In a June 5 article “Schools chief field down to three finalists,” Amanda Kerr quotes Charleston Teacher Alliance Director Jody Stallings as saying each of the three candidates has extensive experience in supervisory posts, but stressed the importance of having a superintendent with at least 15 years of teaching experience in public schools. “That would probably be sufficient preparation for making decisions that will impact every student, teacher, and parent in our district.”

Does he really believe that every teacher with 15 years of experience has the leadership, administrative, and other experiences necessary to be a superintendent? Certainly teaching experience is important, but it is not sufficient.

Robert Harris

Somersby Lane

Mount Pleasant