Bloody Friday at North Atlanta High: APS kicks out old leaders, announces new ones without explanation.

UPDATED Saturday  with a comment from principal:

Atlanta Public Schools ousted North Atlanta High School interim principal Mark MyGrant — enticed out of retirement by APS to run the school for three months until a permanent leader could be hired — in dramatic fashion Friday afternoon.

Not only is MyGrant gone, but APS replaced the entire leadership team at the Buckhead high school, reassigning them throughout the system.

In a 30 minute telephone interview today, MyGrant detailed Friday’s events:

Deputy Superintendent Karen Waldon and the interim HR director, accompanied by APS security officers, showed up at the high school at dismissal Friday, intercepting MyGrant as he was about to make the end-of-the day bus announcements. He said he was told to pack and leave North Atlanta High School immediately.

Teachers were assembled and then told that the entire administrative team and the heads of the Small Learning Communities — specialized areas of student interest including arts, journalism, international business and international relations — were being reassigned.

“I was at work when Karen Walden and the interim HR director came in and informed me that my services were no longer needed. I asked if I should move the buses and they told me ‘no,’ that I should leave right now,” said MyGrant. “They started bringing in loads of security and the transition team and they called the teachers to the auditorium. I just gathered my things — l didn’t have much because I had already cleaned out my office when I retired in June.

“Within 15 or 20 minutes, I was done,” said MyGrant. “They didn’t walk me out. Security may have been waiting to walk me out, but I walked out the back door, got in my my car and and went. I would have been happy to leave any time. I was retired. They had announced a new principal. They did not need to do it this way.”

MyGrant is willing to talk about what happened because he wants to clear not only his name, but those of all the educators reassigned Friday. (No word yet from APS.)

“I would be happy to ride off into the sunset. But with all these administrators, hardworking administrators, being reassigned, people are going to say ‘God, there must have been something really corrupt there.’  I owe it to them and myself to let people know there wasn’t anything.”

Meeting with his attorney later today, MyGrant is prepared to present evidence that this episode grew out of what he considers politically motivated and baseless allegations that two of his recommended hires – a graduation coach and English teacher — were racists.  “I feel when the community gets the information that I am prepared to present, they will demand the educators who were reassigned be brought back,” he said.

“Regardless of what anyone thinks of my leadership, many other hard working educators were treated unfairly yesterday.  Including  Melissa Gautreaux, Reginald Colbert, Laura Brazil and John Denine.  I was very excited in June to retire and had some exciting plans, which I put on hold after being contacted by APS three times to return. This followed a very botched first attempt to hire a principal in June.  In the meantime, students will return to school next week after a fall break to celebrate NAHS Homecoming. This group of kids is a terrific mix of students from all walks of life and are led by a hardworking group of teachers. I wish them all the best.”

He detailed the history of the allegations in an email:

In August I was contacted by Deputy Superintendent Karen Waldon on 3 separate occasions reporting anonymous allegations alleging that I was planning to fire a employee leaving for maternity leave, and was hiring two new teachers that were “racist.”  I did all I could do to investigate these claims with the very limited information I received, but one of the teachers never got processed and the one that signed a contract and is currently working has never been approved by the board.  Her name was taken off the gains report in August and didn’t return in September or October. I tried for weeks to get answers from the very top on down, but was completely stonewalled. In September, my attorney sent an email to Errol Davis detailing my concerns and asking about the investigation. Later in September, I received from Davis a letter informing me that I was not part of any investigation.  An open records request was sent to APS last week from one of the teachers in question.  I was asked to submit documents related to this case and prepared approximately 25 documents.

MyGrant retired in June from North Atlanta but was asked by APS to return to oversee the school until the end of October when a permanent principal would take over. Prior to his retirement, MyGrant led North Atlanta for five years and Sutton Middle school for 10. He was a well respected principal in the Buckhead community.

A  letter on the North Atlanta High site from APS school chief Erroll B. Davis offers parents no explanation for the sudden removal of MyGrant and the mass reassignment of school leaders, saying only that the high school underwent a “total leadership transition.”

The letter lacks the obligatory expression of gratitude to MyGrant for serving as interim, clearly indicating that this was not a pleasant parting. (You can read the letter and a news story on the high school’s newspaper, the Northerner online.)

