Taking Back America By Taking Back Our Schools
(reprinted with permission from Gilbert Watch)
That put the brakes on building the new school, at least for now.
This didn’t please Higley's Superintendent Dr. Denise Birdwell…..at…all. After the meeting had adjourned, as parents, teachers, and members of the community were mingling, Dr. Birdwell decided to set an example of professionalism. She stormed up to board member Mrs. Reese, shouted an expletive at her, then turned on former employee and recent board member candidate Michelle Anderson, accusing her of lying during the election. Mrs. Anderson replied that she had run a clean campaign, and tried to calm Dr. Birdwell, suggesting they “talk it over.”
Continuing her stellar performance, Dr. Birdwell's response was to stomp into her office, slamming the door behind her, leaving Mrs. Anderson in tears.
My oh my.
What is the rush in building a new school, especially when schools near the projected school are not yet full to capacity? Doesn't an important issue such as building a new school need time for consideration, especially since the district's budget is already bulging at the seams with the building of the last two middle schools?”
The following video clip was from a year ago. It offers a hint of Dr. Denise Birdwell's arrogant treatment of board members who question her authority, in particular, conservative board member Jake Hoffman.
Kind of sad to think her salary comes from hard working TAXPAYERS! If she had behaved like this in a private company, her backside would be FIRED!