Henderson wants senior staff "Born to Run"
There was some grumbling Tuesday evening when interim Chancellor Kaya Henderson was a no-show at Walker-Jones Education Campus for her "office hours," where about a dozen folks had signed up to get five minutes with her. The absence had an added resonance because of all the chatter about DCPS stepping up its outreach in the Gray-Henderson era.
Spokeswoman Marrianne McMullen said Henderson had "a fairly late-in-the-game cancellation due to a family-related issue." Family and public engagement chief Peggy O'Brien and instructional superintendent Eric Redwine sat in for her.
While this was unforeseen, Henderson has passed the word that she wants her senior staff to play a more public role than they did under predecessor Michelle A. Rhee. She's calling it her "E Street Band" theory of public engagement: Bruce Springsteen is great, but wouldn't be nearly so without his band.
Or something like that.
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