SOUTH BRONX SCHOOL: Who is Amy Mcintosh?

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Who is Amy Mcintosh?

Who is Amy Mcintosh? Amy Mcintosh was quoted in a New York Times article that I posted the other day:

Amy McIntosh, the Education Department’s chief talent officer, who helped develop the system, said that her team would continue to explore ways to monitor the effectiveness of the city’s nearly 60,000 other public school teachers, but that for now the state tests were the only data on which to reliably base evaluations of them.

As Arte Johnson would have said, "verrry interesting."

I wonder what algorithm is being used to determine which teachers are above average, average, or below average? Or what is being factored into said algorithm. I hope such things out of a teachers or students control are factored in. Perhaps we can factor in that Harvey had his father put out a cigarette on his forehead the night before a test, or that Lance had to watch dad beat the crap out of mom the morning of a test, or maybe Meredith's step father decided to sexually abuse her when she was supposed to be studying. I could go through a plethora of examples like I have mentioned, but unfortunately I have an appointment on May 30th, 2009 and just do not have the time right now.

I am all for giving teachers all the tools we need so we can learn more about ourselves, improve ourselves, but in the long and short run this is not what will happen. Who is going to suffer the most? The students. teachers will be so anxious about this "grading" system that inquiry will be thrown out the window. Teachers will now just concentrate 100% on the tests that all that will be left is memorization and rote. The students will not have any critical thinking skills at all, and this is what is most lacking in the students in NYC. Not memorizing facts, and we all have seen what happens when someone just blabbers on without understanding what they are talking about.

So what are Amy Mcintosh's credentials? Surely she has a long and storied career as an educator. Now, thanks to technology and we can examine Amy Mcintosh's sparkling education resume.

Chief Talent OfficerNYC Department of Education(Government Agency; 10,001 or more employees; Education Management industry)January 2007Present (1 year 10 months)Develop strategy and lead major new initiatives around teacher, principal and management recruitment, induction, development and performance management.

Talent officer as opposed to Human Resources manager. Obviously something in the Amy Mcintosh background shows that she understands education, schools, children, etc...

Let's see what is next!

Executive Director, Partnership for Teacher Excellence NYC Department of Education(Government Agency; 5001-10,000 employees; Education Management industry)February 2006January 2007 (1 year)Lead a grant-funded initiative to attract, develop and retain more math, science and special education secondary teachers in NYC public schools. The Partnership links NYU, CUNY and the NYC Dept of Education in an unprecendented alliance to improve the supply of qualified shortage area teachers for NYC public schools and to develop them in a way that will make them more effective and more likely to remain in careers in urban public education.

Instead of paying her for this, why not just pay teachers per session after school and we can brainstorm on how to retain teachers.

Deputy Chief of Staff/Chancellor's OfficeNYC Dept of Education(Government Agency; 10,001 or more employees; Education Management industry)October 2004February 2006 (1 year 5 months)Senior staff to Chancellor of NYC Dept of Education. Created first strategy and plan for Autonomy Zone, now a major second-term initiative. Led other policy, strategy and communications initiatives.

So she starts as a deputy chief of staff and rises to make decisions on how qualified teachers are in administering tests? But this is her first job with DOE what comes before??

SVP Risk ManagementD&B(Public Company; 10,001 or more employees; dnb; Information Services industry) June 2002July 2004 (2 years 2 months)

Risk management? Ever see the Seinfeld where George has to give the presentation about it?

Volunteer Chair of NYC Board Teach For America(Education Management industry)19962002 (6 years)


Senior Management various Verizon (and NYNEX, Bell Atlantic)(Public Company; 10,001 or more employees; Telecommunications industry)1995-2001 (6 years)Positions of increasing responsibility in product management and marketing at NYNEX. Head of consumer marketing for Bell Atlantic at merger. General manager of high speed internet businesses for Bell

My best buddy works for Verizon. Tomorrow will go find him in his truck on the Concourse and tell him to come work for the DOE.

SVP MarketingAmerican Express(Public Company; 10,001 or more employees; Financial Services industry)19841995 (11 years)Moved from marketing manager up to SVP marketing. Positions in corporate cards, business travel, traveler's cheque(s) and consumer card businesses.

I had to correct a spelling miscue there. I am sorry will have to deduct points.

I got the education qualification!!!! I found it! I found it!!

Harvard Business School mba, general management, 19821984 Harvard University ab, Economics, 1976 — 1980

The Harvard degree and fifty cents will get you a pineapple soda on Anthony Ave. Time to come see reality than decide fates of teachers and students from a gilded tower.

Several questions. What are Amy Mcintosh's qualifications, and how much money does she make, and could her job be done cheaper my teachers making per session @ $40/hr?

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