Super has reorganized the top administration of the district creating four area
chiefs. The four people he chose to lead them are Addison Davis, Lawrence
Dennis, Kelly Coker-Daniel and Iranetta Wright. Quite by accident it dawned on
me that three of them made up last years middle school team.
Chief – Addison Davis
Executive Director/Turnaround Specialist –
Executive Director – Kelly Coker-Daniel
district’s strength. I bet Tommy Hazouri didn’t realize it either when last
fall he talked about how discipline was so bad in our middle schools
and that unless the district made them safe we will continue to lose kids and
families to charter schools, private schools and the surrounding counties.
middle school team and the principal of a school that just two years ago was
ranked the worst in all of Florida? I have heard varying degrees of Oh My God
what has the super done about three of them. Not Carolyn Davis, Mary Mikels or
one of the dozens of other department chiefs, executive directors or turnaround
specialists made the cut?
Think about this too. Addison Davis’s brother Mason Davis went from
admissions rep to running the entire ESE department. The degrees of separation
seem limited here. Now maybe I am just seeing patterns where none exist, I am
on summer vacation after all and I have more free time than I know what to do
with but the new top leadership comes form such a limited pool it’s hard for me
to believe that there isn’t somebody in the super’s ear and I just wonder who
that is and I wonder if that person is steering the district in the right