The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 14, 2000


CSC evaluates superintendent

At the regular Carlisle School Committee meeting on April 4, chair David Dockterman spoke for the group on the annual evaluation of Superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson. He said, "To summarize the feelings of the committee, we're happy." The full school committee, the school administration and 25 to 30 parents and teachers in the audience heard that the evaluation is confidential and is placed in the personnel file.

Diverse demands

Dockterman listed the diverse demands of the job. The superintendent is held accountable to the needs of the students, parents, teachers as well as federal and state regulations. She works within "tight budgetary and space constraints."

In his presentation, Dockterman went on to say that in Fox-Melanson the committee sees "an incredible commitment to children, to education and to Carlisle. Davida has exhibited strong leadership in bringing systems thinking, Carlisle College, teacher mentoring, and ways to keep teachers and students growing within the school. She has brought together an excellent staff that has an evolving culture of excellence. She works well with town government and other town organizations. She continually strives to find creative ways to maintain an excellent program with limited resources and space." He continued by saying that the committee agreed that two words, "respect and trust," were characteristic of the superintendent. "Davida, we're glad you're here, and we hope you'll stay for a long time helping us to grow and thrive."

2000 The Carlisle Mosquito