New School Administrator With out an Endorsement?
Posted by mc1954 (+15) 5 years ago
At coffee this morning I was told that we have hired a new principle for Jefferson and Highland Park schools. The interesting part was I was also told that the new principle was a in district higher with a masters degree but doesn't currently have a administrative degree and only a provisional licence. Does anyone know who else was interviewed for the job, it seems hard to believe that we as a district wouldn't be able to draw an applicant that has already had an administration degree and also experience running a school, while I understand hiring an individual who doesn't have administration experience it seems hard to imagine hiring an individual with no experience and without the proper degree for this position especially when it is dealing with our you kids. Are we saving money by hiring an unqualified individual, are we playing favoritism, or is there another reason? Anyone know?
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Posted by Elizabeth Emilsson (+790) 5 years ago
If he just completed his master's degree, there maybe a small time lapse until the paper work is completed for the endorsement. or he may have one more course to complete for renewal of the endorsement. Many districts make allowance if the candidate has experience or show he would be competent.
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Posted by Kacey (+3152) 5 years ago
http://milescitystar.com/...l-position

Apparently even though she doesn't have experience as principal it helps to be the wife of the high school principal.
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Posted by Dr Mac (+82) 5 years ago
Interesting that the district allows nepotism at the administrative level.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14724) 5 years ago
This isn't really nepotism. He is not directly supervising his wife. And the notion that she can't get the job on her own merits, without the help of her husband, is sexist and offensive. Maybe she was the best candidate. 

The real story here is that each building doesn't have there own principal. The split shift lives.

[Edited by Richard Bonine, Jr. (6/18/2015 5:57:39 AM)]
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Posted by MRH (+1480) 5 years ago
This isn't really nepotism. He is not directly supervising his wife. And the notion that she can't get the job on her own merits, without the help of her husband, is sexist and offensive. Maybe she was the best candidate.


Well said Richard!!
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Posted by gypsykim (+1561) 5 years ago
And if you read the article in the Miles City Star, she has a Master's in Education Administration.

http://milescitystar.com/...l-position
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Posted by Denise Selk (+1664) 5 years ago
Kacey said...
Apparently even though she doesn't have experience as principal it helps to be the wife of the high school principal.


Dr Mac said...
Interesting that the district allows nepotism at the administrative level.


Richard said...
This isn't really nepotism. He is not directly supervising his wife. And the notion that she can't get the job on her own merits, without the help of her husband, is sexist and offensive. Maybe she was the best candidate.


Thank you, Richard. These statements most definitely seem to imply that she was incapable of being awarded this position based upon her own merits. Wow.

Kacey and Dr Mac, please enlighten us as to the basis of your claims that it helped for her to be the "wife of the high school principal," and that "nepotism" was a factor. I'm sure your first-hand knowledge of the situation, as well as your inside information as to the other candidates who applied, will allow us to make the same snarky comments without hesitation. Please do tell. Because attending the local Board meetings and being a part of the hiring process before making an informed assessment is for amateurs, right?

[Edited by Denise Selk (6/18/2015 7:24:30 PM)]
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Posted by Bridgier (+8985) 5 years ago
I just hope she wasn't able to impress the hiring committee by merely using fancy terms like 'Google' in the interview.
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Posted by Kacey (+3152) 5 years ago
There was a candidate with experience. My statement was not sexist. It had nothing to do with her being a female. And the school district is known for hiring relatives. Check the records. Enough said.
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Posted by abigail (+75) 5 years ago
They are not supposed to according to the AASA at least not in the same school district. They can have the same job title and authority in two different districts. Personally this is the last code I am worried about not being followed there are plenty more that need it more.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11447) 5 years ago
Did any of you attend the four hour board meeting where the selection took place? Were you present during the interviews? Or are you just enjoying the usual whine of the grapevine?
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