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Friday, December 30, 2011

Principal From Hell: Darlene Miller, Museum School, DWI

Darlene Miller, Principal of the Museum School in New York City, was arrested on December 17, 2011, for crashing her car into a police vehicle and smelling of alcohol. She refused a Breathalyzer test, thus suspending her driver's license, and did not report the incident and her arrest in a timely fashion to the DOE. Let's see if she gets away with this.
Of course Teddy Smith and I, among others (see teacher complaint below) knew that she was bad news several years ago, when she or someone who works for her went to the all-night US Post Office at 33rd and 8th Avenue in Manhattan, and mailed Teddy his "Just Cause for termination" letter although he never met her or spoke with her, and was in the Manhattan Rubber Room before she became Principal of the Museum School. Makes you wonder what information she had before she signed the "Just Cause" papers that put Teddy in his second 3020-a Hearing, which I gladly attended, if only to hear the secret tapes he made of the investigator, Michael Humphries, yelling that he wanted Teddy's tapes from the school. It obviously didnt occur to Humphries that if he was yelling at Teddy to give him tape recordings he secretly taped, that he, Humphries, would be taped secretly as well. Arbitrator Bonnie Weinstock played the tape of Humphries after he testified at Teddy's 3020-a, showing that Humphries lied under oath at the hearing. I have the transcript.
Administrative Trials Unit Director Theresa Europe
I also have the transcript of ATU Director Theresa Europe testifying about how she heard from Teddy's former lawyer, David Kearney, Esq., that Teddy was threatening to "kill" Arbitrator Jack Tillem, and Europe didnt call the police, but called her friend, Richard Condon, to "investigate".
Arbitrator Weinstock and Victor Muallem, working together, couldnt find David Kearney, so the hearing concluded without his appearance (so he could not be cross examined), but he did submit an affidavit. Weinstock was convinced by Muallem that Teddy was a potential "killer", and terminated Teddy, without getting Kearney in to explain. According to the NYC Bar Association, David Kearney still is listed as working at 317 Madison Avenue, the offices of Neal Brickman, but is delinquent in renewing his license since 2007. According to Victor Muallem, Kearney is 'somewhere' in Malaysia.


Teacher: Darlene Miller

A bad Principal, for a bad school

Teacher Complaint About: Nyc Museum School - Darlene Miller
New York, NEW YORK
Author: Undisclosed
Grade: 11

Occur date: Sep 20 2009
Post date: Oct 24 2010, 09:21:10 AM
Teacher Complaint: Darlene Miller - Nyc Museum School
Look, all of this started when I was in the 9th grade. Turns out, one skittish teacher started a rumor about how I was a threat to the school, while having no real grounds, sice I didn't really do anything.
Of course, they said that I did, but the claims were so bogus. People stated that I played videogames all night, which was the reason why I had a lateness problem, (I really had sleeping problems and came in so late that it was at the end of the day, there is no proof of anything otherwise), and stated that I was voilent, because of cheep doodlings I had in my notebooks of stick figures fighting, and spewing poorly drawn blood. This was in the 9th grade. I stopped at the 10th grade, but they still used it against me. 

The guidance counselor tried to force me into therapy. She recommended Saint Vincents. My mother refused and signed me up for Jewish Board, Youth Counseling league. She had to pay for it out of pocket. Why didn't my mom sign up for the free stuff? Because sometime after, Saint Vincent SHUT DOWN. It was all over the news, remember?

Early into my first year, I was pulled out of class for writing a paper stating something like "If I could control the law, mushrooms wouldn't be illegal..." [joke is coming,]" I could eat the, grow to the size of a house and have 1UPS. Also, Master Balls would be cheap."
This is a gamer joke. Mario eats mushrooms to grow into Super Mario, 
1UP mushrooms give the players extra lives.
Master Balls are a type of advanced capsule in the "Pokemon" videogames, a type of Pokeball, which allows the player fight and caputure weakened wild Pokemon, a Master Ball skips the fighting part, as it can capture any Pokemon under any condtion, without fail.
And extremely rare item, you only get one in the whole game.
A little later, teachers started comlpaining about my cheap drawing of agressive stick figures, but dark studen-made anti-smoking posters were put up in the hallways and left alone. (One showed Hitler thinking of stick figure jews in fear and bleeding saying, "I should have killed them with cigarettes".)

Later, The dean suspended me for typing into a computer "I hate everybody and I want to kill them". First of all, I didn't. There was no saved proof of this file. Second, even though a lot of kids said I did this, all interpeted it differently that what I really put down.
(I think I asked in this some-what-of-a-poem, something along the lines of "How would you feel if you attended your own funeral?" There was no indication of me in this poem, of any indication of hate.)
Also, this happened at the begining of the year. I got suspended in the MIDDLE of the year, out of the blue, without being told. Drawn your own conclusions.

While the majority of teachers found blame with me in one way of the other, Miller stands out because she is the PRINCIPAL, and did harm to me too.
FIRST, she accused me of putting students in danger when I did NOTHING.
SECOND, she told my mother that she could expell me, which under the Department of Ed, is illegal. She also stated that I wasn't a productive student. And told me the school's reputation was at stake.
THIRD, she denied it.
FOURTH, she said that I screamed and cursed at her, not true. Put me through a lie detector.
FIFTH, I have an education lawyer, and several other people from city authorities were involved. Miller still kept lying at everything.
All agreed that she a more of less of a bonehead.

By the this time, I was in the tenth grade, and Miller basicly had changed me from "dangerous kid" to "spoiled brat who skips school".

In reality, this is about how she did not like my work (mostly from the 9th grade), and kept it on record and tried to use it even when I was in the 10th grade, which she can't.
At every point that they could, I was offered a transfer.

