Saturday, June 25, 2016

Connecting The Dots Of Bad Principals.



In yesterday's New York Daily News there was an article about parents protesting against the new Principal Monika Garg.  You can read the article Here.  You can even read more about the situation Here. Where did Monika Garg came from?  Well it seems that Monika Garg was the Assistant Principal under the infamous Minerva Zanca  at Pan American International High School.  That's right, Monika Garg was the protege of the alleged racist Principal.  If we take this back a step further, ex Principal Minerva Zanca was the Assistant Principal for the career killer Jose Cruz.  Interesting how bad principals seem to be linked to each other.

Then there is the linkage between principals Namita Dwarka (40% trust factor) and Howard Kwait who were once romantically connected earlier in their careers. How about Principal Melissa Menake (43% trust rating) of Cambria Heights Academy? Then there is the unpopular  Judy Henry (23% trust factor, worst in Queens High Schools) who was installed as Principal bypassing the C-30 committee recommendation. Moreover, in her previous post, she ordered all but one bathroom locked. You just can't  make this stuff up. All of them seem to be connected to one person, that's right, Superintendent Juan Mendez, who either appointed and/or protected them in their administrative positions in Queens.  For your information here are the Queens High Schools with the lowest Principal trust ratings.

Interesting, how the DOE appoints people who have major character flaws and are career killers to positions of authority.  Is it any wonder that the DOE is such a dysfunctional organization and parents and teachers have such little faith in their decisions concerning the students?

8 comments:

TeachmyclassMrMayor(andyoutooMrMulgrew) said...

I'm pretty sure Dwarka was hired instead of the person recommended by the C-30 as well.

Mizannthrope said...

The principals are following the example of the chancellor. As a principal she bragged about getting 80% of her staff to leave,transfer,retire... Well the principal of my school is on the same pace. In the first two years of her tenure, she has gotten rid of at least 60-70 %of the pedagogical staff. When this was pointed out to the district union rep (the chapter leader has also decamped) there was a resounding roar of silence. The UFT is complicit in this. They rely on the sheep-like attitudes of teachers and the fact that they are overwhelmed to do NOTHING. Where are the firebrands who once fought for members rights?

Torii said...

Same pattern in Boston with principals and the union. Fish rots from the head down-DOE is smelling bad.

Anonymous said...

Dwarka has destroyed a school. She is completely destructive and incompetent, she is driving good teachers out of the school.

Anonymous said...

The UFT Queens office has collaborated with Dwarka to destroy a school, and many careers.

Anonymous said...

Dwarka is trash and that why her life in all aspects is in shambles. We call that a good ole fashion deadbeat. My poop has more substance then that nasty town bicycle.

Sandrine said...

Adult Ed, per chance?

Anonymous said...

We cannot understand how covering corruption takes precedence over sacrificing good teachers.