Stamford, Vt. principal heads for Har...

Stamford, Vt. principal heads for Harvard

There are 29 comments on the North Adams Transcript story from Mar 28, 2010, titled Stamford, Vt. principal heads for Harvard. In it, North Adams Transcript reports that:

Stamford Elementary School Principal Beth Choquette has been accepted into a prestigious Harvard University Principal's Center summer leadership program.

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Stamford Townee

Pittsburgh, PA

#1 Mar 29, 2010
While I wish Principal Choquette all the best in furthering her education, I find it hard to believe she could ever serve effectively in a Superintendent's position. Some people look great on paper, but the proof is in the pudding. For the past four years, Stamford School has lacked the kind of strong leadership, security, and positive atmosphere which had been enjoyed in times past. Unfortunately, the situation does not seem to be improving with time and experience. That said, the amazing teachers, students and parents have stepped up and made the very best of it. I have great hope for Stamford School in the future.
Disappointed

Granville, VT

#2 Mar 29, 2010
Stamford Townee wrote:
While I wish Principal Choquette all the best in furthering her education, I find it hard to believe she could ever serve effectively in a Superintendent's position. Some people look great on paper, but the proof is in the pudding. For the past four years, Stamford School has lacked the kind of strong leadership, security, and positive atmosphere which had been enjoyed in times past. Unfortunately, the situation does not seem to be improving with time and experience. That said, the amazing teachers, students and parents have stepped up and made the very best of it. I have great hope for Stamford School in the future.
I fully agree and I hope that Harvard will teach you the skills needed in this profession because they are definitely lacking!!!!!!!!!!
BYE BYE

Granville, VT

#3 Mar 29, 2010
Hope Harvard teaches you the skills to be a LEADER!!!
New Principal

Granville, VT

#4 Mar 29, 2010
Good timing for this article. Once again Beth it is your way of putting yourself on top. You can't stand the fact that this is the only way the town is going to get you out of that position by offering you half time. I hope that you do better as a Superintendent than you did as principal. Please don't follow in Dr. Wrights footsteps.
Wonderful

Williamstown, MA

#5 Mar 29, 2010
Beth I wish for you the best in your endeavors. You truly see things as they should be... Should you choose to move on it will be Stamfords loss. I am a resident and see the micromanaging the town leaders and a VERY FEW parents do with your job.

Stay true as I see that you really want to move children and schools in the direction they should be going. It may be Stamfords loss but definately some towns gain!
Clarksburg resident

West Stockbridge, MA

#6 Mar 29, 2010
Beth we are proud of you and what you have accomplished and what you will accomplish. You have a great mind and the drive to go far in life. Good luck at Harvard.
Go to Clarksburg

Granville, VT

#7 Mar 29, 2010
Clarksburg resident wrote:
Beth we are proud of you and what you have accomplished and what you will accomplish. You have a great mind and the drive to go far in life. Good luck at Harvard.
Maybe she should apply for the job in your town seeing how she has done such a fantastic job???? Accomplished?? Please fill me in on what????
knows the secrets

Middlebury, VT

#8 Mar 29, 2010
Beth: there are a few very petty people who think that everything is their way or no way. Stamford will not be better off without you. I hear the gossip about this one and that one, and I mean STUDENTS AT STAMFORD SCHOOL and it NEVER, I repeat NEVER comes from you. But there are a few whose mouths are always repeating things...as long as it isn't about their families, their habits, their secrets. Anonymous negativity equals gutless cowards. And when it comes to glass houses and throwing stones, this town should be a rock-free zone. Always remember that.
Stamford Resident

Colchester, VT

#9 Mar 29, 2010
Congratulations Beth for acceptance into this elite program.
Whatever

Granville, VT

#10 Mar 29, 2010
Stamford Resident wrote:
Congratulations Beth for acceptance into this elite program.
Like the rest of the elite big mouths in this town who run for everything but never get voted in because they are way above everyone else!!!!
Whatever

