Miller Jordan educators call for campus stability; plead with Trustees to halt frequent principal reassignments

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ
Managing Editor
editor@sbnewspaper.com

(Staff photo by Francisco E. Jimenez) Seventh grade ELA teacher Herminia Garcia is seen addressing the San Benito CISD Board of Trustees Tuesday evening along with fellow educator Irma Clark.

(Staff photo by Francisco E. Jimenez)
Seventh grade ELA teacher Herminia Garcia is seen addressing the San Benito CISD Board of Trustees Tuesday evening along with fellow educator Irma Clark.

More than 30 educators and support staff from Miller Jordan Middle School have come together to express their concerns about the stability of the campus – this as a result of fears that the school may incur its eighth principal reassignment in seven years.

The educators in question called for stability after hearing reports that San Benito CISD administrators may be planning to reassign MJMS Principal Mary Alice Leal to another campus; they would not, however, disclose the source of said reports.

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    • STAAR on April 24, 2014 at 12:58 pm
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    How did testing go Miller Jordan? How did the 8th graders do in Math and Reading?

    • ReformSanBenito2 on April 11, 2014 at 4:22 pm
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    When all other school districts are highlighting their achievements and promoting higher student learning by placing highly effective teachers in every classroom at all grade levels with the resources needed and new or upgraded facilities here is SBCISD which is losing and/or lost focus on student achievement and post-high school success. What a disservice to our youth. They deserve and have every right to receive a high quality education.

    • MB on April 11, 2014 at 3:23 pm
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    Why has SB created the practice of only hiring administrators that are already employed by SBCISD. Are we that arrogant that we think that someone with experience in another district couldn’t serve in that capacity? Let’s see if the same happens when new superintendent is selected. Good luck to this district if that is the case.

    • Teach for America on April 11, 2014 at 1:14 pm
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    Here’s the solution. Get rid of Leal. From what it sounds like shes been bought and sold by many people in the district. Get rid of supporting administration too. They’re all too familiar with the politics of San Benito. Bring in absolute new outsiders that have no connection to this corruptly controlled school district. They can run Miller Jordan Middle School without any bias or special interest other than for the students. This will keep all teachers and students accountable. When the football team suffers a horrible couple of seasons they run the coach out of town for his poor performance and bring in some outsider, why can’t we do that for poor administrations as well. Makes sense to me but maybe that’s too simple for SBCISD when drama and “compadres” run things.

    Someone give me an AMEN

      • Kemosabe on April 11, 2014 at 2:52 pm
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      That is why Rigo was run off. Teachers had it made in the shade with him. A real admin came in and put the teachers to work and what you see and hear now is the result of it. Maybe Leal doesn’t deserve to be there. But has she really been given a chance? Maybe Martinez didn’t deserve to be there. But she wasn’t given a chance. Some teachers want a Rigo administrator to be in place there at MJMS and some teachers want Leal to stay in place there at MJMS and give her just that – a chance.

      What to do? What to do? Decisions. Decisions.

      • ReformSanBenito2 on April 11, 2014 at 4:13 pm
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      @Teach for America,

      AMEN and AMEN!!

    • Smoker's Lounge on April 11, 2014 at 9:42 am
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    What MJMS really needs is to bring back the Smoker’s Lounge. Heck, let the kids in on it, too. Relieve some stress. Feel good. Get to work. Produce, produce, produce. I’m sure the school board can afford to buy some air fresheners and mints.

      • Teach for America on April 11, 2014 at 1:16 pm
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      Kids already smoke behind the A hall. Todo Cheech and Chong!

    • No matter what on April 11, 2014 at 9:40 am
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    Whether Admin is to blame or not…
    Whether Teachers are to blame or not…

    No matter what is going on at MJMS, it stinks. The Admin, teachers, and students haven’t been producing. We’ll find out soon whether they have changed their ways. They should all be held accountable.

  1. Frank, you keep asking for proof and what proof do you have? I dare any San Benito tax payer to go to open records since martinez’s administration and you will find fraud deception and lies. She should have been terminated. And now leal was placed there by the fantastic four to come down hard on the teachers who on fact brought things to light. Leal is even worse than Martinez because she is a liar. She is protected by one board member that has benefitted by ordering shirts for the football players that and having benefit tables at a restaurant using those players. Talk about brown nosing. Not to mention partying and getting drunk with those teachers that represented her at the board meeting. Pathetic. Guess they need another vodka shot. More brown nosing. I dare you to proof how great you think she is. It took her five years to improve scores at Fred booth yet at rangerville she had a petition of 500 parents who wanted her out. We don’t have to proof anything to the public. The people who are in charge of the district have all the facts . There decision will come with or without your approval frank. Sadly why aren’t the students and parents defending her!

