Dear Phil Hart,
I am in agreement with “Trust” as a goal. I also think that “Trust” is a good value. After I watched the videos of the retreat I began typing a memo to you that is a list of what I think are some values and goals that would be appropriate for the tree and branches of Region One. In the first session when the Consultant asked Gale to suggest values and goals – Gale responded very brightly – “Trust and Transparency” – excellent. If you get a moment – please watch it – it seemed to me that Patricia could not change the subject away from “Trust” quickly enough. Laura’s moving the word “honesty” off of its own line and into “Citizenship” was worrisome. No “Honesty” and no “Trust” for Region One – got it.
But – then I heard about your outrageous crazy rant at the Ag Fair in Cornwall on Saturday. You made it clear to a trusted friend of yours how you hate Gale. You said she needed to be gotten rid of. But you got pushed back hard by this man – one of the many with high regard for her. I am amazed that you did not realize how large Gale’s base of support is. You must miss that kind of respect. You had a bit of it before you partnered yourself with Patricia Chamberlain who is probably the least trusted Superintendent in the State. It compares to what you tried to do to Gale in executive session last February. There is not enough time in any of our lives for you to apologize enough to Gale and all the other women in the world that you have ever spoken to like that. You lobbied against her then and you are still doing it now – and two days later preaching to us about “trusting one another” at the opening Board Meeting – you ridiculous hypocrite.
I can’t be the first one telling you but – everyone sees this – and you have set “Trust” back at least two years for our Board. There is nothing I can do to help you except pray that more people like Gale and Marilyn get voted to our regions Boards of Education.