Two good moves


Published: Friday, January 27, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 26, 2006 at 11:20 p.m.
In response to The Sun's article about the "switching of principals": What we have here is a "win-win" situation.
Joyce Daniels has gained the respect of the whole Rawlings Elementary community by demonstrating responsible insight into the needs of her student body and her support for faculty and staff.
Her focus has been not only on the FCAT tests, but also on building a consensus of support among all who have encountered Rawlings' uniqueness and value.
I fully support her in her upward career move, which holds the promise of allowing her to make a long-term, positive difference in the preparedness of all of our young children.
Superintendent Dan Boyd's job is to observe the work of his employees, and then place them where they can have the most productive impact on student progress.
That entails the molding of moral fabric and positive character into every child who enters our district school system.
Emery Bishop will not only maintain the quality of the programs which Daniels has begun, but he will add his own endearing touch and further promote self-respect, acceptance and good reason.
I had the pleasure of working alongside Bishop during the earliest part of his career and experienced the dynamic energies he placed into building students' self-esteems and learning abilities.
I also will not buy into any talk of Evelyn Fox being any part of either perceived or implied bashing of any of the concerned parties on this issue. She has proven herself to be an eloquent speaker on behalf of many of the African-American citizens of Gainesville and Alachua County.
Let today's focus remain on our long-term goals of offering sound educations in safe learning environments to all of our children.
Wayne B. Wetherington, Gainesville

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