Superintendent Doss has proven he's cutthroat, ruthless and qualifies for the nickname "The Terminator." We read in last week's DCI about all the people who have been eliminated at the District Office.
Then I learned two hardworking, third grade teachers in Delta were terminated because they weren't "a good fit for the district." One was a student teacher of mine four years ago and even then was on her way to becoming a terrific teacher. She has worked hard to do everything she was told to do to help her students and yet the superintendent let her go based on information gleaned from who knows where and without his ever having set foot in her classroom.
What a shame that one man, flaunting his authority, has ruined the careers of two good teachers. What a shame we have a school board that is allowing him to do so. The teachers were accused of an offense, but weren't told what it was. Are we living in America?
I taught in this district for 39 years. I've always said a teacher should only take a third of the credit or blame for their students' education, but the students also need to take a third and the parents a third. Unfortunately, teachers are taking 100 percent of the blame. Now they're being fired without warning rather than being mentored. I've always been pleased that our County Council group could go in and openly visit with the superintendent and the board. Teachers, I think those days are over. You may want to think seriously about joining the local teachers' union.
It's also time to recall the entire school board. They're our elected representatives who have failed in their role to provide good public education by allowing Superintendent Doss to have an unchecked rein.
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