Here will go again! Another scandal has been exposed under renewal Superintendent Amiee Horowitz as she allowed a removed Principal, due to her alleged sexual misconduct with school personnel and a child's parent. to teach English at the nearly all male Automotive High School. Yes, the very same Automotive High School that the DOE falsely promised to hire a top quality teaching staff only to fill the vacant positions with "newbie teachers" with no classroom experience and it seems a teacher who should not have any contact with students due to her alleged sexual misconduct.
The story starts with the then Leadership Academy Principal of Robert Wagner High School, Annie Schmutz Selfullah being removed from her position as various allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced between her and a student's parent as well as other people inside the school. While you can say that they are all adults except that sex in the school is considered extreme misconduct and should have resulted in her firing, especially in the DOE's alleged zero tolerance policy that is not enforced for administrators. Moreover, her affair with a student's parent is unseemly. The DOE removed the Principal but did not file 3020-a charges and said that she will never be put in a position that exposes her to children. Yeah, right?
Now it appears the DOE quietly allowed Superintendent Amiee Horowitz and the embittered Principal of Automotive High School to quietly hire the ex-Principal as an English teacher. Unfortunately, for the troubled school the students checked on her and found the sex scandal. Ms. Selfullah left the classroom and ran out of the building when confronted with her past by her students. The DOE claimed it was a mistake that Ms. Selfullah was assigned as a teacher. However, one must think that a competent Superintendent and Principal would have done some checking and realized that Ms. Selfullah should not be with students. Therefore, the blame lies with the renewal Superintendent Amiee Horowitz and the Principal of Automotive High School, Lafergola who did not do their "due diligence" or just ignored Ms, Selfullah's alleged sexual misconduct. Either way, they are both culpable for the disgraceful action of putting, as the New York Post states "a cougar in a den of cubs".
Just another poor decision made by renewal Superintendent Amiee Horowitz but then we all have learned that seems to be the a recurring pattern in her inept administration.