Wowwee! Dr. Johns sure was one busy lady after she landed her gig as deputy superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools in 2000.
Orlando Sentinel – April 8, 2003
Seminole County schools said no to superintendent finalist, Dr. Johns…
The Columbian (Clark County, WA) April 12, 2005
Evergreen Public Schools said no to superintendent finalist, Dr. Johns…
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 2, 2005
Pittsburgh Public Schools said no to superintendent finalist, Dr. Johns…
Were these the only superintendent positions she pursued? Was she part of larger pools of applicants for other superintendent gigs?
Well, we’ll never know.
And there’s this book edited by the co-directors of the Harvard Urban Superintendents Program. Note that “equity” is the education zeitgeist’s second-favorite buzzword after “diversity”.
The book has some goodies from Dr. Johns, who is a graduate of the now-defunct Harvard Urban Superintendents Program. Here’s the index which lists info about Utica Community Schools:
Love the reference to “resource allocation challenges”, don’t you?
You can cross-reference the the info about Utica with info from Dr. Johns:
Looks like Dr. Johns embraces the same diversity/equity agenda that fellow Harvard School of Education alumnus and JCPS superintendent Sheldon Berman loves so much. And I’m basing my opinion on blistering comments like these from The Macomb Daily:
See? There’s that car and driver thing again? What’s going on with that?
Other comments were worse. Much worse. Kind of reminds you of some of the comments on the Crapola-Journal about Berman, right?
Oh, boy! Then, there’s this little misadventure called Spending Mysteries at Utica Schools from Michigan Capitol Confidential:
So, Dr. Johns said Utica implemented $65 million in cuts since 2002 even though spending actually increased by $53.5 million. She didn’t respond to the reporter’s email or phone call requesting comment about this approximately $120 million gap in cuts vs. increases.
Maybe one of you nice people can ask her about that little math boo-boo at the meet-and-greet on Monday.
I dare you!