A reader of Kentucky School News and Commentary just pointed out that Erwin pawned off her claim of two awards for Texas Superintendent of the Year on the good folks of St Charles, too.
(See the post earlier today: "More on the Commish mess from the Bluegrass Policy blog")
From the Chicago Tribune, 13 January 2004. I posted it (April 19th) before the resume indescretion issue arose and didn't think to check back. So, good work Anonymous! Give us your name next time - or not.
The Tribune wrote:
"St. Charles Community Unit District 303 announced Monday that Barbara Erwin of Scottsdale, Ariz., would be its next superintendent...Erwin has been chief administrator of the Scottsdale Unified School District...."Dr. Erwin has `been there, done that,' and more," said Mary Jo Knipp, president of the District 303 Board of Education. "She has been in the trenches and has really made a difference. "Erwin is a 33-year educator who was twice named superintendent of the year while working in Texas from 1994 to 2000, where she headed the Allen Independent School District in Allen."
The Sun, (St. Charles IL) January 14, 2004 also wrote on the topic and sure made it sound like there were 3 distinct claims on the resume. The Sun reported, "Throughout her career, Erwin has received many honors, Knipp said. Twice, she was named Superintendent of the Year in Texas, and she was nominated for National Superintendent of the Year in 1999."