Teachers and parents call for removal of College Point principal at PS 29
State Sen. Tony Avella and staffers rallied to urge the city to replace Principal Jennifer Jones-Rogers. Opponents claim the principal harasses and humiliates teachers.Comments (2)
THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2013, 2:42 PM
|State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) joined the parents and teachers in calling for the principal’s firing.|
Jones-Rogers and the Department of Education did not immediately comment.
The school received a B grade on its last city report card. But PS 29 received a C mark from parents, teachers and students on the environment of the school.
Teachers also complained that PS 29’s library was turned into a drama room — and many classes are using outdated curriculums and don’t have textbooks.
“We find old textbooks are make a million photocopies,” said one staffer, who asked not to be named for fear of retribution. “Children are not reading and writing on grade level.”
Second-grade teacher Stephanie Flunory gave her principal a failing grade:
“She has created a learning and working environment that is detrimental to all,” said Flunory. “We deserve better leadership.”