FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Although the Broward County Public Schools superintendent has only been on the job since February, she is already facing school board members’ evaluation.
Superintendent Vickie Cartwright rated herself as “highly effective.”
“We have had significant changes for the betterment, as it’s related to school safety,” Cartwright said during a meeting. “We have had significant changes for the betterment when it comes to academics.”
School Board members Lori Alhadeff, Daniel Foganholi, Debra Hixon, Sarah Leonardi, Ryan Reiter, and Nora Rupert rated Cartwright as “effective.” School Board members Manuel Serrano, Kevin Tynan, and Torey Alston, the chair, did not submit written evaluations.
“A lack of vision for me and critical areas: Questionable judgment and what I would call a failure of leadership,” Alston said at the meeting.
Nathalie Lynch-Walsh, a Broward Schools facilities task force chair, said Cartwright has not built a bridge with all of the district’s communities.
“Find a way to put an end to having a bad superintendent before the superintendent becomes worse because that is where this is going,” Lynch-Walsh said during the meeting.
Shea Ciriago, of the Broward Education Foundation, disagreed with Alston and Lynch-Walsh.
“Superintendent Cartwright, you are doing the absolute best that you can,” Ciriago said.
Related link: View the superintendent’s self-evaluation (.pdf)
Related link: View the School Board’s interim evaluation of the superintendent (.pdf)