Update: The Berman-Stiglitz Telephone Calls

Funny how that works. You don’t hear back from someone and then you publish a fancy story. Bam. You immediately get their attention and they’re eager to speak with you.

We finally heard from Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Sheldon Berman. Here’s his story and explanation for the plethora of telephone calls with Natalie Stiglitz.

He says he’s been close friends with Stiglitz for about six years and says they go running together at night, which could potentially explain the late-night telephone calls. He says they’re both avid runners.

“I didn’t talk to Natalie about Felner. I can ‘t say a lot about Felner, I met him 6 or 7 times about U of L collaboration issues,” said Berman. Recall that Felner referred to Berman as a friend and as “Shelly” in emails to University of Louisville President Jim Ramsey and Provost Shirley Willihnganz.

Here’s the rest of Berman’s take on his friendship with Stiglitz, “I have tremendous respect for Natalie and her incredible integrity. She’s a national leader in the field, and I would hate to see her reputation destroyed with this. She’s a valuable individual at U of L.”

Dr. Berman added that during the month of June there was a training program going on for 9th grade teachers that Stiglitz coordinated, and that was a reason for more calls at that time.

Many thanks to Berman for following up.