SRVUSD Board President Says Seattle Would Be 'Lucky' to Get Enoch

San Ramon Valley Unified District Steve Enoch is one of three finalist for the Seattle Schools superintendent job.

The Seattle Times is profiling the three finalists that are up for the Seattle Schools superintendent position. Soon-to-be the former superintendent of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, Steve Enoch, is one of those finalist.

Enoch announced in March that he would leave at the end of his contract on June 30, 2012. He was hired July 1, 2008.

The Times spoke with representatives from the districts Enoch has worked in, including SRVUSD.

Seattle Times, April 24:

In the San Ramon Valley Unified School District in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he now works, an already high-scoring district saw its test scores rise even more.

"If Seattle's lucky enough to get him, they'll be in for an interesting ride," San Ramon board president Greg Marvel said. "He doesn't believe in the status quo."

How has the SRVUSD changed over Enoch's tenure? What improvements have you seen and what improvments would you like to see moving forward?

Read more about what others had to say about Enoch here.

Sam Clemens April 27, 2012 at 01:23 AM
Are u "mad as hell and not gonna take it anymore?"
Elizabeth Perkins April 27, 2012 at 03:08 AM
FYI: Enoch's pension includes all service at CA institutions. It is not just for his short tenure at SRVUSD. He has been in the education field for many years and has paid into the retirement system in relationship to salary earned like all educators do.
Cathy S. April 27, 2012 at 04:42 AM
Sam, district numbers are not shrinking they have expanded every year for a long time. I don't object to Charter's per se, but I have researched them and few have been successful in producing results that I like, and few have survived for many years. I cannot agree (as much as I would make multiple changes in the district) that SRVUSD is not a successful district. It is ranked the best large district with a fraction of per student income from the state as most districts, and ranks very highly in all districts, I believe only being behind small districts with very high per student payments from the state, I believe some receive close to or more than double what we receive. FWIW Venture is an excellent, quite unique, option for those who think they can educate their child better, or who needs to find additional options for their child, and/or additional challenge for their child.
Sam Clemens April 28, 2012 at 04:04 AM
Cathy Of course some charters fail; the beauty is that the failures get replaced until success is achieved. Read Joseph Shumpeter.... "creative destruction" There is no chance (yet) for creative destruction of govt entities like schools. To say SRVSD does well compared with other entities that also 1) hire from the bottom ranks of colleges students, 2) can't pay or terminate based on performance, 3) has work rules that prohibit structural changes in teaching practices is not much of complement. I'd say all public schools perform exactly as a function of the district's family economicscandvgene pool. So. Good job SRVSD having rich smart residents.
Sam Clemens April 28, 2012 at 04:09 AM
The relevant comparison that confirms my belief in "2nd rate" is the benchmark vs kids in Shanghai, Singapore and the like. How can one possibly think People with mediocre academic backgrounds, with no fear of termination, or reward for achievement constrained by union work rules could create anything other than mediocrity. To me it's just so obvious.


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