The eyes of MACE are upon you!
There are several school systems in the state of Georgia which are in great need of relief from the lack of leadership – or, rather, the terrible functioning – from their superintendents. The older that I get, I guess I just cease to be amazed at the rock bottom selection of superintendents by school boards…or from the scandalous search firms who proffer these characters to head up a school system which is charged to educate our young people and who are supposed to manage millions and millions of taxpayers’ monies. Why don’t I offer up a few situations where the teachers (and taxpayers) are in great need for MACE and others to shine the light on the happenings of school systems? Let’s start with Superintendent Edmond Heatley in Clayton County (the “hacienda” that takes care of his family but still lets the teachers suffer), Romain Dallemand of Bibb County (where his so-called “Macon Miracle” is, in actuality, the “Macon Nightmare”), and Superintendent Jerry Bell of Hart County (where cronyism and nepotism appear to be firmly entrenched, though a forensic audit appears to still be waning). Perhaps we will come up with a 25 Watch List and a more narrow the Focused Five where MACE will exercise the highest profile in the 2012-2013 school year.
Do you have any suggestions? Drop us a note. We will not take it lightly. You have my word. – Dr. John Trotter.