First Culver, then Dorland Norris, and now Beth Shepperd.
While I have mixed feelings about this whole debacle, my biggest concern is working on being optimistic. I am glad that all three of these former Texans are looking forward to facing the challenges of a new school district. I am excited about the potential for change in our school district. And now, it seems to me that hiring a Superintendent has suddenly become a bit more complex, for we (specifically, the School Board) have to hire not only a top-notch Chief, but also one that will wisely decide how to fill in his/her support staff. It is entirely possible we will not need any more support staff. Maybe. Perhaps existing staff will be promoted?
As we bid adieu to these three, I choose to remember that they have all accomplished a lot while with Unit 4. And I turn to look at the future with hope and expectation. It is up to us, the residents, the parents, the business owners, the academics, the tax payers, to form a tight partnership with the Board and let them know what our will is, so that they can act and set in motion a new era.