First Coast had made some real progress under Vincent Hall so much so that two years ago Superintendent Vitti moved him to Raines high school to work his magic. He brought in Carol Daniels to replace him. She however lasted only a semester as Vitti thought what he called the systems that she put in place weren’t serving the school. So in January of 2014 he brought in Brennan.
Things have gone arguably off the cliff under Brennan, who has been there for the last year and a half, Over forty staff members have left, many veterans who helped Dr. Hall make First Coast an A school, though Vitti and Brennan don’t think that number is very alarming. The school grade dropped, all the scores dropped in fact, only 29 percent of teachers on the climate survey said it was a good place to teach and learn and literaly hundreds of members of the community complained.
Despite all of above it was Daniels who was given the lion’s share of the blame for the problems that have occurred since Dr. Hall left by Vitti.
Vitti did say at one point if I wouldn’t have moved Hall then we wouldn’t be having this meeting and the hundreds of community members present agreed with but the vast majority of these members weren’t pointing their fingers at Carol Daniels, they were doing so at principal Brennan.
The thing is it wasn’t Daniels or Brennan, despite how incredibly bad Brennan has been who should be blamed for the problems at First Coast instead Vitti needs to own them.