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?