Davis says the former principal of Sarah Smith Elementary, Sid Baker, will run the show until the new North Atlanta principal, Howard Taylor of Gwinnett, officially takes command on Oct. 29. Davis also lists eight other “transition” academy leaders and a transition assistant principal.

The dramatic removal of MyGrant has upset many parents, some of whom are contacting the AJC with their questions and concerns. Among the comments from parents:

Today at the closing bell our beloved principal and most of his leadership team were escorted out of the school by a group of APS staffers from downtown.  Just three weeks before the end of his contract and two weeks before our IB accreditation, Mark MyGrant and his staff were publicly humiliated in front of teachers and students alike. The “party line” is the new principal wants a clean slate. There’s a lot more to the story than that. What is the real agenda? Obviously, no one is thinking about the disruption this will cause for our children and our IB program.

Parents are asking how Davis can gut the leadership ranks of their school, march in a brand new team of temps and expect the community to support the decision without more information.

Davis closes his letter to North Atlanta parents by saying, “We understand that this will be a time of excitement, as well as a major transition at NAHS…”It’s a new day at North Atlanta.”

The problem may be that parents won’t think it’s a better day.

The AJC will be following up on this situation. I have sent a note to APS for a comment. If I get it, I will post.

–from Maureen Downey, for the AJC Get Schooled blog

359 comments Add your comment

Dunwoody Mom

October 5th, 2012
11:31 pm

Wow, this is a bizarre story.

Concerned

October 5th, 2012
11:43 pm

This is very sad. It boggles the mind that removing everyone from the school would be in the best interest of the students. I have never heard of an entire administration team being escorted out during the day! How is this in the best interest of students? Why is this necessary? It doesn’t make sense to leave an entire school without a knowledgeable administrative team in the middle of a semester. Really? Its interesting that it requires two people to fill the void of one academy leader during this time of transition….hmmmm! What is really going on???? I see that these jobs have been posted already on the website…hmmm? How long will these transitional people be in place? How do you make a cohesive school with this level of turmoil? This is a sad, sad day!

Jenny Giarratano

October 5th, 2012
11:46 pm

Very interesting that the parents were hearing about this well after the fact. The parents I talked to were outraged. And this principal thinks he can do it better? This is how his current school rates: LILBURN MIDDLE is on this list: AP Story
ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Education has released a list of 156 schools labeled as “focus” schools under the state’s new accountability system.
The schools, many of which are in metro Atlanta, are one step above the state’s worst performing schools, called “priority” schools, which were released last week. The “focus” schools are ones with a graduation rate of less than 60 percent over two years or have large gaps between the highest and lowest achieving subgroup of students on campus.

Also reported in the AJC: http://www.ajc.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/georgia-releases-list-of-focus-schools-needing-add/nQSMy/

Burroughston Broch

October 5th, 2012
11:47 pm

I don’t think that we’ve yet seen the bottom of the well of problems at APS. As Alice said when she got to Wonderland, “curiouser and curiouser.”

Concerned

October 5th, 2012
11:47 pm

Another thing…if this was a tactical move by the district, why was the school not a part of this tranisiton plan? I agree Dunwoody Mom, this is a bizarre story!

Another Mom

October 5th, 2012
11:49 pm

Didn’t I hear something on the news today that there is a 15 million or so payroll discrepancy in APS? Maybe it is APS’s intention not to re-fill these positions and save some money… These “transitional” people are already on the payroll. Very disturbing.

Concerned

October 5th, 2012
11:49 pm

How much lower can APS get? Even Alice finally hit the bottom of the rabbit hole.

Jenny Giarratano

October 5th, 2012
11:50 pm

Oh yes – I am a NAHS parent. And I am outraged that they would treat our school leadership – adults who cared about and taught our children, adults our children respect and look up to – with such callous regard.

Another comment

October 5th, 2012
11:51 pm

I guess he discovered Massive Cheating or Cooking the books at this Buckhead school. Remember last year when Avaossa came in and did and Audit and found that Riverwood’s longtime Principal and AD were misappropriating funds. Now the ex-Riverwood Principal has been charged by the Fulton County DA.

