Boonville Elementary Principal Fired!
Freebird

Durhamville, NY

#102 Apr 6, 2011
ummm wrote:
<quoted text>
There is no way she made anywhere near $100,000 a year!
$100,000 a year!!! That's Remsen Central School money.
Find out what they really make:
http://www.seethroughny.net/StatePayroll/tabi...
Concerned Parent

Ilion, NY

#103 Apr 7, 2011
hulbert wrote:
cant be any worst then some of the other middle school higher ups that got drunk at the h and h and they caught her out back but she didnt get fired did she.
You are stating incorrect information-both those teachers were high school teachers, one has since retired.
a taxpayer

Durhamville, NY

#104 Apr 7, 2011
March 31, 2009
Katherine A. Sullivan, Superintendent
Greater Johnstown School District
1 Sir Bills Circle / Suite 101
Johnstown NY 12095
Dear Mrs. Sullivan,
As is written on the Greater Johnstown School District's home web page, winter has dissipated and spring is emerging, and we, the staff at Jansen Avenue Elementary School, are preparing for a new season in our professional lives. Declining enrollment, the threat of a potential reduction in State aid, and ever-increasing operating costs have forced our Board of Education to make the difficult decision to close our school.

We feel that it is incumbent upon us to not only personally accept and respect the Board's decision, but to also articulate this change in both a positive and professional manner when speaking to our students, parents, and community members. We agree with the Restructuring Committee's view that redistricting our students has benefits. It will allow them to socially connect with new classmates and to be challenged by a larger cadre of excellent elementary teachers. We have confidence in our students' abilities to make the required transitions and we believe that because they are talented, responsible, and enthusiastic learners they will positively impact their new schools.

Our only serious and perhaps even impassible hurdle in making the move to new buildings revolves around the anxiety and trepidation we feel when we confront the possibility of working under the direction of Ann Christiano, current principal at Warren Street Elementary School. Many of us have had unpleasant

encounters and disturbing conversations with Mrs. Christiano. Those of us who have not personally experienced her unpredictable nature have heard enough retellings from reputable sources to make us uneasy. We can't help but wonder why teachers, aides, secretaries, nurses, and custodians too numerous to count have opted to leave their positions at Warren Street School in the short time Mrs. Christiano has served as building principal. Some of us remember interviewing Mrs. Christiano in the spring of 2004 when she applied to fill the vacancy created when former Jansen Avenue Principal Mr. Richard Tucci retired. Even at that time we felt strongly that she was not a suitable match for our school community.
Conversely, our year with Ms. Colleen Lester as principal has been rewarding. We have enjoyed working for her and with her. She has treated each of us respectfully and in a considerate manner and has developed an excellent rapport with students and parents as well. We believe she would manage the increased demands of a larger combined elementary school well and she would have our support in doing so.

In closing, it is our sincerest hope that you consider and reflect upon our concerns. We are committed to providing the best education possible for our Johnstown students and we are asking that you take the steps necessary to provide us with effective leadership.
Saying good-bye to the students and families we have worked so well with, packing up years of accumulated educational materials, and the not knowing where we'll be next year causes us to feel enough stress. Need we have yet another worry?
Sincerely,
The Jansen Avenue Tenured Teachers and Support Staff
cc: Members of the Johnstown Board of Education
Thanks For Nothing

Saint Johnsville, NY

#105 Apr 7, 2011
a taxpayer wrote:
March 31, 2009
Katherine A. Sullivan, Superintendent
Greater Johnstown School District
1 Sir Bills Circle / Suite 101
Johnstown NY 12095
Dear Mrs. Sullivan,
As is written on the Greater Johnstown School District's home web page, winter has dissipated and spring is emerging, and we, the staff at Jansen Avenue Elementary School, are preparing for a new season in our professional lives. Declining enrollment, the threat of a potential reduction in State aid, and ever-increasing operating costs have forced our Board of Education to make the difficult decision to close our school.
We feel that it is incumbent upon us to not only personally accept and respect the Board's decision, but to also articulate this change in both a positive and professional manner when speaking to our students, parents, and community members. We agree with the Restructuring Committee's view that redistricting our students has benefits. It will allow them to socially connect with new classmates and to be challenged by a larger cadre of excellent elementary teachers. We have confidence in our students' abilities to make the required transitions and we believe that because they are talented, responsible, and enthusiastic learners they will positively impact their new schools.
Our only serious and perhaps even impassible hurdle in making the move to new buildings revolves around the anxiety and trepidation we feel when we confront the possibility of working under the direction of Ann Christiano, current principal at Warren Street Elementary School. Many of us have had unpleasant
encounters and disturbing conversations with Mrs. Christiano. Those of us who have not personally experienced her unpredictable nature have heard enough retellings from reputable sources to make us uneasy. We can't help but wonder why teachers, aides, secretaries, nurses, and custodians too numerous to count have opted to leave their positions at Warren Street School in the short time Mrs. Christiano has served as building principal. Some of us remember interviewing Mrs. Christiano in the spring of 2004 when she applied to fill the vacancy created when former Jansen Avenue Principal Mr. Richard Tucci retired. Even at that time we felt strongly that she was not a suitable match for our school community.
Conversely, our year with Ms. Colleen Lester as principal has been rewarding. We have enjoyed working for her and with her. She has treated each of us respectfully and in a considerate manner and has developed an excellent rapport with students and parents as well. We believe she would manage the increased demands of a larger combined elementary school well and she would have our support in doing so.
In closing, it is our sincerest hope that you consider and reflect upon our concerns. We are committed to providing the best education possible for our Johnstown students and we are asking that you take the steps necessary to provide us with effective leadership.
Saying good-bye to the students and families we have worked so well with, packing up years of accumulated educational materials, and the not knowing where we'll be next year causes us to feel enough stress. Need we have yet another worry?
Sincerely,
The Jansen Avenue Tenured Teachers and Support Staff
cc: Members of the Johnstown Board of Education
You people are a political nightmare. What monsters you are - brutal. Right now home schooling is looking better over having our children taught by teachers and administration that stab each other in the back and all this mud-throwing. You all look bad, really bad. Nice example to set for our community, wouldn't you say?
mr clown says

