What that principal did to McAulliffe is a travesty. There is a reason HALF of the staff left after her first year in 2011-2012, even the AP she hired! The principal lacks leadership. She's an alpha-male. A good leader builds strength of others & an environment of trust & community. The school had a leadership team prior to her arrival. She belittled their voices. She YELLS at her staff. Her lack of respect & leadership skills are a recipe for disaster. If she focused less on being seen as the boss-man, she'd realize not replying to parent & staff emails & ignoring students who need special support are ignored. She went an entire year w/o holding an RTI meeting! How many students fell through the cracks last year? This principal wants a submissive & malleable staff. I'm sure she replaced the staff with new teachers; they're cheaper & naive. I hope they know a bully when they see one. She's disrespectful & the definition of a bully. She's passive-agressive, then someone questions her & she attacks. Any pleasantries you see are not genuine. She succumbed to the disgusting ways of CPS leadership. As a parent, I recommend you find a school with a better leader, not this dictator.
the PRINCIPAL IS VERY disconnected with US parents.Also the PRINCIPAL needs to take BULLY more serious,Me as a parent say there is a lot of improving to do...i really can't saY the same for the PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT now he should become the the PRINCIPAL.He does take care of business....
approachable, caring administration. wonderful teachers. friendly office staff. discliplinarian shows love and respect when she speaks to the children. my children are very happy there. One complaint! - school should have 7th and 8th grades.
I noted that the date of the one parent comment was from 2004. There is now a new administration at McAuliffe that is doing a great job, and the climate at the school has improved accordingly. Administration is very respectful of teachers needs, yet encourages them to try new activities to benefit the students.
I think McAuliffe is a beautiful school, cosmetically only. The administration in my opinion is very disconnected with the teaching staff and the teaching staff is very disconnected with the parents. This school appear to be geared toward the advancement of the hispanic community with a slight bias undertone. The few African American students that attend are often seen in the office for 'disciplinary' reasons; as well as forced classroom changes. I would highly recommend this school if you are hispanic, but if you are African American be prepared for continued battles for justice.
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