Jayne Heffron is still the principal at Cumberland?! How is this possible? Wake up, administration. She is a bully. The students should look up to their principal with admiration. Heffron is not someone I want my kids admiring. She is cold-hearted and manipulative. Teachers and parents hope retirement is right around the corner...
Unfortunately there is a big gap in the teaching at Cumberland. Too many old teachers who are fed up and waiting to collect there pension and don't care. Out of many years there only 2 teachers ever stood out as caring.
Until the principal, Jayne Heffron leaves this school, it will never be a great school. Mediocre at best.
If only the district would ask why so many families left under her tyrannic rule, they would understand she is nothing but a bully.
An elementary school should be a positive, energetic, and happy place for students and staff to feel safe and respected. Respect is not commanded by fear, but earned through compassion. Unfortunately, the principal lack compassion. She manipulates and abuses the staff which produces an unhealthy work environment. A principal should be trustworthy, fair, and encouraging. My hope is that Cumberland School obtains quality leadership so the school can rise to its full potential. The teachers are extremely dedicated to their students and the families in the Whitefish Bay community are supportive of the teachers.
I had children in this school for 12 years, 2 are now in excellent colleges, the others will get there. The principal and staff will try their best to bring out the best in every student. It is a warm atmosphere with rules to make community possible. People are there from every walk of life and parents are choosing the school and if possible move there to give their children the best education. One child's favorite are gym, recess, and math. Others love music, art, English, Spanish. Please bring your ideas to this school to make the world a better place . . with love.
Cumberland is an excellent school that has worked well for all five of my children. My youngest two are currently in their last year there, and my first began in the second grade over thirteen years ago (He is currently in college on a full academic scholarship). We came from the East Coast and so we were outsiders at first, however, I found a wonderful home in this school community. The teachers are quite skilled, kind, and enthusiastic, the atmosphere is warm and nurturing, and the principal is very fair and professional. I am also a former teacher and school district professional (in Maryland) and so I have seen many schools. I can say with confidence that Cumberland is a very special place which seems to have struck that allusive balance between challenging academics and nurturing atmosphere. I am delighted with Cumberland and I expect to see continued excellence in the years to come.
I went to this school and it was terrible. The teachers were mean the students were horror and the teachers dont do anything with bulling. They make you sit with a counsler who just makes you cry and really just dosnt do anything. Dont go to this school i would give them no stars.
This is a amazing school with parent involvement at the highest! The principal and teachers work very hard with every student! The principal is strict but I believe she should. I have enjoyed all of the teachers that my boys have had here and at the middle school. If you are looking for A great community to live in which children can walk to schools, parks and the library and this is the place would want to be. You will not be disappointed in the WFB schools and will fall in love living here.