Dr. Spurgeon Banyard interviews with BOE

Apr 22, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Demopolis Times

Dr. Spurgeon Banyard, principal of A.H. Parker High School, Birmingham City Schools.

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Baddd Choice

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This man is a joke! He does not have a clue about running a school or even preschool. This man is a legend in his own mind. This comment is not to hurt him it is only to tell the truth. do a background check before you even think about hiring this man. Everything that is crazy is not locked up.
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Bad choice learn how to spell and get some credentials behind your name before you choose something negative to say about this man. I've heard nothing but positives about Dr. Banyard. He is the type of guy that is needed in education. Look at the school he inherited at A.H. Parker High School and look at the job he has done there. I bet you are not educated yourself meaning having no college education.
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Makavelli, apparently you don't understand that bad can be used may ways. Well I guess this well educated guy lost his inheritage as you stated A. H. Parker High School. Let me spell it out for you he was canned, fired, replaced and sent packing back to Mississippi by the Birmingham Board of Education on June 7th 2010. You don't have to have credentials to know when some one is a joke and he fills the position to the top, educated joke. He is the type of guy that does not need to educated nothing put a petting farm maybe that might be to goooood for him toooooo. Oh By the way I did use good and too the correct way.
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I don't get what the fuss is about!! I know a lot of employees of Parker and they don't have anything good to say about this man. It seems he weild a lot of lies and threats to employees. One teacher had to call the police because of his irrational actions! By the way as far as I know from my friends Parker scores were not in the trash as he keep telling people. iF YOU CHECK DISCIPLINE PROBLEMS FOR THIS YEAR VERSUS PREVIOUS YEARS I AM TOLD THEY WERE NOT AS BAD. The test scores under Banyard has not been released so why is everyone believing him that he raised the test scores? I am just wondering what the deal is? He signed a one year contract that was not renewed, he knew he was signing this one year contract. Who are these people who say he was doing such a good job? Why weren't more than 12 people at the board meeting? Why is Witherspoon harassing him and he has just come to Birmingham? Didn't he say the reason his contract was not renewed in Mississippi before comng to B'ham is because "he was not apart of the good old boy network and he was speaking out? I am wondering what kind of complaints or situations came up, in other words what do we not know about this decision?I just wonder was he really that good?
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Well i just graduated from parker so i know how he is personaly and he is a great man and a good principle..... A very good one at that I have been there for four years and my senior year was the best thank to Dr. Banyard
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It is not right to judge a person. First, get to know a person and then formulate your opinion. Everyone has made mistakes in life but those mistakes doesn't warrant gossip. Until you walk a mile in someone shoes be careful of the stones that you throw. Everyone has good and bad in them. Give him a chance to defend himself, don't you think that will be fair.
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Did not judge him just know what I'm talking about. Follow his past work record everywhere he goes he betrayed this type of behavior he is a bully he preys on the weak and speak very harsh words about females that are old enough to be his mother, the picture always look good when you are looking in from the outside but work with him for just 6 months or even a day you would see his ironic behavior it is terrible. It is not gossip it is just facts true facts.
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I worked as a teacher at Parker last year, and Dr. Banyard is the hardest working principal I have ever encountered. Most principals sit on their butt and collect a paycheck. This man worked! He put good discipline procedures in place, he was available at any time to discuss matters; and he was open, honest, and up-front. He was also outspoken. I believe he wanted the best for Parker. He worked hard and expected others to do so. He dealt with people fairly, but he would not be bullied or intimidated. He did what was best for the kids. Since he was outspoken, he rubbed some people the wrong way. Those people just wanted to collect a paycheck as leisurely as they could. Firing Dr. Banyard is the worst thing the board could have done for the future of Parker High students. This comes from someone who knows the man, and has the upmost respect for his character and abilities.
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The Truth, what he paid you to say this? No he would not be bullied or intimidated he was the bully and he also intimidated people. You said it is the truth you are telling when will you start telling it several of my friends worked at Parker, and I visited the school a lot and from what I saw this man did not respect anyone he was just collecting a paycheck just like everyone else but the difference in him and other people he came to Parker looking for another job, did you not read the article he took a job in Moss Point Mississippi, Birmingham did not fire him he took another job I understand why you stated that he was a good man because you just don't get it he had you fooled also. Maybe you should follow him to Mosspoint Mississippi I'm sure he will hire you. Good Luck!
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Baddd Choice wrote:
