Is MacArthur Elementary a case study in how a superintendent's favoritism can harm a school? Several present and former teachers and staff say it is.
Soon after Kathy Adams, Superintendent Stan Rounds's fiancée, was hired at MacArthur, Terry Stuart, MacArthur's very capable principal, moved to Central Office, and inexperienced Karla Ragan (then Ruiz) replaced him.
Ragan had briefly been an assistant principal. Often it takes an assistant 2-3 years to become Principal. Rounds says there's no set requirement.