A day after surviving a 5-4 vote regarding her dismissal, Buffalo Schools Superintendent Pamela Brown spent a little time Thursday pushing back against maverick board member Carl Paladino's assertion that she has no leadership experience.
“I certainly am up to the job,” she said. “I know there’s been some mention of my not having managerial experience. I have about 20 years of experience managing schools and large departments in other school districts. I have managed thousands of people prior to coming to Buffalo.”
For those who are curious about her experience, we've posted her resume at the end of this blog post.
Brown said Thursday she doesn’t anticipate serious problems working with the board going forward.
“There are so many things on which the board and I absolutely agree,” she said. “We believe we need to drastically improve the performance of all of our schools, and that’s what I’m working on every day. We sometimes disagree on exactly how that should be done, or what should be done, but I have to keep moving forward because the children in our schools are depending on us to focus on their needs.”