This school had the potential to be the best elementary school in its cluster. Instead they allowed a inexperienced unqualified principal to run it into the ground. All because the principal is a woman who leads by the motivation of her own career and paycheck. She has ran off numerous great teachers (every year since she has been there) and provides no support to her staff. Parents are dismissed and if she has the leverage she will retaliate against parents who dare to question her horrible leadership. Bottom line she is the reason ALES is not a good school and it will never be the GREAT school it can be until she has been removed.
This school is a disappointment to the community. It’s a 5 year old school and the state score is 66%, the city/county rank is 74/77 and the county has gotten involved for improvement. I am truly disappointed that it has gotten to this level. What wiill happen next, its not fair to the kids and parents. Go check these stats for yourself.
Anderson Livsey ES was a huge disappointment to my family. The principal is over all of the fundraising events without any check and balances because there is not an active PTA. Unfortunately, I did not see how any of the funds raised was used to enrich the student's academic and social experience at ALES. I sent Principal Warren an email advising that my student was extremely upset with her because she did not keep her word to the students. At the Honor Roll program the students received expired Stevie B's coupons for a free kid's buffet. Also, she promised the AB Honor Roll students ice cream sundaes. But, gave them nachos and cheese instead. At the S.T.A.R Gala my student played basketball and drank out the water fountain. There was nothing festive about the gala. We met with her to clear up her failed enrichment efforts that lead us to question her integrity. Principal Warren attempted to use her anger to intimidate us. It did not work. Before she stormed out of the meeting, she advised me that if I would have confronted her before January, she would have granted me a permissive transfer. A week later I met with the Assistant Superintendent, Joe Ahrens. He showed a united front with his principal, no matter how outrageous I conveyed her behavior was in our previous meeting. I left the 2.5 hour meeting with Mr. Ahrens without any resolution for my student. My student told me that he felt like all of his hard work went to waste. For this reason, I do not recommend the Shiloh Cluster under it's current regime.
So it's almost the end of the year , and you can see something is going on. All of sudden they want parent sit down with the AP/principal. A lot of changes are happening you can put sugar on a cookie and it will taste good for that moment. It's sad that suggestion that were given earlier in the year was shunned but now since state scores came in low. That's when improvement seem to be the priority. Parents do care and you should listen to them. #andersonlivsey #newleadership
This school really needs to get it together! It would be an awesome school if the facility cared! They don't..... They don't motivate the kids to learn. I really think they discourage it. This will be my kids last year there but last year was their first year and I have not seen any improvements! This is just sad. By the way...... Why don't this school have an officer directing traffic? Just awful. You can find a better school for your child.
As a Community Volunteer, I have discovered how obtuse and arrogant the leadership there is. No teachers worth their salt are going to remain in an environment where their gifts and abilities are being constantly undermined, under-utilized and unappreciated. Worse than that he disrespect begins at the top. Parents are looked at, spoken to and treated as though they were something being scraped off the administrators boots. All others are are ignored all together. Visitors from the community that come in to offer services that would enhance the school's reputation and elevate its stature are treated just as badly. It is hideous, borderline vulgar how backwards and insecure the leadership there is. Their only purpose for being there seems to be to undermine intelligence [teachers'/parents'/children's] on all levels and to run off anyone genuinely devoted to insuring an above average education for the students at ALES. Once the best teachers have been run off, they are being replaced by less qualified teachers who are definitely no threat to morons and idiots employing them. Finally, the front office staff are low-class and have no professionalism. S.O.S!
This school turnover rate is ridiculous . It's going to turn out to be a first year training school. They have a hand full of original teachers left but they may no longer be. It's time for the parents to step up and make a move for a better administration. The morale is low in the building. Parents don't want to participate . This is sad for a school that should have so much potential. Parents it's time to take our school back.
Very displeased with leadership with this school. They have taken to interpreting the rules and regulations to be more severe and punishable towards the kids that have NEVER had any behavior issues in their elementary career. These actions are being recorded on the students permanent record. The administration is responding to it as a minor issue that won't affect the student unless they have a behavior issue. Many of the infractions are a result of the teachers being out of the classroom which would have more than likely settled any conflicts or situations. If the students are being held accountable for every action then so should the teacher and the administration! They know that many of the decisions are extreme but do not want to admit they are wrong. Unfortunately, as parents its hard to have any recourse when the county office will not OVERTURN the decisions that were ruled incorrectly.