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Samuelen Adjudication

Samuelen Adjudication

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IN RE:BBITOREHE.BOARDOF SCHOOLDIRECTORSOFHANOVER UBI,ICCHOOL ISTRICTProposedf Demotionf AndrewSamuelsenADJUDICATIONInt@.'lhismatternvolvesheproposedcmotion f AndrewSamuelsen"Samuelsen")
from thepositionof I ighSchoolPrincipal othat of classroomeacher.s recommendedy Dr.Alan E. Mo.ver,Ed.D..DistrictSuperintendent"Moyer")pursuanto Section1151of the PublicSchoolCode"Code").24P.S.S11-1151.nJuly5.2012.Moyercausedo be ssued Noticeof Chargesand Noticeof Right toHearing n responseo which Samuelsenmade a timelyrequest or a hearingand exercised isright to have hat hearingconductednpublic.Such ahearingwas conductedn July31.2012 andAugust7.2012. argumentriefsweresubmittedythepartiesn August16.2012andhe matter snowripe ordisposition.Prior tothe commencementf the hearing,thepartieshadentered nto aStipulation s o certain'acts nd othe admission f certainexhibitshereinafterhe"StipulatedExhibits").Basedon thatStipulationas wellas other mattershat are not in dispute,hefollowingsprovidedby wayof background ndchronologyll. Statementf Undisputed acts.Samuelsenommencedemploymentwith theHanover PublicSchool District("District")as HighSchoolPrincipaleffectiveanuary6,2009 andhasheld hatpositionsincethat date. At all timesrelcvant o thismatter.Moyer hasbeen he Superintendentnd BonnieJ.
 
Frock("Frock")hasbeen the Directorof Human Resources.RichardMusselman("Musselman")erveds AssistantSuperintcndentrom January010 oJuly2011.q'henhe eftto becomehe Superintendentf anotheristrict;during hisperiod,Samuelseneportedo bothMusselmanand. ultimatelyo Moyer. FollowingMusselman'separture.Dr. PamelaSmith("Smith"),Principal of theMiddle School. tookon the additional positionof DirectorofSecondary ducation. t whichtimeSamuelsenhen began reportingelationshipith her and,again.ultimately o Moyer.as Superintendent.Samuelsen asgivenapositiveevaluationby Moyerand Musselman orthatportionof the2009-10schoolyearduring whichhewasemplol'edessentially,hesecondsemcster).eceivinga ratingof 30(outof a maximum of 30) wilhrespect o"AdministrativeResponsibilities''nd 31(outof a maximumof 35) with respecto"GeneralSkills,AftitudeandEthicalStandards." hatevaluation lsonoted Strengths"s ollows:Strong eamworkwith Eric[theAssistantHigh SchoolPrincipallMuch mprovedommunication 'romur High SchoolNot afraido makeunpopularecisionsYoucontinue o winover key staff membershat were notyouradvocatesarly in theyearHigh visibilitl'andgenuinenterestn co-andextra-curricularsDeveloppositiveelationswithstudent eadershiprganizationse:studentouncil,ke1,lub.etc.Walk throughsContinueeveloping elationshipsith district eadershipeamContinueo buildleadership apacityamongstaff and especiallytheteacher eaderssuch as departmentheadsContinueto develop morecollaborativedecisionmaking..especiallyn itemsand ssuesouf'eelarenegotiableLet'sreally teamup on the music departmentwith Clay,Deb &ChrismakinsadiustmentsandGrowthAreas"as ollows:(SeeSamuelsen xhibit"8")
 
Samuelsen lsoeceived less avorableut still satisfactory valuationor 2010-11 schoolyear Stipulationxhibit"B").receivinga ratingof I 8(outof a maximumof 30) withrcspecto"AdministrativeResponsibilities"nd 25(outof a maximumof 35) with respcct o"GeneralSkills.Attitudeand EthicalStandards."fhatevaluation ommendedamuelsenor thefollou,ing:.Buildingcommunicationsuch as the monthly newsletter,appreciationetters. PAC councilmeetings. witteraremuch mproved.I eacher ccountabilityorperformancePDE 5501s.LFS
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.Momingcollaborationime Languagerts andMath.'l'cchnologyTuesdaysereexcellent!.Representshe districtwellat special vents.Budgetoptions orfamily and consumer cienceand ndicated'lbcusareas/goals"sollows:.Disconnectetweenuidancetaff and administratorsDeband Kerr.n"eemedonfused t times egarding xpectationsyouandEric haveor them..Or',.nershipf HSprogramssuch as Keystoneraining,cyberschoolJenGomulka.BoKoishal.GeneKraus)LIU no buildingadministrator.Carefulnot to come offas beingpcrccivedasargumentative.Fine tobepassionatcut"cffectivecompromise"s abehavior o aspireo.Prioritizeallsofcertainpersonnelmoves.Budgetecommcndationsnd hennot sure.Minimize emailepisodes.Whensomeone disagrees everyonebecomes"crazy","ignorant"."btzane''.DownoneadministratorndoneMiddle SchoolTeacher .Prep or transitionf leadership PamandTom.Lessonhe costof"elfectivecompromise".Needcreativedeasomakecyberschoolhappen

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