Rodel is supposed to be the cheerleader of education in Delaware, right? They have their Vision and ED25 programs and the DOE laps it up like a moth to a flame. Governor Markell thinks they are the best thing to hit Delaware since tax-free shopping. But what is Rodel’s beef with public school districts? A look at their “Find A Job” page on their website shows a very tainted bias toward DOE agendas and charter schools. Or is it Rodel’s agenda and the DOE bends toward Rodel? I can’t keep track anymore. Let’s just say it’s all the same plan!
Aside from the “communications” jobs for Rodel, they also have postings for Innovative Schools, Newark Day Nursery, Delaware Early Childhood Center, Delaware Office of Early Learning, GreatSchools, and University of Delaware.
For DOE jobs, they have jobs listed for an Education Associate in Accountability and Performance, an Education Associate for the Business-Finance-Marketing department of the DOE, a Deputy Officer for LEA Performance, a Field Agent for Title I Bilingual and ESL programs, and secretarial positions for the Early Development & Learning Resources and Finance divisions of the DOE.
Hoping to get that charter school bandwagon rolling, they have positions listed for the Commandant of First State Military Academy, Founding School Leader for Delaware STEM Academy, and Founding Principal for Delaware Met.
But the most bizarre one of them all is the following, taken directly from their website:
Delaware Leadership Project
This rigorous program is designed to cultivate high performing school leaders and includes: an intensive five week boot camp experience designed to transition participant’s mindset from that of teacher to school leader; a ten month paid residency experience on a school leadership team; and two years of post-graduate coaching to support a school leadership position in a high need school. Successful graduates must be willing to commit, in writing, to working in a high need Delaware public school for three years upon graduation from the program.
More information and application instruction here.
Is this where they will be cultivating their “great leaders” when the priority schools become charter schools? Will Rodel get a “finders fee” for these jobs? Or will someone or somebody stop the Markerodell before they can even kick it off?
They have all these “big” job postings, but where are ANY public school district jobs? Dr. Michael Thomas is resigning as Superintendent of Capital School District, the 3rd biggest in the state, and that posting is up elsewhere, but Rodel can’t put it up on their own website? In their defense, it does say on the page Please contact us if there is a job or internship posting that we should include. Their link to joindelawareschools.org doesn’t work, so good luck there! So I have taken the liberty of informing them of a very important role that needs to be filled (much more important than many of the jobs they have listed on their website) and emailed them with this information:
Hi Rodel, your Find A Job page says to contact you if we know of a position that should be on that page. Can you please list the Substitute Nurse position in the Milford School District. This is very important, cause if a nurse gets sick, someone else has to take care of sick kids. Thanks!
Let’s see if they chew on that bone!
Updated: 7 minutes later. Why don’t we just change the name of our 1st state to Rodelaware. It’s the Rodelaware Way!