Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A New Year has Begun

A new school year has begun. How is everyone doing? Is there anything you want to comment on in particular?

Monday, August 27, 2012

Convocation Day

I heard very positive reports about Convocation. The tone was upbeat and the staff seemed very happy. These are difficult times, but it appears that everyone was eager to create a positive year for the students. Nice job, everyone! A small note, and probably meaningless to all, Sue Haynie did not appear. Anyone miss her?

Saturday, August 25, 2012


We have all had our fill of Haynie, but she is up to something other than trying to make Daddona's life miserable. I am predicting that she will want Bob McCain back as the new superintendent. She needs a good friend in that position again.................... Next up, I hear the administrators are happy with the leadership style that the interim is displaying........................... Also, accountability is the word being heard everywhere. Sounds good to me............. As for the principal on special assignment, my informers believe the problem was that she had glowing evaluations for every year except the last. Her evaluators were Hugh McKiernan and Carol Maranacchio prior to last year. The Board made the decision to move her to central office. That's all the news I have for now.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Back to School

Class size? Libraries? Principals? How is it going? Teachers, feel free to add your comments. Obviously the cuts are final. How are the schools coping? It's back to school time, and it's crucial that the children come first. Parents, how are you preparing your children for a positive year? Share experiences, so that we might encourage others to create positive experiences for their children. This is about back to school. I've just posted some ideas. Maybe you have other ideas.....

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Susan Marks Final Presents

I have read, and now heard, that Marks decided to take the Marvin principal out of the school and bring her to central office. Was there no other choice? I am vaguely aware that a paper trail is the only way to rid oneself of bad administrators. Is this an admission that the Director of Elementary Education wasn't doing her job? So why recommend that person to be interim AS? So she can NOT do that job as well? I hope this is Mark's last parting present for Norwalk.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

On Susan Marks Leaving

Susan Marks appears not to understand that she is finished.....ended her time in longer superintendent. I have heard that she is busy appointing best friends to positions (Can you believe Carol M. to the interim assistant's position) and making decisions that are no longer hers to make. She is leaving a mess behind for the Interim superintendent! Also heard was that she and Haynie have been tied to the hip making these decisions. Susan, it's over! Say good bye.......And Susan and Lisa, it has been heard that the Red Apples will be applesauce under Daddona. The party appears to be over.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Replacement for the Assistant Superintendent

A temporary replacement for the Assistant Superintendent needs to be appointed. Suggestions?

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Board Restores Some Positions

Norwalk school board restores 5 teachers, 1 assistant principal - Norwalk Hour The remainder of the money went to pay down the debt incurred. Library aides were not fully restored. They will be shared between two buildings, with fewer hours.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


The budget created the need for change. As professionals, the staff must do their best for the students now. What changes would you, parents and staff, like to see happen with the new leadership? Please try to stay positive. We know how difficult the budget cuts were. Time to move on from the negatives.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Back to School

Moving on, as requested.........It has come that time to discuss back to school! What is class size looking like, libraries, etc.? We know how drastically the budget has been cut, but we need to know the final effects on classrooms. Have families moved out or are they sending their children to private schools because of the budget mess? Tell us what you are thinking......

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Interim Superintendent Appointed

Tony Daddona to take the reins as interim superintendent -Norwalk Hour ---------------------------------- Congratulations, Tony Daddona! Unfortunately, it was reported to me that Sue Haynie lost it at the Board meeting. I heard she was out of control. If so, she needs to step down. She needs to be able to support the appointed interim superintendent for the sake of the students and staff or get off the Board.