      • Frank on April 11, 2014 at 2:01 pm
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      Is that your theory “insider” lol. Let me guess, you put your name as “insider” because you have they inside scope? Get over it already, you people (teachers) are turning this into a circus, think about what the kids are going through because of their whiney teachers. I think the only thing the kids are learning is how to be cry babies, and their teachers are being the example. Why would I have to prove how good she is to you, your head is too far up your _____ that even if I did prove it you wouldn’t care to listen. So why waste my time with you, you can even use your middle school tactics and double dare me, but you still won’t get nothing because youre just a fart In the wind.

        • The Negotiator on April 11, 2014 at 6:07 pm
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        Hey Frank, if your so right; stop the bull****, and prove it and this discussion will be over. From what I gather you’re just like the fart in the wind that is coming from your mouth. You talk so brave but you still haven’t proved a thing either, but that’s what cowards do, they just talk out of their *** knowing for a fact that you have no proof at all. So if you say you have proof, we are all listening; if not please just shut up and stop insulting people. I can guarantee that if this was one of your family members or friends going through this situation you would be hollering and whining in their defense. The thing is, these teachers are standing up for themselves, so why are they categorized right away as lazy or troublemakers? If leal is as good as you say she is, she needs to let the teachers do their job and stop micromanaging; after all they are all professionals. I do agree that all this bickering needs to stop, and the truth will come out for one side or the other. Like the good book says, ” whats in darkness shall come to light.” At the end, I hope and pray our kids come out better after all the dust has settled.
        I’m going to repeat myself once more, we are all listening for your proof.

          • Frank on April 12, 2014 at 10:05 am
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          I already stopped, I want to enjoy my weekend. You’re the coward, you post under different names under anymosity. Like I said why try to prove to you anything, its like talking to a dog. Just stop whining already COWARD! This discussion is getting old already, and talking to you is wasting my time. So from here on out have fun talking to yourself! But before I leave just got one thing to say, STOP COMPLAINING LAZY TEACHERS!

      • Paul on April 11, 2014 at 10:18 pm
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      @insider, a word of advise: you can’t fight stupid.

        • Frank on April 12, 2014 at 10:08 am
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        Paul word of advice: look in the mirror, you have STUPID written all over you

      • Paul on April 11, 2014 at 10:29 pm
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      Sorry insider ADVICE and furthermore, NEVER ARGUE WITH STUPID PEOPLE, THEY WILL DRAG YOU DOWN TO THEIR LEVEL AND BEAT YOU WITH THEIR EXPERIENCE. Mark Twain

    • New teacher on April 10, 2014 at 10:29 pm
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    Former student–I believe it! Like mrs Garcia said, there will be a lot more faculty members leaving at the end of this year.

    • Former Student on April 10, 2014 at 9:20 pm
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    Im in the ready set teach program at SBHS and every Tuesdays and Thursdays we would visit Miller Jordan to help and assist students, until we had problems with the dean and administration. We were not welcomed there at all for one, we also got told things like they didn’t want “un experienced assistants”.With all those problems going on it was just too much for not only us but our Ready Set Teach teacher, so to settle everything we transferred to Berta Cabaza and in the end we ended up winning because my new mentor teacher there is now Mrs. Garcia and as her former student I can say she’s a great teacher, she always pushed me to do my best and reach my goals with a mindset that anything is possible. My reading scores were always high with her and she always made it fun for us to learn. I don’t know how you can say she doesn’t do anything when I’ve seen from two perspectives how a hard working teacher she is.

    • Cindy V. on April 10, 2014 at 6:24 pm
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    My cousin is in the ready, set, teach program at SBHS. He and his friends wanted to go to Miller to help students because they were Cougars. They love Miller. But they had to be moved to BC because the principal and dean wouldn’t work with the students. That says a lot. By the way Mrs. Garcia rocks! She was the best teacher at Miller, but now she’s at BC with my brother. So go BC!!!

    • thisolddog on April 10, 2014 at 7:10 am
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    Riverside Rocks!!

