Either non-renewed or just leaving, but either way, too bad it took 3 years. She wasn't the least bit competent as could be seen clearly from the first Meet the Principal nights. Naturally the administration (like Joe C) could not admit another abysmal hire because they have neither the humility nor the respect for the taxpayers that they are supposed to serve. This one was another that was truly bad news costing much more than the public will ever know, including destruction of innocent families for calling in state authorities on parents in egregious misreading of personal situations. She was a disaster, just as so many others hired by the same cast of villains. Remember Grace? The list of wretched failing hires is, to use Doughboy's favorite word, INCREDIBLE (though he'll surely continue to chalk it all up to more Exemplary the next time he has to "evaluate" CT). But the Lincoln will be happy because Cyndy's favorite pet and ever-perky Designer Principal will be moving to that school, probably requiring another bond to pay for some new window treatments and fancy new office furniture like she's insisted on everyplace else. Hoover will have to buck up and deal with more (perpetual) transition as yet another newbie incompetent will be hired to take the helm there. This will surely get the panties of the K parents who are already in big knots and in further hysterics, especially those who are already whining up a storm and in a snit about not getting their first or even second choice for kindergarten. Fun and games ahead!
In Cyndy's typical manner (Joe's too), the asst princ from L will now lead the Hoover ship, despite being totally unqualified, as is JC to lead the L, where her gross inadequacies will be brought to the forefront. Heaven forbid that actually qualified educators with a proven record of actual (not trumped-up) success as administrators would be hired by this Peter-Principle continuing disaster of a super. Who cares about the kids or faculty anyway? Certainly not those supposedly in charge!
Looking forward 2 participating as the incoming Principal in the Meet & Greet being hosted by Lincoln School PTO Thurs 5/11 @7pmt#MelrosePS"
So with zero public process or appropriate notification of the community, the administration continues to take a wrecking ball to the school system.
All 4 that CT hired need to gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
The first statement sotrue how bad the principals are in the system past and present. I know the district I live in has had many.I know the newest one has had more staff leave her school and go to other places.
So how is it that the Lincoln school principal is removed for allegedly filing non-legit child abuse claims with DCF against parents, but the HM principal gets a three year renewal after being caught filing a retaliatory false police report against the Melrose parents that had just filed a formal complaint against the HM teacher that was terrorizing her students??
Staff and students go on to Beat Bullying.Org this will solve a lot of the problems in the city.
This principal and a few others should be let go. The super can not change what she has done. When people only do what they want and not try someone's view it's not diverse. Melrose needs more diversity in the city.
So smart of the Lincoln School principal to leave get out of Melrose its only getting worse till CT, PWL, SC and Mayor Dolan are gone.
Hope we get a principal that is understanding and has compassion. Everyone is so tied of the gossip that is going around the schools.
The Hoover principal is going to straighten out the Lincoln school.
Melrose is not just HockeyTown USA but Gossip Town USA. The turnover in MPS school administrators has done serious damage to teacher morale and educational accountability. The SC and BOA have just gone along to get along. They have let people get away with legal and moral violations for years. The reputation of the schools are damaged and only the bottom of the barrel people apply. The Lincoln School hired a woman with only acting and interim experience in the role of a principal. Two years later she is leaving. She wasn't qualified but hired anyway ( just like her boss Taymore).
I am a hockey parent too. Many parents can not believe what is going on in the city. Parents have no clue unless we are notified. I talked to a former employee and he let me know why he really left MPS. The SC should not get paid a penny for what they allowed CT and PWL to get away with. Melrose has always been highly recommended for special needs students. As parents are hearing the staff are so unhappy working in the schools. You have bad behavior and violations through out the district. As a parent are we asking a lot to have a principal last more than 5 years. Houses are still selling at a high but it will take time for this impact to hurt the housing market.
Show melrose the money Cyndy. You would not have all this half a$$ principals! Sadly you can never train them to the standards Melrose deserves. Melrose needs to pay out to get back what it's lacking and that is educators. Pink slip them and have them reapply. It is a way of getting rid of unwanted teachers. Show some strength and maybe you will get some respect if its not to late.
Its sad the long term teachers have to be force out of the schools. This is so first year teachers from a cracker jacks box can take the job for very little pay.
I think that the Lincoln principal has a bad rep ONLY BECAUSE nobody helped her. She came in after a terrible year with the interm principal who was not organized and didn't know the job. The new principal did the best she could with little support! She should have had a mentor/helper/buddy - and from what I understand was JC from Hoover - but it doesn't seem like that happened. CT should have helped her more. The secretary wasn't warm and helpful and without proper support how can she succeed. I think it's terrible that she was "asked to leave"
Maybe she called DCF because she's a mandated reporter and needed to call DCF.
