What an amazing school. The new principal is phenomenal and has made excellent improvements to the school. The 8th grade teacher, Rachel Rufus, is outstanding! She is definitely an asset to the school! You will not regret having your child at this school.
Mid school year review for this school is good so far. The principal came back from long hiatus and thus far, everything seem to be going well with the priest and school relationship.; that may change towards the end of school year, however.
There is a point when parents need to stop looking at the past and start looking towards the future. The school hired a fabulous new Principal who previously was VP at highly esteemed Notre Dame High School. Also, a new very organized and diligent 8th grade teacher has just been announced as a new hire...(with academic decathlon coach, WASC/WCEA chairperson experience) a teacher with a wealth of experience!! A huge plus considering the importance for families with children preparing for their high school search. With these two incredible new hires....The school is already at a positive and exciting turning point.
Run! Once you think things a finally going to change you realize there is once again a hidden. There is truly only one person running Incarnation and unfortunately it's the VP who's only goal is to be in charge. Congratulations, you did it. The VP elbowed out the current principal and the new principal is pregnant, which will leave VP in charge next year. To make matters worse, she is not credentialed nor has leadership skills. We are pulling out our child until something is done about the great and powerful OZ.
The priest hired the principal knowing she did not have the credentials to be a principal. Priest has his own agenda. He needs to remove himself from school dealings. He's ruining the school. He didn't allow a great teacher to interview for the principal position because she forwarded her resume to the archdiocese. It hurt his pride. He's letting a great math teacher go because his credentials lapsed. However, he was able to renew them. This done just a month before school end. Definitely has hurt the kids. School lacks consistency. If you love inconsistency and instability, come to Incarnation. You'll be glad you did.
Why blame the priest who fired the principal? She isn't doing her job well! In my opinion, if the principal doesn't know much about running a school, she should choose a a vice-principal who knows how. The principal was based on performance and the teachers' aides were based on budget.
A 2 year principal who was once a long time teacher of this school has been let go (fired?) by the priest. 1 year ago, all teachers aides and a long time clerk were terminated by the same priest. What is going on in this school we don't know about?