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Posted on Thu, Apr 11, 2013 : 7:28 p.m.

Poll: Rate Patricia Green's tenure as Ann Arbor schools superintendent

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Ann Arbor Public Schools announced Thursday that Superintendent Patricia Green will be retiring 90 days from Wednesday, April 10.

She was hired on a five-year contract in July 2011 for a salary of $245,000.

How would you rate her performance during her tenure in Ann Arbor?


Paul Wiener

Fri, Apr 12, 2013 : 7:54 p.m.

Let's you share the poll results with Ms. Green.


Fri, Apr 12, 2013 : 1:39 p.m.

Hey dr. green, need some help packing?


Fri, Apr 12, 2013 : 11:06 a.m.

I think she made an excellent start, but am deeply disappointed that she isn't going to see it through the 5 years she originally committed to. This lets the bullies think they won, and maybe they have. Shame on the Board of Trustees for setting her up to fail by offering such a huge raise to the new Super at the outset of the search.


Fri, Apr 12, 2013 : 3:12 p.m.

Just like the bullies over at Carpenter


Fri, Apr 12, 2013 : 10:55 a.m.

Hard to believe someone would take this job and not know of plans to retire in two years. That is shameful if true .


Fri, Apr 12, 2013 : 10:49 a.m.

In the past, we used to have to earn the big salary -- sure wished I was starting over with getting the big salary first and then doing the job, Hmmmmm.

Basic Bob

Fri, Apr 12, 2013 : 3:16 p.m.

What a concept!


Fri, Apr 12, 2013 : 10:48 a.m.

My children have graduated and moved on, so the only attention I've paid to Green's tenure has been on this blog. That said, it's clear that Green seemed to be bigger on talk than action A new hire needs to be paid a salary more in line with state averages and the board needs to spell out requirements such as being in the Ann Arbor area at least Mon-Fri, and tell by x date.

Macabre Sunset

Fri, Apr 12, 2013 : 6:13 a.m.

I know. It's a ridiculous concept. She did what she did because she had absolutely nothing invested in the community. It wasn't her children's future at stake. It wasn't her community. It wasn't her legacy. Nothing.

Nicholas Urfe

Fri, Apr 12, 2013 : 2:21 a.m.

I just have to laugh at the comments that her big salary is what stymied her success. Sure - she couldn't get stuff done because *she made too much money*. Comical.


Fri, Apr 12, 2013 : 11:31 a.m.

Mr. Urfe - It created a situation where there was Jealousy and Envy from the beginning, as well as a feeling that she had to "walk on water". Even though Dr Roberts had the glass wall installed outside the office, it was blamed on Dr. Green. This "she is different" colored every interaction with the staff and community. Yes, too much money in an era of cutting budgets, did set her up for failure. If the board had offered say $200,000, a reasonable raise from Dr. Roberts - and then done a 15% or 20% performance bonus based on specific goals, they could have put her in a very different place with the community, and she could have earned about the same amount of money she did. The fact that the board hid the performance reviews, created laundry lists of goals and objectives did not help either.

Nicholas Urfe

Fri, Apr 12, 2013 : 2:20 a.m.

You'll need to file a FOIA request to get my opinion.


Fri, Apr 12, 2013 : 2:06 a.m.

I do believe she came here with good intentions and sincerely wanted to see a change in the achievement and discipline gaps. However, she did start with a potential p.r. disadvantage having been hired in at an enormous salary, despite the objections of the citizens. Combine that with lack of transparency, unavailability to meet with concerned parents, questionable raises and now the sudden decision to retire, it is difficult to have a favorable opinion of her performance (as well as the school board).

Bertha Venation

Fri, Apr 12, 2013 : 3:43 p.m.

Agreed. I wish we could rate Deb Mexicotte.

Macabre Sunset

Fri, Apr 12, 2013 : 2:06 a.m. is way ahead of me. I am "forbidden" from accessing this poll. Oh well. It wasn't going to be a positive vote.

J. A. Pieper

Sun, Apr 14, 2013 : 2:56 a.m.

I can't believe you were forbidden from accessing this poll, that is so ridiculous!

An Arborigine

Fri, Apr 12, 2013 : 1:37 a.m.

Hmmmm, from the voting, certainly looks like an "underperforming district"