Concerned

October 5th, 2012
11:54 pm

@Another Mom – Not sure about the 15 million but these positions are already posted for the administration at NAHS. That means these transitional people have to return to their previous positions. Which is interesting, becasue whatever these transitional people were doing prior to this placement that work has stopped until people are hired, I guess by the new principal.

Concerned

October 5th, 2012
11:57 pm

@Another Comment…are you suggesting some criminal issues? cheating or cooking the books at NAHS?

Another comment

October 6th, 2012
12:24 am

@ Concerned it was going on at Riverwood. People looked passed it because Riverwood was named Number # by Newsweek. But Avaossa came in with Fresh Eyes and did an audit. There were alot of things in the Riverwood Audit that the news did not make public, but I saw when they showed me a copy. Over $75K did not balance. Most of it in the Athletic accounts. Over 17K was missing in Gate Receipts, from Football games alone. They didn’t keep an inventory of the food products, or the cash in and out in the Snack Bar for the games. If you ever worked in retail or waited tables, you know something isn’t kosher there. Then when PTA, Athletic Foundation Parents, Team Moms, kids who aren’t very good make teams and end up as captains; then they won’t go to the AD or Principal with the other parents complaints about coaches bullying, you know something is going on. It is that simple.

Didn’t the Former North Atlanta Football Coach, who by the way had the guardianship of the 5A football prospect, that Lou Saban dumped after he got injured, get fired from a Gwinnett High School for violating GSHA rules against recruiting players. ( yes, I know its a run on sentance, but its late.) So we already know that North Atlanta had a bad Football Coach last year. The principal should have questioned why he was the guardian of the top recruit on the team. That is not Kosher. Plus their has always been the problem with the line jumpers waiting for Marta at W.Wesley and Northside Dr.. Can’t the school check residency?

Former NAHS teacher

October 6th, 2012
12:26 am

Well, so much for the IB program at North Atlanta, and for other programs as well. No one can convince me that ”transitional” motivation and restructuring resulted in such brutally insensitive and senseless booting of the leadership. Having worked there for almost 10 years, and under some of the same leaders dismissed today, I can attest to their professionalism and expertise. Where is this coming from, then? Why not just say it: is this upheaval resulting from racial discrimination, or from NAHS insiders intent on pushing their own agenda? And to insinuate that the new principal wanted a clean slate is ludicrous. He would need all the experience possible to keep North Atlanta’s complexities running smoothly. Such a sad commentary on APS and its leadership, or lack thereof.

NAHS mom

October 6th, 2012
12:40 am

Mark Mygrant had a great reputation but he was not a great principal, so I, for one, am happy to see him go.

He ignored parents who were not part of his small clique. He ignored students who were not children of his friends.

New day at NAHS

October 6th, 2012
12:47 am

O happy day! O happy day! The reason for the removal is simple, the leadership team was ineffective! Parents at NAHS, the time has come to face the realities of the lack of leadership by the leadership team over the last five years! North Atlanta was a high school that sat on the hill looking over others in APS but those who the real North Atlanta are happy to see this change come! If we are looking at why this happen, talk to the students of NAHS and they will tell you why this happen! Let’s see if the parents will now turn on APS by taking action! This story is just the beginning of a longer story at North Atlanta! Some call it Bloody Friday, others will call it justice! Welcome to the New North Atlanta!

NA Parent

October 6th, 2012
12:53 am

I had hoped that Erroll Davis would not prove to be so inept. These are good people who have given their lives to teaching and helping students. How could he have treated the entire leadership team so poorly? This is very demoralizing for students and parents and teachers. We lost some very good people today. This is beyond comprehension.

A reader

October 6th, 2012
12:54 am

“Obviously, no one is thinking about the disruption this will cause for our children”

^^^THIS!

I don’t know what is going on, but I DO know that is is is not about what is in the best interest of the students of North Atl.

New day at NAHS

October 6th, 2012
1:04 am

Which group of children are we talking about at NAHS?

Another Mom

October 6th, 2012
1:11 am

@New Day – What kind of justice are you talking about? Which group of children are YOU talking about? Who are you saying is the “real North Atlanta?” Are you saying that some of the kids are NOT the real North Atlanta?

