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Sunday, December 17, 2017
The Sad Saga Of Ex- Principal Annie Schmutz Seifullah.
Back in April of 2014, Principal Annie Schmutz Seifullah of Robert Wagner Secondary School in Queens was removed as a Principal for allegedly sexting on her DOE laptop and cell phone. According to thePost article, she had sexually suggestive and racy pictures of herself, including alleged sex acts Moreover, there were emails that she had oral sex with a visiting assistant principal and a school safety officer, at the school. Finally, she sent damming emails to a high ranking DOE official.On May 1, 2014 she was demoted back to a teacher,
The following week, the visiting assistant principal, Danny Velezquez of PS 5 in the Bronx was also reassigned away from his school. According to the New York Post article, Ms. Annie Schumutz Seifullah claimed she never had sex in the school with any of the men and that her ex lover, the PTA President, lied
Despite supposingly being reassigned away from students, Ms. Annie Schumuiz Seifullah resurfaced as a teacher at Automotive High School in Brooklyn but soon fled the classroom when the students googled her and read all the racy stuff about her. The DOE tried to claim it was a mistake However, theNew York Post quoited a source who said the following:
“Principal Lafergola would not go to the bathroom without checking with
Aimee Horowitz,” the source said. “This was not an error. This was
cronyism pure and simple — at the highest level.”
After, Ms. Annie Schumutz Schullah fled the classroom the DOE decided to file 3020-a charges.
Surprisingly, the Special Commissioner of Investigations (SCI) decided that Ms. Annie Schumutz Seifullah's actions were not serious enough for them and the investigation was sent to the DOE's Office of Special Investigations (OSI) who, despite two men claiming she had sex at the school (her ex lover, and the DOE official) , incredibly found that their was no substantiation of her having sex in school. Go figure!
Just before her 3020-a termination hearing was to start, Ms. Annie Schumutz Seifullah took a six month medical leave that was due to her fleeing the Automotive High School classroom caused by the harassment. There was no indication if this was a paid or unpaid leave, according to the New York Post article.
What might be the end of this sad saga, on December 1st, the 3020-a arbitrator suspended Ms. Annie Schumultz Seiullah for a year, primarily for her sexting on a DOE cellphone and photos on the DOE laptop, Interestingly, Ms. Annie Schumutz Seifullah did not testify and the reason the arbitrator gave her the one year suspension.
Note: Te Daily News has a slightly more sympathetic article and she intends to appeal her one year suspension