What a farce and sham job the entire process was. Dracut had to get there early for a superintendent; so, they could get the best available. Isn't that what we were told. When in reality, Mr. Mullin had the job all along. I'm sure he would have been available any time during the school year. Not too many systems are hiring superintendents whose primary administrative experience is at the middle school principalship level. He may be a very nice man and a former dracut resident and former teacher; however, his experience and talents don't even compare to the other three candidates. Yes, he may have a doctorate ( at an online university), but how about the other three. What were their educational credentials? In a time of ed reform, MCAS, No Child Left Behind, Impacts of Sped, constant overrides to support education, Dracut deserved to have the very best applicant. Unfortunately, town politics and being a former teacher to some of the school committee members counted more than providing the VERY BEST for our children and OUR COMMUNITY. Not only that, Mr. Mercier wants to hire the new superintendent six months before Mrs. Espindile leaves. Is this so she can begin to train him on being a superintendent. How unfair to Mrs. Espindile, after ten years of dedicated service to Dracut, to make her a shadow superintendent for the last part of her Dracut career.
Also, unfair to the taxpayers of Dracut to pay two superintendent salaries. Maybe its to help Mr. Mullin get an early salary start towards his retirement pay?????