Another ‘flash-in-the-pan’ superintendent
To the editor,
After enduring 14 flash-in-the-pan, revolving door superintendents in the last 20 years, our Board of Education has seen fit to hire another one. If it were possible, I would move for dismissal of the entire board, with the exception of Mr. Peter Sherr, who has once again shown excellent judgment. Certainly, I will not vote for any of the incumbents except Mr. Sherr in the upcoming elections. I suggest my fellow voters consider doing the same. The political establishment is hereby invited to make sure that we have a new choice for each position.
Toni Jones epitomizes the revolving door. She could not possibly have accomplished anything of lasting value in her less than two-year tenure in Fairfield. Clearly, chances are good that she will jump at the next “opportunity” that presents itself. Like her fly-by-night predecessors, she may well continue to prevent our excellent students and teachers from achieving even greater excellence.
In my opinion, stability and competence is what our schools require now. Having worked with Ralph Mayo during my children’s attendance at Eastern Middle School, I know he has demonstrated both, in abundance. I can’t in my wildest dreams imagine why the board did not choose him. Clearly, this excellent educator has every reason to follow the high school’s Dr. Chris Winters out the door. This would be another great loss for our public schools and our town.