As an employee of PCS, this is how Dr. Cobb operates. She uses her authority and power to squash, intimidate, and influence her agenda, which isn't best for the students or employees of Pender County. At issue is the reluctance of the School Board to call her out... quite the opposite in fact. With Karen Rouse as her right hand sphere of influence, which isn't educationally based either, poor decisions are being made.
One would only need to look at the migration of leadership of central office, and school level administrators. Her treatment of last years Principals was abysmal. A hand-written survey, which couldn't be shared with media was given, in which plenty of Principals spoke their minds, and paid the price.
Treatment of central office staff was terrible, instructing the professionals not to eat together. She also thought her office was bugged. People who work in the office, do so in fear.
I agree: look at the people she's brought in. Apparently Wilson County has the edge of education, as the majority of her people seem to come from there. Additionally, there's a discrepancy of pay between folks she's brought in, and the administrators currently on board. When we have our Principals of the year, making less than the folks she's brought in, there's an issue.
What a contradiction she is. At her initial meeting of staff, she said how family oriented she is. She's done little to show that side, in fact, causing many families who worked for PCS for uproot and leave.
Pender County was known for it's personal touch, and caring attitude, while still maintaining high scores, and expectations. Apparently, the first two have gone by the wayside.
My question would be, why have the elected Board members continuously backed her less than student and employee friendly decisions? I say send them all out.
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