Friday, February 26, 2010

"Dr." Superintendent or "Mr." Superintendent?

Here is an article about a candidate for a superintendent job in Newton, Massachusetts. Interesting to see what he says about the use of the title "Dr." for a school superintendent.

Educator David Fleishman: 'I'm a pragmatist' - Newton - Your Town -
David Fleishman has a postgraduate degree from Harvard and a doctorate of education from Teachers College at Columbia University. But don’t call him ‘Doctor.’
‘‘That’s one thing I don’t like,’’ he said while speaking to the School Committee during Thursday’s round of meetings, classroom visits, and public forums. ‘‘It distances me from you, and that’s what I try to avoid.’’

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