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July 14, 2007

Staff developments

Hubbard school teachers opting out

Half the teaching staff from Hubbard High and Middle schools have quit this summer, with 13 resignations as of Friday afternoon, the last day to leave without special permission.

A few educators said it was coincidence, or an opportunity to take a better job, but others expressed bitterness over a superintendent that they said micro-manages the campuses, and doesn’t take student discipline seriously.

Walter Padgett, Hubbard Superintendent for the last three years, said the reasons for the resignations were varied, and unconnected to any one symptom.

“It’s not significant,” Padgett said early last week, before the final round of resignations Friday, acknowledging: “It’s more than in the last two years, yes.”

He also said that most of the positions have already been filled, with only a few teachers left to hire.

The losses at the secondary school have come seemingly all at once, but this is a school district that has suffered from loss of stability for several years.

Barbara Paris, principal of the middle and high schools, is the third principal in three years. She is coming back next year, and while she admitted things aren’t all peachy at Hubbard, they aren’t as bad as some former employees would make them out to be.

“I’m staying,” Paris said in a phone conversation this past week. “It’s no secret there have been occasions during the year, pressure has been put on me to quit or leave town. I didn’t make people happy.”

Still, she expressed confidence in the new hires, particularly the new Athletic Director Clay Mayo.

“We need to stop doing the glass-half-empty thing,” she said.

Half-empty, half-full

As a general rule, people who talk negatively about former employers are satisfying some grudge, while others will hedge their honesty, unwilling to spoil a future job recommendation.

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