New super’s contract on agenda

first_img Pinterest Facebook Twitter Facebook Local News Ector County Independent School District’s lone finalist for a new superintendent  Scott Muri explains his reasons for coming to Ector County after being named to the position during meeting Tuesday afternoon at the ECISD Administration Building. The Ector County ISD Board of Trustees will meet in executive session at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the board room of the administration building, 802 N. Sam Houston Ave. Trustees will discuss the status of the superintendent’s contract negotiations. Scott Muri, currently superintendent of Spring Branch Independent School District in Houston, was named the lone finalist by the school board April 23 by a 7-0 vote. By law, the school board must wait 21 days before finalizing a contract with Muri. He will replace Interim Superintendent Jim Nelson who was appointed after former Superintendent Tom Crowe retired last fall. The firm of Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates conducted the search for the new school chief. Mike Atkins, the attorney for the school district, said this is not out of the ordinary to have a discussion on the status of the superintendent designee’s contract. At the regular May 14 board meeting, Atkins said he and the board will go over the contract again in executive session. Tentatively, the plan is to have a special meeting May 15 to approve everything. Atkins said that will be the 22nd day. Muri has a bachelor’s degree in intermediate education and middle school education from Wake Forest University; a master’s degree in public school administration from Stetson University in Deland, Fla., and a doctorate in educational leadership from Wingate University in Matthews, N.C. Muri has been superintendent in Spring Branch for four years. During that time, academic achievement gaps narrowed in five of five areas and overall student achievement rose, a news release stated. He oversaw the redesign of the compensation system and recruiting efforts to more effectively recruit and retain employees, the release detailed. Spring Branch has a budget of $300 million, student enrollment of 35,000 ranging from high wealth to economically disadvantaged and 4,600 employees. He also has served as deputy superintendent of academics in Fulton County Schools in Atlanta, which has 96,000 students and 100 campuses. Before that, he spent five years at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in Charlotte, N.C. His roles included area superintendent, zone superintendent and chief information officer overseeing research and evaluation, along with technology infrastructure and instructional technology innovation. He has been an elementary school teacher, middle school math/science teacher, instructional technology specialist and high school dean of students and assistant principal and principal, the release said. WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img TAGS  Previous articlePoetry Readings and Book SigningsFort Worth poet featured in PBPS eventNext articleWoman charged with biting another woman on hand Digital AIM Web Support By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Pinterest New super’s contract on agenda Twitterlast_img read more

USS Nicholas Assists Partner Nation Forces

first_img View post tag: Nicholas View post tag: Navy View post tag: USS May 10, 2012 USS Nicholas Assists Partner Nation Forces View post tag: forces View post tag: Naval View post tag: nation Training & Education View post tag: partner View post tag: News by topic Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Nicholas Assists Partner Nation Forces Guided missile frigate USS Nicholas (FFG 47) assisted partner nation forces with the interdiction of a vessel carrying nearly 2,200 kilograms (4,850 pounds) of cocaine, with an estimated street value of more than $363 million, in the eastern Pacific May 6.The interdiction was conducted as part of Operation Martillo, a U.S., European, and Western Hemisphere partner nation effort targeting illicit trafficking routes in coastal waters along the Central American isthmus. ‘Martillo’ is the Spanish word for ‘hammer.’A U.S. Customs and Border Protection P-3 Orion initially detected the speedboat, “El Kike,” and then turned over tracking to a helicopter from Nicholas. The helicopter tracked the suspect “go-fast” vessel until Nicholas was in position to make a coordinated approach with the helicopter. The go-fast vessel then stopped, jettisoned approximately half of its cargo, then turned and made best speed to Colombia.Nicholas, with embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET), adjusted course while contacting nearby forces – USS McClusky (FFG 41) and Colombian navy ship ARC 20 de Julio for assistance. A helicopter attached to McClusky maintained surveillance of the go-fast and was able to divert the speedboat into Colombian territorial waters where it was interdicted by the Colombian navy.“With the help of some friends, we accomplished what we set out to do – disrupt the drug trade,” said Cmdr. Stephen Fuller, commanding officer of Nicholas. “Interdictions are challenging, but with the help of McClusky, [U.S.] Customs, and the Colombian navy, we executed a successful operation.”U.S. military participation in Operation Martillo is being led by Joint Interagency Task Force-South, a component of U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM). Operation Martillo is a component of the U.S. government’s coordinated interagency regional security strategy in support of the White House strategy to combat transnational organized crime and the U.S. Central America Regional Security Initiative.U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet (COMUSNAVSO/C4F) supports USSOUTHCOM joint and combined full-spectrum military operations by providing principally sea-based, forward presence to ensure freedom of maneuver in the maritime domain, to foster and sustain cooperative relationships with international partners and to fully exploit the sea as maneuver space in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , May 10, 2012; Image: navy View post tag: Assistslast_img read more

HMS Iron Duke Expected in Jersey Today

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today HMS Iron Duke Expected in Jersey Today View post tag: JERSEY View post tag: Navy Authorities View post tag: HMS Iron Duke View post tag: News by topic May 8, 2015center_img Type 23 Frigate HMS Iron Duke will arrive in Jersey on Friday, May 8 for a five-day visit to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of the Island from the German occupation forces of World War II.Arriving late on Friday, she will be berthed at RoRo Ferry Jetty, Elizabeth Harbour for the duration of her stay.On Saturday, May 9, members of the ship’s company will take part in a Liberation Grand Parade which will converge in Liberation Square and then proceed to People’s Park.HMS Iron Duke will be open to visitors on Sunday and Monday. The vessel will leave the Island on Tuesday, May 12.[mappress mapid=”15910″]Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Naval HMS Iron Duke Expected in Jersey Today View post tag: europe Share this articlelast_img read more

Seeing again, for the first time

first_imgManagers sometimes have blind spots for biases that prevent them from hiring and retaining the best talent, said Mahzarin Banaji, Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics in the Department of Psychology and senior adviser to the FAS dean on faculty development, in a recent presentation, “Blindspot: The Hidden Biases of Good People,” at the Barker Center.“Liking people who are different is an acquired taste.  Like the first time you eat sushi, it takes getting used to,” Banaji said.The event was the third and final Faculty of Arts and Sciences Diversity Dialogue for the academic year.Structuring job interviews in a way that is not biased is almost impossible, Banaji said.“We think we are fair and consistent, but we are not,” Banaji said.“Liking people who are different is an acquired taste. Like the first time you eat sushi, it takes getting used to,” Mahzarin Banaji said.When the conversation turned to questions of racial discrimination, Banaji drew an important distinction. “The word racist,” she said, “should be used for conscious bias, not for unconscious bias.” But, she warned, the latter can do just as much, if not more, harm.Seeking solutions to bias makes good legal sense and is good business practice, Banaji said.  And, she said, “When a group is not diverse, it can’t be as good as it might be.”“Blindspot” was the final of three FAS Diversity Dialogues for this academic year.  The series began last October with “Microinequities: The Power of Small,” presented by Stephen Young of Insight Education Systems. “Inclusive Leadership: Managing Successful Teams” by Connie Wong of CWS Associates was presented in December.  FAS Human Resources is planning a new series of Diversity Dialogues for next academic year.  Stay tuned.last_img read more