new Principle at EES

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jsmith

Ellijay, GA

#1 Sep 20, 2011
Is anyone aware that one Friday Mr. Dorsey demoted April Smith and Brian Ledford from their current positions. April was replaced by our new interm superintendent (Mr.Dorsey has apparently resigned???) Mike Schlabra's wife Dr. Lisa Schlabra.
Just wondering why parent's haven't been informed of the change. It's changed on EES website.
Our BOE at work agian for the benefit of our children.
graybeard

Ellijay, GA

#2 Sep 20, 2011
jsmith wrote:
Is anyone aware that one Friday Mr. Dorsey demoted April Smith and Brian Ledford from their current positions. April was replaced by our new interm superintendent (Mr.Dorsey has apparently resigned???) Mike Schlabra's wife Dr. Lisa Schlabra.

Just wondering why parent's haven't been informed of the change. It's changed on EES website.
Our BOE at work agian for the benefit of our children.
Are you certain of this Dorsey news?

What positiions did April and Brian hold?
jsmith

Ellijay, GA

#3 Sep 20, 2011
graybeard wrote:
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Are you certain of this Dorsey news?
What positiions did April and Brian hold?
No, not certain about Dorsey but definitely about April and Brian. She was the Principle and he was a assistant principle. Check out the Gilmer county schools website and you'll see the page info is changed.
What I heard was that he wasn't finishing out his contract time. We'll probably still have to pay him but apparently he's leaving before his two years is up. Love to have someone confirm this.

http://www.gilmerschools.com/education/school...
Bessie Mae

Ellijay, GA

#4 Sep 20, 2011
Who is Mike Schlabra?
See Ya

Ellijay, GA

#5 Sep 20, 2011
The best news we could get is this poison getting out of our county. Lets hope he takes Schlabara with him just like he brought them in with him. My guess is if he's really leaving this piece of poison once again protected his own by placing her there so secure her job. Hostetter better look out cause he will be next with big Mike takes his spot.

If you don't know who he is look at the Hall County arrest record where he was arrested at Gilmer County School for domestic violence. Quite the role model.

Also keep in mind that Dorsey is used to draining the accounts of school systems. He cost White County over $100,000 in his personal fight against the gay club there and now he has successfully depleted the funds here and is probably ready to take his ecocentric pompass, my butt don't stink, personality elsewhere! I will be more than happy to buy his gas out of town and I don't nor ever have worked for the system, but I have talked to this twit and have zero, zilch , none use for him to be within 1000 miles of our school system.
See Ya

Ellijay, GA

#6 Sep 20, 2011
Oh yeah, by the way once again they have broken the law by not advertising for the position. This would be the second time this year alone.
See Ya

Ellijay, GA

#7 Sep 20, 2011
Michael Schlabra, director of administrative services for Gilmer County Schools
HMMM -- Wonder what happened to that New Nepotism Policy??? Now he gets to tell his wife what to do at home and at work!
Wow now we have a Dr. as a Principal, that will be the next argument. One problem there folks we just non-renewed contract of a Dr. In Dr. Reginald Kimball, but he scared Dorsey so he was ousted !
Bessie Mae

Ellijay, GA

#8 Sep 20, 2011
How many admin positions does the Gilmer County school system need, for cryin' out loud!! Can they be outsourced?
ProCon1

Talking Rock, GA

#9 Sep 20, 2011
Bessie Mae wrote:
How many admin positions does the Gilmer County school system need, for cryin' out loud!! Can they be outsourced?
ROFL! Bessie. Now that's a thought!
Slack-jawwed Local

Cumming, GA

#10 Sep 21, 2011
See Ya wrote:
The best news we could get is this poison getting out of our county. Lets hope he takes Schlabara with him just like he brought them in with him. My guess is if he's really leaving this piece of poison once again protected his own by placing her there so secure her job. Hostetter better look out cause he will be next with big Mike takes his spot.
If you don't know who he is look at the Hall County arrest record where he was arrested at Gilmer County School for domestic violence. Quite the role model.
Also keep in mind that Dorsey is used to draining the accounts of school systems. He cost White County over $100,000 in his personal fight against the gay club there and now he has successfully depleted the funds here and is probably ready to take his ecocentric pompass, my butt don't stink, personality elsewhere! I will be more than happy to buy his gas out of town and I don't nor ever have worked for the system, but I have talked to this twit and have zero, zilch , none use for him to be within 1000 miles of our school system.
Talk about an idiot that has no clue! Both Schlabras have been here for 5 years--Raiford Cantrell hired both of them. All I have heard from EES parents and staff is that SHE is wonderful! As for him, I don't know--it says on website that he runs human resources and federal programs.

What fund has Dorsey depleted? Do you mean the huge inflated budget that was in place to cover all of the over-hiring done by the past administrations? I'm happy this "out of towner" is finally cleaning house in the school system--long overdue!
Geezer

Talking Rock, GA

#11 Sep 21, 2011
Slack-jawwed Local wrote:
As for him, I don't know--it says on website that he runs human resources and federal programs.
Are you familiar with the concept of being "Too cute"?
You're trying too hard, Sweetie.
The biggest problem you people have is credibility.
This ain't helping.
Whatsup

Paonia, CO

#12 Sep 21, 2011
A letter signed by Dorsey was sent home to parents of EES saying that Lisa Schlabra was the new principal. Basically the letter said the change was made to improve building level resources and support.

