ANOTHER BLAST OF WINTER SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2015 Heavy snow, strong winds expected to hit this weekend. Q-C AREA • $1.00 AT QCTIMES.COM/GALLERY: SEE OUR PHOTOGRAPHERS’ PHOTOS OF THE WEEK FROM THE Q-C AREA. •• Principal receives reprimand ART IN THE AIRPORT Gott to complete ethics course after alleged testing incident Thomas Geyer [email protected] The Iowa Board of Educational Examiners has issued a public letter of reprimand against the former principal of Madison Elementary School in Davenport. Sara Gott also was ordered to complete a 15-hour Ethics for Educators course before May 1. The order comes six months after a three-day hearing in July that centered around allegations that in 2013, Gott improperly copied and distributed old standardized tests to teachers and tried to implicate others in an investigation into test tampering while she was principal of Madison. The board accused Gott, who now is principal of Hayes Elementary School in Davenport, of two counts of misrepresenting or falsifying information during an investigation, as well as an unethical practice that could expose students or other practitioners to embarrassment. In February 2013, the Davenport Community School District received a report that a teacher at Madison had provided answers to a student during the Iowa Assessment testing. That allegation was never substantiated. However, according to testimony given before the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners, Dawn Anderson Rascher, the deputy of the school district’s information technology department, Louis Brems, QUAD-CITY TIMES A traveler at the Quad-City International Airport looks at “Navel Gazing” by William Butler on exhibit at the airport’s art gallery. Quad-City Arts and Ballet Quad-Cities will collaborate to bring live performances to the airport in Moline later this year. Flights of culture 2015-16 ART AT THE AIRPORT LINEUP Ballerinas to join arts program at Q-C International — GOTT | A5 Here’s the schedule of Quad-City area and regional artists who will have art shows at the Quad-City International Airport in the 2015-2016 season: 2015 March-April — Diane Naylor, Fairfield, Iowa, mixed media paintings; and Leslie Leavenworth, West Des Moines, mixed media two- and three-dimensional. Jennifer DeWitt Report: Rauner shuffles people to lower costs May-June — Emily Christenson, Moline, mixed media; Jacki Olson, Rock Island, encaustic (hot wax painting); and Helen Boyd, Davenport, sculpture. [email protected] For nearly 14 years, the QuadCity International Airport has displayed art works of varying mediums in its art gallery. Now, Quad-City Arts will add performing arts to the line-up. As part of the Art at the Airport program, Quad-City Arts and Ballet Quad-Cities are partnering on a future Ballet at the Airport exhibit. Planned for November and December, the art gallery will feature artworks, photography, and costuming on display as well as host live performances by the ballet’s “Nutcracker” troupe. “It’s going to be way cool, like a flash mob thing, only with ballerinas dancing around the airport,” said Dawn Wohlford-Metallo, Quad-City Arts’ visual arts director, who coordinates the airport gallery’s shows. Joedy Cook, executive director of Ballet Quad-Cities, said the ballet is “very excited” for a repeat partnership with Quad-City Arts. Previously, the two groups created an All Things Dance exhibit at the art organization’s Rock Island studio. “We want this to be the largest holiday kick-off the Quad-Cities has ever seen,” she said, adding that the project will promote Festival of Trees, Holiday Pops and “The Nutcracker.” The opening reception “will celebrate our community and holidays, while showcasing (all the talent) we July-August — Sara Slee Brown, Iowa City, digital photography on canvas; and Denice Peters, Denison, Iowa, landscape pastels. September-October — Fritz Goeckner, Burlington, Iowa, “Roads and Homes” photography exhibit; Matthew Terry, Davenport, photography; and Marcia Tiffany, Fairfield, Iowa, ceremonial ceramic vessels. November-December — Ballet @ the Airport, collaboration between Ballet Quad-Cities and Quad-City Arts. Some aides assigned to agencies instead of governor’s office 2016 