Realist

October 6th, 2012
1:35 am

Let’s think about it. The whole administrative team would not be escorted out of the building without a valid reason. We just don’t know why. Errol Davis is just doing the job that should have been done years ago. North Atlanta has not made AYP at any time during Mygrant’s tenure.His record at Sutton was not that much better. The IB program certainly is not one of the most stellar, with it’s low rate of students achieving the IB diploma over the years. Even newer IB schools are surpassing North Atlanta in the number of IB diplomas. Facts don’t lie! Children are resilient, it’s the parents that are not. North Atlanta needs an administration that caters to all students, and not a few parents.

JAR

October 6th, 2012
1:53 am

It’s long past time for Error Davis’s departure. He’s always been a mistake. We don’t need devils like this in Atlanta… $$$$ down the drain…

misstrippy

October 6th, 2012
3:17 am

Someome like Sam Olens needs to audit Alcovy High school & principal LaQuanda Carpenter. The Newton County superintendent has already publicly stated she could have better accounted for funds. She reports to her husband and a buddy of his was fired in 2010 for money issues. He reported to her husband too. Maureen can you expose what is going on here?

misstrippy

October 6th, 2012
3:23 am

Maureen I would start with the Newton BOE vice chair who has complained about the money problems at Alcovy High to which LaQuanda Carpenter responded by naming him in a lawsuit to shut him up. It has not worked rather it has exposed her more. He is represented by former longtime Newton DA.

Former APS Central Office

October 6th, 2012
4:16 am

I worked at APS Central Office for 3 years…..there is more bizarre behavior to come….APS is corrupt from the top down and across every department still- this type of behavior will continue- I have never seen or worked in such a mess- you can’t even imagine the dysfunction and corruption- even under Errol Davis- their savior.

MJP

October 6th, 2012
6:49 am

Richard Braswell

October 6th, 2012
7:32 am

This is hilarious. It is reminiscent of the years past incident in Clayton county…the new sheriff fired all of the old deputies. APS has some ground to make up in the ridiculous…Bibb county still leads in that category, but keep trying APS, you can do it.

Doris M

October 6th, 2012
7:37 am

You just don’t walk staff out in this manner. Something is going on. I know there are those of you who know so let’s hear it. Bring all into the light.

North Atlanta Student

October 6th, 2012
7:39 am

Mygrant had to go. He overlooked outright criminal behavior of his friends and co-workers kids yet started to speed up the process of expelling kids for the most minor infractions. The academy leaders did his bidding and also needed to be fired.

Cedric

October 6th, 2012
7:53 am

Maybe someone can explain to me why Harper-Archer Middle School has about 700 students, but has 1 principal, 3 assistant principals and 6 instructional coaches. Thats 1 administrator for every 70 students. I’m pretty sure that those salaries can be used to hire more teachers and reduce the number of students in class.

Beck

October 6th, 2012
8:03 am

Cedric -

I’m all for cutting costs when possible, but the situation you describe at Harper-Archer isn’t that bad. Depending on how many students are doing WELL, they could possibly cut an instructional coach or 2, but the job functions of Principal, Ass’t Principal and Instructional Coach are very different and their work is necessary to keep the school running. I’m saying this as someone with an Educational Leadership add-on degree and 16 years in education, so I’m not just trolling, or trying to shoot you down. I would explain further, but need to go to a Professional Learning opportunity… …on a Saturday. ;)

You just don't know!

October 6th, 2012
8:09 am

That administration needed to go ,your beloved Mygrant and his incompetent staff have no control over their teachers. They only cater to a certain Buckhead Becky type of student! 31 plus children in a classroom. SLC leaders watching the clock on minority teachers time. But allowing their favorites to skirt repsonsibility. If you all believe those folks were in your best interest you are sadly mistaken. Blaming the superintendent for having to make tough calls financially because you all liked someone is ridiculous. Business is business it’s not more than 47% in that building. Change may be difficult. But it is necessary. What is crazy is how are elementary schools are run differently within the same district and the middle and high school are in the toilet. No books, no paper, no supplies WTHeck! Mygrant and his prejudicial incompetent staff should have never had all the power in the first place PTSA is not representive of the population. It’s overseer master type politics and don’t complain because if you do! Your label! Vengeance is mine said The Lord! Believe in change because its gonna come !!!!!!