The Truth, what he paid you to say this? No he would not be bullied or intimidated he was the bully and he also intimidated people. You said it is the truth you are telling when will you start telling it several of my friends worked at Parker, and I visited the school a lot and from what I saw this man did not respect anyone he was just collecting a paycheck just like everyone else but the difference in him and other people he came to Parker looking for another job, did you not read the article he took a job in Moss Point Mississippi, Birmingham did not fire him he took another job I understand why you stated that he was a good man because you just don't get it he had you fooled also. Maybe you should follow him to Mosspoint Mississippi I'm sure he will hire you. Good Luck!
Well I have known Dr. Banyard since when he was just "Banyard" at Alcorn State in Lorman, Mississippi. He is just a stand up guy with a voice for truth and justice. It is usually the spineless coward who leads from behind the shield of public opinion. This man is not that way. He puts students' education first no matter what the cost! He is young, gifted and black...with a mouth for the truth. Alabama lost a real leader this time.
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Does anyone know the real reasons Dr. Banyard was non-renewed from his previous jobs? Was it just a matter of reduction in force?
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Did you not read anything that I typed, he was a bully to everyone that he came in contact with the Birmingham School System did not want a law suit on their hands so thay had to let him go. I tell you what just google him and start reading about him you will see that he projects the same behavior everywhere he goes. Just wait until the end of the year at Moss Point High see how long he last. Oh by the way the superintendent at Mosspoint is a friend of his so he just might last a little longer. Banyard just cannot control himself the guy just have a problem treating people right. Work with him for one hour and you will see for yourself. I prey everyday for the people at Mosspoint because they just dont know what they have. GOOD LUCK, AND MY GOD BE WITH YOU, BECAUSE YOU WILL NEED IT.
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To sum this up badd choice you are a teacher that Dr. Banyard was going to fire. You have so many negatives to say about this man who made you judge and jury. Also how could you spend so much time at the school visiting do you not have a job. A.H. Parker school is declning and has been declining for several years. This young man brought a shining light to Parker and a lot of people miss him. Look at the condition that the school is in now. Birmingham City Schools are a joke. Until they put students first you will always be the laughing stock in education in Alabama. Dr. Banyard was the only positive spotlight that Birmingham has had. He made the front page of the Birmingham news paper titled how one principal changed a school. So badd choice get over it and try to educate children.
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Makavelli, what you followed him to Mosspoint Mississippi, I see you live in mississippi now. By the way you are just like Banyard you just cannot except the truth when someone tells the truth about you. He was not a shinning star he was a over size bully that preyed on the weak, used the children for his advantage, gave the birmingham news a step by step rundown of what he was doing at Parker. If I could tell my story I would be the greatest person in the world and I would let the news print it. He told his own story and that is what the news printed, how many teachers did they interview that day, only one and he hand picked that person. Know what you are talking about before you try to challange someone on what they are saying Banyard could not even fire a parttime custodian, and if I did work at Parker you think that I would be worried about him releasing me when it all comes down to it who got the BOOOOT in the end Dr. Spurgeon Banyard, GOOGLE HIM, The man only holds a job for a year, I do mean one year. Makavelli, you seem to be the kind of person that will fall for anything, take off your blinders and see him for who he really is a oversize bully that does not have a clue, and It's soooo sad that you cannot see out side the box It's a big world out their hope you make it because if Banyard is all you got to beleive in I will prey for you also. Good luck in Mississippi, just keep following him one day the two of you will make it to where you are trying to go.
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How were the students at Parker treated?
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Some had to pay him off and most he bullied, the young man in the photo with him he choked.
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Baddd Choice wrote:
Some had to pay him off and most he bullied, the young man in the photo with him he choked.
Can you elaborate?
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Just like you are reading what I'm saying other have spoke the truth about him on the internet, start reading everything that the internet have posted about Banyard, you seem to be very intelligent put it all together and see what you come up with people will not tell the same story about you unless it is true. Do you know him? You live in Mississippi you are closer than I am he's from Mississippi how about you going to his former workplaces take your pick, because he has held a lot of positions as principal for a very very short time, I do mean short and if he was so great and saving all of these schools why is it he is always let go, ask youself that and then ask a few of his past employees, I did and this is what I came up with the guy is a oversized bully,and he preys on the weak and use people for his own advantage. And will LIE just because it feels good to him.
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Just wondering, let me ask you a question have you ever heard him speak his english is deplorable, obnoxious, appalling awful, horrible, repugnant and shocking to know that someone with all that education speak so poorly. Is that something that the state of MS does? Just maybe that's why he cannot hold a job long. You live in MS help him out sign him up for a few grammer classes. I know it wont hurt. Just something to think about.

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