    • Outsider on April 9, 2014 at 11:49 pm
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    Grow up you pool of whining, moaning disruptive teachers.
    That small but disruptive pool of nasty lazy teachers hate principles that actually make them work hence the division. I don’t care if some signatures came from administrative and janitorial staff. If you don’t think admins & clean up professional are affected by these witches or play a role in your child’s development, you’re just plain ignorant. People hate whistle blowers like Ms Clark but consider Martin Luther King a whistle blower, which he was and the difficulty in being a stand up person pushing for the betterment of the children.
    GROW UP SAN BENITO! Join the current ages and make peace or get out of a profession necessary of PASSION vs a telenovela ~ for shame for shame tsk tsk

      • ofelia munoz on April 10, 2014 at 5:34 pm
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      In a real professional workplace, dialoguing between parties is the correct way to solve problems. Snitching on fellow employees only serve to incite the disharmony. Whistle blower falls under an entirely different definition.

    • Outsider on April 9, 2014 at 11:37 pm
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    For shame for shame. It’s been long known that there is a pool of disruptive unproductive teachers at MJ who piss and whine and moan when they get a principle that actually makes them work. If you don’t have passion for what you are supposed to do, get the hell out of the profession. People hate whistle blowers like Ms Clark and others but heck Martin Luther King was a whistle blower along with many others that created change. I say grow up you immature bunch of cry babies, take your medicine or go home. The world is better with teachers, janitors and administrative staff that actually care about the children.
    GROW UP!

    • Frank on April 9, 2014 at 10:12 pm
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    @Teach for America, EXACTLY! It’s really just that simple.

      • Andres Nava on April 13, 2014 at 2:48 pm
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      @Frank It’s actually not that simple. Just to say teach is very ignorant of the fact that how much training a teacher has to go through. I won’t say I know everything about the education system, but I have discussed and had many discussions in my courses here at the university, and to say to teachers “just to teach” is a giant misconception. If you want to learn more about greater education reform, I recommend you take a look at cloakinginequity.com.

    • umpa lumpa on April 9, 2014 at 7:55 pm
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    Let’s try to be rational and think this through. Maybe there are teachers that need to be weeded out of Middle Jordan. Maybe a group of teachers are not good for students. Maybe this group does infuse venom into Miller. Now, let’s analyze the situation. Shouldn’t a seasoned principal like Mrs. Leal know how to document staff without being deceitful. Shouldn’t she know how to diffuse volatile issues. Hasn’t Mrs Leal received training on how to handle staff. Why bid teachers against teachers. Why are teachers going to the media. Why are teachers attending board meeting to back Mrs. Leal. How do they know that Mrs. Leal needs backing up. These are things that make you go hmm. A good principal brings a school together, not tears it apart.

    • SBCISD Employee 99 on April 9, 2014 at 7:45 pm
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    So what happened at MJMS before Martinez and Leal were put in place? Why was the place such a poop hole? Why were the test grades so bad? Why was the discipline so bad? Why was the productivity so bad? No matter how bad the Admin was (and it was bad), teachers are the ones in charge of teaching last I checked.

    New Admin or not, seems as if the problem was still there/is still there.

    Teachers at MJMS, suck it up and work. Teach. Vacation is over.

    • Sharona on April 9, 2014 at 6:16 pm
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    By my understanding the mistreatment to these teachers stems back about 2 years when the previous principal was there and the principal that is at MJMS now picked up where the other principal left off. She has done nothing but intimidate her teachers and staff. She has convinced some of her teachers to lie in order to get other teachers in trouble. When Mrs. Martinez was there, she reshuffled her staff just so that certain teachers would not teach the subject they had been teaching for years. What principal jeopardizes the students’ education, by doing that? I have personally worked with Mrs. Janie Garcia and she is an awesome educator. Her Reading scores had always be in the 90’s. From the very beginning, Mrs. Leal and Mrs. Martinez were out to get Mrs. Garcia and other teachers out of MJMS. Mrs. Martinez changed her job assignment from reading teacher to science just so Mrs. Garcia would not teach that certain subject, she took alot of her assigned positions away, and the list goes on. I stick by Mrs. Garcia and all the teachers that are trying to do the right thing, which is to educate the students to their full potential. The students at MJMS loved Mrs. Garcia. I wish we had more educators like her. How ironic that they both have the same first and middle name.

      • Frank on April 10, 2014 at 1:45 pm
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      What Mrs. Leal did was get these complaining teachers out of their comfort zone, and put them to work. You sound just as pathetic as these lazy teachers.

