Mar 18, 2010
Spring Cleaning At Hardy Middle School?
This is hot off the press !
Featuring Candi Peterson, blogger in residence
& Celeste Jones, graphic artist
Is Rhee sweeping out Principal Patrick Pope of Hardy middle school in exchange for Hyde Addison's principal- Dana Nerenburg during the DCPS spring break ?
Well some parents are saying that Principal Dana Nerenburg of Hyde Addison elementary school will take over Hardy middle school sooner than the end of the school year. Members of the Hardy student body and parent community have expressed their outrage about Pope being transitioned out by Rhee. Hardy students wrote letters about Pope being ousted and when they went unanswered by Mayor Fenty, students went down to meet with Chairman Vincent Gray. Parents of the Hardy community have also set up individual meetings with council members and most recently they presented testimony at the DC City council's oversight performance hearing this past Monday, March 15 along with students. Another protest is planned at the Hardy campus this Friday, March 19 located at 1819 35th St. NW, 202-729-4350. I know that Patrick Pope, now Principal of Hardy middle school is a reader of The Washington Teacher blog. If there is no truth to the allegation made below in the anonymous email, then I hope Mr. Pope will feel free to weigh in. I will surely post his comments.
"I was talking to some parents from Hardy today and was told that Dana Nerenberg was at the school yesterday putting things in place for a possible takeover after the spring break. Parents feel that Pope may be fired or reassigned during the break and Nerenberg will be asked to step in. According to this parent she was setting up a transition team or something along those lines. This M.O. is not out of the ordinary for Rhee, as you well know, at the end of last year there were quite a few downtown folk who were let go while they were on vacation or let go while their immediate superiors were on vacation. Talk about underhanded."
Posted by The Washington Teacher