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Sunday, December 09, 2018
Just Another Terrible Principal
Leave it to New York Post columnist, Susan Edelman, to find some of the worst people working at the dysfunctional DOE. In today's New York Post Susan identified a recently terminated Mew Rochelle high school Principal, Shadia Alvarez.
Leadership Academy alumni Principal Alvarez was terminated by the New Rochelle school board due to grade fixing and phony credit recovery. The investigative report that lead to her termination said the following:
Last week, the New Rochelle school district released an investigative
report that found Alvarez had changed or fabricated 212 grades for 32
students who failed or did not complete online make-up classes needed
Ms. Alvarez had previous problems as a DOE Principal at Collegiate Institute for Math and Science in The Bronx. There Ms. Alvarez, was subject to separate OSI and SCI investigations and quit as Principal when the SCI report was completed. She was accused of padding her overtime, not documenting her DOE credit card spending and leaving the school with a $114,000 debt.
Ms. Alvarez was also known as the "prom killer" as she threatened to cancel the prom unless the senior class had a 100% graduation rate, an impossible feat, especially for a Bronx high school.
The question is how did Ms. Alvarez get the Principal job at New Rochelle High School and who in the DOE hid the reports of Ms. Alvarez's misconduct and gave her a glowing recommendation? Those DOE officials should be terminated as well.