No leadership or support for teachers. Students are totally out of control and disrespectful to each other and staff. Total chaos. No real learning can take place in such an environment. An enormous wasted of beautiful young minds. I mean, it's not even a clean environment. Mouse droppings in teachers lounge? You've got to be kidding me! Appears to be another dumping ground charter school with zero accountability. Pillsbury should put its sponsorship immediately.
A total chaos environment like this is at the mercy of the character of the students. The students do not seem to bully each other, but ask a an 8th grade student to spell a basic word such as "dirt" or "wagon". You'll be dumbfounded. Everyone just runs wild.
Classroom management is an issue for some teachers and there is a lack of support from leadership. Leadership is very random and disorganized. Highly ineffective, out if touch with what's really needed and dysfunctional. Initiatives so far are like researching potential fire hazards in the house whilevthe house burns down.
Teachers are very dedicated and caring, but many lack effective teaching skills due to lack of relevant coaching and mentoring. The interim director is aware of the deficiencies but has failed to provide coaching to these teachers or to use staff resources and professional development effectively. Nothing has changed and students continue receiving poor instruction in many classes. The peer mentoring program is a joke. Many teachers haven't even received one round of evaluations and we should be on round three. The Director has not done his evaluations nor has he communicated with teachers about them. This is a high need at this school and the Director himself has blown it off. Many if they staff believe the director has no idea what he's doing and does not get the just of what needs to be done. Six months of wasted time.