Info on Christine Beardsley

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Desperately Seeking Info

Charlotte, MI

#1 Jan 6, 2012
Well, kudos to the good people of Oscoda for ridding yourself of the two-headed snake known as Christine Beardsley! Unfortunately, she has landed in the quiet town of Charlotte, MI and is now the Superintendent of Eaton Intermediate School District. We are the "unsuspecting community" that she has been leashed upon.

Now that many of us have read your Topix forums, we are wondering if you can share specifics relating to her work ethics (or should I say lack of ethics or morals). We are well aware of her bullying as so many of us (in only 6+ months) have been on the receiving end! We also know that she likes her consultants and her lawyers. We are also seeing that if you do not agree with Dr. Beardsley...LOOK OUT!

We're just looking for instances that we can share with our Board of Education to prove that this isn't her first time "at the rodeo" so to speak. At this time we are not sure how the Board of Education feels about Dr. Beardsley, however we remain diligent in writing letters to the BOE and attending meetings to speak up and have our voices heard.

Please know this is not intended to be a "witch hunt". However, if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck...

Any information is appreciated!
0sc0da 0bserver

Oscoda, MI

#2 Jan 8, 2012
I would suggest searching the Oscoda Press Archive here: http://www.oscodapress.com/shared-content/sea...

I feel sorry for all of the people of Charlotte and Eaton ISD.

She singlehandedly destroyed our school district in her nine year reign. Bullying staff and parents, lying to all stakeholders, dividing the community!

But for some reason our board of education thought she could walk on water while she was dragging our district through the mud.

Good luck!
Desperately Seeking Info

Charlotte, MI

#3 Jan 9, 2012
Thank you Oscoda Observer! Looks like we have some "light" reading to do in the upcoming days! I certainly hope that our BOE comes to their senses sooner rather than later!!

We will continue to speak up and out against Dr. Beardsley...we'll keep fighting the good fight!
Got the Picture

Oscoda, MI

#4 Jan 18, 2012
Desperately Seeking Info wrote:
Thank you Oscoda Observer! Looks like we have some "light" reading to do in the upcoming days! I certainly hope that our BOE comes to their senses sooner rather than later!!
We will continue to speak up and out against Dr. Beardsley...we'll keep fighting the good fight!
You can look up some information from the Oscoda Press. Go back to 2001 when she was first hired. Blame our school board....they deserve to hold responsibility as well as others who stood back and watched the train wreck happen. A few really good people have been destroyed because others decided to stand behind a bully. I always say what goes around, comes around. I do hope you are able to do something. Don't take too long....the healing here continues as the school board continues to support the lasting effects and not acknowledging that the school has certainly been destroyed by Ms. Beardsley's lack of appropriate leadership skills. I personnally have been a victim and am proud to say that after therapy and soul searching that I have survived. I hope you find the information you need. I'm praying for you!
Got the Picture

Oscoda, MI

#5 Jan 18, 2012
Just out of curiosity.... why did the instructional services director (Mr. Grimes) resign? Ms. Provoast(your newly hired curriculum director) was a superintendent in the Iosco ISD area (Hale school?)which is the same as Ms. Beardsley. Look up Hale schools....you might find that situation interesting as well.
0sc0da 0bserver

Oscoda, MI

#6 Jan 19, 2012
Maybe you could check with your neighbor to the northeast - Durand she was run out of their district on a rail about 10 years ago and they may be ready to talk about their experience with the "two-headed snake" by now. They were so happy to get rid of her the town threw a party!
Desperately Seeking Info

United States

#7 Jan 19, 2012
Got the Picture wrote:
Just out of curiosity.... why did the instructional services director (Mr. Grimes) resign? Ms. Provoast(your newly hired curriculum director) was a superintendent in the Iosco ISD area (Hale school?)which is the same as Ms. Beardsley. Look up Hale schools....you might find that situation interesting as well.
GTP, Mr. Grimes left for reasons totally unrelated to Dr. Beardsley. His resignation came under our former supt. Al Widner. Boy do we miss him, Al Widner that is. I'm so very sorry that you were on the receiving end of Dr. Beardsley. I have managed to fly under the radar (for now), but we have all learned very quickly there is a "good list" and a "bad list" and once you are on the "bad list" you might as well kiss you @ss goodbye. It's hard to believe the damage that she has inflicted upon us in only 6 months. If she is allowed to stay for her enitire 3 year contract, we may as well shut off the lights, roll up the carpets and lock the close the doors for good. We are not a large ISD and if she is allowed to continue unchecked for much longer, rumor has it two of our major districts are already looking at severing all ties with us. Although an annex would take time and wouldn't happen overnight, if we lose the largest two of our five districts, we'll be dead-in-the-water. Keep your prayers coming...Lord knows we need them.
Desperately Seeking Info

United States

#8 Jan 19, 2012
0sc0da 0bserver wrote:
Maybe you could check with your neighbor to the northeast - Durand she was run out of their district on a rail about 10 years ago and they may be ready to talk about their experience with the "two-headed snake" by now. They were so happy to get rid of her the town threw a party!
Oscoda Observer...any suggestions on people to talk to in Durand? Also, do you think that Mr. Parent would be willing to talk to any of us here about his experiences? I see that he was not a member of the Christine Beardsley Fan Club.

