Ed Alexander at it again. Another pri...
Great To Be A TNVOL

Kingsport, TN

#187 Apr 5, 2013
Really? I don't think you were really there if you think there wasn't a HUGE turnout of parents in support of Mr. Mitchell. Two people (both who don't even have children at the school) were the only ones who were NOT there in support of Mr. Mitchell. Amazing how some people see what they want to see and hear what they want to hear.
That was not a courtesy answer session. That meeting was called because Mr. Alexander didn't think there would be many people show up - he has said that himself. He thought he could convince those who did, that his actions hold merit. I daresay you are the only one (well, maybe one of two) who believes Mr. Alexander has pure motives.
He is firing a woman who has worked there for 16 years and can retire in 3 years, for crying out loud. You are heartless if you think he is justified in that.
Your ignorance is laughable.
Home Town Boy

Johnson City, TN

#188 Apr 5, 2013
Where's the petition? I want to sign the petition!
The preacher said he was going to start the petition in the morning.
Elizabethton Fan

Ringgold, GA

#189 Apr 5, 2013
Interesting wrote:
I totally agree.Harold McCormick is an amazing school. Kids get a wonderful education there!
I'm sure the students get the best education that they, despite the pitiful principal of the school. He has a habit of closing his EYES & ears when talking to someone! The teachers are amazing and so hardworking at Harold McCormick, thank God!
why do we put up with thi

Ringgold, GA

#190 Apr 5, 2013
WSE Parent wrote:
Not everyone at that meeting last night was in support or Mr. Mitchell, They were just afraid to speak up because of what would happen to their children. Very unprofessional conduct on Mr. Mitchell's part. Is that the type of person we want to run West Side school. Not much of a role model if you ask me. He forgets he has position because
Mr. Alexander hired him. Mr. Alexander called last nights meeting as a courtesy answer session for parents and instead it turned into a Mitchell Rally. But there were a lot of people their that don't have any ties to that school. Most importantly if Mr. Mitchell really has all this support of the parents of the children that attend school there. Then where was everybody?
I think you were at a different meeting than the rest of us. Mr Mitchell defended his self and I dare if I was being attacked and lied on that way, I would have really showed you some "professionalism". he held his cool more than I wouldve.
Integrity

Ringgold, GA

#191 Apr 5, 2013
First of all, do you really think he's a man of integrity? He had an affair and they moved her to the high school.....come on people....she was his employee.....please...
Mt. Mitchell acted like a hot headed aggressive jerk.....he knows he's leaving one way or another, because even if they offer to let him, do you really think he will?? Knowing now how bad the tension would be.....he acted all big and bad and red neck and was an embarrassment to our community.....just accept that just because you don't like mr.Alexander's decision, accept it and move on..,,for some reason he thinks someone elase could do a better job....give them a chance. He's a good person, but just like anyone else, he doesn't like to be pushed in a corner. He's no different than any of us would be in that position.,.,,,u aren't going to please everyone.....ever
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Tucker, GA

#192 Apr 5, 2013
I am an alumni from HME.... I did attend ECS a few more years after I finished my elementary years at HME. With that being said... My educational experience at HME was a wonderful one. I had very close connections with a lot of the administrators and most of the ECS teachers from the different schools due to a connection I had when I was there. Even at that time there was a lot of issues in ECS (sad to say but there were).
There was not a lot of ethnicity in ECS (administrators/ teachers) at the time . I know at the time I was in elementary school there wasn't a lot of other children that were ethnic as well. That didn't stop me from enjoying my childhood etc... My point being there is a lot of classes like so many people have pointed out (high, middle,low). Who cares if you are a part of a society that is a " well to do" and think your better than another person. Or judge someone because they go to HME and assume that everyone from HME is low class , redneck, and ignorant. I challenge that... Being a person of ethnicity I obtained my doctorate degree. So does that make me ignorant, redneck and low class...? And I came from HME.... It is a super school! In all fairness I'm sure all the schools have good qualities and strong points as well as having things that they could improve upon. But there is NO need to degrade people and or schools... Like it or not ECS is one system. And if you are so "well off and better than everyone" then you wouldn't you want to use your money to put your children in private school? I know a lot of people (locally tri-cities and out of state /bigger cities) who are "well off" that put their children in private school. And please don't get me wrong I'm all for public school but if you have the money and well to do why are you not putting your child in private school if this is just a "drop off" until summer is here then you go to Miami. Why not stay there and find a school that fits your "class" it is what it is here but there is NO need to be so mean and arrogant about your class and my goodness this isn't NYC or CALI where there really is a diff.... So get over yourself and your " high society class" In the end NO ONE CARES!!! What matters is mending this school system back together again! I pray for all administrators and teachers/ faculty involved and a resolution will come soon so that the students can flourish.
Betsy Blogger

