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December 10, 2016

Barbara Derrick served HISD well

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  • paul-hyatt posted at 7:43 am on Sat, Aug 2, 2014.

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    I have heard nothing but good reports from various sources about her, which leaves me even more concerned about the why she is no longer employed at HISD. Add to that there is the large payout that was made to her with taxpayer money without any explanation as to why she was fired or quit.... I know with HR issues some things are supposed to be secret, but when you are spending that much money to get rid of your top employee something doesn't smell right to me.... Secrets in government should not be happening.... We have way to much of that at the Federal level and I would expect that not to happen at the local level....

  • carlosrponce posted at 8:11 am on Sat, Aug 2, 2014.

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    I concur with Denise's observations. Although I had retired from HISD before she became superintendent she sought my input on various projects and was grateful for my opinion and experience. I saw her often at football games, assemblies, pep rallies and band concerts and she always found time to converse. Teachers at HISD told me the academic atmosphere had improved when she was hired with a positive attitude towards all educators and students. To the students she was not just a picture in the yearbook or newspaper but a presence at school events. She was not a micro-manager but a fan of the students exhibiting Hitchcock Bulldog Pride when on campus. Good luck to Barbara Derrick and your family and may God Bless.