Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Columbia to have "An Evening with C. J. Huff"

Joplin R-8 Superintendent C. J. Huff will be the featured, in fact, only speaker Thursday, February 20, when the Columbia Council of PTAs holds "An Evening with C. J. Huff."

The event is part of the organization's Founders Day Celebration.

Huff's appearance is advertised with this wording from his Washington Speakers Bureau page:

“After one of the most devastating tornadoes on record destroyed a third of Joplin, Missouri, Dr. C.J. Huff, Superintendent of Schools, led his community in an amazing effort to rebuild - transforming this disastrous tragedy into the town’s finest hour. Huff’s demonstrated leadership helped Joplin schools and the community literally emerge from the rubble. In his speeches, Huff shares how teamwork, leadership and a focus on the future can help overcome any challenge. His presentation is filled with moving anecdotes of the personal triumphs to which he bore witness and inspires audiences to realize the power of a team working in partnership—no matter what obstacles confront them.” - 
Washington Speakers Bureau 

The event's advertising also notes that Huff is a 2011 People Magazine Heroes Among Us recipient and the 2013 Missouri Superintendent of the Year.

"An Evening with C. J. Huff is free and open to the public and will be held in the Performing Arts Center at Rock Bridge High School. The doors will open at 7 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 7:15 p.m.


Anonymous said...

I am sticking my finger down my throat. That man was NOT out there helping citizens.

Anonymous said...

Awesome! You go CJ!!!

Anonymous said...

New career path: beating dead horses. You can make $8,000 a pop every time.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Turner I thought I would give you this story to look at for a couple of days before I send it on to all local media outlets. It involves mass misconduct in your old district of diamond. Because of out out of control school board our turnover has to rival Joplin. Almost all coaches were formed last year after several members ran telling everyone that they would fire them. Teachers will be leaving in droves this year because of the bullying tactics of these people. Our most respected principals Mr. Dewitt just resigned because of these people and is taking his family from the district to another where he is now a superintendent. He was verbally threatened by board member johnny Russow outside of a board meeting and the board did nothing but try to keep everything quiet! Nothing happened even though law enforcement is involved!! All other administrators are said to be in danged of being fired for personal vendettas along with many great teachers! There is so much distrust and hatref of this board but nothing gets done! The climate is so bad that everyone is miserable but some cannot leave. Meanwhile the ones that need voted off are the only three running again....the district used to be very proud but as you stated in your achievement comparison with local districts, our achievement has fallen in the toilet because of the chaos brought on by these people. This is just the tip of the iceberg. It will all hit the news shortly. I don't expect you to post this. I just wanted to send it to you this way and not through email.