion isn't toooooo skewed. One educrat supporting another.

    Gordon has been looking and should continue to look. Lest anyone should forget, he got sued successfully for withholding documents from me. He also allowed a pro referendum group to have information that wasn't even asked for, in order to help the group help him win a referendum. Without that effort, the 10 vote win wouldn't have happened. He is full of energy, as many, many others would and could be. He has shown to be lacking in integrity as the lawsuit and referendum subjects show. For him to have called the DH 5 days before giving me the emails to try to steal the narrative of a bad, bad decision shows a conniver. 5 years is enough.

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    +1 to Jombl above


    And here's something interesting I just came across in the September 4th board meeting minutes. Anyone else seen this letter? Angry much, Mr. Sury? And he sent from his work email?
    All of you taxpayers out there. According to Mr. Sury you all supported maxing the levy.

    Go see pages 5-7: https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/Publ...fn=minutes.pdf

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    It is clear Mr. Sury does not have a good grasp of the open meetings act.

    The better quote is from a parent during public participation:

    Parent Jessica Buttimer addressed the Board about comments made by Mr. Buchholz at the end of the last meeting. She stated that his comments discounted her claim that board members are acting in alliance to the Tea Party movement. Mrs. Buttimer shared examples of how some board members have acted during the last two years. In her opinion, some board member actions mirror individuals who support Tea Party activism.
    And the problem with that is?

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