Missoula County schools chief Apostle interviews for Bellevue job

2012-05-22T22:45:00Z 2012-05-23T05:34:25Z Missoula County schools chief Apostle interviews for Bellevue jobBellevuePatch.com missoulian.com
May 22, 2012 10:45 pm  • 

BELLEVUE, Wash. - Missoula County Public Schools Superintendent Alex Apostle, one of three finalists for the position of Bellevue superintendent, said Tuesday that the Bellevue School District has the potential to become one of the top districts in the nation.

"Bellevue is poised to truly be the No. 1 school district in America, and with our strength and continued vision and focus we can get there," said Apostle, currently the superintendent of the Missoula County Public Schools in Montana. Continue reading...

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  1. dodge1111
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    dodge1111 - May 24, 2012 12:29 pm
    In response to hellgatenights...AGREED! they also need to fire the 3 regional administrators who are absolutely worthless and hire 6 more teachers! In order to accomplish this Toni "Missoula's very own Churchlady" Rehbein and her minions on the board need to be replaced- What a complete group of total losers!
  2. hellgatenights
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    hellgatenights - May 23, 2012 10:53 pm
    Interviewing for what? Just eliminate the position and hire three new teachers. Apostle cannot teach your children, he is not in the classroom and he does not write the books. He is simply a opportunistic, mobile snake oil salesman looking for another gullible school district. Show me any solid performance results? Show me one positive improvement trend that can be independently verified.

    crickets........crickets......still waiting.
  3. erlyirn
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    erlyirn - May 23, 2012 6:56 pm
    It's obvious he doesn't want to stay here so the school district needs to start interviewing and send him packing.
  4. MTnative92
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    MTnative92 - May 23, 2012 6:31 pm
    I'm sorry that "producing thinkers" is against the redneck mantra. If either of you spent time in the classroom it was to give the instructor grief. I trust you are one of the parents that never shows up for parent/teacher conferences or checks grades on zangle. It would be no surprise that you would be one of the first to rant that it was the teachers fault that your child is failing to take advantage of a free an public education. One of the benefits of a liberal and free society.
    As far as Apostle. He was chosen by the school board and the public. Apparently he had a record of making a difference or he would not have been hired. He is probably so frustrated by the redneck mentality that is so pervasive when it come time to finding fault with things. When was the last school board meeting you attended or the class you visited to assist a teacher with an overloaded classroom.
    If Apostle leaves it could be good or bad, but at least a movement has been made toward changing how we look at education.
    Parents are part of that equation. Instead of finding fault and ridiculing those that have dedicating their lives to helping your child, think first how you can assist your child to be a productive member of society and a "thinker" rather than a follower. donate some of your free time at a school.
  5. hellgatenights
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    hellgatenights - May 23, 2012 12:59 pm
    Apostle is simply "Working the system" to enhance his retirement......apparently his one foray into the private sector (arizona real estate) did not go to well.

    We see people come through small towns like missoula all the time.......they use it for a stepping stone to get somewhere else.

    Apostle will not be hired anywhere....he is too old.

    But why.......why on earth is this garbage in the missoulian? It is not news......it is not newsworthy.
  6. dodge1111
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    dodge1111 - May 23, 2012 10:25 am
    I totally agree that there rampant indoctrination within MCPS classrooms. For example my child attends Rattlesnake Elementary and her first grade teacher (a couple years ago) told the classroom that "hunting was against mother earth" and was "bad". Who knows what else she taught the classroom using her far out liberal viewpoints.
  7. walter12
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    walter12 - May 23, 2012 7:17 am
    Apparently, Mr. Apostle, for better or worse, knows that he has burned his bridges in Missoula, so soon, he will be history. There is no doubt that he made alot of enemies in this town and demoted or shifted alot of administrators, and some needed demotion. Supts. come and go, the big thing is, the big question is, how much of the class room time for our students is leftist indoctrination rather than instruction? You laugh, spend some time in the classroom and you will readily see that, in some cases, this is very true.
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