lay off Josh Powell
Mary Lou

United States

#227 Feb 22, 2013
There you go again, asking yourself questions!
Everyone knows you have using the names "what", "concerned", "Not so funny", "fyi", and a few more!
You have really turned into a complete psycho, with all your threats!
concerned

United States

#228 Feb 22, 2013
Want a good laugh before going to bed? Found this post before Powell was hired, sounds like U know Who trying to persuade topix posters about Powell!!! LMBO.....INTERESTING!!!!!
"I personally know the candidate from Union County and am familiar with the "blog" and the investigation. Just as there are all kinds of people who come out of the woodwork to post rumors (true or not)on Topix, the same occurred on the "blogs". The interesting thing about those blogs is that it turned out to be all the same person posing as several different people using different screen names. You see, so often, the noise of the negative few overpowers the approving murmurs of the multitude. In Union County, he came in and made necessary changes in a low-performing system. Some of that involved personnel, which resulted in a few disgruntled folks who used the investigation as a tool to get revenge. The sad thing is, although he provided ample evidence to disprove all the allegations, and to this day has a completely unblemished record, those negative and unfounded things remain hanging out there in cyber-space. If you will change the slant of your search, and look for the good rather than the bad, you will see that he has made remarkable improvements for Union County. He did in his previous district, also. He has won awards and is invited to do presentations in both Kentucky and across the nation on school improvement. I hate the thought of him leaving Union County at this point, but I can understand why the Montgomery Board members would want him. In school business, it is very rare to find someone with his talents and frankly, his courage, to do what it takes to successfully lead schools to high performance."

Post28 http://www.topix.com/forum/city/mount-sterlin...
observer

Georgetown, KY

#229 Feb 22, 2013
concerned wrote:
Want a good laugh before going to bed? Found this post before Powell was hired, sounds like U know Who trying to persuade topix posters about Powell!!! LMBO.....INTERESTING!!!!!
"I personally know the candidate from Union County and am familiar with the "blog" and the investigation. Just as there are all kinds of people who come out of the woodwork to post rumors (true or not)on Topix, the same occurred on the "blogs". The interesting thing about those blogs is that it turned out to be all the same person posing as several different people using different screen names. You see, so often, the noise of the negative few overpowers the approving murmurs of the multitude. In Union County, he came in and made necessary changes in a low-performing system. Some of that involved personnel, which resulted in a few disgruntled folks who used the investigation as a tool to get revenge. The sad thing is, although he provided ample evidence to disprove all the allegations, and to this day has a completely unblemished record, those negative and unfounded things remain hanging out there in cyber-space. If you will change the slant of your search, and look for the good rather than the bad, you will see that he has made remarkable improvements for Union County. He did in his previous district, also. He has won awards and is invited to do presentations in both Kentucky and across the nation on school improvement. I hate the thought of him leaving Union County at this point, but I can understand why the Montgomery Board members would want him. In school business, it is very rare to find someone with his talents and frankly, his courage, to do what it takes to successfully lead schools to high performance."
Post28 http://www.topix.com/forum/city/mount-sterlin...
In that thread I found this link. It is Powell's response to one of the state organizations investigating him. He has at least one state organization investigating him right now. Consider that for a moment. How often does one get investigated by state organizations?

Here is the link. Frankly, the writing style, and certain parts of the content are reminiscent of the post you referenced in your link. There are some Mary Lou posts with similar type accusations as well. It gets one's attention.

Yes, your link and post was good for a chuckle!
observer

Georgetown, KY

#230 Feb 22, 2013
Looking at the link is easier if one actually posts it, sorry.

http://www.courierpress.com/news/2010/may/19/...
Mary Lou

United States

#231 Feb 23, 2013
We are watching a psycho have a nervous breakdown. Watch him change his name back and forth, ask himself questions, and answer himself. He has finally lost it!! He thinks everyone is me!
Me knowing who he is, and him not knowing who I am, has finally drove this nut off the deep end. He is totally obsessed with me, we wakes up thinking about me and goes to bed thinking about me. He's a psycho!
concerned

United States

#232 Feb 23, 2013
observer wrote:
Looking at the link is easier if one actually posts it, sorry.
http://www.courierpress.com/news/2010/may/19/...
Excellent letter, I agree about the similarity in accusations.Mary Lou is a smokescreen anyway as long as she has the subject on her, no ones talking about the Powell mess. Read this statement from Powell

"I've kind of made my living in cleaning up employee behavior."

