If Ms. Butler is not available as the Interim or as the new Superintendent of Schools, I offer the following advice to the BOE to guarantee the right person(s) be chosen to fill those positions: Put together a selection of the best and brightest in Groton to comprise the Candidate Selection/Interview/and Recommendation of Finalist Committee.
How does this sound as a Team?
Chaz Zezulka - Member of BOE, one of the few honored as CT. Teacher of the Year on merit and not campaigning, respected by the Blue Collar,White Collar, and No Collar socio-economic groups, Life long champion of Minority Rights.
Beth Horler-President GEA, kept her Union on task and professional when the world was collapsing around them, a Teacher who holds all other teachers to the same high standards she role models.
Joseph Arcarese- Fitch Principal, one of the last of the no BS tell it like it is building administrators. Loved by his kids, their parents. and his faculty.
Jean Tyler Wylie- Activist, model citizen, heart and soul dedicated to kids, will always do her research and ask the tough question.
Alexis Ann- A woman who made it in Business on her own, obviously media savvy, brilliant but real, as a charismatic executive she recognizes those traits in others.
Groton BOE- Do not go the CT. Association of Boards of Education/CT. Association of Professional Services route to find your candidates. Place a job opening notice in all CT. daily newspapers and the Patches - your ideal selection should come from CT. - require that if selected Groton residency must be established - turn the applications over to the Team named - and a fantastic candidate(s) will be recommended to you. To go this process will require courage and some swallowing of ego, show Groton you are capable of both.