Friday, June 24, 2011
In The Ever Continuing Saga Of The "Dare To Be Remarkable" School - It Is The "C" Rated Principal First And "Children Last"
In The ever continuing saga of the "C" rated Principal at the school that has the slogan "dare to be remarkable" We now learn that the "C" rated Principal has secretly told the "newbie teacher" who was hired as a long-term substitute that she will take over the program of a retiring teacher as reported previously here. The "newbie teacher" told the other teachers about the secret deal that allows her to continue as a long-term substitute with a full schedule until the "C" rated Principal finds a way around or gets Tweed's permission to hire the "newbie" to get around the DOE hiring freeze.
You might ask what is so terrible about what the "C" rated Principal is doing? First, this is a vacancy that is being hidden from the "Open Market Transfer System". Second, she has had an ATR teacher all year and proved to the Administration that he is an excellent teacher who the students liked and was much more "effective" as a teacher than the "newbie" who struggled with classroom management problems and student disrespect . Finally, there is a question of age discrimination as the much more qualified and respected ATR is over 50 while the "newbie" is only 23!
According to my source, the "C" rated Principal seems to be going after many of the older male teachers in her school as they believe that they are subject to disparate treatment and given disciplinary "letters-To-The-File" that the other teachers are not subject to. This apparent discriminatory behavior has been sent to the District Representative of our union and to date the union has not acted upon the information. Let's hope the union wakes up and exposes this "C" rated Principal for what she really is, a person that cares about what is best for her and not the children of her school. Or as the union would say a "Principal In Need Of Improvement".