Pocola School Boss Submits Resignatio...

Pocola School Boss Submits Resignation - the 18th Superintendent in 21 years

There are 12 comments on the www.swtimes.com story from Feb 2, 2012, titled Pocola School Boss Submits Resignation - the 18th Superintendent in 21 years. In it, www.swtimes.com reports that:

Sherrell became Pocola’s 18th superintendent in 21 years. He said he does not know the timeline for seeking another district superintendent as he will not be involved in that process. School board members could not be reached for comment Tuesday. Sherrell said conflict is hard on a student body, and sometimes it is best for school administrators to look in another direction when they see they do not have the same line of thought as others there. Sherrell has straddled an uncomfortable position since early in the school year when conflict arose among school board members, some parents and Sherrell regarding funding, equipment and use of space for the district’s cheer and tumbling teams. The parents vocally supported Sherrell in the news media and at a subsequent board meeting.

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#1 Feb 2, 2012
Eighteen Superintendents in twenty-one years!

Now that says more about the Pocola School Board than a 500 page book ever could.

There's no way 17 Superintendents in a row (not counting the one accused of molestation -(which was actually thrown out of Court)-- could have all been all the problems with our Schools.

The problem is the various Boards that have replaced Pocola's Superintendent 17 times in 21 years.

It is hard to "run" someone that has abt 8-10 years of higher education, they know what being a Superintendent is about. It's about our children receiving a quality education and that is not going to happen until some adults finish growing up themselves.

IMHO it is time to hire someone from outside the Pocola area (where there's no nepotism) and no promoting anyone that has helped create this latest chaotic mess.

And hiring a quality Superintendent will be hard to do, Pocola Schools obviously have a reputation for eating Superintendents alive and more than likely we'll end up with someone that's willing to tolerate being treated in a poor manner.

my 2 cents
Be Honest

Dallas, TX

#2 Feb 2, 2012
HowAmusing wrote:
Eighteen Superintendents in twenty-one years!
Now that says more about the Pocola School Board than a 500 page book ever could.
There's no way 17 Superintendents in a row (not counting the one accused of molestation -(which was actually thrown out of Court)-- could have all been all the problems with our Schools.
The problem is the various Boards that have replaced Pocola's Superintendent 17 times in 21 years.
It is hard to "run" someone that has abt 8-10 years of higher education, they know what being a Superintendent is about. It's about our children receiving a quality education and that is not going to happen until some adults finish growing up themselves.
IMHO it is time to hire someone from outside the Pocola area (where there's no nepotism) and no promoting anyone that has helped create this latest chaotic mess.
And hiring a quality Superintendent will be hard to do, Pocola Schools obviously have a reputation for eating Superintendents alive and more than likely we'll end up with someone that's willing to tolerate being treated in a poor manner.
my 2 cents
Hear again, lies and untold truth from RS, there is a correction in today's sw times and you can go to the board room and count, there has been 17 since the 1930s and only 7 ( paper says 10) in the last 20 years, RS has lied all year, and has had to resign, so that he can save his career for his next job. When will everyone wake up and understand what's going on, he tells lies to the media, parents and sadly the kids and uses them to fight for him, he needs to go, so that this school can start being cleaned up by the board and get a superintendent in here that brings high moral to ALL at Pocola schools, not just a few.
Be Honest

Dallas, TX

#3 Feb 2, 2012
Be Honest wrote:
<quoted text>Hear again, lies and untold truth from RS, there is a correction in today's sw times and you can go to the board room and count, there has been 17 since the 1930s and only 7 ( paper says 10) in the last 20 years, RS has lied all year, and has had to resign, so that he can save his career for his next job. When will everyone wake up and understand what's going on, he tells lies to the media, parents and sadly the kids and uses them to fight for him, he needs to go, so that this school can start being cleaned up by the board and get a superintendent in here that brings high moral to ALL at Pocola schools, not just a few.
Also he is using all who support him as puppets and they don't even realize it, if he really does leave, see what next year brings, things can be better, watch and see.

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#4 Feb 2, 2012
Be Honest wrote:
<quoted text>Hear again, lies and untold truth from RS, there is a correction in today's sw times and you can go to the board room and count, there has been 17 since the 1930s and only 7 ( paper says 10) in the last 20 years, RS has lied all year, and has had to resign, so that he can save his career for his next job. When will everyone wake up and understand what's going on, he tells lies to the media, parents and sadly the kids and uses them to fight for him, he needs to go, so that this school can start being cleaned up by the board and get a superintendent in here that brings high moral to ALL at Pocola schools, not just a few.
http://www.swtimes.com/news/article_b6c2e81c-...

