Ann Bradshaw is finalist for Pittsfield superintendent's job

Mashpee superintendent wants to leave, again - her stay in Mashpee has been bumpy
Ann Bradshaw. Photo courtesy of the Berkshire Eagle.

Mentions her achievements on Cape Cod

In telling the Pittsfield School Committee why she should be hired, Ann Bradshaw spoke of her academic accomplishments in Mashpee.

The Berkshire Eagle reports that Bradshaw said Mashpee's MCAS scores had improved significantly during her time here and more high school graduates have been accepted to college.

Bradshaw also told them there has been a reduced need for student discipline in Mashpee of late.

In-school and out-of-school suspensions have gone down from 14.7/8.6 in 2005 to 1.2/3.6 in 2012. The dropout rate has fallen from 2.9 to 1.3. More post graduate plans include some form of college.

Indian trouble. Failure rate for kids gone up

However to drill into the data shows that the number of American Indian kids attending college may have fallen (numbers available 2005-2010.

On MCAS, a quick glance shows a district-wide nominally higher number of kids scoring advanced/proficient but the number of kids who failed the test seems to have gone up.

Wants a long term contract

Bradshaw told the Pittsfield School Committee that she wants a six-year contract to start. That is double the length of the contract usually offered by the committee, according to the Eagle. "I’m a long-term commitment person. I’ve worked in only two school districts in 25 years," said Bradshaw.

Passed by Norton School Committee

Last April the Mashpee superintendent was approved for the same position in Norton, but saw the offer withdrawn.  At that time she said she was "looking forward to a new challenge in Norton."

But Bradshaw and the Norton School Committee were unable to agree on compensation.

Read the story in today's Berkshire Eagle here.

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