Last year's superintendent candidate Brian Osborne has taken (is officially going to be offered tonight, I believe) the Superintendent's position in New Rochelle, NY.
New Rochelle is in Westchester County (my home county); has a school population that is about 45% Latino; and over 60 languages are represented in the schools.
Brian Osborne, as you may recall, was offered the superintendent of Ann Arbor position, and turned it down.
Jeanice Swift then accepted it. Which reminds me--we are coming up on her one-year anniversary now. What do you think so far? [I'm pretty happy.]
If you are interested in Brian Osborne and New Rochelle, here are some links:
From New Rochelle Talk: New Rochelle Expected to Name Brian Osborne as New Schools Superintendent (They quote my earlier post extensively.)
Maplewood Online Forum: Superintendent Brian Osborne's Resignation Letter
Maplewood Online Forum: Superintendent Leaving
And by the way--the cost of living is a lot higher in the New York suburbs, but...it looks like their last superintendent got about $279,000 in salary. That is much higher than he would have gotten here, and given the salary cap on superintendents in New Jersey, that is also much higher than he would have gotten in South Orange-Maplewood.
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