According to the attributes stated for applicants to the position of RCSD superintendent of schools, if Jesus and Heinrich Himmler applied, Himmler would most assuredly get the job.
Their resumes would look something like this:
Education: Skilled carpenter, no formal education
Strengths: Love of children, respect for all mankind, successful public speaker, little interest in financial gain
Weaknesses: Somewhat introverted, penchant for fine wine
Qualifications for position: I believe that no child should suffer and that unless you are childlike in your heart you cannot achieve true success as a human being. Also, if you properly train a child that training will serve them as an adult. I would work to my death to bring the truth to all mankind by educating them to the power of righteousness and to the understanding that they hold, within them, the strength to overcome life’s burdens.
Education: Completed secondary school, studied agriculture and was elected to Parliament at the age of 30
Strengths: Community organizer, successful administrator, outstanding military leader, strong business and work ethic
Weaknesses: Somewhat controlling
Qualifications for position: Because my father was a Roman Catholic secondary-school master, I am well versed in the system of education. In just three years, as head of my organization, I was able to increase my unit by 50,000 members. I was appointed Assistant Chief of operations and was able to unite several territories under local control. I also created an “in house” suspension system for individuals who exhibited special needs and attention within the system.
There is no doubt as to whom the Board would hire.
This parody speaks to the importance being placed on criteria that have nothing to do with educating children. It speaks to the inability of the Board to recruit and hire a superintendent for our district that has actually created widespread systemic change throughout the district resulting in the successful education of our children.
Could it be the Board’s sights are set on an ineffective leadership model? This community knows what it wants, it’s up to us to get it.
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