        • Paul on April 10, 2014 at 4:05 pm
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        I don’t know Janie Garcia, so I can’t comment. However, I do know about Mrs. Leal’s track record at Rangerville. As a parent and taxpayer it offends me when a representative of the district abuses their power and even worst the students they serve. Mrs. Leal’s tactics are at question. Lived it, and my child was subjected to it. I just feel pity for the parents and students that are living through it now. Sorry to disappoint Frank.

          • Frank on April 10, 2014 at 8:08 pm
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          I as a parent and taxpayer knows how mrs leal works and I know she is not abusive like youare claiming. If she is, prove it, and back up your statement. How come the teachers are complaining now and not before mrs leal came to mjms? MJMS grades have been low way before mrs leal took the position. Sorry but failed to disappoint me

            • Paul on April 10, 2014 at 11:45 pm
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            This was my experience with Mrs. Leal. I know what we lived as do many others. Proof? Ask Antonio Limon. Over 30 parent went to voice their concerns while she was at Rangerville. There was also a petition with hundreds of signatures supporting her removal. Mr. Limon reassigned Mrs. Leal due to parent and teacher complaints. As a matter of fact, her reassignment was to an assistant principal position at Veterans Memorial Academy. Mrs. Leal ended up at Fred Booth as principal. My guess, and yes I have no proof of this one point, but politics must have come into play. This was with the Bob T. and Oscar De Fuente board. Once again, sorry to all those who must endure what my family had to due to Mrs. Leal’s lack of leadership qualities.

              • Frank on April 11, 2014 at 1:34 pm
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              Yes still can’t prove it. So good day paul.

    • A PARENT on April 9, 2014 at 5:35 pm
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    As a former MJMS parent, I will be the first one to acknowledge Mrs Janie Garcia’s influence on my son’s educational progress. She tutored my son and never gave up on him. Also, consider that Mrs. Garcia’s classes had the best scores in the reading department. However, when my son entered 7th grade Mrs Clark believed taking AR tests trumped teaching. My son’s progress regressed. If you would like to validate my statement, I invite you to go to the TEA website and compare 6th & 7th grade reading scores. You know what they say; stats don’t lie.

    To the Central Office, keep on doing those walk-throughs!

      • Irma Clark on April 10, 2014 at 12:19 pm
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      While you are checking out the scores on the TEA website, take a minute to check out the difference between the 6th and 7th grade STAAR tests. The level of difficulty on the 7th grade test is very apparent. Do your research completely before you speak.
      Yes, it is true that some students are not able to handle the rigor that is required in my class, but I continue to have high expectations for all of the students that enter the door to my classroom.
      As far as the walk-throughs are concerned, you misunderstood, my concern was not the walk-through, my concern was the attempt at intimidation. Walk-through any time you want, but there better be evidence that all teachers at all campuses are being scrutinized.

        • Henry G. on April 10, 2014 at 6:32 pm
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        You posted at 12:19pm, aren’t you a teacher? Should you be on the blog during school time, using district equipment? Let me guess, you’re on your lunch break? AND the most pressing issue was to check the blog? Can you spell obsession? I think it’s time for a walkthrough. Oh yeah, but they’d better be walking through on others or else. What a joke!

    • Irma Clark on April 9, 2014 at 3:51 pm
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    like

      • Henry G. on April 10, 2014 at 6:47 pm
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      Now that’s REAL CLASSY!!!

    • BAM! on April 9, 2014 at 2:01 pm
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    now thats what i’m talking about! a teacher with baseballs! you tell em irma. let’s see which one of the whiners and complainers has the baseballs to reply.

    • FACTUALLY SPEAKING on April 9, 2014 at 12:14 pm
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    The fact is, Miller Jordan is still in the same problem it was in when the previous principal was there. Last year a small group of teachers chose to speak up and not stand idly by while their rights and the rights of their students were being threatened. Part of the blame goes to a certain school board member who was against reassigning Martinez, because she used to be her elementary school principal. Come On!! She was blinded by her childhood memories, and totally dismissed the evidence presented before her. In retaliation the “fab four” ignored the pleadings of the other three members, and decided to show these teachers a lesson by searching for another administrator that would prove to be worse than her predecessor. “You give them Hell Mrs. Leal!” is what she was told after her reassignment to Miller Jordan. The huge paper trail this current principal has left proves she has done just that and more. Yes, I agree it’s time to put the children first, but you have to realize that there has to be good leadership in place in order for this to happen. A good leader is someone who chooses to create a good working environment, and wants to treat all teachers equally. The fact is that these teachers are being persecuted for speaking up for their rights. When will there be justice for them? The majority of these teachers have been with the district for many years with impeccable records, so why would they suddenly flip and become trouble makers? (That is what’s being implied) There are a few teachers who left Miller Jordan voluntarily (Mrs. Janie Garcia included), because they could no longer bear working under such hostile conditions, but they have not given up in their fight for justice. The pleas of these teachers are now being ignored by the board, because they will have to yet again, make another principal change to correct their own wrong doing; If the board had handled this effectively the first time, Miller Jordan would not be in the mess it is in now. I am for justice, and believe that the wrong these teachers were done needs to be realized once and for all!! Help Miller Jordan for the sake of the children, by giving it an administrator it deserves.

