Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Welcome, Dr. Hancock

Michelle Hancock has been on the job for a month or so as the new superintendent of the Kenosha Unifed School District.  So far she appears to be doing a decent job and every district resident and staff member should be enthusiastic about helping her.

This was the place where Kenosha learned that there was controversy surrounding Dr Hancock when she was a school administrator in Rochester, New York which our school board (and local news media)  failed to uncover in its vetting process leaving many potential questions unanswered.  Nonetheless Dr. Hancock is here and things seem to be going well.

We're all aware of the rtetorical question of whether the glass is half empty or half full.  Unless and until proven otherwise, let's wish her well and hope that maybe part of the reason she came here is to get away from the controversy surrounding management of the Rochester district (which has a high graduation rate of 46%, far less than Kenosha's 84.1%). 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's about time for a follow-up post. The KUSD is going the way of Rochester. Check out the KUSD site and the superintendent's presentation from 12/20/11. It sounds to me like the "old ways" are being rekindled, with the district (and the taxpayers) the overall losers.