Thus far the district has shrugged their shoulders at the problem there and in other schools around the district and when given a chance to defend themselves, Al Brennan had no comment. Ida Walker of Oak Hill however had plenty to say.
From the Times Union: High staff turnover
means 13 of the school’s 30 teachers are new to the profession and “struggling
with the demands of the job, the demands of the curriculum, the demands of my
expectations,” said Ida D. Walker, principal.
leadership team also is new, including two principals, a dean, a guidance
counselor, and reading and math coaches and “interventionists,” who work with
Tallahassee, said the school is under a deadline to improve or face possible
state takeover, transformation, closure or reorganization as a charter school.
“I’m balancing the sense of
urgency of turning around a persistently low-performing, high-needs school …
with building relationships,” said Walker. “The reality is the staff may be
still adjusting to my leadership style.”