Granville, VT

#11 Mar 29, 2010
knows the secrets wrote:
Beth: there are a few very petty people who think that everything is their way or no way. Stamford will not be better off without you. I hear the gossip about this one and that one, and I mean STUDENTS AT STAMFORD SCHOOL and it NEVER, I repeat NEVER comes from you. But there are a few whose mouths are always repeating things...as long as it isn't about their families, their habits, their secrets. Anonymous negativity equals gutless cowards. And when it comes to glass houses and throwing stones, this town should be a rock-free zone. Always remember that.
Guess what we are going to get our way, half time principal. See how things work out when you lie and cheat. Talk about anonymous negativity, sign your name coward!! Throwing stones, read your fourth sentence. Cmon, think about what "you" are saying.
See it - Hears it

Williamstown, MA

#12 Mar 29, 2010
Whatever wrote:
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Guess what we are going to get our way, half time principal. See how things work out when you lie and cheat. Talk about anonymous negativity, sign your name coward!! Throwing stones, read your fourth sentence. Cmon, think about what "you" are saying.
Sign your name ... Ms (thinks you) know it all!!!
Clarksburg resident

West Stockbridge, MA

#13 Mar 29, 2010
Go to Clarksburg wrote:
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Maybe she should apply for the job in your town seeing how she has done such a fantastic job???? Accomplished?? Please fill me in on what????
You misread my message. I didn't say fantastic job, just accomplishments in her life. Going from a music teacher to a principal in such a short time. I just wanted to wish her well. How did that get so turned around?
Get Off

Granville, VT

#14 Mar 29, 2010
See it - Hears it wrote:
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Sign your name ... Ms (thinks you) know it all!!!
Tough, if you don't like the negativity then stop reading it all. If your not a coward how about you stop spreading lies about the board members that were voted back on. You just hate the fact that the real snake in this town is finally silthering out!!
Aint that a shame

Granville, VT

#15 Mar 29, 2010
This was her way of telling the community that she will prevail in the long run. She does not like the fact she has been driven half way out so far!!!
Do You Know

Colchester, VT

#16 Mar 29, 2010
New Principal wrote: "Please don't follow in Dr. Wright's footsteps". She did that within the first 6 months of her principalship.
Educated

Granville, VT

#17 Mar 29, 2010
Do You Know wrote:
New Principal wrote: "Please don't follow in Dr. Wright's footsteps". She did that within the first 6 months of her principalship.
Prime example of someone with a high education that did not make a big difference. We have other prime examples in this town!!!
See it - Hears it

Williamstown, MA

#18 Mar 29, 2010
Get Off wrote:
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Tough, if you don't like the negativity then stop reading it all. If your not a coward how about you stop spreading lies about the board members that were voted back on. You just hate the fact that the real snake in this town is finally silthering out!!
????????
GROW UP

Lee, MA

#19 Mar 29, 2010
HOW OLD ARE YOU????? I AM TALKING ABOUT THE FIRST 3 WRITERS AND A COUPLE OTHERS! I WOULD THINK THAT THE BOARD MEMBERS IN STAMFORD, WOULD BE MORE LIKE "ADULTS" AND I USE THAT TERM LOOSELY . I THINK THEY ARE NOTHING BUT BACK STABBING, SPOILED, BABIES WHO TURN TO DIRTY TRICKS TO GET THEIR WAY! BETH, YOU HAVE DONE A WONDERFUL JOB AND SHOULD BE VERY PROUD. YOU HAVE GONE ABOVE AND BEYOND. GREAT JOB!!!
Phoney Creditenials

Granville, VT

#20 Mar 29, 2010
GROW UP wrote:
HOW OLD ARE YOU????? I AM TALKING ABOUT THE FIRST 3 WRITERS AND A COUPLE OTHERS! I WOULD THINK THAT THE BOARD MEMBERS IN STAMFORD, WOULD BE MORE LIKE "ADULTS" AND I USE THAT TERM LOOSELY . I THINK THEY ARE NOTHING BUT BACK STABBING, SPOILED, BABIES WHO TURN TO DIRTY TRICKS TO GET THEIR WAY! BETH, YOU HAVE DONE A WONDERFUL JOB AND SHOULD BE VERY PROUD. YOU HAVE GONE ABOVE AND BEYOND. GREAT JOB!!!
Wonderful job?? What? Please tell me what??? This town has turned into a circus because of this school and I wish her and her clowns would move the circus out. These school board members have been on here for years have done the tremendous job, unfortunately that have been driven out by people who put themselves above the rest. You are living in the wrong town. Why don't you take your stuffy ..... and pretend to be something your not, somewhere else.

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