Oh, and Miller, (Principal), Skirianos, (Dean), Masnick (guidance counselor, if you are reading this, kindly do not take this the wrong way; you are fools who are a waste of time and energy.
Try to pursue this, piss off.
In other words: STUPID actions look STUPID.

This is a report to a website where people report faulty teachers.
This is not a form of cyberbulling, and not here to upset people, rather, this is here to warn others. There is NOTHING you can pin down upon me, as I did no wrong or harm. Sending this file to my new school shows how much you want to use this to get me in trouble. However, I do not care who you show this to. This is the internet. PEOPLE MAY VIEW THIS BY THE TRUCKLOAD.

Yours truly,
Not telling, you should know by now who this is from.

Address: 333 W 17TH ST - New York, NEW YORKPhone: 212-675-6206
Museum School Principal Darlene Miller

NYC Museum School principal Darlene Miller arrested on DUI charges

Posted in December 29th, 2011

'DWI' Principal
Top HS chief rams police car cops

Last Updated:7:10 AM, December 29, 2011

The principal of a top-performing Manhattan high school was charged with drunken driving after plowing her car into a stopped police cruiser — narrowly missing a cop, authorities said.
Darlene Miller, principal of the NYC Museum School in Chelsea, is facing a Rockland County court hearing on Jan. 9 on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
Cops said Miller — who has a reputation for strictness — was driving north on Route 9W toward the Tappan Zee Bridge two Saturdays ago when she smashed her Hyundai into the back of the cruiser — which had just pulled over another driver.
Miller, 64, refused to submit to tests of her blood-alcohol level, but smelled of alcohol and had impaired speech and coordination, according to the officer’s deposition.
She appeared to be driving toward her Dobbs Ferry home at the time of the 9:30 p.m. accident.
“Her vehicle was so heavily damaged, it came to rest on the barrier near the entrance of the freeway,” South Nyack Police Chief Robert Van Cura said. “She admitted she had something to drink before she drove the car — but not how much.”
Miller, who earned $151,000 in 2010, did not respond to a call or e-mail seeking comment.
She has no prior convictions, according to cops, but the Breathalyzer refusal results in an automatic license suspension.
Education officials said Miller did not follow protocol in reporting the arrest and they are considering appropriate action.
While Miller’s school boasted a 98 percent graduation rate last year and has received nothing but high marks from the city, online reviews by her own teachers have been less glowing.


Anonymous said...

I was a teacher who had the misfortunate to attempt to teach my students under Mr. Miller's supervision--or should I say "reign or terror"? I am not a particularly spiritual person, but my first reaction was " this is karma!"

Anonymous said...

Ms. Miller taught me and 3 of my siblings over 20 years ago and far from being from hell, she was a blessing, committed, caring, highly competent, inspirational teacher who chose to dedicate her gifts to working in some of the most hellish neighborhoods in NYC like Harlem...her track record, her legacy is of helping thousands of students succeed and fall in love with English.. that's who she is to me, I am now also an educator at university level, and to all of those students lives she has touched and will continue to touch....M.Herrera, Arizona

Anonymous said...

Obviously A LOT has changed in twenty years!! Ms. Miller is anything but caring! I also has the great misfortune to teach under her "reign of terror." She made NYC Museum School a depressing and gloomy place. No one wanted to be there--least of all the teachers who were afraid to say anything lest they be attacked viciously by Ms. Miller. Education is supposed to be uplifting, but Ms. Miller ensured that everyone at the school felt oppressed, belittled, and degraded.

Anonymous said...

Any follow up as to how this case turned out? I would be disappointing (to say the least) if this woman remained principal of her school.

Anonymous said...

People change over 20 years. I am glad to hear she was kind....once upon a time

Anonymous said...

South Nyack says they can't see if she was indicted. but that the next date is sept 17th. It may have just been a continuance. I called the D.A. but they wouldn't put me through to ask the status of the case. Town of Orangetown ADA Tanya Gayle (email: ) Office: 845-638-5001

Anonymous said...

WARNING...WARNING....WARNING...The school sucks...first of all none of the comments are being real here so I'm going to do you all a favor if you are wondering and drop the real sip sip sip.... The principal at this school sucks. She isn't an open person as an administrator and this is why there is no real support from parents so the PTA is dismal . Secondly the teachers are unhappy because the administration is abusive mentally and emotionally which effects how a person performs pedagogically. At this very moment rumor has it that at least 10 teachers are leaving because of the dissatisfaction of leadership. The assistant principals is a do boy or the whipping boy who runs around and do her bidding even if its unethical. The school has no clubs, no music nothing the kids have to join clubs with the school upstairs Lab School For any type of enrichment. I'm telling you now if your kid is looking for a great high school experience unfortunately it's not at the Museum School. My kid and niece hated it so much it was dissatisfying for me as a parent to have her there so if you do not want regrets back out now because remember people all that glitters is not gold especially over there yes it has a great graduation rate, yes there are AP CLASSES but there is NO LIBRARY, NO CLUBS, NO LUNCH ROOM SPACE my kid had to sit on floor outside the cafeteria where 100,s of other kids crowd because there is no place to sit, the kids have ONE printer in the computer lab for students and teachers to do basic PRINTING so there is NO ADEQUETE LEARNING TOOLS , if I knew then I would've never sent her there. The school only does great cause students are great that's it simple plain. All the good teachers are leaving while the other good ones are too scared to leave Stockholm syndrome

9th Grade Freshman said...

Just came into this school as a freshman, Heard a lot of trash about her already. Didn't know it was true until I saw a article on the New York Times. Rumor has it my Living Environment teacher left because of her.