-Josh Powell, quote from District Administration, Sept. 2012 issue. http://www.topix.com/forum/city/mount-sterlin...
Mary Lou

Lyons, IL

#233 Feb 23, 2013
He goes to bed thinking about me, and wakes up thinking about me! Ha ha. I pretty much rule his entire life right now!
It's still eating him up, me knowing who he is, and him not knowing who I am! Ha ha
He thought he could bully people into signing a contract with him, well after Powell canceled his contract, his true colors came out when he asked Powell to give him his contract back with tears in his eyes!
I'm sure other people will be canceling their contracts with him also, after Powell showed what kind of baby he is!
Troll Buster

West Liberty, KY

#234 Feb 23, 2013
Mary Lou wrote:
He goes to bed thinking about me, and wakes up thinking about me! Ha ha. I pretty much rule his entire life right now!
It's still eating him up, me knowing who he is, and him not knowing who I am! Ha ha
He thought he could bully people into signing a contract with him, well after Powell canceled his contract, his true colors came out when he asked Powell to give him his contract back with tears in his eyes!
I'm sure other people will be canceling their contracts with him also, after Powell showed what kind of baby he is!
Splattt!!!
Mary Lou

United States

#235 Feb 23, 2013
observer wrote:
Looking at the link is easier if one actually posts it, sorry.
http://www.courierpress.com/news/2010/may/19/...
I usually don't read but about a quarter of your comments, because you usually try to write a freaking book, that is a bunch of hogwash anyway, and I never look at your links, because you just post links to other topix sites, how dumb is that.
But after seeing you posted a link to the courier press, I thought what the heck, I'll read what the dummy posted.
It looks like the same thing that happened in Union Co is what is happening here. Just like the link said, when a new superintendent moves in to a failing system they have to make drastic changes. The main difference is, the former teachers and contract workers got a lawyer, and tried to get their jobs back, and here they bypassed the lawyer, and made fools of themselves on topix! Ha ha
If the former disgruntled employees at Union got a lawyer, and at least tried to do things the right way, and still didn't get their jobs back. Why in the world would the former disgruntled employees here think getting on topix and lying would help them get their jobs back?
You would think if these disgruntled former employees would spend as much time learning from their mistakes, as they do posting on topix they would realize they got fired for not doing their jobs correctly, and they would try to start doing things correctly, and then maybe they could keep a job.
concerned

United States

#237 Feb 23, 2013
I found this post interesting Mary Lou & her cronies no matter what names she use, has done nothing but post what a valuable asset he is & how lucky the school is to have him.

My searches in my opinion leads me to believe he was disperate to be hired by MOCO someone May 11,2011 who sounds like Mary Lou started giving reasons why Powell would be so great.

I have read other posts saying union county wasn't going to renew his contract & a report card supposedly from the. School board who hired him gave him mediocre grades.

My opinion Powell needed this job worse than MOCO needed him.
concerned

United States

#238 Feb 23, 2013
I think this is also a good post if its true, they didn't hire him after doing some checks. There is also info where to do checking. The school board has really let the community down! If you read this person asks if you are a member of your professional organization, if so ask them about Powell & see the response. Interesting.

" . I also know for a fact he was looking for other work because I was on a hiring committee for another district where he applied and after checking with sources from sbdm committees at schools in his former districts there was no way we were going to hire him. It was all negative feedback. Are you a member of your professional organization? Contact them and speak his name, and listen to the response. This guy is one sneaky sly man with a personal agenda, make himself look like the best so he can go somewhere else and convince others of his amazing "talents" and the demand for him, but we turned him down, add you should have. I hope the people of Montgomery county show the state they have the power to expose and stop this guy. Good luck"

Post 27 http://www.topix.com/forum/city/mount-sterlin...
Mary Lou

United States

#239 Feb 23, 2013
Ha ha ha, I told you!! You couldn't go two post without wondering who I am, or what I was doing! Ha ha ha ha!
You are so predictable! You've got it worse than anybody I've ever seen. I love being able to rule over someones every waking moment! Ha ha
I bet anything you dream about me too!
concerned

United States

#240 Feb 23, 2013
I find this a very arrogant statement made by Dusso. The school board meetings had become crowded with angry taxpayers demanding answers from what I've read.Does this Sound familiar?

What does Dusso mean by uneducated?
Does he only listen to someone with a doctorates degree? I have news for him my tax dollars pays their salaries if I want to ask a question I will!

