Letter Vicky Thomas

From: Vicki ThomsDate: Thu, Jul 14, 2022 at 7:52 AM

Hi Pete, 

I am not involved in CPS anymore and have unfortunately moved out of the neighborhood so I have been seeing this unfold through your emails. With all due respect to whoever put together that job description, they are insane (!) if they think that is an adequate candidate for what you do, never mind how well you do it and for how loyal you have been all these years to Waters School. I am sorry it has come to this. I feel bad for you although I know eventually you will be just fine because you can take your talents elsewhere to a place that values them. I really feel bad for the next generation of students who will not have the pleasure to enjoy the very well oiled machine of a program you had created and cultivated over the years. The garden will continue to grow, the students will continue to grow, but the heart of the school will be missing more than a beat without your leadership. 

I hope they reconsider with perhaps an alternative wage that can make it more palatable for you to stay. If not , it truly is their loss and when the program goes south they can only blame themselves. 

Share my thoughts with anyone as you please. I would be happy to elaborate with anyone who would listen. 

Your friend and neighbor,

Vicki Thoms