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1.16.2013

That Dallas ISD Superintendent Thing



You may recall that when Dallas ISD chief Mike Miles was hired last year he brought in a "communications director" at a salary of $185,000.  That would be 31 year old Jennifer Sprague who was more than doubling her salary from Miles' old school system in Colorado.

Well, last week she abruptly announced her resignation. -- which might be good for Miles because he needs someone to direct his communications away from "snarky" and she wasn't doing that. At all. Still, you don't see many people walk away from a $185,000 a year job -- public or private.

Then I read today that she will receive a severance of $15,400.  I thought that was bad enough until I read this: "Sprague’s severance pales compared to deals received by others [who have left under Miles]. Former chief of staff Alan King received three months of pay, or about $56,000, when he left in October. Former assistant superintendent Shirley Ison-Newsome, who also resigned in October, will be paid through August, collecting about $145,000."

Mark it down: Miles is a short timer. But can you imagine what his severance package would be?

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

And the board brought back Alan King to do an "internal investigation" of the superintendent's office. At his former salary.

King is the kind of guy every organization needs on board to keep the finances in order. The fact that he left DISD spoke volumes, and the fact that he is back to investigate speaks more. Look for more DISD financial shenanigans to be in the news...

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't mind having indiscriminate bed hoping sex with her.

Anonymous said...

aint miles miscin? not sure. but he looks it. all mexkins corrupt. all on de take

Anonymous said...

I guess I would hope for a bed too, 1:50, but I'd take it wherever I could get it.

Anonymous said...

The district announced her resignation on the Friday evening before Christmas. She issued a release last week saying that she decided to resign during the holiday break. Then yesterday she started a website advertising herself as a consultant.

Anonymous said...

Where there is smoke there is probably fire. Yes, a fire burning down deep in loins, yearning for fulfillment. Seething, building, waiting to erupt into an inferno.

Whew! Anyone have a cigarette?

DF Rhome Fire Chief

Anonymous said...

Uh... Some of you might want to Google additional images of Ms. Sprague. Just sayin'...

Anonymous said...

This is why liberal weenies need more money for education. It doesn't go to educate the kids, but they feel better knowing that they care enough to spend more on this type of thing.

Anonymous said...

Not so different from the new Decatur Superintendent hiring his daughter's boyfriend (a nice young man with little experience) as the new boy's basketball coach, at a salary substantially higher than any other coach at DISD except Coach Story. (And the word is that he has quietly told other coaches that if Story leaves, this young man will be the new A.D.)

Anonymous said...

Well it sounds like she must be a Republican with that outrageous salary and all.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like she was a good communicator to receive such high pay as that. Her oral skills must be greeeat.

Anonymous said...

This pisses me off to no end. I am a classroom teacher. Want to guess the average severance package for classroom teacher? Zero, nada, zilch. Not that I expect one but they should not give them to administrators either.

Anonymous said...

Meaty, beaty, big, and bouncy.

DF The Who

Anonymous said...

Maybe those angry about these salaries should go back in time and get degrees or whatever and pursue one of these "cushie" jobs. You had the same chance to become a school superintendent as Miles did. You both pooped in diapers at one time, didn't you? And by the way, go follow someone like this around for a week, heck even a day and you'll realize they aren't paid enough for the CRAP they have to put up with. Same for teachers.

Hank the Horn Dog said...

8:52---

That's so retarded you must ride the short bus to school?

I'm thinking crap isn't exactly what she had to take to get there. Maybe something emanating from another nearby orifice?

And BTW, a good hooker makes a lot more than a good teacher. Would you also advise those teachers to change professions?

Anonymous said...

"Idiocracy at it's finest"
A Decatur school board member ......compliments of his facebook comment on another former DISD employee facebook "well put,the only part I might disagree with is the "well meaning" it's more like self serving. Sometimes our children's problems are genetic and not totally the fault of DISD."

What a disservice to the children in this district with a board trustee who basically refers to the children in Decatur as genetically predisposed to failure due to their families. We have wonderful students and super supportive parents in Decatur ISD!!!

Anonymous said...

Decatur is full of kook backstabbing bible thumper teachers who bash their own students behind their backs. One middle school one was bitching about her lazy husband not making enough money and he has a easy union job at American. If you send your kid to school in Decatur, make sure you are related to half the town. The school has gone downhill and people sre sending their kids to Paradise.

Anonymous said...

Why does Decatur ISD keep passing up well-qualified local hires?