Time for a change

Record Observer - - Opinion -

I am writ­ing you this morn­ing to ex­press my feel­ings con­cern­ing the non-re­newal of Dr. Carol Wil­liamson’s con­tract as Su­per­in­ten­dent of Schools for the Queen Anne’s County Pub­lic Schools sys­tem. As a par­ent of two rel­a­tively re­cent grad­u­ates from Queen Anne’s County High School and as a re­cent School Board can­di­date, I had a unique op­por­tu­nity to see how the county school sys­tem op­er­ated. Quite frankly, de­spite an abun­dance of tal­ented teach­ers, I was dis­ap­pointed with the ad­min­is­tra­tive op­er­a­tion of the school sys­tem One ma­jor glar­ing de­fi­ciency I wit­nessed, for ex­am­ple, was in the area of ped­a­gog­i­cal tech­nolo­gies.

In or­der bring our county school sys­tem into the 21st cen­tury so that our stu­dents can com­pete in this new tech­ni­cal age, it is im­por­tant to have a leader who un­der­stands the fu­ture needs of our stu­dents. In my opinion as a col­lege pro­fes­sor for over 30 years, Wil­liamson was ill-pre­pared and lacked the nec­es­sary lead­er­ship qual­i­ties and fore­sight to make sys­temic changes that will en­hance the ed­u­ca­tional ex­pe­ri­ences of our county stu­dents.

In clos­ing, it was time for a change — I ap­plaud the

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