I Survived Nightmare On School Street

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    Nightmare On School Street.."I Am Going To Shoot Some of Them Son of *******"

    At 12:40pm the phone rang, I answered and said "Marley Avenue". the caller said "I am a day sleeper, and I said what?...He said they are drilling and carrying on there, and I said on the school ground? he said if they don't stop, I'm going to shoot some of them "son-of...
    PennyPage PennyPage
    66-70, F
    Oct 6, 2010

    Nightmare On School Street...please Do Not Grab The Children

    Today Gregory entered my office to tell me that one of the education aides had grabbed him.  I took his statement:       " This morning at recess I asked the teacher could I call my Mother, I asked could I do my standards when my Mother got here.  ...
    PennyPage PennyPage
    66-70, F
    Sep 17, 2010

    Nightmare On School Street...the Little Known Story Of Penny Page, An Educator In Exile

    This is written in response to a tragic series of events which continues to threaten the livelihood and well being of a courageous and visionary inner city elementary principal.  Before you can understand her story, you have to first know something about the school. ...
    PennyPage PennyPage
    66-70, F
    3 Responses Oct 1, 2010

    Nightmare On School Street.....here Comes The Union Again!

    Several new an supportive teachers came to me as a result of a union meeting that they attended.  They were upset and dismayed.  They shared the following:        March 13th       To Whom It May Concern:     ...
    PennyPage PennyPage
    66-70, F
    Sep 16, 2010

    Nightmare On School Street.......Who Threatened My Life?

    On Tuesday around noon, while sitting in my office with Ms. Meyers, Chapter I Coordinator, a man very hurriedly and abruptly entered my office.  Upon entering he stated the following:  "Are you alright?"  I responded startled "what?"  He again repeated several...
    PennyPage PennyPage
    66-70, F
    Sep 12, 2010

    Nightmare On School Street......a Principal's Narratives

    It has taken me several years to share my narratives;however, I do believe they need to be shared so the public will understand "Why Johnny Can't Read. "  When you take on the job of a school site administrator, your greatest dream is to educate children and guide...
    PennyPage PennyPage
    66-70, F
    1 Response Aug 27, 2010

    Nightmare On School Street..."i Don't Want That Dirty Autoharp"

    To: Ms. Mary Olivett, Teacher From: Penny Page, Principal Subject: Conference of Feb. 24th This is to confirm and to make a matter of record our conference of the above captioned date. I. During the conference I discussed with you the following: 1. That it was necessary...
    PennyPage PennyPage
    66-70, F
    2 Responses Oct 6, 2010

    Nightmare On School Street...letter To The ACLU

    My name is Penny Page, Principal .  I am writing this letter out of deep concern for myself and others like me who have tried in every way to provide a sound and fair education to minority students throughout this city.  Since my assignment as Principal, I have been...
    PennyPage PennyPage
    66-70, F
    Sep 13, 2010

    Nightmare On School Street..letter To The General Manager of KGBS Television

    General Manager -KGBS 6121 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, California 90028 Dear Mr.Gardner, I am very concerned about the special report on Marley Ave. School that aired last week on television. My concerns are mainly about: 1. The gross misrepresentation of David Garcia and Sam...
    PennyPage PennyPage
    66-70, F
    Oct 8, 2010

    Nightmare On School Street..........employee chased by "gang" members

    At the start of the new school year, the children all looked fantastic.  Imagine seeing all 1200 students grade levels pre-kdgn. through grade 5 all walking through the school gate in their uniforms.  It was a sight for sore eyes.  No" baggy" jeans, no shirts...
    PennyPage PennyPage
    66-70, F
    2 Responses Sep 3, 2010

    Nightmare On School Street...the Coordinator Shares Her Documentation

     On Tuesday march 12th, at approximately noon, a man appeared at the door of Ms. Page's office.  Ms. Page and I were sitting in her office talking.  The man entered her office...not really identifying himself, but barely flashing a badge on his belt--making us...
    PennyPage PennyPage
    66-70, F
    Sep 13, 2010

    Nightmare On School Street..".i Am Going To Shoot You"

    On Sept. 9th around 3:20pm the telephone rang I answered "Marley Avenue School", and the caller said "I am going to shoot you", and I said who is calling, and she said "You'll find out." Nadine Fox, Office Clerk
    PennyPage PennyPage
    66-70, F
    Oct 6, 2010

    Nightmare On School Street.....Meet The Parents

    Two weeks later, the school opened for the new school year,  Teachers were anxiously getting ready to meet their new students.  Books, supplies and other instructional materials were being issued.  There were a few parent complaints regarding the students being...
    PennyPage PennyPage
    66-70, F
    3 Responses Sep 1, 2010

    Nightmare On School Street..........the Dead Body Next To My Office Door

    I was awakened at 6:00 am  this morning.  Mr. Cranks, my Categorical Coordinator, had arrived at school early to complete a district report .   At the same time, the Plant Manager also arrived to open everything for the school day.  As Ms.Dorothy, the plant...
    PennyPage PennyPage
    66-70, F
    Sep 4, 2010

    Nightmare On School Street....local 99 Meeting

    To Whom It May Concern: I was in a meeting with Local 99 and the Representative made the following statement: " If Ms. Penny Page was ******** of her title, she would be like any other black 5'7' woman walking around. There were some whites at this meeting.. Sincerely, Ms...
    PennyPage PennyPage
    66-70, F
    Oct 6, 2010

    Nightmare On School Street...a Parent Complaint About An Ineffective Teacher

    A parent wrote me this letter about another ineffective teacher. May 8th Re:  Mrs. Deborah Allen Room 6 As per our telephone conversation of May 4th, I am submitting this letter as a formal request to remove my son Cameron Bell, from Mrs. Allen's class.  It is my...
    PennyPage PennyPage
    66-70, F
    Sep 15, 2010

    Nightmare On School Street..."Call the Police, you won't live to walk around"

    I was summoned by Ms. Frost, Teacher, Grade K-1 to come outside immediately due to a problem that she was having with one of her students.  As I walked to the corridor, Jona King Grade 1, was yelling, screaming, and had gathered a large crowd of children and teachers around...
    PennyPage PennyPage
    66-70, F
    Oct 4, 2010
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