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Green light for CMS change
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him. Moreover, he is very
familiar with many of the
CMS operational aspects
because of his previous legal
role with the district.
“It is my view that in choos
ing Mo, I got the best of both
worlds: an insider’s knowl
edge with an outsider’s per
spective. I think he was the
most logical choice for this
position.”
Although he’s short on day-
to-day experience, Green, hke
Gorman, has imdertaken a
whirlwind tour of the district
to get an idea of its chal-
‘Ts it necessary that I have
been an educator to be in this
role. I would say no it’s not
and in some ways it is
refreshing and good to have
someone who hasn’t been on
that track the whole time
because I can start to see
some tilings that others who
have been on that education
al track would say That’s the
way we do it in education’
may not be able to see.”
Said Gorman: “As anyone
who’s ever talked to Mo
knows, he’s extremely bright
and capable, with a quick and
thorough grasp of big issues
and the httie details that
underpin them.”
One of Green’s early tasks
is working with principals,
who have often be^ at odds
with CMS administration
over issues ranging from test
ing to discipline.
“They can communicate
with me directly and I’m
going to be responsive to
them directly,” he said. “Dr.
Gorman has already talked
about being responsive in the
sense of within 24 hours
being responsive to the com
munity Well, the same
should hold true within our
own organization. If a princi
pal has an issue, we should
try to be responsive.”
“In a very real sense, CMS
employees are tiie'heart of its
operations every day,
whether it’s in a classroom,
on a bus or behind a cafeteria
limch counter,” Gorman said.
“Mo’s ability to listen and
treat everyone with respect
will serve him well in this
capacity He and I will also
work closely together as we
try to address concerns at
each school, and those are
almost always community
concerns that involve par
ents, students and teachers.”
CMS is in transition as a
mostly urban district with a
sizable middle class base.
Suburban communities
“Mo’s ability to listen '
and treat everyone
with respect will serve
him well in this
capacity."
CMS Superintendent Peter
Gorman on Chief Operating
Officer Maurice Green
around Charlotte deal with
school overcrowding while
tnner-dty campuses face a
widening gap in experienced
teachers and facilities.
Mounting pressure from
state and federal mandates
for academic achievement
makes educating every child
up to potential is more diffi
cult. For Green, a New York
native and son of a teacher,
that’s CMS's primary mission
“The external pressures,
there’s an easy \^ay to deal
with them and that is to edu
cate every child to a hi^
level,” he said. “If we are
doing our jobs as well as we
can do it, then the rest of that
win become a non-issue. For
the educators that don’t want
to educate every child then
those are not the ones that
I’m revering. The ones I’m
revering are the ones that are
desirous and are in fact doing
everything they can to edu
cate every child to a hi^
level.”
Green answers to Gorman,
but they are working in tan
dem. They’ve appeared at
press conferences together
and meetings across the
cormty Gorman is the dis
trict’s front man, and Green
is OK with his role.
‘Tm not in it for Mo Green
and so the spotlight for any
thing good that happens with
our organization certainly
should be on TGorman),” he
said. ‘T imderstand that my
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