Carmen has been talking about 'bad' teachers and how she is getting rid of them since I first met her at PS 6 in 1997.
How does she do it? She harasses people she doesn't like so that they resign, transfer, move out of State, retire, anything. Carmen, in my opinion, is obsessive about success. I saw her scrubbing grades, giving the smartest kids double time on standardized tests so that PS 6 test results were the best and getting bester. She hates to be wrong or to fail at what she has set her heart to do, and if you get in her way, watch out. I know. I did.
|angry Carmen Farina|
Then I decided to run for PTA President against extremely unpopular Corporation Counsel Attorney and parent, Jane Gordon. We had a PTA meeting in the PS 6 auditorium so that Jane and I could discuss our platforms, and as I started to give my 'campaign speech', the door in the back of the auditorium opened, and at first I didnt know who the woman was who was screaming about me and my "maligning her name". But as this woman got down to the front row of seats and sat down with her arms crossed and pouted as if she was a member of the kindergarten who was not allowed to have any cookies at recess, I realized it was Carmen. There was a silence in the room for several seconds....minutes? Until I said, "any questions?"...ready to have Carmen stand up and shout horrible things at me. She didnt. Jane won, then was removed by her own PTA Board mid-year. They hated her.
The attack on you will be deliberate, mean, and long. She wont give up until she has you in her crosshair and the arrows ready to shoot.
Being afraid of Carmen shouldnt be in your playbook. She thinks she is scary, but she is instead a grandmother trying to make chocolate cake out of vanilla beans.
Always tell the truth.
Editor, New York Court Corruption
Editor, National Public Voice