Sioux Falls School Board done good, but still not happy with how they did it

I attended Democratic Forum today and was pleasantly surprised of the performance of the new Super, Brian Maher. He was the guest speaker today. He is articulate, honest, humble, intelligent, and really quit witted and funny. He shot the crowd straight and answered questions fairly and when he didn’t have an answer told them why. A whole other ball of wax of our past Super, oh, and he came to the snake pit without an entourage.

I have been watching Brian in the media, and so far he has been storming straight ahead, and as he told the crowd today, he cares most about the education of the children above everything else. In other words, we can keep secrets all we want, we can cry about calendar dates or teacher pay, but at the end of the day it is about the kids. I am impressed. The school board picked a great leader (or should I say their consultant did 🙂

While the choice of Super Maher is commendable, I still take issue with how his hiring was handled, in total secrecy. Do I have any doubts that Brian was the best choice, not really, but when we don’t know who else was angling for the job, we may never know. But for now, he fits the bill and I think he will do great things.



2 comments ↓

#1 l3wis on 09.18.15 at 3:27 pm

He actually got an applause when he answered a question about school vouchers, he said “They dilute public education.” He isn’t a fan.

#2 The D@ily Spin on 09.18.15 at 9:32 pm

Agreed, he has better qualifications. What’s especially impressive is he seems generally concerned about education and realizes there’s been lack of focus and performance. The school board must come out of their sewing circle and address how pourly kids are educated.