being challenged in two areas in Duval, affecting teachers and student
teachers have not been happy in their jobs, but he vowed to change that as
principals undergo training to become better instructional coaches and
good job my first year; with my focus being on the classroom, we missed the
connection between the leader and the teacher,” Vitti said. “The number one way
to keep strong teachers in a school is to have a great leader in that school.”
When I started this blog four years ago one of the big premises I had was, the better things were for teachers, the better the would be for children. The fates of children and teachers you see are inextricably linked. It’s ridiculous when some people talk about doing things for children while marginalizing and disrespecting teachers. It shows a supreme ignorance and I am looking at people like Jeb Bush and Gary Chartrand here.
Vitti, though it seemed to play a rather small part in his state of the district, at least mentioned it and I can imagine the ashen taste he, whose ego seems to know no bounds, must have experienced to stay so.
You may have picked up I am not sold. It’s easy for him to say the problem has to be addressed, a lot easier it is than for hundreds maybe thousands of teachers to go to work where their administrations bully and degrade them.
Words are easy and teachers have heard them before over and over so now it’s time for action and step one should be to remove the principal at First Coast high school who boasts about the teachers he has run out of the profession. He is not a leader, unless fear and intimidation are two tools Vitti wants his principal to have.
Superintendence Vitti, you have said this is a problem, one that you have not addressed, well why don’t you signal to the teachers of Jacksonville that Bullies masquerading at principals will no longer be tolerated and get rid of one. Until you show some actions to back up your words all they are is words and hollow ones at that.
The city’s teachers are watching and waiting.