I teach at St. Martin and I would like to address what the alumni student had to share. No teachers have been fired. Several teachers retired and 1 left before the new principal. The young teachers that have been hired had no connection to the principal prior to being hired. They are currently friends because co-workers often become friends. It's pretty common to replace a retired teacher with a young teacher. Many of them have masters degrees, and are fabulous teachers. You might need to get your facts straight before you post next time.
As an alumni, I hate to see the school go down the way it has. I have visited several times and have noticed that there is few if any parent involvement with these students. The teachers that were there when I attended were there helpful and knowledgeable. They have recent fired majority of those teachers and brought it new young teachers who barely know the subjects they are teaching, all because they have some affiliation with the principal. i have done some background work and I have noticed that each new teacher that was hired on fairly young, fairly new at teaching, and has some kind of friendship with the principal. That is not how a private catholic grade school should be run, by politics.
The teachers are very dedicated, they do a wonderful job in preparing the children for high school.
I have many concerns as a parent of a Child at St. Martins. Their antequated views on the world, lack of vision, and close mindedness has me looking for another educational option. While I DO appreciate the values they are 'trying' to develop, the 'do as I say, not as I do' mentality, is evident.
my nephew has special needs and the teachers have been incredible with him, absolutely incredible
The teachers are wonderful. My son has learned so much and they have taught him wonderful values
I was worried about a lack of technology at a small school but I was wrong. We have Smart Boards in many classrooms. They are interactive boards with power point presentations and learning. Come for a tour and check it out. We are in the heart of Cheviot. There is also plenty of sports along with a great staff. My son was in 1st grade last year and although his teacher had been there 30 years she had to passion and patience with each student. I love the values taught and the warm community. I have also been impressed how any situation is handled by the principal and staff. I feel relieved how safe my child is at school. It is also great to have a small class size, a lot of individual time with the teacher.
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