Knoxville, TN

#193 Apr 5, 2013
Was There wrote:
<quoted text>Dr. Roper was hired specifically by the Board at the time to fire Mr. Alexander.He did what he was told and no more. He was not allowed to 'explain himself' or hold a meeting as was held last night. He 'opened up' about all of that after he left. He did nothing that that Board did not tell him to do and unfortunately in Mr. Alexander's case, he seems to do whatever he pleases, without the knowledge of the present Board
You are wrong about Roper. Firing Alexander was not a condition of his employment. If you would have taken the time to actually speak to Roper and or get to know him you would have found that he had no such intention when he first arrived here. Tammy Ward mentally gets you nowhere.
Why do we put up with thi

Ringgold, GA

#194 Apr 5, 2013
Integrity- if they fired all the teachers or principals that have had affairs within the system, they would be hiring at least 7 New people. I'm sure there is more that haven't been found out.
Why do we put up with thi

Ringgold, GA

#195 Apr 5, 2013
Integrity- Mr Mitchell just had the balls to stand up to ed. Ed is a bully and he simply met his match. If people would have stood up to him in the past he wouldn't be running the school system like a dictatorship.
Lauren Barrett

Knoxville, TN

#196 Apr 5, 2013
I try not to read all this foolishness, because I know it's the same people over and over again. The same people who have hated my father for years and years because he didn't go along with THEIR agenda. All the Bob Sams of Elizabethton who decided a long time ago that they are threatened by someone as ethical as my father. I suppose because it makes them feel bad about themselves. But I'll say this, my father never does anything that he does not think is right. It will come out- as it always does. And I'm sure next week the same people will be back on here calling him Hilter and saying he has " little man syndrome" and whatever else. He would never call you names, which still makes him better than you. i have watched for 30 years as he has tried to make Elizabethton City Schools a better system. I can only hope to be as fine a person as my father is. Even after reading all the horrible things, all i can feel is how proud I am to be his daughter...and a little sad because I know how hard he has worked.. So , with that being said, I hope your children are not reading the hateful things you are writing. You would not want them to end up as unhappy as you are:)
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Tucker, GA

#197 Apr 5, 2013
Lauren Barrett wrote:
I try not to read all this foolishness, because I know it's the same people over and over again. The same people who have hated my father for years and years because he didn't go along with THEIR agenda. All the Bob Sams of Elizabethton who decided a long time ago that they are threatened by someone as ethical as my father. I suppose because it makes them feel bad about themselves. But I'll say this, my father never does anything that he does not think is right. It will come out- as it always does. And I'm sure next week the same people will be back on here calling him Hilter and saying he has " little man syndrome" and whatever else. He would never call you names, which still makes him better than you. i have watched for 30 years as he has tried to make Elizabethton City Schools a better system. I can only hope to be as fine a person as my father is. Even after reading all the horrible things, all i can feel is how proud I am to be his daughter...and a little sad because I know how hard he has worked.. So , with that being said, I hope your children are not reading the hateful things you are writing. You would not want them to end up as unhappy as you are:)
Well said!!! I couldn't agree more!!!:))
No one knows until you walk in someone else's shoes....
george