I know that Dorsey appeared at EES on Friday afternoon, told Ms. Smith and Mr. Ledford that they did not have the leadership qualities for the positions they were in and they were being reassigned. They had to clean out their offices over the weekend. Ms. Smith went to Gilmer Middle as an assistant principal. Mr. Ledford went to Mountainview as a teacher of some sort. Neither had been given any indication prior that there was a performance problem.

What we should all have a problem with is the disrespectful way things are done by Dorsey. And how he doesn't follow personnel policies.
ProCon1

Talking Rock, GA

#13 Sep 21, 2011
WhatsUp, are you saying that Smith and Ledford had no advance warning that they were going to be reassigned? And, instead of being called into the BOE headquarters for a meeting and discussion, he just showed up at their school and demoted them on the spot? How disrespectful. So no memo goes out explaining Smith's transfer in a positive light, she is just supposed to show up at GMS as an assistant principal and let people wonder? Does Dorsey have any people skills?
Concerned Citizen

Ellijay, GA

#14 Sep 21, 2011
Does anybody out there know the real story of how Lisa Schlabra was hired by our BOE in the first place? The story has it that Michael Schlabra was here first smuggeled in by Cantrell.Then somebody got an idea about needing another $100000 position in the central office who would also assist with buying paperclips & running "federal programs" so a postion was posted for applicants.And....drum roll....only about 2 or 3 applied but one on them happened to be Michael Schlabra's then girl friend Lisa who is now our new principal at ole EES.I was told by a member of the school staff that had a direct knowledge of the few that were even interviewed that Mr, Schlabra denied knowing Lisa except he knew that" she was a good educator there in Hall County'.......How's this for a bedtime story? You folks that mean well to defend things just don't know the backgound that goes into how our BOE's have made decisions for years.
ProCon1

Talking Rock, GA

#15 Sep 21, 2011
Well, we're a fixin' to find out ...
graybeard

Ellijay, GA

#16 Sep 21, 2011
Concerned Citizen wrote:
Does anybody out there know the real story of how Lisa Schlabra was hired by our BOE in the first place? The story has it that Michael Schlabra was here first smuggeled in by Cantrell.Then somebody got an idea about needing another $100000 position in the central office who would also assist with buying paperclips & running "federal programs" so a postion was posted for applicants.And....drum roll....only about 2 or 3 applied but one on them happened to be Michael Schlabra's then girl friend Lisa who is now our new principal at ole EES.I was told by a member of the school staff that had a direct knowledge of the few that were even interviewed that Mr, Schlabra denied knowing Lisa except he knew that" she was a good educator there in Hall County'.......How's this for a bedtime story? You folks that mean well to defend things just don't know the backgound that goes into how our BOE's have made decisions for years.
Way too top heavy with administation folks making big bucks for an entire school system of only 4100 kids. More chiefs than Indians. Amazing B.S. at its finest.
Concerned Citizen

Ellijay, GA

#17 Sep 21, 2011
Graybeard, why do you consider my account of the Schlabra hiring as "BS?" Am I reading your response right? Check me out.Ask questions.I know for a fact that 2 or more of our present Board members are aware of this situation.How do I know? I asked two of them myself if they knew these details and both told me "yes"."nuff said!

Since: Sep 11

Ellijay, GA

#18 Sep 21, 2011
NEWS TIP:::

UPDATE 9/21/11 The BOE Recall Group will be officially filing application for the recall petition tomorrow 9/22/11.
We have 133 Signatures on the recall petition Application.(with more in reserve in the event some do not qualify)..
graybeard

Ellijay, GA

#19 Sep 21, 2011
Concerned Citizen wrote:
Graybeard, why do you consider my account of the Schlabra hiring as "BS?" Am I reading your response right? Check me out.Ask questions.I know for a fact that 2 or more of our present Board members are aware of this situation.How do I know? I asked two of them myself if they knew these details and both told me "yes"."nuff said!
Concerned Citizen,

In my statement you'll note I was not replying to your statements ...I'm thinking you may have misunderstood. Sorry.

My "B.S." statement refers to the "administrative overload" in Gilmer for only 4100 students and the "need" for Schlabra.

Sorry for the confusion, but happy you brought it to my attention.:-)
Terry Daniel

Ellijay, GA

#20 Sep 21, 2011
Concerned Citizen wrote:
Does anybody out there know the real story of how Lisa Schlabra was hired by our BOE in the first place? The story has it that Michael Schlabra was here first smuggeled in by Cantrell.Then somebody got an idea about needing another $100000 position in the central office who would also assist with buying paperclips & running "federal programs" so a postion was posted for applicants.And....drum roll....only about 2 or 3 applied but one on them happened to be Michael Schlabra's then girl friend Lisa who is now our new principal at ole EES.I was told by a member of the school staff that had a direct knowledge of the few that were even interviewed that Mr, Schlabra denied knowing Lisa except he knew that" she was a good educator there in Hall County'.......How's this for a bedtime story? You folks that mean well to defend things just don't know the backgound that goes into how our BOE's have made decisions for years.
This is a perfect example of what is going on here in Gilmer county and it helps explain why our administrative costs are out of line with surrounding counties. As you say, we are overloaded with administrative positions but we can't afford custodians. The board has to put their stamp of approval on all these things, we should keep that in mind.

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