Last updated on: 9/29/2014 | Author: ProCon.org

Jeff Susich Biography

Title:
Vice-president of Business Development at Smallbizsalesforce.com
Position:
Con to the question "Should Teachers Get Tenure?"
Reasoning:

“In our elementary school district (a very good one), there was a teacher known (by those who had lived here for sufficient years) to be a terrible teacher. When our youngest was put into her class, we personally met with the principal to have our son moved to another class. This was done for us, as it was for any parents who made a similar request. His answer to why she was still teaching amounted to, ‘We know, but we can’t do anything about it.’ So along the way, she taught kids miserably for over 30 years. Her classes consisted of kids with parents who had just moved into this area and did not know better.

The school district would move her around to different grades when the parent outcry from those unfortunate enough not to have had prior knowledge about her became troublesome. This is what tenure looks like for parents.

Think about how much better those hundreds of students might have learned from a more motivated teacher.”

“Teacher Who Drove Students Away,” Wall Street Journal, June 23, 2014

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Vice-president of Business Development, Smallbizsalesforce.com, 2010-present
  • Registered Consulting Partner, Salesforce.com
  • Certified System Administrator, Salesforce.com, Feb. 2011-present
  • Certified Sales Cloud Consultant, Salesforce.com, Dec. 2012-present
  • Certified Developer, Salesforce.com, Mar. 2013
  • Certified Advanced System Administrator, Salesforce.com, Nov. 2013-present
  • Senior Vice-president of sales, TMP Direct, 2008-2010
  • Sales Director, Convergys, 2002-2008
  • Volunteer, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati
  • Mentor, Xavier University Business Mentor Program
Education:
  • MBA, Business Administration and Management, University of Oregon, 2000
  • BSEE, Engineering, Arizona State University, 1989
Other:
  • Lives in Loveland, OH
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should Teachers Get Tenure?