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Two Restaurant Reviews. And Farmington Has a New Superintendent

Posted by whforums on December 16, 2008

Posts like these are my favorite kinds of posts — I get to link you out to all kinds of interesting stuff without doing much work myself! That said, there’s some stuff about trains coming later in the week …


First, The Connecticutian gives a very favorable review to Bombay Olive (in the old IHOP location on the corner of New Britain and South Main — across the street from the ever enigmatic Szechuan Tokyo). We ate at Bombay Olive once and our impression generally matches the opinion over at The Connecticutian …

Adventures Through CT gives a favorable review to PF Changs. I know the initial reaction amongst our small community was mixed (and a colleague told me today she “got exactly what she expected” — dunno if that’s good or not), so I’m sure this post may be met with some skepticism. Adventures says current wait time is about an hour, so it’ll be a while before I check it out …


And, on a totally unrelated note … Farmington has a new superintendent (at 181k a year, folks)! Lost in all the local news of late has been our own superintendent search, so I guess I’d ask you to read this article in the New Britain Herald and answer the following question:

What do we see in the profile of this (successful) candidate that we want in West Hartford’s new superintendent, and what do we see that we don’t like?

And yes. I suckered you in with food to get you to talk about who we want as superintendent. The superintendent search is that intellectually delicious.

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… Build the Superintendent

Posted by whforums on September 14, 2008

In direct contrast to my occupation of the prior post, I’ll try to empty myself from this post and hope you’ll fill it each by each.

The town has released the following schedule for public forums that will receive “public input regarding what we as a community seek in our new educational leader.” (Link — it’s a .pdf).

Public Forums for West Hartford Superintendent Search
Wednesday, 9/17, Commons Area at KP (7 p.m.)
Thursday, 9/18, auditorium of the Elmwood Community Center (10 a.m.)
Tuesday, 9/23, aduitorium of Conard High School (7 p.m.)

So — let’s brainstorm.  What do we expect of our new superintendent?  What are the greatest challenges we face, and how should we deal with them?  What are the traits/skills we need in our new educational leader?

And if you think you’ve written something sorta good here, you can post it where it counts — in the virutal forum for the Superintendent Search at whps.org.

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