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Rabil to start new job on Nov. 19

Published 12:47pm Saturday, October 27, 2012

BY STEPHEN H. COWLES/CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Playback58@gmail.com

FRANKLIN—Beverly Rabil, who is resigning as the associate director of instruction for Franklin City Public Schools, on Nov. 19 will begin working for the Virginia Department of Education, Charles Pyle, director of communications, said Friday.

Pyle said she will be working for the Office of School Improvement.

“She will be coordinating the implementation of turnaround programs in 36 low-performing schools identified as priority schools,” said Pyle.

A priority school, such as J.P. King Middle School, has such a low academic performance, that it has to use a third-party, or outside contractor, to better scores and create yearly goals for improving achievement.

He added that Rabil’s salary will be $94,829. Pyle did not think she would have to move for the job, but was not able to confirm on Friday.

Rabil would be working under Dr. Kathleen Smith.

The office is under the umbrella of Student Assessment and School Improvement led by Shelley Loving-Ryder, assistant superintendent.

Rabil did not return phone calls on Friday.

  • happy2

    Just wondering, really who do you think her boss was? That would be Belle and yes to keep her job she did what she had to, she also had to follow the guidelines set forth by the state! Which the state has known she has done her job well, that is why they snatched her up and she went, cannot blame her the FPS is in a BIG mess that will take years to clean up many many many more years if Belle stays!

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    • JustWondering

      What is it that she HAD to do? Enlighten us. Follow the state guidelines or make up her own? Why is it that other divisions are not doing the things Franklin teachers have to do yet they are not in sanctions and the state is not beating on their doors. How long has Belle been in FCPS? And how long has Rabil been Curriculum Director? Hmmm. Just seems funny that all of FCPS schools are in trouble and the one constant has been…?

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      • gunner58

        Whenever I run into a friend who teaches in Franklin, I hear about the 30 page lesson plans and binders full of documentation. I was told by two teachers that they have to script out exactly what they will say to classes. I do not hear this from teachers in other systems, so I doubt that the Department of Education is requiring this. These teachers blame the Director of Instruction. They say that they rarely see the superintendent and that Rabil has been running the show since Farmer was forced out.

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      • Keepingit real

        This is very ironic. I agree, the one constant for quite a few years has been her. Yes, Belle is overall responsible, but implementing practices that make it so difficult to teach because you are consumed with preparing rediculous lesson plans was all Rabil. But, I guess if you are well-liked, that superseeds the requirement of performing yuor job! This is a double-edged sword. The School systems failed under her practices for methods of instruction, but now these same schools systems will be inspected by her on a State level. Word of Wisdom… Get your children out of FCPS if you value their education. This is not the FCPS of 20yrs ago.

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      • independent

        That’s the problem with FCPS. There’s been no constant. I would imagine, it’s kind of hard to get anything going with no leadership from above, including the school board. Principals are in charge of their schools and answer to the superintendent, not the director of instruction. Setting strategy for improvement is up to the superintendent. Didn’t we just read that FCPS students did better on SATs than surrounding schools? That’s instruction.

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  • shocked

    That salary-without a Ph. D, I would “jump” on that too!! VDOE seems to be paying very well- too bad classroom teachers in most areas have not had raises in years:(

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  • JustWondering

    She is coordinating improvement of Priority Schools when JPK became one following her practices and under her leadership – how does that work?

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  • happy2

    Congrats Mrs. Rabil! I hope you are happy with your new position you are out of here! Good luck and may you live a happier professional life! You are a great loss for Franklin Public Schools.

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    • wahoohick

      Congrats Bev! You will be a great asset in that position! FCPS is taking a big loss by you leaving but I don’t blame you one bit!

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