This is a quote from this article published in the SWTR: "Sherrell became Pocola’s 18th superintendent in 21 years".

If there's an update I'll post it tomorrow (I read the newspaper online and that runs abt 16 hours behind the regular newspaper).

my 2 cents
believe it

Dayton, OH

#5 Feb 2, 2012
Anyone who wants to know how many Superintendents their has been in the last 21 years can go to the high school lobby where gradation photos from 1939 to current are mounted on the wall i counted 9 Superintendents from 1991 to current.
Wondering

Fort Smith, AR

#6 Feb 2, 2012
HowAmusing wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.swtimes.com/news/article_b6c2e81c-...
This is a quote from this article published in the SWTR: "Sherrell became Pocola’s 18th superintendent in 21 years".
If there's an update I'll post it tomorrow (I read the newspaper online and that runs abt 16 hours behind the regular newspaper).
my 2 cents
I am Wondering why you only seem willing to give RS the benefit of the doubt. I picked up a hard copy of today's paper and guess what, they had information which contradicted RS's statement. Don't forget to post that link tomorrow. We will be waiting to hear how you're going to defend RS's "misinformation"!
believe it

Moorpark, CA

#7 Feb 3, 2012
Wondering HowAmusing is one of the few on this topic who has bougth lies from the false profit R.S. it tells on ones self by talking to the media so much. Think about it no one is talking but him and it's all lies to the media and the conflicts at our school once again all lies from the false profit Ron Sherrell. The latest from his majesty 18 supertindents in 21 years no R.S. the truth is nine and at least two were interims.

Since: Mar 11

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#8 Feb 3, 2012
Even 9 in 18 years is a huge turnaround.
believe it

Burlington, WI

#9 Feb 4, 2012
Auria you seemed to have not read the commit made by R.Sherrell correctly he stated that their has been 18 Superintendents in the past 21 years. Not 9 in 18 years their have been 9 Superintendents in the past 21 years and thast counting Randy Ragland twice as intrim he filed in until a full time Superintendent could be hired in the school year 08-09 and 09-10. This was another false statement of R .Sherrell.

Since: Aug 10

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#10 Feb 5, 2012
Wondering wrote:
<quoted text>I am Wondering why you only seem willing to give RS the benefit of the doubt. I picked up a hard copy of today's paper and guess what, they had information which contradicted RS's statement. Don't forget to post that link tomorrow. We will be waiting to hear how you're going to defend RS's "misinformation"!
I just double checked the SWTR and there's no new links there. If you still have the paper you've mentioned, would you mind transcribing and posting this new information you're mentioning?

It's amusing you seem to think I'm giving anyone the benefit of any doubt - the only people I personally care about that are involved in this mess are the school children. It doesn't matter if my kids have graduated, I still care about the other Pocola children.

my 2 cents

Since: Aug 10

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#11 Feb 5, 2012
believe it wrote:
Wondering HowAmusing is one of the few on this topic who has bougth lies from the false profit R.S. it tells on ones self by talking to the media so much. Think about it no one is talking but him and it's all lies to the media and the conflicts at our school once again all lies from the false profit Ron Sherrell. The latest from his majesty 18 supertindents in 21 years no R.S. the truth is nine and at least two were interims.
Just an FYI - the statement abt 18 Superintendents in 21 years is from the reporter at the SWTR, not me and not RS.

Any time you see a paragraph below a link I post, it is a direct quote from the newspaper itself, it's not my opinion.

& a btw, because I simply can't stop LMAO over this - I think you might mean "false PROPHET".

my 2 cents

Since: Aug 10

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#12 Feb 5, 2012
believe it wrote:
Auria you seemed to have not read the commit made by R.Sherrell correctly he stated that their has been 18 Superintendents in the past 21 years. Not 9 in 18 years their have been 9 Superintendents in the past 21 years and thast counting Randy Ragland twice as intrim he filed in until a full time Superintendent could be hired in the school year 08-09 and 09-10. This was another false statement of R .Sherrell.
Once again, that was a statement from the newspaper itself -- NOT RS -- or anyone else, simply the SWTR's news reporter.

I wonder where that reporter got the numerical information? & IF it's wrong someone should contact the paper and ask for a retraction.

my 2 cents

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