First, it might help to read this morning’s post from Tales of An Educated Debutante. It is written by an anonymous person in DPI with knowledge of what is happening.
There is a reference to the office of the ISD superintendent among other things.
The Innovative School District here in North Carolina was formed well over two years ago. To this date, it only includes one school. Southside-Ashpole Elementary School in Robeson County was selected by the state to be the first school (and currently only school) in the Innovative School District back before the end of the last school year.
The first superintendent of the ISD was Dr. Eric Hall, who became the Deputy Superintendent of INNOVATION in Raleigh having been “promoted” in a coup of control by State Superintendent Mark Johnson through HB17 and an extended lawsuit. He left the ISD job in Sept. of 2018. He left the office of Dept. Supt. in March of 2019 to take a similar job in his home state of Florida.
LaTeesa Allen then became the second superintendent of the one-school ISD in Sept. of 2018.
That’s the press release from her hiring last year.
If one does a search for “LaTeesa Allen ISD Superintendent,” then the first Google result goes to this page.
But, there is no LaTeesa Allen on this page. In fact, there is no one named as the superintendent of the ISD.
If one goes to the LinkedIn account of Allen (nonmember viewing), then this appears:
And that’s a little weird considering that it does not name her as the superintendent of the ISD, but the interim Deputy State Superintendent of Innovation. A person was hired to fill that post back in March, the same month that Dr. Hall left for Florida.
Granted, he was not to start the job until June and it makes sense that Allen would have fulfilled that duty in the three-month overlap. But wouldn’t Allen have changed that title on LinkedIn? And wouldn’t she have had “ISD Super” on there as well?
So, go back to the original question in the title of this post.
Who is the current ISD superintendent for the one-school district that is being managed by an out-of-state charter school chain?