Kingsport, TN

#198 Apr 5, 2013
well pass the kleenex. I would hope his family would stick up for him. But truth be told, if you polled all those that have worked with and for him over the years, he would not have a very good grade. Petty. Control Freak. Even those who support him would admit these are his stripes.
Its never ever his fault, always somebodys else.
He is a hard worker. And is very dedicated.
Its a shame that his final go around will end in a flame out most likely. He does not have the support on the board that he did with Coot and Birch gone.
Betsy Blogger

Knoxville, TN

#199 Apr 6, 2013
Do Something wrote:
<quoted text>Unfortunately, if Dr. Alexander does 'reverse course' and allow Mr. Mitchell and Ms. Moore to keep their positions,they will 'pay' one way or another and Mr. Alexander will be watching their every move. Once you are on Mr. Alexander's 'bad side' he will NEVER forgive or forget...
Alexander is not a "DR". He has a masters degree but not his doctorate.
Kim

Dalton, GA

#200 Apr 6, 2013
Lauren Barrett wrote:
I try not to read all this foolishness, because I know it's the same people over and over again. The same people who have hated my father for years and years because he didn't go along with THEIR agenda. All the Bob Sams of Elizabethton who decided a long time ago that they are threatened by someone as ethical as my father. I suppose because it makes them feel bad about themselves. But I'll say this, my father never does anything that he does not think is right. It will come out- as it always does. And I'm sure next week the same people will be back on here calling him Hilter and saying he has " little man syndrome" and whatever else. He would never call you names, which still makes him better than you. i have watched for 30 years as he has tried to make Elizabethton City Schools a better system. I can only hope to be as fine a person as my father is. Even after reading all the horrible things, all i can feel is how proud I am to be his daughter...and a little sad because I know how hard he has worked.. So , with that being said, I hope your children are not reading the hateful things you are writing. You would not want them to end up as unhappy as you are:)
. You are so right!
were o were

Kingsport, TN

#201 Apr 6, 2013
Were o were is Recall Ward and crew at when you need them? It work once.
Where o where

Kingsport, TN

#202 Apr 6, 2013
were o were wrote:
Were o were is Recall Ward and crew at when you need them? It work once.
Correction-Where o where
Sara

Kingsport, TN

#203 Apr 6, 2013
Do Something wrote:
<quoted text>Mrs. Armstrong and Mrs. Baker DO have 'the guts' to ask for Mr. Alexander's resignation and would, if they knew they had ONE more vote to support them.Mrs. Booher will NEVER say anything against Mr. Alexander, so the two to put PRESSRE on are the two new members: Phil Isaacs and Grover May
I don't know Mr. May, but do know Phil Isaacs. Phil, PLEASE go with Mrs. Armstrong and Mrs. Baker to help us get rid of "Little Hitler". He is an ugly, LITTLE, man. He is always causing trouble, and we have had ENOUGH.
kidsfirst

Dandridge, TN

#204 Apr 6, 2013
Please reassure me that you are joking.
kidsfirst

Dandridge, TN

#205 Apr 6, 2013
Please reassure me that this is a joke.
Bobbi Dooley wrote:
<quoted text>
Mmmhmm...Ok, McLoathing... First of all I know exactly whats going on, as I said I am chairwoman for the Westside Homeowners Assoc. Secondly, I know what this thread was about and if you were capable of comprehending what you read you would know this. I will not have my children going to a school where the faculty or staff cant or simply wont recognize the superior class. Sorry if this offends any of you but all is not equal. I'm sure he was a great principal for some but for us he wasn't. So he had to go. Thirdly, I can't believe I am wasting my time trying to explain this to simpletons. I'm sorry but don't you have a car show to go to? Leave the leading to those who are fit for the job.
Elizabethton Citizen

Ringgold, GA

#206 Apr 6, 2013
Betsy Blogger wrote:
<quoted text>
Alexander is not a "DR". He has a masters degree but not his doctorate.
I think that was a typo, because at the end of the paragraph it was typed, "Mr. Alexander."

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