I am extremely pleased with the new principal. He was very approachable and addressed my conserns very quickly after our conversation. Overall, very happy with the school and the administration.
As a member of the Rolando Community and a Parent at Tubman with several children for 7yrs I wouldn't recommend this school for this new school year it has took a drastically change to worse with a whole different mentality. How ever I do have to say that this school has an amazing (child) psychologist/counselor to of the best 2nd grade teachers and a great 6th grade teacher. Unfortunately not all are like that and if your a Parent that values the Education of your Children this is not the school to enroll, Your Child's success is in your hands.
I think it's funny to keep reading these posts from "parents". It's easy to be judgmental when your anonymous! If you don't like the school or the board TAKE YOUR KIDS AND GO SOMEWHERE ELSE. You will not be a good fit for the school. We just got done dealing with negative people and actions that hurt many. Are you a VOLUNTEER? Have you done anything to better the school this Summer or are you just complaining? Step up rather than speak out. Sounds like this group of people are working tirelessly for the betterment of the school. Negative posts just further hurt the school, which hurts the students. Be informed before you post stuff that hurts over 380 students and staff members - these posts are rumor and gossip based and nothing more. Be the solution and not another problem.
This is going to be a wonderful school year! I understand that people have concerns and anxiety with the change in administration, but I think we all need to consider how much the benefits outweigh these concerns. After teaching at this school for many years, I am thrilled to see that almost every single teacher has returned for the 2014-2015 school year. This alone means that the students will benefit from consistency, that teachers are more experienced with their grade level and curriculum, that the school with save time and money not having to train so many new teachers, and that the students will get to see the teachers they have grown to love when they return in mid-August. I know change is difficult, and the unknown comes with a lot of stress, but with patience and perseverance, I am confident that this will be our best year yet!
Over the past year+ we have seen a lot of changes with staffing and the Governance Board which has been all for the better. The new board members have been sure to include parents as best as possible in finding a new principal and in changes in and around the school. I see a new year starting off strongly for the kids, which is the most important thing we need right now. I hope that this new year brings more parent involvement, which I have seen lacking greatly over the past year. Between stronger parent involvement, an informed board and new principal we will be a school like no other! Looking forward to what the 2014-15 school year has to bring and the continuance of learning excellence that my child has definitely received.
This school was better off with our principal Scinski. I have the need to remove my children from this school. I highly recommend that you informed yourself about a lot of stuff going on. Questions to ask: Why is it that the principal or intern principal have to notify the board to make a approval for children's safety and education? What will happen of there's an emergency at school? , would they have to wait for a yes or a no to proceed. What happen to PTC Money? Where's all the documents of minutes and money raised? Why was the librarian fired ? What proofs did they have to get rid of this new lady? What proof do they have for firing the principal? Are they trying their best to make this school look good to impress you or the students. Lots of changes have been made over the summer, LOOK OUT for your Child/ren's safety and education. I highly recommend that you also ask for board meeting minutes. Why are these two ladies board members president and Vice President taking over without any credentials or experience in taking over a school that had lots money when the school ended 2013-2014.
This school was once a great environment for students. However, these last couple of months have definitely changed the whole atmosphere and that is 100% due to the two board members who "handle" everything. Students are now exposed to nonstop gossip from these board members and now the few teachers who follow the "leaders" example. The two that are now in charge of the school make decisions that they are not qualified to make! Which completely brought the school's budget, atmosphere, and staff down. The board has become power hungry and now even treat (certain) staff with disrespect. Being a parent and having your child come home crying because she believes her favorite staff may quite because of board members taking advantage of them and being filled with power is upsetting. Honestly keep your child safe from all the hurt and go a different direction. Or wait until certain board members are removed because this school is likely to go under investigation AGAIN. I know I am going straight to the district for help.
This will be our fourth year at this school. We are very excited about the change in leadership. We drove by the school this last week and the campus is a buzz with new landscaping, painting, summer camp and the new leadership. The schools website is updated regularly and feels really positive, open and inclusive of the whole community. We cannot wait for this new school year to start.
The school is better off with the new admin. Today, a beautiful award ceremony was held for students and teachers and staff were happy and positive. Students were no longer rushed onto the stage and the care of the teachers for their students was apparent. Hopefully, if the parents below truly care about their children, they will begin to notice how happy students really are ..... With few exceptions, this change has only been positive.