      • IF on April 9, 2014 at 1:59 pm
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      If, and its a BIG IF, the teachers at MJMS would have done their jobs before the Martinez and Leal came around, as well as the admin in charge at the time, they wouldn’t be in this situation.

      Sounds like the teachers and staff (not all) had it made in the shade (and weren’t producing – worst of the 3 middle schools BY FAR) before Martinez and Leal came around. Once they came around, vacation ended, honeymoon was over, and the Admins told teachers and staff they had to actually work, all the whining and complaining started (gradually leading to this).

      • Frank on April 9, 2014 at 3:06 pm
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      @ factually speakin, where did you get your sources from? I think mrs. Leal is doing a great job being a principal at miller jordan. The teachers complain about every principal they get. If they think they can do a better job, then they should apply for principal. It takes everybody to work as a team, not just the principal, to improve the schools image. Maybe some teachers are mad because the favoritism is not there anymore, and they don’t get what they want.

        • FACTUALLY SPEAKING on April 9, 2014 at 5:19 pm
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        FRANK
        Oh…Ok…Is that why you are skating around the facts? Facts like a paper trail of valid & true grievances that have been filed against this principal by teachers who have worked under her. This principal is the one who has left a trail of destruction all the way from Rangerville to Fred Booth, and now Miller Jordan, and that is a FACT (It’s all in her file). She established this sort of behavior long before she arrived at Miller Jordan, whereas most of these teachers have been with the district for 20+ years, with nothing but good scores & reviews….How do you explain that? These teachers are being targeted bottom line!!! (shame on you for advocating abuse in the workplace) As far as favoritism is concerned, these teachers don’t need to rely on favoritism, to get their jobs done. Like I said….Miller Jordan needs a leader who can actually lead, not a TYRANT!
        Oh, and my source is very good…Thank You.

          • Frank on April 9, 2014 at 9:22 pm
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          @factually speaking, you sound like the many bitter teachers who can’t have it their way at work, anybody can write a grievance on someone, if I dislike someone I can write a grievance. If teachers are not getting their way by their principal they form a group against their principal, I’ve seen this happen. Being a former student of mjms, I’ve seen many teachers who had 20+ years, and they were just there for a paycheck, so you can brag about others accomplishments, Mrs. Leal has many herself. I know some teachers dont like mrs. Leal because she puts them on the ball, and no thats not ABUSE like you claim. These teachers need to stop being lazy, stop crying, and just get to work. The kids at mjms are more important then these hissy fits. My point is, YOU ARE A HATER!!! AND YOUR “SOURCE” IS ONE TOO! STOP CRYING ABOUT ABUSE THAT ISNT THERE. YOU ARE THE TYRANT WHO HAS A GRUDGE BECAUSE YOU CANT GET YOUR WAY that’s probably why you post anonymous.

            • FACTUALLY SPEAKING on April 10, 2014 at 1:07 pm
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            FRANK
            I am certainly no hater, and I’m certainly not a teacher. I am simply stating what is fact…you can be in denial if you want; sometimes the truth hurts. I did not say anything that was a lie, so my conscious is clean. Good Day

              • Frank on April 10, 2014 at 1:39 pm
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              How bout you support your facts with proof, or is that too much for you? I’m not in denial, I know the truth and its definitely not what you are stating. My conscious would be clean too if I was making up abuse claims and posting under anonymous. Don’t be mad just because mjms finally has a principal with good reviews from all the previous schools she’s managed, she turned those failing schools around. How come you dont post facts like that? That is on record. Why do you be mad at those teachers who don’t like being told to do their job! You should be ASHAMED for not thinking about the CHILDREN of that school, instead you’re too busy complaining like these ‘teachers’ about how unfair it is. Well, life is UNFAIR, and its about time someone told you. You and these teachers need to realize that if your boss wants something done, YOU as an employee has to do it. Now I’m not talking about every teacher, I know some who are just the best at what they do, I’m talking about the complainers.
              GOD BLESS YOU!

