Nov 19, 2009
Some Say Rhee Hires New Teachers Despite Budget Shortfall
Not only have there been sightings of new teacher hires in local DC public schools but unnamed sources report that new hires have been spotted at the DCPS central office personnel department as well. Shortly after teacher and staff layoffs, copies of an October 19 email from Morgan Gieseke, a Teach DC recruiter in the Office of The Chancellor (OOC) circulated to perspective 2009-10 DCPS teacher applicants stating the following:
Here's what my sources are saying about the status of new teacher hires:
"There are 25 new teaching fellows that were hired on Monday, November 9, 2009. These teaching fellows rotate to different schools daily and weekly doing their student teaching. They are being paid. They officially start teaching in classrooms beginning January 2010."
-Name deleted to protect confidentiality
Posted by The Washington Teacher featuring Candi Peterson, blogger in residence