We got an interesting email today around our recess time. It's not my duty day so I usually read emails and catch up on short amounts of paperwork during that break time.
Got an email from the communications office that our superintendent is finalist for a superintendency in another state. I can not tell you how thrilled I will be if he gets that job (and how sad I will be if he doesn't). When he first came to our district (same time I started), he made a lot of good changes. Some cleaning needed to be done. However, in the last couple of years, it has become tiresome. We might as well push our own faces into the mud as poorly as they talk about us. They claim we are all money grubbing and yada yada, but I can tell you that I'm not making the $90k a year that a new principal position is set to pay (not even half of that!).
So while nothing is set in stone....I am hopeful. It's time to bring someone else in who can heal our hurts and get our district back on track. Plus, one thing that makes me wonder is that the email said this district pursued him, not the other way around. It could be a total line of BS but I don't think it is. If they headhunted him, I hope that means they hire him.
Because I can guarantee that not one single teacher in my district will miss him. But it'll set some people quaking in their boots for sure because some of these high admins may not last if a new super shows up.