Who will lead curriculum and instruction for Pasco schools?
With big changes looming in teacher evaluations, graduation requirements and other components of Florida's education system, the person charged with overseeing curriculum and instruction in any school district has a big job ahead.
The retirement of Kathy Steiner from that post in Pasco County schools has created an opportunity for some intrepid educator to fill. The interviews took place this morning. At least one candidate was something of a surprise.
Pat Reedy has long been associated with schools in Dade City, having served since 1999 as Pasco High principal and, before that, as the leader of Pasco Middle. Some observers have said they'd expect Reedy to retire before taking a district job.
But Reedy, who has made his mark as a school CEO, confirms that he has applied for the curriculum director position.
Also in the mix is Gulf High principal Steve Knobl, whose aspirations are well-documented. (He has applied for assistant superintendent in Hernando County, for instance). Other applicants include Title I supervisor Elena Garcia, leadership development supervisor Jeff Morgenstein, and curriculum and instruction supervisor Michael Cloyd.
A decision could be made as soon as next week's board meeting.