What Makes A Good CAO?

I've never heard of Greg Thornton, who's apparently a finalist for a Seattle job (Seattle schools finalist an agent of change in troubled district), but he's been Paul Vallas' CAO for the past three years, implementing a citywide curriculum among other things -- and seeming to come off as much less of a lightning rod than Vallas, or than you might expect given the changes going on there.  The main difference between him and Barbara Eason Watkins, from the article at least, is that Thornton came from another district office, not from a school. 

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