Scott points out this letter to the editor in today’s AJC. Neither of us can recall the original article that prompted it, but we’re definitely happy to see the Superintendent getting some well-deserved praise…even when it comes from OTP! 😉
Superintendent deserves praise
It really bothers me when I read about CEOs of large corporations getting millions of dollars in separation bonuses. In many cases, the company is failing, the shareholders are losing money and hundreds of employees are being laid off. In spite of this, the head man or woman makes out like a bandit.
So when I read about Superintendent of Decatur City Schools Phyllis Edwards turning down her deserved bonus of $14,640 because of the worsening economy and state cuts, it was like a breath of fresh air.
True leadership is when the person at the top is willing to put the organization’s best interest ahead of his or her own.
I’m not surprised that an educator did it. Business can learn a lot about commitment, loyalty and leadership from educators such as Phyllis Edwards.
JERRY SCHWARTZ, Alpharetta