Friday, February 18, 2011

Who Wants to Fix A TUSD High School?

Posted By on Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 2:25 PM

Blog for Arizona found the listing for openings for "Turnaround Principals" via an ad on an email from Education Week:

Turnaround Principal Search

Imagine leading a high school for which you were able to hire a dedicated staff, meet the challenge to design and implement an innovative and transformative model of instruction, and have resources to provide aggressive professional development and financial rewards for success! Tucson Unified School District in Tucson, Arizona is offering such an opportunity to a highly motivated and experienced secondary principal.

Ideally, the right candidate will be able to begin immediately. If the right candidate is currently under contract elsewhere, the contract offered would begin on July 1, 2011. However, compensation will be provided for the principal to be available evenings and weekends to conduct interviews for the hiring of the right staff for this "turn around" school.

Please contact Nancy Woll, Chief Human Resources Officer at 520-225-6009 or for additional information.

If you want to be a part of a progressive and innovative 21st Century school district, have the skills and personal characteristics described above, and enjoy challenging work, please apply here!

I think this is the wrong way to go, so leave it to blogger (and parent of a TUSD educated child!) Dan Gibson to fix your employment issues, Dr. Pedicone!

The clear solution? REALITY SHOW! Get some teachers with misguided ambition and have them complete mildly demeaning challenges on live television to determine who gets to run things at Rincon (or second prize...Palo Verde). Put it on Channel 12 and you've wounded two birds with one stone. All I ask: executive producer co-credit.

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