McPherson will be great principal Millview Elementary is fortunate to have Stephanie McPherson as its principal. I urge those who expressed disappointment and opposition to her selection to give Mrs. McPherson an opportunity to show you the excellent things she can do for your school.
Mrs. McPherson was my English Language Development coach for the Language Star program in the 2008-2009 school year. I came to have the highest regard for her based on her dedication, professionalism and competence.
I applaud Superintendent Balderas’ selection of Mrs. McPherson as the new principal for Millview Elementary.
Mrs. McPherson is a fast learner. As for Millview parents not being a part of the selection process, I believe The Madera Tribune has factually reported events as they transpired and I do not fault MUSD in this matter.
Further, I commend Trustee Maria Velarde-Garcia for “vigorously denying” what someone said against Mrs. McPherson. Mrs. McPherson possesses those qualities you dream about an administrator having. Furthermore, Mrs. McPherson does speak some Spanish and I am sure she has set a personal goal to improve it.
Let us remember that when we have goodwill in our hearts, more than anything else, that facilitates good communication. In communication, I have found that what I see in someone’s eyes and what I hear in their tone of voice is more important than the words that are expressed. I was blessed to be able to work with Mrs. McPherson for one year. I am a better person for it.
I wish the Millview School community the best.
Brian Donald O’Donovan,
MA teacher, 4th grade at Dixieland School, former 4th grade (Green Track) teacher at Millview