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Monday, July 15, 2013
Principal Alison Coviello's Motto. "Do As I Say Not What I Do".
I have been reading South Bronx's running account of his problems with the Principal at P.S. 154, Dr. Alison Coviello. According to South Bronx Ms. Coviello is an "elitist" who believes in perfection from her staff. That in itself is not a problem. However, when it comes to Dr. Coviello actions, perfection is not necessary. She doesn't see a problem breaking the rules for her favorites or for herself for that matter and embellish problems against teachers she doesn't like or want in her school. If she doesn't like your tone of voice, that's insubordination but of course she can use the same tone of voice on the staff and that's acceptable in her world.
In addition, she practices desperate treatment against staff members that she doesn't like. Just read South Bronx's running account here, here, here, here. here, and here. If you demand perfection then you must be the role model for that perfection and not just demand it. That means when a teacher asks you to "model the lesson" you do it! Obviously, the Principal does not "practice what she preaches".
She also apparently broke the rules by not hiring an ATR for a common branch position. Instead she hired a teacher from the outside the DOE that did not have a common branch license. Listed below is the advertisement to the Teacher's college newspaper.
Yes, she apparently broke the rules and ignored the DOE/UFT ATR agreement by hiring a teacher outside the DOE! Was she punished for this? Of course not. Moreover, as a graduate from the infamous "Leadership Academy" she believes she can do as she pleases and if that means harassing senior staff, or ignoring the hiring rules, so be it. Having a hostile work environment seems to be a recurring problem for all these "Leadership Academy principals" and Dr. Coviello appears to be no exception to that view.
It's just another case of the old "double standard" practiced by the DOE.