It does matter what he accomplished in Union County because it is a similar school system to Montgomery County. And his actions are similar in both places, both personally and professionally. So there is no reason to expect different results. And his results were mediocre there.I could care less what he accomplished, or didn't in Union Co., or anywhere else.
Those who are in fear for their jobs probably need to be in fear.
I have personally talked with Josh Powell. He is not the man you describe.
He has never been anything but straight-forward with his plans...improve student achievement.
Great teachers have no reason to fear.
I wish people in our community would give outsiders a chance.
Almost every teacher is in fear of their jobs. It has nothing to do with being good at your job. He will clean house regardless of how good of a teacher (or janitor, or lunch lady, or coach, etc.) you are. He has already done so with many district employees. Just wait until certified employee contracts are up at the end of the school year.
I've talked with him, too. He is a bully. He has no power over me, but he wishes he did.
Yes, he wants to "improve student achievement." Juse like Obama promised "change." But people were too stupid to ask: "HOW are you going to improve student achievement?" Just like noone asked Obama what he really meant by "change."
Yes, great teachers have a lot of reason to fear. It doesn't matter how good you are. It doesn't matter what your teaching evaluations look like. It is all about exercising power with him.
It is fine to be an outsider. It is not fine to be an outsider with an agenda to be reckless with the community and the people in it because of the desire to fulfill a personal agenda of advancement to get a high position at the KDE.