Mamie Till Mobley

"There was an important mission for me, to shape so many...young minds as a teacher. God took away one child but...(gave) me thousands. And I have been grateful for the blessing." Mamie Till Mobley

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Mary Guinn rehired deputy superintendent

Dr. Mary E. Guinn, a former consultant with the Buffalo Schools rehired again as temporary deputy superintendent the Supetintendent Pamela Brown announced at a press conference Tuesday.

Guinn was appointed to the post last March for three months though she lacked the proper NYS certification in school administration. 

This time she has the credential NYS Education Department issued to her February 2014.

Although, Superintendent Brown criticized for appointing her she justified it 
citing Guinn's extensive professional experience as an administrator, as well as, her involvement in overseeing the reorganization of Central Office into an administrative structure led by a chief instead  of assistant superintendents.

And four assistant superintendents named  community superintendents under former Superintendent Williams are now a chief with an office and staff to work under a new one-stop-shop leadership apparatus to provide more support to the schools. 

Board member John Licata had asked the superintendent to provide the School Board feedback on the one-stop-shop at a previous meeting. 

While an  at-large School Board race is looming in the background, the nominating petition drive started in February about 11 candidates hoping to win a ballot to run for only three seats.

And whether the superintendent stays or goes will be a major impetus to the voter turn out in this election along with Dr. Barbara Nevergold both School Board member Carl Paladino has attempted to unsuccessfully remove. 

The fate of Guinn whether she stays beyond June also depends on the up coming at-large Buffalo School Board elections in May.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Whitney Tilson (3rd background)

Whitney Tilson (3rd background)
"Let’s be honest: we need a lot more well-off, well-educated white folks with a personal stake in both charter schools and education reform in general if we’re going to take reform to the next level, both politically and operationally.Whitney Tilson, hedge fund manager and major funding angel for the school privatizing Democrats for Education Reform, thinks there’s not enough rich, educated white folks.( Preaprez) click photo to his blog.

Arne Duncan

Arne Duncan
U.S. Secretary of Education, click photo