Friday, March 19, 2010

Leadership (?) Academy

Here's an interesting post by South Bronx School on Leadership (?) Academy principal Kristine Mustillo and a veteran teacher who ended up in the rubber room due to her leadership (?).

All I can say is that this story sounds like many other RR cases these days. A veteran teacher gets it in the neck after a principal who's just recently out of Pampers takes over. Look at Ms. Mustillo's pictures at her school site and you'll wonder how someone so young could possibly be given the reins of a public school.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

You wonder how someone so young could be given the reins of the school - it's the LeaderSHIT Academy. That's why!

primadonna said...

I think this is what blogs need to do...
expose these inept, incompetent principals for the losers that they are.

You'll be doing all of our schools a favor.

Anonymous said...

Did she ever spend time in the classroom? I don't see how a principal could ever get appointed to run a school if he/she does not really know how a class runs.
I've seen it happen and it was a disaster.

Anonymous said...

The principal at my school was in the classroom only two years and became a principal. Six years later she's still struggling to understand why her school "vision" is not being realized. Well Duh!!!

Fidgety said...

We have no way of knowing how much-(if any) experience the leadership academy graduates have in the classroom. They seemed to have appeared from nowhere.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone even looked at the ratings at 97? Scores? She must be doing something right...I mean, you can be a teacher for 25 years and suck at leading a school. It's all about good leadership qualities and from what I see, Mustillo got some damn good qualities...

FidgetyTeach said...

You must be working with the Mayor or drinking the "TEST SCORE KOOL AID" if you are going to base your opinion of a principal on test score data. Mrs. Kristine Hendrickson Mustillo (33 years old at the time) took over a successful and thriving school in a middle class neighborhood with GREAT teachers. The school has always done well, and at the point of this blog post, she had only been there a very short time.