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In Memoriam: Clifford B. Janey


Dr. Janey was one of the most inspirational superintendents I have ever encountered during my journey as a principal in DCPS. He valued my perspectives about leadership; he gave me hope when dark clouds cluttered my vision; he made so much sense; he had a powerful mind that made the most intelligent stuttered in his presence. He was an amazing scholar who had so much to offer DCPS; unfortunately, he was not given the opportunity to complete his journey as the captain of a ship that had so many old repairs covered with bandaids —- protected by outsiders —-who had no understanding of how to correctly measure the educational ingredients that were necessary to bring about positive organizational change. Dr. Janey respected all; he was genuine, caring and kind. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

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