Her original start date was early July. Had she waited until July, perhaps the dust would have settled on the Mary Davis case; she would have missed most of the p.r. around end of the year pink slips; and maybe even the most recent fiasco - reclassificationofclericalworkersgate.
As of today, Dr. Grenita Lathan is officially in the office as the Superintendent of District 150.
Approximately seven days ago, locals were ridiculing her for not having the foresight to have her ISBE paperwork in order. Yet, here she is in Peoria, two months early, ready to face the cynics and take on the challenge of a school District best described as a hot mess.
I look forward to watching her work. She comes across as a professional who is willing to put in the work, a real go getter who is capable of hitting the ground running.
This should be interesting.