Chairmen vs Assistant Principals
Years ago, rumor has it, New York City schools had departmental chairmen, not Assistant Principals for Supervision.
At this distance, having chairmen makes sense. Non-evaluative. Expert in content and pedagogy. Still teaches. Can develop a non-threatening relationship aimed at improving and developing teachers. Not a transmission belt for administration.
Why did we lose them?
Was there something bad about them I am missing?