May 16, 2011 10:38:00 AM
I had the opportunity and pleasure to attend the presentation of Dr. Martha Liddell mentioned in your article today. From my perspective she understands the problem we have with our youth here in Columbus, she has the qualifications for the job, and the will and motivation to improve our schools.
As interim superintendent, she anyway is setting the stage for the next school year. Why not save the taxpayer''s money required to hire a consultant to look for a replacement, and the other costs associated with interviews, etc. Give her the job for at least the next school year and see if she can live up to the teacher performance criteria that she herself described as needed in our school system.
My opinion, after looking at the results of the programs that she has implemented with the Middle School students here in Columbus, is that we will have excellent results from a person that knows the "village" and the nature of the students here in Columbus. We have taxpayer money to save and all to gain by giving her a shot at the job when she is so inclined to take over at least for the next school year. I am hoping that she would accept the challenge when it would be offered to her.