Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Richard Werlin is all the rage up in your area

Hi M. S.!
The education community in the Bay Area is certainly interested in CVESD's Rick Werlin, isn't it? I'm amazed at the number of hits my website gets from all over the Bay Area lately, mostly from searches for Richard Werlin. I get a kick out of the fact that Rick is working in the district where I went to kindergarten (Washington School in West Contra Costa Unified School District) when my dad was working at Standard Oil and taking a law review course.

My family moved back to Chula Vista when I was in first grade (Castle Park Elementary), and forty years later Werlin came to Chula Vista. Rick and I seemed to be joined by fate. The future should be interesting.

How is your friend Pixie Hayward-Schikele getting along with Rick? As a CTA board member she supported Rick's many violations of law and contract in Chula Vista, but now he works in her district, so she's in a somewhat compromised position. I'll bet she never expected her chickens to come home to roost in such a literal way, did she?

Pixie has amibitions to be a top officer at CTA, doesn't she? She's certainly good at going along with Beverly Tucker and Carolyn Doggett, so she should do well.

Chula Vista is glad Werlin is gone, of course. The board members of CVESD and CTA who went along with his illegal actions, and committed a few of their own, have done a good job of keeping the matter hushed up down here. I wonder if Rick and Pixie will be able to keep their pasts out of the newspapers up there.

But none of this concerns you. Well, maybe a little. No, more than a little, I guess. Your involvement is actually two-pronged, both personal (through me) and indirect (through your CTA connections). So I'll let you know what's happening down here, and you let me know what's happening up there, okay?

Well, you know what they say. Don't sweat the small stuff!
M. L.