Abusive principals

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Abusive principals
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Wed, 08-03-2005 - 10:36am

Anyone else ever deal with an abusive principal? We are currently dealing with one at our school and it seems the more people I speak with the more I hear similar stories. Her leadership style is affecting our staff, the school community, the parents, and even the children. She has tried unsuccessfully to fire several teachers who spoke up to her, has belittle teachers in front of their classes, speaks negatively to parents and other staff members about teachers, plays favorites, and has told lies. We were nominated for a Blue Ribbon Award and our school improvement team worked several days on writing the narratives for the application. She rewrote all of our narratives! We are currently working with the union, the community, and the school board to provide enough documentation to have her removed. I'm really amazed at the situation since I've never experienced anything like this before (I've taught 10 years). I visited another board (national PTO) and came across similar situations. I've been reading the book "Breaking the Silence: Overcoming the Problem of Principal Mistreatment of Teachers" and it has been informative.

Sharlene

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Registered: 03-24-2003
Wed, 08-03-2005 - 4:48pm

I do understand. I've worked with one principal, male, who was everything you described.

Sherry

 

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Registered: 08-26-2000
Thu, 08-04-2005 - 3:30pm

We've got one that has a nasty streak. She seems to target certain people, and I know they have gone on to speak to some of the representatives from our professional organization and file grievances.

Good luck. You might look up the term "bully boss" and see what you can find. That's a term some at our school find applicable.

Karen

 


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Registered: 06-04-2003
Thu, 08-04-2005 - 7:35pm

It can make working at a school hell. Trust me, I was just "released" from a place where the principal and superintendent played favorites. It can be quite sickening. Something should be done. We need to find a way to speak up without it costing us so much.

GT34

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Registered: 03-24-2003
Thu, 08-04-2005 - 8:53pm

Hey, GT:


Have you heard back from "utopia" yet?


Sherry

Sherry