No. It is an angry place. The general atmosphere is better when the principal is absent but when the teachers know she's nearby everyone gets nervous and short-tempered. Teachers are likely to yell instead of deescalating a situation because of lack of training and lack of leadership in that area.
The comments about how horrible Potter-Thomas are hurtful to the teachers and staff that work there. I bet the parents leaving postings don't mention there is MINIMAL support at home for the students. Children come to school hungry, without supplies, homework incomplete, and with little social skills. The teachers have to feed, discipline, groom AND teach these children. The neighborhood is full of Social Security hungry parents that do not work and use their children's 'disabilities' as a source of income.
this school is a mockery it is filty but the teachers are great pople and educaters that do not deserve to be in that school the principal tania kukulski is a educater that is doing her best for a lost cause she is trying to do the best she can but has to work hard in order to get the school to be the monument to learing i know it can be she is a good woman and so is ms.alvelo, ms.prado, and so on......ext they are all good and deserve the best in the loocation that they work in. i speak this as a gradute that has been in the school for years
The school had a new principal this year. However she went out on leave by Dec. What does this say for a principal in a new position. It just addss to the chaos at this school. The admisitarion doesn't seem very concerned with the discipline problems at the school. If the students were given consequences every time they did something maybe things would change. Sweep the problems under the rug and avoid reporting them to make the school look better doesn't help the studets or the teachers.
The school is poorly run and mismanaged. Parental involvement is not encouraged, and resources are mismanaged. The students in the school are great kids, however many have disciplinary problems that many of the staff does not handle in a productive manner. The potential is there, but the leadership is weak.
The problem here is there is not enough support staff, and classes are overcrowded. Children who are below level are not able to receive the proper attention because teachers are too busy dealing with disciplinary problems.