This is our 2nd year at ALA and it has become very disappointing. Our first year we were so very fortunate to have Miss D. She was an amazing teacher, my daughter loved learning and loved school. Unfortunately the teacher we got for 2nd grade has been a horrific experience. The teacher verbally abuses them by saying things like "you are the reason I don't want to come to work in the morning" and demeaning the students in front of the whole class. After 4 months of complaints to the administration, nothing has been done. When I finally try to withdraw my daughter, then the administration tries to offer to move her to a different teacher. I had been requesting this for 4 months but repeatedly told they could not. Why don't they fire the teacher, why are they going to let all the other students suffer. It is very disappointing that the administration will allow its students to be verbally abused. It's very obvious that they know what is going on and it even proves it by their willingness to move students to other teachers. Other parents have also pulled their children from the school because of this teacher. I cannot stand by any school who would allow this
ALA Queen Creek has great rating and test results, but the politics in this school are not in the best interest of the students. I was recently informed that several employees were laid off from the school. The school laid off well qualified, experienced and long term employees and decided to keep much less experienced, some coming directly out of high school strictly due to the less experienced employees having family members on the staff. This is extremely unfair to the students and the parents who put there trust into this school. I am in no way attempting to take credibility from this school, but believe the parents should know the poor politics of this school will directly effect the education of these students.I am not affiliated with any of the employees who were laid off from ALA Queen Creek.
I love this school, the teacher, the parents and overall sense of community. I am especially pleased with the curriculum, ethics that are taught and how each child is in charge of how well they do. I also love that they offer art, music, PE, and many after school activities to the kids. I am humbled to send my children to such a great school.
The teachers and support staff at ALA QC are excellent. Being the inaugural year for this campus, there have been many bumps and obstacles which had to be overcome. Anytime I had questions or concerns the staff were more than willing to listen and resolve the situation with me. I appreciate the ethics and values we teach our children at home, are enforced in the daily activities at school. They instill a positive learning environment for all students, as each individual is held accountable for their own actions and words. This instills a strong work ethic and relationship with others, which is valued in the work place. Most schools would not be willing or even able to enforce this.
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