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Disclose the facts and circumstances regarding administrative changes

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The appointment of Dr. Orathia Bradley and Ms. Beth Persofsky as assistant principals of Gladwyne Elementary School raises a number of troubling questions that parents should reasonably expect to be answered by Dr. McGinley and the LMSD Board.

On April 21, 2012 it was announced that Dr. Bradley was appointed Principal of Welsh Valley Middle School at the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year.

On April 29, 2013, only 10 months after her appointment, it was disclosed in letter to parents that Mr. Chris Hall had been appointed Principal and that Dr. Bradley was taking an undisclosed role as "an important part of the administrative team."

This action was taken in the context of separate disclosures regarding student drug possession and self-harming activities at WVMS and was contemporaneous with the re-assignment of Assistant Principal Beth Persofsky from WVMS to GES.  In fact, no member of the starting WVMS administrative leadership team will be returning for the 2013-2014 school year.

As a parent of a GES student, I respectfully request that Dr. McGinley and the LMSD Board provide:

1. Appropriate disclosure of the facts and circumstances regarding the restructuring of the WVMS administrative team that resulted in the departure from that team of Dr. Bradley and Ms. Persofsky and others; and,

2. That such disclosure be sufficient for a parents of GES student to form an informed point-of-view as to the qualifications of Dr. Bradley and Ms. Persofsky to join the administrative team of GES.

I urge you to do this immediately and publicly to avoid protracted uncertainty and unnecessary debate and distraction.



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