Smola are now teacher?

a little birdie told me that Janet Smola, of the school board, kid is gonna get to teach at Starrs Mill this fall, anyone else heard that?

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Submitted by CitizenBlogger on Sat, 07/05/2008 - 2:33pm.

By the way,

Bob Todd's son is a teacher

Marion Key's husband retired as a teacher and still works in the system

Lee Wright's wife is a teacher

Submitted by fay79isus on Sun, 08/05/2007 - 1:43pm.

This whole affair is reminiscent of former school board member Darryl Chaney, whose child was "hired" as a teacher in the Fayette Schools. With 158 other counties and 49 other states, you have to wonder why they pursued a job in Fayette (while your Mommy or Daddy is on the school board).

It just has the appearance of being wrong.

Chaney intervened when his child/teacher was given a mild correction in the performance of duties below par. Will Janet Smola get in the principal's face ?

It shows very poor judgment on the Smolas part to not avoid the appearance of doing something wrong.

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Submitted by Michael Boylan on Fri, 08/03/2007 - 8:43am.

I've known him since he was a sophomore at Sandy Creek. He's a really good kid (young man, I guess I should say) and really funny. I'll bet he makes a great teacher.

Wow, thinking about it now, I am getting old.

Submitted by bladderq on Thu, 08/02/2007 - 10:44pm.

I'm guessing that he / she completed college?

Political parents may be fair game but the kids should be left out of it?

My last one left MHS, so I have little left in this fight.

Submitted by too bad on Fri, 08/03/2007 - 7:31pm.

Should kids be left out as fair game? Yes, I agree, but if the Parents pulled strings? ... if he went to the...HEAD OF THE LINE... above others more qualified?....on the list longer? to teach at one of the more sought after schools in the Fayette county? and his MOTHER is on the SCHOOL BOARD? I smell law suit... How do you explain that...that he and his Mother... LIKED what she did to Sandy Creek? and he can't wait to..give Sandy Creek? Did I miss something...looks like a little hankey pankey to me...does she know any thing about how to do that?

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Submitted by River on Fri, 08/03/2007 - 8:07pm.

If a parent pulled strings to get an unqualified young man hired as a teacher, that young man would fail as a teacher in his first year. Why don't we wait to see how he does before accusing his Mom of hankey pankey in the hiring process? What kind of culture are we living in, when everybody automatically assumes the worst of each other?

This is becoming rampant lately, especially between the races. Just look at the Michael Vick mess. Personally, I think he is guilty, but let's wait until he gets his day in court before we pronounce him "guilty" and boot him off the Falcons, not to mention jail time. Meanwhile, you have the SCLC making plans to honor Michael Vick. I guess they are doing that because he is a black man who has been accused of a crime, so it must be racism, in their minds. They are assuming it must be a white racist conspiracy, I guess. I have to say "I guess" because I don't know what they are thinking, but they have no particular reason to honor him at this time, so if anybody else can come up with a more positive explanation, feel free to speak up!

Getting back to "Smola's kid", it just sounds like rumor-mongering to me, and it seems like we have recently had more than enough of that on this website, recently. Isn't that what Cal Beverly asked bloggers to tone down a couple of weeks ago?

Well, that's my two cents' worth. No, I do not know Mrs. Smola or her son at all, nor do I have any personal stake in this. I just hate rumor mongering.

Submitted by Davids mom on Sat, 08/04/2007 - 5:26am.

What a refreshing viewpoint regarding the son of Mrs. Smola. Regarding Michael Vick being honored by SCLC: The president of the organization stated that it was the Christian thing to do - to support a young man when he's down. (I question the wisdom of the timing and the public announcement - but . . . .)? Years ago the son of the Asst. Superintendent of a large urban school district was assigned to my school as a new teacher. As a relatively new administrator - I had some doubts about this assignment. I came to realize that this man was under tremendous pressure to succeed - not only were parents and community suspicious about his qualifications - but also his colleagues on the staff. He had the maturity and the 'gift' of teaching to withstand this unfair pressure - and proved to be an inspirational teacher. I hope the staff, students and parents at Starr Mills give Mrs. Smola's son the same respect and support that they give any new teacher.

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