    • Irma on April 9, 2014 at 11:54 am
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    100% in agreement. That’s all we want. Please let us.

    • ofelia munoz on April 9, 2014 at 11:01 am
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    INTIMIDATION
    Unfortunately intimidation has gone on at Miller Middle School for a few years. Now the Intimidator feels intimidated??
    To Ms.Intimidator /Intimadatee; use your years before retirement to teach children and stay out of other people’s lives..

    • Teach for America on April 9, 2014 at 9:23 am
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    Everyone that works in the education field listen up, just do your damn job.

      • Andres Nava on April 13, 2014 at 2:36 pm
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      This comment is rather broad in scope. I am a student at The University of Texas at Austin and to say ” everyone that works in the education field listen up just do your damn job,” is really ignorant of how much it takes to run a school, and even a classroom. I see that the title of your comment is Teach for America, however one of the biggest criticisms of TFA is that they only concentrate on training the member on teaching, that it TFA completely undermines the importance of social constructs of a classroom, i.e. classroom management, classroom discipline, and day-to-day functions, one can quickly find our that learning to be an effective teacher does not happen over a summer training, and it surely does not happen over a year, it takes time, and I think the biggest problem that the teachers at MJMS are trying to say is give them consistency so they can develop into successful teachers.

    • What's it really about? on April 9, 2014 at 9:11 am
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    From what I hear on campus the the actual number of teachers who signed this letter was more like 10 than 30. the other names on that list were other personnel (i.e. secretaries and janitors). While they are also important to the everyday running of our school they fortunately have not undergone the scrutiny that many of the teachers on campus have had to deal with. I would also like to point out that the instigator of this letter is a teacher who has benefited greatly from having Mrs. Leal as our principal and is more concerned with having an unexpected walkthrough from main office than with loosing our principal.

      • nice on April 9, 2014 at 9:56 am
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      WIRA? – good insight.

      MJMS has come a long way I guess. They were in sandals and recliners when Rigo was there. Didn’t want the replacement principal. Now want this one. Sounds like something you might see at Fiesta Texas. Up and down and around we go. They still have a way to go. Until then, enjoy the ride.

      • Irma Clark on April 9, 2014 at 12:15 pm
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      I suppose it is I whom you refer to as the “instigator” of this letter. Make yourself known to me and the world. Don’t be ashamed to come out into the open and tell it like it is. Maybe you can enlighten me as to how I have “benefited greatly from having Mrs. Leal as our principal once you have unmasked yourself. The people who are unhappy at Miller are people like you (I assume, because you seem to be unhappy), people who were also unhappy with our last principal. These last two leaders are just that, leaders. They were the only ones capable of taking on the venom that has been spewing from this address. How can anybody be against a good old fashioned clean up. No more teachers who get paid to tutor when really all they do is watch cheerleaders and make posters. Don’t point fingers, instead, let’s talk in person.

    • Paradise on April 9, 2014 at 8:31 am
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    It all showed last night that the vast majority of Miller Jordan teachers are classy cant say the same for the teachers that do not work there anymore. I guess they wanna come back.

    • Concerned too on April 9, 2014 at 4:44 am
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    So all 30 teachers are conspiring to reach their goal of keeping a principal longer than 5 minutes???!?? How dare they!!!!! It makes me suspicious why Cantu responded the way he did “it needs to be kept a rumor” doesn’t that mean that it’s true but he would rather people think it’s not???? How weird!!!! I’m siding with the teachers on this one! Leaver Miller Jordan alone!!!! This Janie Garcia doesn’t even work there anymore!!!!

    • Really??? on April 8, 2014 at 11:42 pm
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    I like to stay out of the drama, but let’s get it straight. Teresa Servellon did not conduct the meeting where we were given a survey. Dr. Cantu, interim superintendent, headed the meeting, explained the survey, and asked us to be honest. The survey was not offensive, but rather direct. Also, walkthrus have been conducted throughout the year by Sevellon. There must be a record. So let’s keep it real and if the truth is on your side lies aren’t necessary. It’s time to focus on students, leave our personal agendas behind, and highlight our district.

    • Teacher on April 8, 2014 at 10:20 pm
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    I was at tonight’s meeting and couldn’t agree more with Mrs. Janie Garcia. I am a fairly new teacher on and she made some pretty valid points. I think it’s time for a change!

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