Dr. Gerrita Postlewait’s credentials for the position of superintendent are more than credible. They are super. All parties truly interested in children’s education welfare should welcome her appointment and wish her well for the challenge she has professed to be honored to accept.

The call by civic leaders for divisiveness should be put on the back burner. The Emanuel AME Church tragedy should remain prominent in the hearts and minds of all Charlestonians but should not be used to foster charges of racism against board members who proceeded with their choice for superintendent.

Dennis J. Donahue Jr.

Pelican Reach

Isle of Palms