Dr. Daniel Brigman, Superintendent of the Macon County NC Schools, interviewed Monday, May 23 to be the Superintendent of Huntsville City Schools. Brett Springston, Superintendent of the Brownsville TX Independent School District, interviewed on Tuesday, May 24. Dr. Casey Wardynski, CFO of the Aurora CO Schools interviewed today May 25.
I attended the Community Forum each morning at the Library for all three candidates, plus the School Board interviews for Springston and Wardynski. The Schools will be running the interviews on ETV (Comcast 17 and Knology 71) and I’m told they will have the interviews available online. I also got a chance to chat with each one but only got to ask questions of Springston and Wardynski.
The Board of Education will select our next Superintendent from those three candidates at the June 2 meeting. I thought that the Board did a nice job of downselecting to the three candidates interviewed. IMO any of the three would do a good job. However…
There can be only one, and I recommend Dr. Casey Wardynski for our next Superintendent.
As a good citizen: I listened to the presentations, did some research, thought about it, and provided my input to my School Board member David Blair. I encourage you all to watch their interviews, read all about it in The Times, and read my following posts for each candidate (rather than write for hours and leave you hanging I decided to just go public with this post first). Then, contact your School Board member and let them know what you think.
Note that each one of the candidates was pleased by the reception they got in Huntsville and impressed by the support shown by the community.
I think that the City will emerge from this episode stronger than ever. However, keep in mind that children stuck in failing schools suffer for our City’s mistakes. It shouldn’t have taken a financial crisis to wake people up to the deplorable academic performance that is accepted at many of our schools. David Blair calls it “immoral”. Whatever you want to call it, it is time for positive change.
Now, on to each candidate’s presentation…