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ERIC Number: EJ707128
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6439
CEO-Centric Evaluation: Turning Superintendent Assessment into a More Powerful Tool of Partnership with the Board
Eadie, Doug
School Administrator, v61 n9 p10 Oct 2004
The setting is Pleasantville, a mid-size Midwestern suburban school district with 9,500 students and a proud tradition of active parent involvement and strong public support for the schools. Mary Vicenzi was recruited by Pleasantville's nine-member school board, which was concerned above all else, unanimously and emphatically, with the need to develop modern management systems aimed at getting costs under control and regaining public confidence, which had been badly shaken during her predecessor's long tenure. Vicenzi got the message loudly and clearly. Nothing was subtle about her new board's expectations. "We want a Mr. or Ms. Inside," she was told by the executive committee during the interview process, "someone really tough who can get this system back in shape administratively speaking. We want a superintendent who will keep his or her nose to the administrative grindstone, getting the system shipshape, while we reach out to the community."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York