As part of the ongoing professional development at the school, the Division of Teaching and Learning will facilitate visits to other progressive education schools in the coming weeks for Principal Garg and staff members from the school to support new teaching practices and collaboration across schools... Laura Feijoo letter to CPE1 parents.No, Laura, there is nothing to learn from visits to other progressive schools which have progressive principals because CPE1 principal Monika Garg is not and will never be a progressive principal.
Progressive principals do not bring up most of the staff on phony charges, do not lie to a parent, claiming the child was sexually molested by a teacher she wanted out because he signed a petition opposing her, etc. etc etc.
Who is Laura Feijoo? The chief Supe of Supes. She holds the leash on the DOE's list of out of control, power hungry superintendents. Feijoo was brought into the school to meet with the parents who spent the night in the auditorium
Garg has spread so much poison in the school there is no way something can be worked out. What the DOE is going is stalling for time -- to hope enough of the parent and teacher activists end up leaving the school so as to tip it to the point where Garg can continue to rule.
Now, what is the role of the UFT here? Not to defend the teachers but to work with the DOE to find a compromise. This will come up at tonight's Ex Bd meeting -- I'll blog more about this later but come on down if you want to be a witness.
One more thing: A bunch of us at the MORE meeting on Saturday sat spellbound as a parent went through the astounding list of stuff Garg and the DOE has done to the school. Bloggers like Arthur Goldstein and Patrick Walsh were there to witness. Arthur has already blogged about it:
- I will continue visits to the school with Superintendent Estrella or her designee during this school year.
- As part of the ongoing professional development at the school, the Division of Teaching and Learning will facilitate visits to other progressive education schools in the coming weeks for Principal Garg and staff members from the school to support new teaching practices and collaboration across schools.
- The Office of Student and Youth Development has arranged support to students including the School Climate Manager from the Manhattan Field Support Center (MFSC) will work closely with the school to assess school climate and culture and address any concerns.
- The Division of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) and the district office’s parent engagement team will target support to foster communication and collaboration with families by continuing to assess the needs of the community and devise a parent engagement plan with parent leaders to ensure consensus-driven and collaborative conversations during SLT and PA/PTA monthly meetings that lead to promising practices for Parent Teacher Conferences, workshops and 40-minute Tuesdays.
- FACE in collaboration with the district parent engagement team will host focused school walkthroughs with parents and staff to ensure parent voice is validated as we move towards a more collaborative approach on instruction and social emotional well-being.
- FACE in collaboration with the district parent engagement will assist in the monitoring of parent emails/concerns to de-escalate and provide immediate response/support.
- FACE in collaboration with the district parent engagement will provide training to parent leaders on Chancellor’s Regulations A-660 and A-655.
- In collaboration with the school leader and teaching staff, the district office and the Manhattan Field Support Center (MFSC) will continue to provide instructional support through Pat Warner.