Bedden is named to leadership committee

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Richmond County Superintendent Dana Bedden has been appointed to the American Association of School Administrators Focus on Leadership for Learning committee.

The committee considers issues on the horizon and current critical issues, including the state of the superintendency, engaging new and aspiring superintendents and leadership development.

The appointment runs through June 2011.

-- From staff reports

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patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 10/02/08 - 06:03 am
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Oh? will this honor take away

Oh? will this honor take away from Bedden's job as A-RC superintendent of schools?

Bored in GA
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Bored in GA 10/02/08 - 06:40 am
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Well why not give him another

Well why not give him another $15,000 since he got elected to another committee! The board still throwing away money! And by all means give him a County car to drive and the gas to sit on this committee!

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onlynaugusta 10/02/08 - 08:55 am
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Who gives a damn! What about

Who gives a damn! What about the children? If the Board has so much money, then give the educators a raise and fix up the raggedy schools in Richmond County.

GSneed
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GSneed 10/02/08 - 09:35 am
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Whoa! The venom continues to

Whoa! The venom continues to spew. Why so? You all shoud be ashamed of yourselves, seriously. I dont even have an opinion about the article, but you all went straight for the jugular. What ever happened to "congratulations" for someone from our area being regcognized nationally? Try to find the good in this situation, please.

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KingJames 10/02/08 - 09:45 am
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It sounds like Dr. B was

It sounds like Dr. B was appointed to a committee in a professional organization that he was probably already a member of before coming to Augusta. Since he has only been in Augusta for a year, his appointment probably has nothing to do with the fact that he is the superintendent of schools where the parents fail to understand employment contracts that award bonuses. Keep in mind that if the BOE didn't give Bedden his $15K, they would have had to give him a whole lot more in a law suit settlment. Also, as with any new leader, noticeable improvement takes time to be measured. Some of you follow-the-last-cent-of-my-tax-money people thought he should take office and overnight the kids would become smarter and well behaved, teachers would become more effective as their salaries increased, and the budget would be met without an increase in taxes. Bedden is trying to fix a mess and all that takes time. I don't blame Dr. B for wanting a bonus. I would have done the same thing and said it was having to deal with the citizens' negative, and often nasty attitudes. Congratulations Dr. B on accomplishing something without the sorry people of Augusta backing you!

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Spurs07 10/02/08 - 10:54 am
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Instead of everyone

Instead of everyone criticizing this appointment, you should be glad to see it occur. This is the effect of a hardworking superintendent who has done more this year than the previous superintendent has done the last ten years. Obviously, Dr. Bedden's hard work and ability to increase student achievement is going well and professional organizations realize and see this. Some of you can be so hateful its ridiculous.

HYPOCRITES 08
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HYPOCRITES 08 10/02/08 - 10:57 am
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Four out of six posts were on

Four out of six posts were on target. The other two just want to be critical of Dr. Bedden and are just looking for any reason to be so.

jack
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jack 10/02/08 - 11:52 am
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AMEn KJ! Sounds like a mix

AMEn KJ! Sounds like a mix of sour grapes, ignorance and jealousy.

anotherlook
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anotherlook 10/02/08 - 01:00 pm
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I must agree with KJ and some

I must agree with KJ and some of the others posting here.To have an individual who has been recognized by an independent body that focuses on leadership in the field of education, should be a source of pride and quite a confidence builder for a community that continues to reel from numerous setbacks and challenges. I looked the American Association of School Administrators up on the web and it describes its organization in the following way: About AASA - The mission of the American Association of School Administrators is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. The American Association of School Administrators, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders across the United States. AASA members range from chief executive officers, superintendents and senior level school administrators to cabinet members, professors and aspiring school system leaders. AASA members are the chief education advocates for children. AASA members advance the goals of public education and champion children’s causes in their districts to the public at large.

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Venus 10/02/08 - 03:04 pm
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I agree with most of the post

I agree with most of the post here! WE should be proud our superintend was selected for the post. WE should be proud of the achievements our school system has achieved this past year. As always we have some folks that want to complaint about everything but do nothing to help. I'm proud of Dr. Bedden and all of his accomplishment. Leave the man along and let him do the job we are paying him for and stop trying to micromanage the school system, or playing back seat quarterback. He is doing and OUTSTANDING job we should all support him and his efforts.

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