North Middle is falling apart since M...

North Middle is falling apart since Mr. Berry was fired

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Johnson

Sweetwater, TN

#1 Aug 2, 2012
Over 10 teachers and counting gone. And the rest are looking. Nice decision Mr. Vance.
Mr Ed

Knoxville, TN

#2 Aug 2, 2012
Vance seems to want to be in control outside the cage as much as inside the cage. Poor role model for our kids.
Fan of the System

Kingsport, TN

#3 Aug 2, 2012
Seriously? I'm surprised by the complaining. If Loudon paid more it would be easier to keep teachers. However, weather they paid what surrounding counties paid or not - Loudon County was recognized for two years in a row as improving test scores.
John J

Knoxville, TN

#4 Aug 2, 2012
They need to start testing the teachers. Anyway when you are at the bottom about the only way you can go is up.
Rambler

Knoxville, TN

#5 Aug 3, 2012
Long tenured great teachers are leaving because of the pitiful leadership from both the Director and new principal.
parent

Knoxville, TN

#6 Aug 3, 2012
it is not the leadership as much as the pitiful pay Loudon County offers. They can cross the county line and double their salary.
John J

Knoxville, TN

#7 Aug 3, 2012
You get what you want to pay for. If they could put their family members in as teachers we'd have the least qualified best paid teachers in the state.
Not so

Knoxville, TN

#8 Aug 4, 2012
Lenoir City Middle school is much worse. No care attitude and the kids are pushed through. North Middle is much better.
WOW

Kingsport, TN

#9 Aug 5, 2012
parent wrote:
it is not the leadership as much as the pitiful pay Loudon County offers. They can cross the county line and double their salary.
Come on folks! Most every school system around our county has always paid significantly more, so that is not the issue. This comment comes from another central office supervisor trying to spin this bad decision into an opportunity to lobby for MORE taxpayer dollars. BTW- North has lost 21 teachers and some of the best have been hired by Berry at South-Doyle High School. More of us want to leave!
Funny

Kingsport, TN

#10 Aug 5, 2012
Fan of the System wrote:
Seriously? I'm surprised by the complaining. If Loudon paid more it would be easier to keep teachers. However, weather they paid what surrounding counties paid or not - Loudon County was recognized for two years in a row as improving test scores.
Is there just one way to raise test scores? Maryville City, Blount County, Knox County all have many schools that raise test scores. Yet they do it without driving all of the great teachers out of the school system.
Funny

Kingsport, TN

#11 Aug 5, 2012
WOW wrote:
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Come on folks! Most every school system around our county has always paid significantly more, so that is not the issue. This comment comes from another central office supervisor trying to spin this bad decision into an opportunity to lobby for MORE taxpayer dollars. BTW- North has lost 21 teachers and some of the best have been hired by Berry at South-Doyle High School. More of us want to leave!
Good to great!
mike

Dayton, TN

#12 Aug 5, 2012
well if money is you issue then leave. its as simple as that. im so tired of reading about teachers bitching about money. you knew it was a low paying career when you got into it. if your not in it for the right reasons you should take you degree and move on.
Johnson

Sweetwater, TN

#13 Aug 5, 2012
WOW wrote:
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Come on folks! Most every school system around our county has always paid significantly more, so that is not the issue. This comment comes from another central office supervisor trying to spin this bad decision into an opportunity to lobby for MORE taxpayer dollars. BTW- North has lost 21 teachers and some of the best have been hired by Berry at South-Doyle High School. More of us want to leave!
Exactly right. They get away with payback and stupidity to the detriment of the kids and employees because they know the voters will not pay attention. Ubben is behind this terrible director and I hear he backed the "the kid" aka Jeremy Buckles who says on his website he runs "a professional meteorology and weather forecasting entrepreneurial business." Whatever. North is hosed for the forseeable future because the director and Ubben get to hide behind the building program.
Red

Arcadia, SC

#14 Aug 5, 2012
mike wrote:
well if money is you issue then leave. its as simple as that. im so tired of reading about teachers bitching about money. you knew it was a low paying career when you got into it. if your not in it for the right reasons you should take you degree and move on.
You need to read more carefully Mike. People are not leaving for the money. They are miserable! If they were in it for the money, they would have left a long time ago.
Not so

Knoxville, TN

#15 Aug 5, 2012
Well North Middle is way better than LCMS. Lenoir city middle school needs shut down as they do not give a D@mm about the students, teach them nothing and push them through. My sisters daughter went to North Middle and did well. While my daughter was ignored at LCMS. At LCMS they prefer the Hispanic students. You know the ones who eat free lunch and their parents work under the table. The teachers HELP them.
Pete

Knoxville, TN

#16 Aug 6, 2012
Which is it? Lotsof opinions. Not much fact.
stckmom

United States

#17 Aug 9, 2012
They need to work on the traffic situation when picking up kids. Had the whole intersection blocked in the afternoons
Alec

Parsons, TN

#18 Aug 9, 2012
Traffic situation was the same when Berry was there. Too many kids who don't ride the bus. Just sayin'
been there

Lenoir City, TN

#19 Aug 10, 2012
lenoir city schools need new leadership, wayne miller needs to be gone, and so does kaye baley over the food service it all messed up.
Been There Done That

Lenoir City, TN

#20 Aug 10, 2012
stckmom wrote:
They need to work on the traffic situation when picking up kids. Had the whole intersection blocked in the afternoons
Why don't you organize a group of parents that have all the answers to the dismissal process and show them how to do it. Or use the bus system that is provided for you and not worry about the blocked intersection.

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