Ditto with the last review from "This was once a top notch school..." We too had personal experience with this new take over. The principal was let go for no apparent reason other than a high expectation from the teachers. I know some of you may think that it's the teachers that are doing all the work, but think about it, if it wasn't the principal who insisted and expected on nothing but the best do you think these teachers will perform? I am not saying that all teachers at Tubman are bad, but not enough that care about children are there now! So, why fire the principal? Maybe, just maybe because she was about to release the bad ones and so this new hideous board voted to oust the principal first so that she can't perform her duty. We are taking our kids out because we too are afraid of what will happen next school year and the year after next. Whomever the new principal is, he or she will be afraid of doing his/her job as he/she may get fired So ask yourself this question, "Is this what you want for your children?" "Do you want to look back 5 years from now wishing you would have done something differently for your children?"
This is my kids first year here and their first time in a Charter. Its a small school, small class sizes, with a close community feel. I've been pleasantly surprised with the teachers and staff. Everyone is very respectful-both adults and children. They focus a lot on parent involvement as well as student involvement within the community.
I was told that this school was great in their academics. What I wasn't told is that there wasn't a school nurse, conditiins in classrooms were difficult for children and teachers while they still have a long way to go in repairs and construction. I hadn't seen bungalos since I was in elementary, my daughter who is an perfectionist and straight A student pkays violin and reads shakespere on her spare time found it stressful at times, she takes school seriously, my son was deemed below in everything so he wasn't asked to try as hard as other students he basically got away with doing less work by acting dumb, and lastly my other daughter was being bullied so bad she wanted to kill herself. I talked to teachers the principal and the school therapist....I removed my children asap.
have spent my life evualuating businesses and other functional entities, and have observed that in nearly all cases the organization reflects the attitudes and values of the owner/boss/ or in this case, principal. This individual is the epitomy of what I would wish to run the academic side of my (2) children's lives. She is ACCESSABLE beyond belief, and controls the curriculum and the teachers for the best CHILD ORIENTED results, which you will never find in a city bureacracy that fears the backlash of unions, etc. Everyone says, "What about the children?"... Well, here is someone doing something about it!!! It is intellect and imagination... She has only been there 3 years & what she has done to lift the academics and the atmosphere is nothing short of miraculous... A new add..All of this crying about the principal is pap by new age parents! Do you want your child in an efficient academic institution, or a crib that pampers to bureaucratic unions and whining parents?? If the latter, go to a public school. If the former, get your child in here, ready to learn.. That's what you'll get here, due SOLEY to that fearsome principal & the carefully selected teachers & policies.
i love the school the staff is great as well as the primetime people are great, but i dont like the professionalism of the principle of this school she is very rude and offensive. I have tried to give complaints in the past but there is no one to go to. other wise this school has one of the greatest teachers they go over an beyond for their students
This is not the best school. It has poor leadership and therefore poor teachers. I removed my child from here as soon as I found out the situation.
This is my second year at Tubman and my fourth year teaching and this school is by far the best school that I've taught at. I have taught in school district schools as well as several charter schools in the San Diego area. No school that I've taught at cares about all of their students the way Tubman does. We strive to make each and every student college and career ready and prepare them with the skills in order to be successful in the real world. The idea of college and career readiness begins in kindergarten. The kindergarten program has been completely revamped from the classrooms to the garden. Kindergarten has small class sizes between (15-18) students, giving the teacher the opportunity to work with small groups of students and focus on each individual child. Tubman focuses on the whole child, providing students with the opportunity to engage in art, explore the garden and school orchard, go to the library and computer lab, and engage in Physical Education two times a week. Each kindergarten classroom also comes equipped with 3-4 computers in order for students to complete activities and assessments in a comfortable and safe environment. Stop by to check out this program!
After having worked and observed at several different public schools in San Diego County, I can say that HTVCS is one of the few schools that truly cares about the students and their needs. The class sizes are small, specifically in K (15-18 students), and students are able to develop a personal connection to their teachers and school staff. Also, students are encouraged to grow and thrive as a person by being exposed to other subjects besides just Reading and Math, such as P.E., Science, Social Studies and Art. Kindergarteners also have their own safe space to explore, with their own playground, lunch area, and garden.
Tubman has given me an opportunity to use different techniques and strategies to help my students learn. I love that I have many opportunities to integrate technology in my teaching everyday!
I have had kids at this school for over the last 13 yrs - seen 3 different principals and the current one is by far the best & has been quick when change has been needed whether it be change to curriculum or change in staffing to meet the needs of the students - great school
I love working for Harriet Tubman Village Charter School. I believe that over the course of the year the entire team has come together to work very hard to build a school ready/college bound school. There is a very strong community involvement and parents know and appreciate that our students are there to learn!
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