Do not trust the principals the super hired. Winthrop, Lincoln, Roosevelt, MVMMS and HM Schools.
The two schools will work together. As PTO parents we are hearing such mixed emotions. Schools can not hold onto a principal for 5 years. The Roosevelt principal is leaving too. A student said that Ms. Maronto is going to the Hoover school.
COULD'NT IT BE THE PRINCIPAL AT THE ROOSEVELT. PLEASE!!! I SAID PLEASE.
Good evening to you all, after reading this post I am not surprised that school administrative teachers are asking students, 'do the parents post on the message board?' The truth of the whole thing is, it is none of their business. Apparently the message board is doing the job it's supposed to be doing. That's the freedom of speech. Because when you get down to it, going to a melrose school committee meeting, participating, or speaking at the meeting, if they don't like what you're saying. or talking about you'll never get to talk for five minutes. A real concern here is, why are they asking the students, they play a lot of games here, getting back at students and parents. My message to the school administration and the school committee and our superintendent; if you folks aren't retaliating against other folks that file these complaints, people probably wouldn't go to the message board, but I guess we're at the point, that the message board is having an impact. Because the truth is being spoken, and maybe that is starting to bother the administration folks, our superintendent and probably making our mayor a lot more nervous now. There concern should be, what is the next scandal that is going to happen, if it isn't a scandal, or do we have more corruption coming our way? Maybe the one thing that you should keep in mind is, social media will sure as hell not shut it down. So you need to all grow up, and realize that a lot of the bull that has been going on for sometime now, needs to end. Maybe the best example look at the high turnover of principles. We're almost at the end of the year, how many more teachers are going to leave? Because this isn't about teaching in Melrose, this has to do more with what our superintendent want and some folks on the school committee. Let's add one more thing to this; How many IEP's were on a compliance? Basically in simple language, how many children were missing the services that they deserve and that they should have with their IEP. You folks should be worried about all of us in the community because we're all talking. Not only the folks with children in the school system but also folks with children that are long gone out of the school system. My message to mayor dolan, superintendent; start doing your jobs, teach our children and stop worrying about retaliation against the children and the parents. Sooner or later, someone will take you to court over the possibility of false charges. You all have a great evening, look forward to comments.
Can anyone confirm or deny that the lunatic roosey principle is not a gonna. This would be the correct change for the school.
Unfortunately, staff has heard nothing about this happening.
Staff knew it because she is doing what ever hurricane Cindy wants. We at roosey need to watch her actions. As long as she listens to CT and PWL she will not rock the boat.
So many teachers and paras leaving before their time because of the MPS system.
I would like to know how a teacher can get a not so good evaluation from a principal? First the teacher allowed her para to sub. most of the school year. Paras have no say if they are told to sub. but, teachers can refuse to let the para go. This student can not tell the family my para left for the day.
No permanent subs. in Melrose. The paras get paid so little they can't even stretch there paycheck. Do not know how they survive over the summer with no pay.
That is not the case all paras share the duties.
The two principals hang out together so watch out bad news.
This came to me by a reliable source and said they are not treated equal staff.
"For one true measure of a nation is its success in fulfilling the promise of a better life for each of its members. Let this be the measure of our nation."[Owned]
Leaving at the Lincoln a teacher and a para who did a fantastic job.
Paras are used by administration to tell all the information from employees. The administration will zero in on a person or person's to find out the real facts. Most of the time it is a para that will do this type of work. They are in all the schools and they will get favors for providing any information to administration. The paras and all employees were in a telephone book and the agenda books would have the teachers and where they attended college. Loved receiving the information now you have Ms. Taymore Paymore ruining the district.
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The YMCA needs serious construction. I pay a lot of taxes and would like to take out a year pass for my family. My husband and I could not understand the neglect for the city to not update the YMCA.
This is a sad day to hear the para's are not anywhere to be found in the Melrose staff directory. It's sad to think how we are treated just like the pay. It's around 85 para's and 30 will sway to management to gain jobs, jobs, and more jobs! It never rotate's to other para's so it sends a negative message to other para's.
You would have to ask HR why the superintendent refuses to include the paras. And why they were eliminated in the first place, this was done under CT.
Is DK in central office the HR department?
Teachers, have no say anymore in the schools. In the hallways at the Lincoln a boy would bounce his ball everyday. Parents were ok with this bad behavior and allowed it to continue. The reason is because they would take legal action if not.