The state-appointed CEO search committee, composed of, from left, Kenneth Johnson, chairwoman Charlene Dukes and Orlan Johnson, listen to Prince George’s County stakeholders discuss the qualities they would like to see in a new school system leader.
The sentiments were widespread and uniform. The patience of the parents and citizens of PG County has been tested and strained beyond its elastic limit. People are expecting results not rhetoric.
Many of the Prince George’s County community leaders and elected officials who attended a listening session Wednesday June 5th, 2013 at 4:30 PM -5:45 offered their opinion on what characteristics the new schools chief should have.
Several attendees expressed hope to see change management in the next leader and proper accountability throughout the system. This is because managing change is simultaneously difficult and important. “Often the ability to efficiently execute change projects is used as a measurement of the efficiency of the Manager.” Added one parent. “When discussing change projects, one cannot stress too much the importance of communication.” She concluded.
A large number of employees, parents and students who have talked to reform Sasscer Movement secretariat are very excited and optimistic about the future. Many are in high spirits that a proper leader will be identified without any problems to take the county forward and speed the troubled past behind them into a new era of accountability and proper collaboration.
As promised in our earlier blog, the search committee led by President Dr. Charlene M. Dukes has scheduled a telephone townhall for Monday June 10, 2013 from 7PM to 8:30 PM. Residents who want to participate can dial 855-246-7045, ext. 21990#.
We will keep you posted with point for point analysis and provide behind the scenes perspectives as we move forward to the future. No stone will be left unturned to establish accountability and ensure first class performance from our often wayward colleagues. (See our Top priorities here) (Read more Gazzette) (Read more Washingtonpost)
Kent Hall at Prince George’s County Community College.