Frequent visitors to the Talk DISD livestream will recognize her (assuming it's a her) name, and depending on how extreme your views on education and the new "ed reform" movement in DISD are, you may love of hate her. Where do I fall? I'm #teammissedu and I don't care who knows it. Why? Because she cares.
I thought our interview with Dr. Edwin Flores would get people in DISD talking, but I had no idea it would get people talk like this.
Last night, what started as a snarky commenter accusing our free blog of being bought and paid for by who knows who bloomed into a truly enlightening and meaningful conversation about the role of reform, teacher relationships, classroom procedures, and other issues. That conversation infused me with many more ideas to blog about, and I'm thankful to her for that.
It is a shame that the culture of the district has forced her to hide behind an anonymous pseudonym because I'd love to grab some coffee and pick her brain some more. I've already learned quite a bit from her experience and I only chatted with her for about an hour. If I were her appraiser, I wouldn't rate her anything less than awesome (exemplary). She's fired up about education and willing to chat about it well into the night. She cares. That's the most important thing for our kids. I'm thankful to her for her passion and involvement. She can come off as extreme to the untrained eye, but what I learned last night is that she is fair, balanced, and has taken a common sense approach that the district could use a healthy dose of every now and again.
Check out our full chat about DISD and let us know what you think