Source :Bryant High School Scoop
“Another math teacher was hospitalized for chest pains, she was close to retirement. A very hard working teacher, she was being targeted by the principal for a U rating. They finally back up on her. These are the examples we need to bring up so we can turn the tables. This is a principal that is working against the teachers, and her behavior is not of a leader or a normal supervisor.She is abusive to the teacher and she does not have her priorities in order for the school to improve.”
“In every normal school, a teacher with good statistics will never be rated as ineffective except in W.C. Bryant High School with all type of nonsense goes. We need to put a stop to a principal that acts on personal grudges or dislikes when picking teachers as targets.”
“Dwarka and many other principals in the NYC DOE get away with the stuff they do because they can. We can no longer appeal U observations, which pave the way for U-ratings. We also gave away seniority rights, which allows admins to discriminate against older more expensive educators when choosing who to fill openings (see the ATR issue). Plus, it is illegal for us to strike. We are in a significantly weakened position than we were years ago.”
“How can Dwarka possibly remain principal? Last year, she insulted, persecuted and humiliated numerous staff members (not to mention students); those teachers she didn’t manage to alienate during the school year, she did at the end by firing the majority of them. She has amply demonstrated she has a malicious, vindictive character – not least by attempting to stain teachers’ reputations purely for the sake of it by pointlessly ticking off unsatisfactory’s on our ratings sheet. Her leadership has never been about quality education; it was about intimidation. Teachers must work WITH a principal. Dwarka is a paid DOE employee like everybody else. Bryant is not her private fiefdom. Since teachers and administration must cooperate in order to run a school, and that cooperation is now impossible at Bryant, how can she remain principal?”
Yacovone no one and I mean one respects you!!!!! You are the poorest excuse for a man ( I use the term loosely ) we all ever seen!!!! You are a joke……you spineless slithering mindless snake……..you to will get yours!!!!!!!!!! You are fouling no one we know that you are absolutely an equal participant in all this evil!!! You will pay so prepare for your day of reckoning!!!!!
To whom it may concern,
Recently, the news concerning the “The Scholar’s Academy” of William Cullen Bryant High School didn’t shock me at all. The actions and behavior of the current principal Ms. NamitaDwarka that I have seen as a student foreshadowed something as dreadful as this. As students, none of us ever had the courage to open up about how we really felt about her administration. The few that did had to enjoy the taste of detention in a room with no windows in the basement next to the women’s restroom…and that was because the students’ thoughts about her were publicly announced. Doesn’t that violate our first amendment? I wouldn’t think so; not just I, most of the students wouldn’t think so. Why would we? Why would we think of our rights at an educational organization where nobody cared about any ones opinions? As I would walk down the hallways, I would hear kids calling our beloved principal a “dictator” or a “sociopath” or a “fascist.” To be honest, I thought that was extremely disrespectful. Someone should never call others such things. “Treat others the way you want to be treated,” my global history teacher taught me this when I was a sophomore. Even though it was a little too much of the students, but after months of having her as a principal, when the kids say that to her, I’d leave it up to you to decide who was treating who wrong.
As a concerned alumnus, I would want a stop to this. And by “this,” I mean the torture that literally every single person in that building has to go through every day of their lives. Yes, I am extremely angry that Principal Namita Dwarka terminated teachers that have changed my life and that she had made senior year a nothing more than anguish, but that’s not it. I want the current students of Bryant have the same fun and educational experience that I had during my first three years there.
A Bryant Alumni.
These coordinators should get paid to do an assistant principal’s job. It does not make sense if they are occupying their offices, writing observations and observing teachers. By the way, why is the chapter is letting her have these positions? After all these teachers are in the same Union that the rest of us are. If she was able to push out 9 assistant principals, a nurse, a psychologist and 50 teachers at least. When the tables are turned, where are these coordinators going to go?