" The problem is you need to be educated to understand what you should be saying during the public comment piece," Dusso said."

http://www.kimt.com/s/EXUoVUVlMUuXuWSZkJqMTQ....
concerned

United States

#241 Feb 23, 2013
I must say the news didn't have any problems in Minnesota reporting the Dusso news.

Please read what the reporter says about top public officials whose salaries are being paid for by taxpayers,are expected to communicate with the public & media.
INTERESTING!!! Powell better make a note of this

"Austin P-B reporter Kay Fate called interim Lyle Schools Superintendent Jim Dusso (on his cellphone)

"I'm not sure it was a personal cellphone -- maybe you are, Elizabeth -- but nonetheless, top public officials, whose salaries (and often cellphones) are being paid for by taxpayers, are expected to communicate with media and the public. The reporter was professional and respectful; Mr. Dusso was not."

Posted by: Jay Furst | 28 November 2011 at 11:40 AM

https://www.google.com/url...
concerned

United States

#242 Feb 24, 2013
There are so many similarities in Dusso problems in Minnesota as MOCO is. A small community of 600 managed to get the ball rolling & the news media reported it

My opinion Powell & Dusso are cut from the same cloth. There was a policy put in place about negative comments. My opinion that's exactly what's been done here. You have kea at board meeting basically treating taxpayers with contempt. Didn't they think the taxpayers , who they were speaking to also pay their salaries? You have Powell appearing to bully people. Minnesota didn't put up with it!

Dusso has been under fire since his hiring in May. The situation hit a boiling point when a stringent comment policy for school board meetings was put in place, seemingly to restrict any negative opinions. A no-confidence letter garnered about 170 signatures in this town of about 600; three women were carried out of a meeting in November for refusing to leave after asking to speak. http://www.postbulletin.com/news/local/dusso-...
pearl jam sucks

Tucker, GA

#243 Feb 24, 2013
observer wrote:
Looking at the link is easier if one actually posts it, sorry.

http://www.courierpress.com/news/2010/may/19/...
Josh did not write this. His P.R. Personal did. At least three other well educated employee's proof read and made subtle changes. Same situation on all of his awards. He has employees write and do all the work to glorify him.
What

Richmond, KY

#245 Feb 24, 2013
I think Powell could star on the Bozo show that used to play on WGN.
concerned

United States

#246 Feb 24, 2013
What wrote:
I think Powell could star on the Bozo show that used to play on WGN.
You noticed Bozo & Bozo have shut up?
Do you know why?
Because I have hit the nail on the head & they know I have!!!!
They don't want me to go on because I have some interesting info to give my opinion on & want others to read it to see if we are in agreement
concerned

United States

#247 Feb 24, 2013
My opinion Powell & his cronies have run what he thought was a carefully orchestrated political agenda, using topix for feed back & hoping some how he could get the masses to drink the Kool aid.

rom May 2011 you can find Mary Lou & her cronies on topix, beginning with trying to get Powell in MOCO as superintendent. Most of these threads thereafter concerning the schools Mary Lou & her cronies have either started or posted on trying to instill Powell's point of view. Must be very frustrating when the people has a different view than Mary Lou
concerned

United States

#248 Feb 24, 2013
Please read this thread you will see Mary Lou & cronies trying their best to get Powell hired at MOCO. My opinion the ones who have posted Powell wasn't offered a renewal on his contract at Union County are telling the truth. That's my personal opinion.

If you notice one poster also made a big flap or OEA, didn't Powell also discredit the OEA.?

Anyone know who the new superintendent is for MOCO?

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/mount-sterlin...

a move to Montgomery County, but the school system is a big turn-off. I hope the next superintendent is not a current part of the system. Seems like fresh blood needs to be infused. I worry the "good ole boy network" may keep this from happening, however.

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/mount-sterlin...

Mr. Powell's record is outstanding in moving ditricts forward. As for OEA they are a bunch of bull since anyone can file a complaint online and never have to give their name. Personally I want it to be someone outside the system because with Phil Rison it will be the same ole SH&*

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/mount-sterlin...

I have followed the candidate from Union County for some time. I have researched his flawless record and have found him to be a major result producer who is in the business of educating children...PERIOD!! When a district needs overall change, this is your man. Accountability is a must if change is needed. Investigations come with change. The fact is, Mr. Powell produces positive results every year. He is ahead of his time in knowledge of producing results in a school district. Voted Superintendent of the Year twice by the young age of 36, he is doing something right. If children are the true focus here, Josh Powell is the man who can change the culture of your school district forever.

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/mount-sterlin...

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