Monday, April 04, 2016
Hailey: We need a superintendent who is not afraid to have strong leaders around him
"We need a strong leader," Hailey told KZRG during an interview last week, "someone who is not afraid to delegate and not afraid to have other strong leaders around him."
During the wide ranging inteview with Morning News Watch host Chad Elliot, Hailey offered the following thoughts:
Technology- Technology is a positive thing, but if there is too much of it, it's a deterrent. You can't just set a kid in front of a computer and say, "You're now smarter."
Improving the School District- It is unacceptable that Joplin Schools, of all surrounding school districts, are pulling the bottom. We ought to be setting the bar and the bar should be really high for our students.
Teacher Retention and Morale- It's getting better. Things are improving. Hailey said the district needs to work harder to retain teachers, especially the best ones and determine how to improve others or to find replacements for them.
The complete interview can be found at this link.