September 2, 2011
Even before the school year began, Principal Jerre Moore knew she had made friends — and critics — at the academically troubled Hancock Elementary School. “She’s very nice, very polite. She just loves kids to death,” said Sidney Wursch, a precocious third-grader who remembered Moore from last year. But Sidney’s great-grandfather, Lee Beatty, has a different memory of last year, when Moore arrived and began imposing changes.