Mayport Middle released teacher’s evaluations to the general public, she says
it was an accident. That the evaluations were an attachment on another document
and she just didn’t notice.
she has been a good principal and has supported her faculty and staff then we
should let bygones be bygones, but if she has been a bully masquerading as an administrator
then there should be consequences, though I used the words, fry her.
have come forward, though anonymously because they fear retaliation, it is
looking more and more like the district should do the latter.
2007. She was placed in her position by
then-superintendent Joseph Wise. She claims that she released the CAST
evaluation data by mistake because she was emailing the EOC student scores and
the CAST evaluation attachment was embedded in the message.
told that she had already sent the EOC scores out in a previous message. If
this is true it shoots down her already flimsy excuse.
evaluations going to be public notice anyway? Well yes they are after a year
but the real problem is twofold. First the evaluation process itself is so
flawed that it is not to be believed. Senate President Don Geatz said just the
other day we have a looming accountability disaster. Evaluations are pretty
much divided into two sections, how kids did on standardized tests using a very
complicated and wildly unpredictable formula called value added and the
principals personal feelings about a teacher. If the principal doesn’t care
for you even if your students score incredibly high you can get a bad
evaluation, likewise if the principal likes you but your kids score at the
bottom of the heap you can get a good evaluation.
easily malible rookies who will either do anything to keep their jobs or who
don’t stick around long enough to know any better. There is a huge leadership
problem in the district because whom you know rather than your ability
determined promotions for the last half dozen years and bad leaders give bad evaluations.
how she was characterized to me, sadly you could hear the same about dozens of
other principals in the district. :
if she hurts teachers’ ‘feelings’ because she is working on behalf of the
students. This is a false argument
because it implies that she is the only person who cares about the
students. While she has begged for
mercy from the superintendent, she rarely affords the same second chance to her
subordinates. The school’s FAME morale
surveys are rather telling about her abuse of the faculty. Furthermore, faculty and staff have left in
droves because she fails to support them in light of student misbehavior and
she forces them to work themselves almost to death without anything close to a
thank you. The school has also had more than its share of faculty hospitalized
due to stress and mental issues and yet she continues to move full speed ahead.
and sociopaths are two other groups that don’t care if they hurt people
The superintendent should revisit this matter and if
it turns out she runs her school like a kingdom where she is free from
consequences and teachers bear the brunt of her injurious actions then she
should be removed and a leader who cares about the entire school community
should be put in her place.