There is a last minute posting for a High School Math teacher that recently appeared on School Spring. Who quit now?
My student is concerned, as he was thrilled when he finally got his schedule and was assigned to a teacher he really likes. Now it's all up in the air.
Really sick of the constant chaos at the high school.
Not a great loss. Smart person, not a great teacher. Didn't seem to care about whether students learned or not. Did not do even the minimum to be competent.
Still not a good sign. Even mediocre teachers are finding positions they feel are better than working at Melrose High.
Are they driven out or did they quit? That's the real question and I see at MVMMS they are driving them out and he is going to get anyone he can for Ms. Taymore. Now they need a secretary is she gone because she did her friends lots of favors? Your student should be concerned they have rights too.
The only thing nice in melrose is down-town sorry.
You have every right to be concerned till Dolan and Taymore are GONE along with Adams.
and PWL and Brent and all the h.s. bozo brigade and most of the elem principals
The high school administration doesn't even bother to introduce new staff members to the community. It's a constantly revolving door of staff up there, it's impossible to keep track of who anyone is any more. At my former elementary school, parents got a letter welcoming new staff members and giving a little info on their background, it helped with the transition. Everyone felt as though they were in the loop.
The poster above is correct. The district will not list paras under the staff listings for the school. They used to, but stopped doing it.
Why the lack of transparency? Do they not want the public to know how many paras they employ?
Every parent in the district has a right to know who is working in their childrens' schools and classrooms, especially since the district hires primarily local residents. I may not want my child in a classroom with my neighbor, or their peer's mom, or a family friend, for privacy reasons. I have that right.
I have no idea why they stopped listing paras, right now parents have no idea who is in the building with their children.
That is true under CT no more telephone books, no paras to be found in the system, no packets to parents. This is all to save $$$! And you have to be born and raised in melrose to get anything so all the secrets go around and around and nothing gets told. Its kept a secret and thats how it goes. So put your house up for sale if your smart.
The four principal CT put in three years ago are driving the expensive teachers OUT! You get what you pay for. The winthrop school so many have left.
Relating to or containing people from different ethnicities and social backgrounds; a diverse workforce. Not in the city of melrose.
Thats nice that MF is not the principal at the HS. Now she is the buisness manager? Is this true?
Oh yes its true CT will be telling her what to do thats a joke! Only in Melrose.
Only the good ones are leaving Melrose the ones that should be going are here to stay. They are yelling at your kids and telling anything and everything to get ahead. Melrose is not paying teachers a good salary look and see.
I agree sorry not all teachers yell at the students.
When MF was principal she wound not even help teachers if they asked for it.
The four that CT hired three years ago are at the HS, Winthrop, Roosevelt and Horace Mann. Let them gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
What happened to the great teacher at the Roosevelt. She is still my son's favorite teacher Mrs. Ingram. We will miss her great way of teaching. I am sure they drove her out. More staff leaving.
Teachers wanted Mr. Brady. CT picked who teachers didn't want. Mrs. Ingram didn't leave. Marybeth is not fit for that school or position. She is not kind and she didn't have enough experience. She never tells the truth. Or make's like she did you a favor. Please Cyndi listen as a concerned parent with children at the Roosevelt.
Another one leaving MHS. Going to be a sad day for all. Children love her and she loves them. I will miss this teacher also.
Whose what? Or did you mean "who's"?
No matter how you look at it they have had enough.
OK another Melrose resident will be hired.
Now that Dolan virtually controls the school committee, he is using that influence to put local loyalists on the school payroll, thus consolidating his power base. Between that and the city charter changes that prevent local business owners and private practicioners from running for mayor without selling their businesses, I would say he has a firm grip oround the city's neck for years to come. Time to change the Charter
No matter how vigorously the local realtors lie/aka "represent" the state of the city and schools, there is no covering up of the stench this SC and administration have created. It's a mess, and changing the charter is a necessary first step in fixing it.
You conveniently "don't get it".
First, where did the poster say anything about Dolan's salary or the raise that he got?
Second, the charter as currently written requires anyone elected Mayor to totally divest themselves of any other interest - that means a lawyer or a doctor would have to sell their practice. A store owner would have to sell his store. I agree the Mayor's position should be full-time, but forcing total divestiture is completely unnecessary. There are legal and ethical procedures in place whereby such a person could recuse him/herself from actively participating in another enterprise for the term as mayor. Dolan's handpicked charter commission deliberately wrote it the way it is now to make it such a hardship for anyone to challenge him that no one would. Can you see the forest or are you blinded by the trees?
As for consolidating his power base through the schools, the poster is spot on. Since he weaseled his way onto the SC (another charter gem), and proclaimed himself an "education expert", the schools have gone from bad to worse. In the immortal words of Gunny Hartman, they are now "an disorganized piece of graba$$tic $hit".
