Racine Unified Community Invited to Meet Superintendent Finalist

Residents in the Racine Unified School District are invited to meet Dr. Lolli Haws on Feb. 19.

Residents who want to meet the Racine Unified superintendent finalist, Dr. Lolli Haws, are invited to a special event on Feb. 19.

Haws is currently with the District of Columbia Public Schools in Washington, D.C. as an instructional superintendent. Anyone interested in looking at Haws' resume can find it at the RUSD website.

According to a story in Education World, Haws said the most important quality of a strong school leader was:

The ability to hire and mentor exceptional teachers and the ability to find and allocate resources to maximize student achievement by meeting kids' needs.

School Board president Dennis Wiser said Haws' has focused much of her career on closing achievement gaps, according to a story in the Journal Times.

“She stood out head and shoulders above everyone else,” Wiser said. “She interviewed well, has the background we’re looking for and has interest in closing achievement gaps.”

The search firm of Ray and Associates will serve as emcee for the event. Residents will be able to meet Haws and ask questions. This meet-and-greet is open to the public.

If you go:

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 6-7 p.m.
RUSD Administrative Service Campus
3109 Mt. Pleasant St.
Building #1, Mygatts Room

Richard Head February 12, 2013 at 11:42 AM
I believe that the only thing that will change is the salary and benefits. Hopefully the new superintendent won't claim "African American families don't know how to make good choices for their children", and blame RUSD's poor performance on test scores due to African American children. Taxpayers need to prepare for more tax and spend, as the direction of RUSD changes - AGAIN~!
Brian Dey February 12, 2013 at 02:50 PM
While I have no faith in the process and the leadership of the Search Committee, I look forward to hearing from Dr. Haws next week. I would have preferred a candidate selected from the current staff to maintain continuity, rather that go outside and hope this person doesn't change what is currently working, this is who the Board picked. We elected this Board to make these kinds of decisions.
Jeff Frievalt February 12, 2013 at 02:55 PM
At least they hired outside the RUSD box. Maybe some hope for change?
C. Sanders February 13, 2013 at 04:36 AM
So, we import an academic from one of the lowest performing school systems in America, to lead one of the lowest performing districts in Wisconsin. Pure genius, at work.


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