Chittenango, NY

#106 Apr 7, 2011
To many are judges and there is no jury.
Apathy

Frankfort, NY

#107 Apr 7, 2011
The Super is using Mrs. Christiano as a scapegoat for total mismanagement of a situation involving a elementary student in first grade. Mr Hubman actually told a group of ten parents in a meeting with him and Principal and Wendy Foye that "if we don't like it , your only option is to home School" . We were concerned about the rights of the other 20 students in class to a safe and healthy learning environment. It has been a on going problem for at least a year and a half and was handled badly from the start. The Super used the situation to throw Mrs. Christiano under the bus to hopefully take pressure off himself. Mrs. Christiano is not blameless in this but the Super is a liar and cannot be trusted. I have first hand knowledge of this and have been involved from the beginning.
wondering

Ilion, NY

#108 Apr 7, 2011
Apathy wrote:
The Super is using Mrs. Christiano as a scapegoat for total mismanagement of a situation involving a elementary student in first grade. Mr Hubman actually told a group of ten parents in a meeting with him and Principal and Wendy Foye that "if we don't like it , your only option is to home School" . We were concerned about the rights of the other 20 students in class to a safe and healthy learning environment. It has been a on going problem for at least a year and a half and was handled badly from the start. The Super used the situation to throw Mrs. Christiano under the bus to hopefully take pressure off himself. Mrs. Christiano is not blameless in this but the Super is a liar and cannot be trusted. I have first hand knowledge of this and have been involved from the beginning.
So what did this kid do that cause such an uproar?
and so on

Ilion, NY

#109 Apr 7, 2011
Apathy wrote:
The Super is using Mrs. Christiano as a scapegoat for total mismanagement of a situation involving a elementary student in first grade. Mr Hubman actually told a group of ten parents in a meeting with him and Principal and Wendy Foye that "if we don't like it , your only option is to home School" . We were concerned about the rights of the other 20 students in class to a safe and healthy learning environment. It has been a on going problem for at least a year and a half and was handled badly from the start. The Super used the situation to throw Mrs. Christiano under the bus to hopefully take pressure off himself. Mrs. Christiano is not blameless in this but the Super is a liar and cannot be trusted. I have first hand knowledge of this and have been involved from the beginning.
If this is the truth i think all us parents should go and demand a resignation from him, we don't need a peace of shit like this in our school system, do we?
Concerned Parent

Boonville, NY

#110 Apr 7, 2011
Are you referring to the kid who trys to strangle other kids in his class? Is this what this whole thing is about?
Apathy

Frankfort, NY

#111 Apr 7, 2011
The child has a history going back at least a year and a half of throwing chairs, flipping tables throwing whatever he can find. He has also choked multiple classmates and has shown various violent outbursts. He was transferred from Mrs. Schoffs class into Mrs. Bernards 3 weeks ago. His first day in class , the classroom had to be evacuated due to another violent episode. Child missed following week due to being sick. On his return, choked and slammed head of classmate into table. We felt our kids were at risk and their education was being compromised. We were basically told to pound salt!
oh my

Ilion, NY

#112 Apr 7, 2011
Apathy wrote:
The child has a history going back at least a year and a half of throwing chairs, flipping tables throwing whatever he can find. He has also choked multiple classmates and has shown various violent outbursts. He was transferred from Mrs. Schoffs class into Mrs. Bernards 3 weeks ago. His first day in class , the classroom had to be evacuated due to another violent episode. Child missed following week due to being sick. On his return, choked and slammed head of classmate into table. We felt our kids were at risk and their education was being compromised. We were basically told to pound salt!
Is this true?? I would not let my child be in that room with him! I would home school! So what did Mrs. Christiano want done and what was actually done? Since you seem to have so much info...I don't have a problem with her being there or being fired, but we deserve to know what happened.
wow

Ilion, NY

#113 Apr 7, 2011
That is terrible and I wouldnt want my child near that kid either. So what did they do with this child?
corrected

AOL

#114 Apr 7, 2011
Concerned Parent wrote:
<quoted text>
You are stating incorrect information-both those teachers were high school teachers, one has since retired.
actually no i am correct this happened a few years back and she is very much so still working at boonville elementary.
community

AOL

#115 Apr 7, 2011
yes this is what its about. i want my child to be safe and im sure she wants her child to be safe , don't you want yours to be?
wow

Ilion, NY

#116 Apr 7, 2011
Yes, I definately would not want my child in fear all day at school. So what did they do or not do with the child? Did they remove him from school? I dont understand why she got fired still.
Blah

Little Valley, NY

#117 Apr 7, 2011
corrected wrote:
<quoted text>
actually no i am correct this happened a few years back and she is very much so still working at boonville elementary.
You are entirely WRONG he is retired and she is still working at the HIGH school.
community

AOL

#118 Apr 7, 2011
no
wrong O

Ilion, NY

#119 Apr 7, 2011
community wrote:
no
YES.....
Blah

United States

#120 Apr 7, 2011
community wrote:
no
do you even know who/what you are talking about?
community

AOL

#121 Apr 7, 2011
obviously were talking about two different people i see her everyday at the elementary school.i think i would know.

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