I'm posting the third (and final) profile of the superintendent finalists from the Gazette (http://www.gazettenet.com/2011/01/20/amherst039s-interim-superintendent-evokes-strong-sentiments-pro-). And Maria Geryk's interview will take place on Tuesday, February 1st (same exact schedule as for the earlier candidates, with options to meet the public from 8 to 9 am at ARMS cafeteria and a 2:30 to 3:30 in the WW library, plus a two hour public interview). I've also found out the interviews will be shown on ACTV (and I assume available on line). The School Committees will then meet on Sunday, February 6th at 1 pm (place to be announced) to make their final selection.
It is really important that we hear from all community members about their thoughts about these finalists. Feedback forms are available at all of the events, and you can also email the School Committee with your thoughts directly at: email@example.com.
My Goal in Blogging
I started this blog in May of 2008, shortly after my election to the School Committee, because I believed it was very important to both provide the community with an opportunity to share their thoughts with me about our schools and to provide me with an opportunity for me to ask questions and share my thoughts and reasoning. I have found the conversation generated on my blog to be extremely helpful to me in learning community views on many issues. I appreciate the many people who have taken the time to share their views. I believe it is critical to the quality of our public schools to have a public discussion of our community priorities, concerns and aspirations.