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Re: “How a CPS teacher went from 'excellent' to 'do-not-hire' in one year

I'm a 21yr. Teacher Assistant here in Chicago & the staff at my school is currently dealing with a nightmare principal. She has only been principal for 1 year & the students, staff & parents are being tormented, bullied, humiliated, intimidated & she even physically assaulted a parent & a student & The Chicago Public School system has done nothing about it. Most of the teachers ratings went from Excellent to Satisfactory. I have been at this same school for all 21yrs. with 21yrs. of Superior ratings & I have been on suspension from work since December 2011 because of lies this principal told CPS & I received an Unsatisfactory evaluation yesterday in the mail from the principal. This lady threatens students, staff & parents. She confiscates & throws away chips & snacks that kids bring in their personal lunch from home because she doesn't want them to have it because she says its not healthy, but she sells those same snacks after school. She has threatened not to feed students breakfast because they didn't enter the building like she said. She doesn't let students or staff bring treats on holidays such as Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day etc..., because she says kids need to be healthier & that diabetes in kids is on the rise, but she sells candy in the school on these days. She took chocolate milk out of the school the 2nd week because again she claimed we were going to be a "Sugar Free" & "Healthy" school. However chocolate milk has 10 grams of sugar & the chocolate milk the kids were drinking was a single serving, low fat "FREE" carton of milk, but the principal replaced that with 3 juice vending machines where the kids now have to pay $1 for a can & each can has 40 grams of sugar. Is there something wrong with this picture or is it me? Also the principal sells old furniture & school equipment in the school "CASH ONLY" & issues NO RECEIPTS. There is so much more, but NO ONE seems to care & no one will help us. Teachers & staff are afraid to walk down the halls, speak to each other in the school building & fighting to keep their jobs because of this principal. Can anyone direct us to a source of HELP? We have been everywhere in Chicago seeking help to NO AVAIL.

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Posted by Unfair on 05/31/2012 at 6:44 AM

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