We are still unsure as to what our boards stance is with Dr. Beardsley. The really unfortunate thing is that we have heard that when Dr. Beardsley was hired there were no reference checks done and no site visits done. SHAME ON OUR BOARD!! Maybe if they had done a little homework we wouldn't be in this situation now.
Desperately Seeking Info

United States

#9 Jan 19, 2012
Got the Picture wrote:
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You can look up some information from the Oscoda Press. Go back to 2001 when she was first hired. Blame our school board....they deserve to hold responsibility as well as others who stood back and watched the train wreck happen. A few really good people have been destroyed because others decided to stand behind a bully. I always say what goes around, comes around. I do hope you are able to do something. Don't take too long....the healing here continues as the school board continues to support the lasting effects and not acknowledging that the school has certainly been destroyed by Ms. Beardsley's lack of appropriate leadership skills. I personnally have been a victim and am proud to say that after therapy and soul searching that I have survived. I hope you find the information you need. I'm praying for you!
GTP, Thank you for this information, and again, I am sorry that you were on the receiving end of her bullying. I know several people who are currently going through some very trying times. It's unfortunate that in the State of Michigan, we do not at this time have any laws that prohibit or protect people from bullies in the workplace. Dr. Beardsley is a textbook expample of a bully! Thank you again for being strong and brave enough to share your information!
Desperate for help

Jackson, MI

#10 Jan 19, 2012
All of you out there.....keep talking. We need any and all information people have to offer. Even though we are a small ISD we are a strong family that's not going to allow our members to be treated this way. I along with nearly all EISD employees, are begging for anyone out there to help us. Please spread the word! We need any information that will back up what so many of us have been telling our school board. I know they need to try to see all sides and be fair, but enough is enough. The good name of the Eaton Intermediate School District, it's employees, and school board is crumbling so quickly, it's frightening. Again, please spread the word and help us.
Got the Picture

Oscoda, MI

#11 Jan 19, 2012
Desperate..Thanks for your support! I think if I hadn't been so "shell shocked" I would have been able to bring this whole thing to an end using the legal system. I'll check through my paperwork this weekend and see if I can get any names for you (I kept most of my documents..I knew one day they would be useful). I doubt if Mr. Parent would say much since he is still serving on the school board but he is a brave man so he might! I did my homework before she was hired by Oscoda which may have been my downfall. There was a group of parents in Durand that were trying to get rid of her. I remember reading about it in their local newspaper. I did speak with people that lived near Durand and got the story from them.I found out many interesting facts about her tenure at Durand and her rise from administrative secretary to assistant superintendent. If you know anyone that has worked at Hurley Hospital in Flint prior to 1999 you can check there. Check the Michigan Supreme court documents as well. I would say more but not in this medium as of yet. Again, I'll look through my paperwork and see if I can come up with specifics. She can't hurt me anymore so that fear is gone. I just don't want her doing to others what was done to me. Too bad your school board and ours didn't do their job. I get looking at all sides but if they are allowed to only see one side then it really doesn't matter does it? I'll spread the word.
Desperate for help

Jackson, MI

#12 Jan 19, 2012
We can't thank you enough for responding. I think our school board still wants the best for the dedicated EISD employees. Hopefully something happens soon to save the ISD from any further defamation by her. Somehow we'll get in touch. Thanks again for sticking your neck out there for us.
Desperate for help

United States

#13 Jan 20, 2012
Got the Picture,

This is a safe and secure email address that you can use to contact us. eisdemployee@yahoo.com
We anxiously wait for any information/help you are able to divulge.
Desperate for help

United States

#14 Jan 22, 2012
It seems to me that a good leader/superintendent, shouldn't have to surround ones self with lawyers. That's the first sign of a poor leader.
Desperately Seeking Info

United States

#15 Jan 22, 2012
Many to thanks to those of you helping us! It is really unbelievalbe that in such a short amount of time one person can destroy something that it has taken years and years to build...trust, respect, loyalty, honesty, etc. Dr. Beardsley is a textbook bully and we are not going to allow her to keep treating our friends/coworkers the way she is.

Spread the word to anyone/everyone who is willing to share information with us. As mentioned above by Desperate for Help, there is a safe and secure e-mail for people to send us information if they do not wish to post it in this public forum. The e-mail address is eisdemployee@yahoo.com

Keep the information coming. We have to show our board that she is not the person she portrays herself to be when she is in front of them.
Former Oscoda Student

Oscoda, MI

#16 Jan 27, 2012
http://www.eatonisd.org/aboutus/boardofeducat...

