When Maryvale Elementary School got a new principal in 2004, Superintendent Jerry Weast represented to the Board of Education that his recommended hire was currently the President/CEO of the Flight to Excellence Educational Consulting company.
Now that same individual is up for the position of Superintendent of Buffalo, New York public schools and has been asked about his resume by a Buffalo News reporter.
- Newsome's resume lists him as president and CEO of Flight to Excellence Educational Consultants, from 1995 to present. I asked him about that, wondering how a sitting school administrator could have a private consulting firm without any conflicts of interest.
"I started that as potential for when I actually stop (working in) public education," he said. "But I haven't done anything with it because of potential of conflict of interest."