This poster (???) is either RD himself, his wife, his sister, Brigid, Mikey, MaryBethCrocodileTears, or Morty, pretending to not "get it." No one previously referenced Dolan's strongarmed salary increase. But in RD's ADHD way of approaching everything, he repeatedly hammers away at tired old strains because he thinks He's the Boss, and If He Decreed Something, it must be The Only Way to perceive it. Beating that dead horse over and over again is his sophisticated communication technique. Maybe one of his family members or diehard devotees has his same illness and thinks that yammering away on the same old bullying themes is how to Make the Point here in MelroseMessage Land.
He needs to be put out to pasture. He has long overstayed his welcome and is now just a tyrannical and pathetic little despot instead of a leader. His foul mouth and bad behavior are too well known and reveal exactly what he's really made of. He has his small-minded cadre of devotees, like any longstanding dictator who has worked to consolidate power and shut down any dissension. What he doesn't have is the respect from far too many of his constituents. He has systematically squandered the good will that many had extended to him through most of his early years, through bad conduct and poor management of key decisions, starting with his role on the school committee and continuing through his strongarm tactics for vitally important areas like the water/sewer and tax rates, along with deplorable mismanagement of city human resources. There have been many very costly legal actions against the city because of his arrogant and ignorant treatment of staff, some of which are referenced online (like the $450,000 lawsuits he lost with two police officers a few years ago). He has demonstrated consistent contempt for those he is supposed to serve, instead favoring only those who espouse his views and treating all others disgustingly. He is deeply insecure and shows this more and more with each regressive tactic he employs in the face of any kind of opposition, real or just perceived.
The charter must be changed if Melrose citizens hope to recapture whatever is left of a democratically managed city, which it most certainly is not currently. There are no existing checks and balances now, as RD and this defective charter have effectively shut them down.
Ms. Taymore should be leaving.Not the teacher;s.Not good for are children and families.
1. Remove the language requiring any Mayor to totally divest any outside business interest.
2. Remove the Mayor from the School Committee, which effectively circumvents the independence of the committee from executive branch political influence.
3. Return to a two year period of office for the Mayor, with a limit of two terms.
4. Insert a recall provision. Right now there is zero accountability.
5. Prevent the Mayor from currying favor with wealthier single family homeowners by having their water and sewer bills subsidized by less wealthy residents.
6. Prevent the Mayor from engaging in quid-pro-quo with the B of A, ie: health insurance to the Aldermen in return for his own raises.
7. Reinstate the Police and Fire Chief jobs to civil service status, thereby minimizing political interference in either of those departments.
I am pleading to CT to have the principal at the Roosevelt gone! Now the secretary is gone this is not what we need in the schools at this time! You can do this Cyndi I am asking you as a parent. She is the worst that was ever put in the Roosevelt school. Don't let the secretary go please.
"She is the worst that was ever put in the Roosevelt school."
That's saying something, since there has been a long line of terrible principals there: Grace, Kerry, TV the Disaster....
Which teacher is leaving?
It appears the secretary at Roosevelt has left, but in reply to the original thread, Ms. Kisling, young English teacher at the HS who the kids liked, left as well to go teach in Arlington.
Secretary did not leave, she took a year long position within MPS. She is now working for asst. super.
Sorry not Roosevelt.. Was thinking Horace Mann secretary.
Today's School Spring postings:
Date Job Title School/Site
Sep 6 School Psychologist Melrose High School
Sep 6 Elementary School Administrative Assistant Roosevelt Elementary School
Aug 31 Group Leader - Elementary After School Program (6) -- Various --
Aug 31 Long Term Substitute - Middle School Science Teacher Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School
Aug 31 Elementary Long Term Substitute Teacher (Grade 1) Winthrop Elementary School
Aug 24 Paraprofessionals (ECC/High School) (7) -- Various --
Aug 24 Secretary - Middle School Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School
Aug 18 Foodservice Melrose Public Schools
Aug 18 Transportation Drivers (4) Melrose Public Schools
Aug 18 History/Geography - Long Term Substitute Teacher (12 weeks to Dec 1) Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School
Aug 18 Art and Generalist Teacher - After School Program (2) -- Various --
Aug 18 After School PE/Gym Teacher (2) -- Various --
Aug 18 Elementary Teacher Grade 1 Lincoln Elementary School
Aug 18 Shared School Social Worker (.8) -- Various --
Aug 17 High School Math Teacher Melrose High School
Aug 16 Physical Therapist (.4-.8 until January) Melrose Public Schools
Aug 16 Speech Language Assistant -- Various --
Aug 11 Elementary Educational Team Facilitator - Anticipated -- Various --
Aug 11 Substitute Traffic Supervisor - Full Time/School Year Melrose Public Schools
Aug 4 Teacher - After School Homework Headquarters (5) -- Various --
Aug 4 Anticipated Special Education Teacher (one year position) Melrose High School
Aug 4 Group Leaders - Pre-K After School Program (16) -- Various --
Aug 3 Assistant Site Coordinator - Elementary (6) -- Various --
Jul 28 Elementary Special Education Teacher Substitute Winthrop Elementary School
That's too many positions open the first week of the school year. Principals took their extended vacations over the summer. Admins first, children last.