After looking over this forum and others here I looked at the minits of the Eaton ISD and people seem to bash Dr. Beardsley annonomusly but are not using the opportunity to speak out in person at board meetings. I think its all personal vendetta against Dr. Beardsley.
Highly Doubt It

White Lake, MI

#17 Jan 29, 2012
Former Oscoda Student wrote:
http://www.eatonisd.org/aboutu s/boardofeducation/boardmeetin gminutes/
After looking over this forum and others here I looked at the minits of the Eaton ISD and people seem to bash Dr. Beardsley annonomusly but are not using the opportunity to speak out in person at board meetings. I think its all personal vendetta against Dr. Beardsley.
Or may it be that people know if they do speak out they are targeted by Christine. Did you ever think about that? If you were an employee of the Eaton ISD, it would be easy for you to see this. The people of the ISD that have disagreed or confronted her are now on leave or are on correction plans. So this is why many, many people have spoken to board members and sent letters of concern outside of board meetings. Personal vendetta? Doubt it!
Get the Picture

Oscoda, MI

#18 Jan 29, 2012
Highly Doubt It wrote:
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Or may it be that people know if they do speak out they are targeted by Christine. Did you ever think about that? If you were an employee of the Eaton ISD, it would be easy for you to see this. The people of the ISD that have disagreed or confronted her are now on leave or are on correction plans. So this is why many, many people have spoken to board members and sent letters of concern outside of board meetings. Personal vendetta? Doubt it!
We have to assume FOS is very young and naive. However, I do agree that there is a personal vendetta going on and it's on behalf of Christine. For some reason (I have my own viewpoint on this) she has the need to make others feel like they aren't worth the ground they walk on. Personal vendetta?....yes, but is started long ago before Durand, Oscoda or Eaton. We just reaped the benefits of an insecure and unstable boss. I've had the opportunity to read, study and be educated on this since my experience with her. You have to feel sorry for someone who has the capicity to hate others so much that ruining careers and lives doesn't matter. Personal vendetta? There isn't enough money or time in the world for her to pay me back for what she did to me. Suffice it to say today I am a normal, happy and secure individual and today she continues to use the same management tactics. That's my payback FOS. I don't have time for a personal vendetta. Stick to growing up and I pray you have wonderful bosses who mentor and teach you; who respect you and your skills and who care enough about you that even if you aren't suitable for the job will allow you to leave with dignity and pride.
Standing Strong

Charlotte, MI

#19 Jan 30, 2012
Former Oscoda Student wrote:
http://www.eatonisd.org/aboutu s/boardofeducation/boardmeetin gminutes/
After looking over this forum and others here I looked at the minits of the Eaton ISD and people seem to bash Dr. Beardsley annonomusly but are not using the opportunity to speak out in person at board meetings. I think its all personal vendetta against Dr. Beardsley.
Former Oscoda Student, what you may not be aware of, is that not every comment is posted in the EISD board minutes. In fact, there have been several people who have spoken out in the public forum of the board meeting against Dr. Beardsley and have landed themselves in hot water. For those who have spoken out anonymously, it is not becasue we are cowards it is because we are scared for the safety and security of our jobs. This is not a vendetta, nor is it a witch hunt, however, no one deserves to be treated the way that I have seen my coworkers treated. Until you have been on the receiving end of Dr. Beardsley's bullying tactics, then I don't think that you have any idea what any of us are going through!
hiding in oscoda

Oscoda, MI

#20 Feb 23, 2012
Desperately Seeking Info wrote:
Well, kudos to the good people of Oscoda for ridding yourself of the two-headed snake known as Christine Beardsley! Unfortunately, she has landed in the quiet town of Charlotte, MI and is now the Superintendent of Eaton Intermediate School District. We are the "unsuspecting community" that she has been leashed upon.
Now that many of us have read your Topix forums, we are wondering if you can share specifics relating to her work ethics (or should I say lack of ethics or morals). We are well aware of her bullying as so many of us (in only 6+ months) have been on the receiving end! We also know that she likes her consultants and her lawyers. We are also seeing that if you do not agree with Dr. Beardsley...LOOK OUT!
We're just looking for instances that we can share with our Board of Education to prove that this isn't her first time "at the rodeo" so to speak. At this time we are not sure how the Board of Education feels about Dr. Beardsley, however we remain diligent in writing letters to the BOE and attending meetings to speak up and have our voices heard.
Please know this is not intended to be a "witch hunt". However, if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck...
Any information is appreciated!
I am still dealing with the fallout of have Christine Beardsley as a former boss.She lied to me,put me in a position that conflicted with our union after i was injured doing my job. Told me to apply for a supervisors position and lied during the interview process.She tried to convince me to train the new supervisor in the position I wasn't hired to do because i wasn't qualified.When i refused to do that, she shuffled me around for a few weeks more and then when she new she was leaving told me i was a loose end and laid me off. I am not a disgruntled employee, i was just too trusting when she said I was a valued employee and would never have to worry about employment with Oscoda schools.
I know of many behind the scene lies that were being told,all you have to do is look at who's running the show at Oscoda schools to know it was all planned just the way she wanted it.
Good luck to you all in charlotte, if you want to keep your jobs better not say a word!

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