Mar 24, 2010
Could It Be The End For Principal Pope ?
On March 18, The Washington Teacher blog first reported from inside sources that Chancellor Michelle Rhee had pushed up the date to oust favored Principal Patrick Pope from Hardy middle in exchange for Dana Nerenburg who was slated to take over the school in June. Hardy is located at located at 1819 35th St. NW. Nerenburg who is principal of Hyde-Addison will now be in charge of three schools which is a problem for many Hardy parents.
One Hardy parent reported that her daughter came home in tears Tuesday evening after school only to explain that her teachers told her and other students that Patrick Pope is gone. What is strange about this recent turn of events, is that notice of the overnight change in administrators wasn't sent home to parents. As late as Monday, DC City Council members appealed to Rhee at the performance oversight hearing to reconsider retaining Pope as the school's administrator. So it seems that the many appeals to Rhee by parents, students and politicians have fallen on deaf ears. Stay tuned as more information unfolds on this story.
Posted by The Washington Teacher, featuring Candi Peterson, blogger in residence