January-February — Amy Dobrian, Iowa City, monotype prints; Florian Hayes, Urbandale, Ill., still life series in pastel and pen and ink; Hot Glass Studio, Davenport. March-April — Douglas Rutzen, Blandinsville, Ill., acrylic landscape paintings; and Michelle Rial, Serena, Ill., fused glass artwork. Kurt Erickson Times Bureau May-June — Brent Langley, Coal Valley, wildlife and landscape paintings in oil; Andrew Au, Cincinnati, Ohio, “Life Industries,” a series of gouache paintings, screen prints, sculptures and stop animation videos. SPRINGFIELD — Under fire for the high salaries he is paying members of his inner circle, Gov. Bruce Rauner said Friday the overall cost of running the governor’s office will be less than it was under former Gov. Pat Quinn. But a review of records shows the political newcomer may be trying to keep his office costs lower by placing some of his top aides on the payrolls of other state agencies. According to data supplied by the Illinois Comptroller’s Office, Rauner one-quarter of the more than 40 people Rauner announced as members of his administrative team don’t technically work for the governor’s office. Take Randy Pollard as an example. In a news release issued Jan. 10 by Rauner, Pollard was named as the governor’s downstate director. But records show the former prison worker from Vandalia is being paid out of the payroll of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. July-August — Astrid Bennett, Iowa City, “The Color Cloud Series,” hand-dyed fabrics; Jay Stratton, Bettendorf, woodcarver and furniture maker. September-October — Cedar Rapids Artisans, Cedar Rapids, group exhibit of “Voices from the River,” featuring ceramics, sumi-epainting, printmaking, collage and other media. have here.” Wohlford-Metallo said QuadCity Arts will do a call for entries, as it does on all its airport shows, to recruit work from area and regional artists for the ballet exhibit. But she said the exhibit also will include photographs from the ballet’s photographer, costumes, and ballet original artwork created at Hand in Hand, a Bettendorf organization serving special needs children and adults. Cathie Rochau, the airport’s marketing representative, said she was thrilled by the prospect of bringing the live performances into the airport. “This is just another venue to get people enthused about the holidays and bring more attention to the art exhibit.” The Art in the Airport project began in 2001 after the airport created the art gallery as part of a $17 million terminal expansion. Rochau said the gallery not only helps relax the 1 million travelers and others who pass through the airport each year, “but it helps promote local and regional art.” — RAUNER | A4 Super Sunday: Q-C chefs go for the culinary championship Game plan is keep it simple and have some fun Sean Leary [email protected] At Super Bowl parties, regardless of which team hoists the championship trophy, the real winners are the hungry guests gathered round the TV. Super Sunday shindigs have long had a reputation as epic gastronomic events. But if you’re the one hosting a Super Bowl party, how do you prepare for that side of the big game? What kind of culinary plays do you run to keep your guests doing a touchdown dance? Well, when it comes to QuadCity eating expertise, chefs and cooks at area restaurants are the top playmakers. So we surveyed an all-star culinary roster about their strategies for a winning Super Sunday party menu: Chef Bradley Scott, the director of the Culinary Arts and Hospitality program at Scott Community College, suggests going the traditional route, with This fried chicken sandwich with homemade chips on the menu at Me & Billy in downtown Davenport features some of the basics and garnishes that restaurant owner Bill Collins will have on the menu for the party he is hosting at his home. Collins says he prefers to offer his guests chicken thighs because of their flavor and versatility. Louis Brems, QUAD-CITY TIMES — SUNDAY | A4 36 29 HIGH LOW INSIDE BUSINESS CLASSIFIEDS A7 C5 COMICS OBITUARIES OPINION Q-C AREA C9 B4 A9 B1 RELIGION SPORTS TV GRID WEEKEND B5 D1 C4 C1 QCTIMES.COM/GASPRICES Find the lowest gas prices in the Quad-Cities.
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