What’s Going On At Sedalia?

What follows is an op-ed from yesterday’s News & Record:

Sedalia school needs Edwina Monroe

The following is a Counterpoint:

By Fawn Botts

After 18 years of teaching in the Guilford County schools, I continue to be baffled by the decisions being made that truly impact our students. I wonder if their best interests will ever be the driving force or if decisions will continue to be made for all the wrong reasons.

Edwina Monroe has been the principal of Sedalia Elementary for the past two-and-a-half years. Mrs. Monroe is a rare gem. She brought years of elementary experience and a passion and commitment to truly make a difference at Sedalia.

Sedalia thrived under Mrs. Monroe’s leadership. A true sense of family returned to our school. The entire school community worked together to ensure that each child succeeded. Now, right before school begins, we find that she has been taken from us. Why? What purpose does it serve to uproot what is so right?

The administration of GCS doesn’t care about its employees or the children we teach. They only care about Adequate Yearly Progress and test scores.

Sedalia has done very well under Mrs. Monroe’s leadership. The staff, students and parents love her, respect her and work well with her. This type of relationship takes time to achieve and once achieved should be allowed time to grow so that the students will reap all of the benefits from this type of environment.

Sedalia requests that GCS reconsider this decision for the sake of our children and staff.

The writer lives in McLeansville and is leadership chairwoman, Sedalia Elementary School.

If anyone wants to shed additional light on this, I’m all ears.

E.C. đŸ™‚

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