One Administrator Equals Five Teachers
There’s a lot of buzz over Susan Gourley’s $228,591 salary—and most of it isn’t positive. The griping is understandable. For one thing, that money would cover salaries for five or six teachers. In addition, Dr. Gourley has been all but invisible to the community. When the only thing we hear about her is that she’s pulling in nearly a quarter million, well, folks aren’t going to jump up and down in jubilation.
Dr. Gourley’s pay seems too high to me, but of the superintendents’ paychecks I’ve been aware of over the years, they have all seemed too high. I suspect we are paying approximately what we “have” to pay for quality administrative leadership. If anybody has data to the contrary, I’d love to see it.