From Harford County Public Schools:
Effective July 1, 2013, several administrative positions at the Harford County Public Schools’ Central Office have been eliminated or modified. Executive Director of Middle School Performance, Coordinator of Intervention, and Coordinator of Magnet Programs are administrative positions that have been eliminated, and the respective duties have shifted to other employees. Numerous other positions also have realized new duties and reporting changes. Two currently vacant administrative positions that will be filled in the near future are the Supervisor of Business Technology and Magnet Programs and the Supervisor of Equity and Cultural Proficiency. In addition, the Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction position has been eliminated, and a portion of those duties will be assumed by a newly created position, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction. This new position will be filled on an acting basis by Dr. Susan Brown, as her previous role as Coordinator of Intervention was eliminated, as stated above.
For your convenience and review, the links below have been provided to illustrate many of the new changes to the organization. A few of the other notable organizational shifts are: Joseph Schmitz acquiring additional responsibilities as the Executive Director of Middle and High School Performance; additional duties shifted to Mary Beth Stapleton as the Coordinator of Grants and Business and Community Partnerships; and Leeann Schubert acquiring additional duties as the Coordinator of School Improvement and Intervention. Again, all of the above mentioned changes are as a result of eliminated positions and shifting responsibilities. The documents linked below (and also available on www.hcps.org) will better illustrate the organizational changes.
Amazing how someone can come in and immediately see a need to make some changes to streamline the administration and make it more lean and efficient. Some of the positions that were eliminated were so bogus to begin with. What happened to the Director of Community Engagement or whatever that title was? Don’t recall him doing anything anyway except collecting a fat paycheck.
The Money Tree says
The title is “Director of Community Engagement, Equity and Cultural Proficiency” and as you can see they hiring a supevisor to report to the Director who has an admin. I think it’s just a position that they can throw out there when minority scores continue to languish…kinda pull the “we have somebody working on it” card.
Sam Adams says
Its no wonder teachers can’t get a raise when the Board has positions like…Supervisor of Equity and Cultural Proficiency. Does anyone have a clue what that job description entails? Or, how about Supervisor of Accountability. Or Chief of Administration – isn’t that what the Superintendent is supposed to do – administer. Looks like a bunch of paper pushers and do nothings to me. And yet, each has a secretary to push the paper for them. I am afraid public education is a lost cause when it becomes an avenue for bureaucratic ridiculousness. And that is exactly what we have here.
The Supervisor of Equity and Cultural Proficiency position is payola so Jesse Jackson can’t sue HCPS the next time a minority student fails to graduate.
With the “no child left behind” they cannot fail anyone anymore.
The Money Tree says
The Supervisor of Equity and Cultural Proficiency reports to the Director of Equity and Cultural Proficiency and the Director makes well over 125K. What in the world is cultural proficiency? Sounds like some bs made up thing to appease certain “victim” types. Must be important stuff if we needs someone to supervise it and another to direct it…
You apparently misunderstood the chart. The position of Director of Equity and Cultural Proficiency no longer exsists. The position was downgraded to Supervisor of Equity and Cultural Proficiency.
They left out the associate managing directory supervisor of bull$hit titles…
Look at who fills these positions and how they got there.
Good job, Barbara!
With the cuts at Central, I must ask again, was the former principal of John Archer FINALLY let go or will our tax dollars still be paying her large salary?
Good grief! How can they keep her!? After everything I read about her and after everything I heard about her from the poor staff members who worked under her, HOW can they keep her!? What magic does she possess that keeps her making oodles of money while hard working teachers were let go!? Incredible!! How many others are kept on at Central office like this?