Maureen Downey

October 6th, 2012
8:25 am

@you Just don’t know: Can’t speak to all your points, but I have to tell you that 31 students in a classroom is no longer unusual in Georgia and has more to do with state cuts to education than any individual principal. You will find 31 kids or more in a class in almost every high school in Georgia.
And to all, the principal’s record was strong enough for APS to ask him to come out of retirement to continue running the school. It’s clear that APS perceived a problem now, but not sure why since the principal was very well known and had a long track record.
There seems to be the suggestion that there were two standards in place at the school for discipline, but it is hard to assess that from outside as a student’s discipline record is not a public document.
I am getting emails from teachers, including former teachers, who say the school was well run and that they loved working for Mygrant.

Maureen

indigo

October 6th, 2012
8:29 am

It seems that politics is becoming more and more the number one priority at some Atlanta area schools.

I wonder why this is?

Maureen Downey

October 6th, 2012
8:40 am

@To new posters, I won’t allow anonymous attacks on teachers. Had to take down two comments this morning. This is not the place to protest the teacher who gave your child a D.
Thanks, Maureen

NA Parent

October 6th, 2012
8:40 am

MyGrant has always been a friend to all students: black, white, hispanic, asian, abled and disabled, wealthy and poor. To suggest otherwise is ridiculous and hints at perhaps a disgruntled parent whose child got in trouble.

stopthemorons

October 6th, 2012
8:59 am

Once again educators prove that just because one is educated does not make one smart.

bu2

October 6th, 2012
9:12 am

What’s bizarre is that they would put new temps in for 4 weeks.

Rather than attacking the APS administration, there should be some time to figure out if something else is going on.

This is being treated as if there were a personnel or legal issue, with the security and lack of comment. If this were a business, you would think there was a crime or a case of something like sexual harrassment, while all of the leadership knew about it and did nothing. But its APS, so you never know.

Chris Murphy

October 6th, 2012
9:12 am

There has to have been evidence of major malfeasance at the school for the administrators to be given the ‘perp walk.’ Whatever the reason, Davis’ statement better be supplemented, pronto, because you do not treat any employee this way without aggravated circumstances.

APS parent

October 6th, 2012
9:13 am

Davis is trying to run the school system like a business. He has his own agenda and the school board sits by and allows him do as he wishes. Who is he answering to? The school system can not be treated like a business. These are children not cattle that need to be pushed around. Davis and his new administration need to go ASAP!!!!!

Carlos the observer

October 6th, 2012
9:14 am

Hey “NA Parent” How would you know that MyGrant has “always been a friend to all students: black, white, hispanic, asian, abled and disabled, wealthy and poor”.

As a parent you can’t possibly belong to all these groups at the same time, now can you. You can’t possibly speak for how all other parents or students have been treated by Mygrant.

APS Parent

October 6th, 2012
9:15 am

With the way APS is being run we need a new Supertindent that is concern about the whole system from the bottom to the top. All of the schools need to be investagated, instead of herding children like they are cattles.WHERE DO WE AS PARENTS AND CONCERN CITIZENS DRAW THE LINE /

A NAHS teacher's friend

October 6th, 2012
9:17 am

Good grief! Reading all of this shows me the continuous double standard in APS and Atlanta in general. Go back to the cheating scandal under Beverly Hall. She was ultimately responsible for the cheating and she and her senior staff go completely unpunished and were left in their overpaid jobs and allowed to move on to retirement or other jobs while the cheating scandal played out in the court system.
Now, we have no idea of why these administrators were ousted by police and escorted out of the school in front of the facility and students. Where did Dr. Davis learn this management technique? The University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business? I don’t think removing people with no explanation is in any management book I have ever read. This is just one more example of how unprofessional the APS organization handles issues no matter what they may later turn out to be. I think its time the entire APS Central office is eliminated and put under the Governor’s leadership. Only an outsider can cut through this corrupt organization and get the APS back on an upward vector. Atlanta’s children will carry the brunt of this embarrassment from now on. It appears to me that over-paid central office leaders are not concerned with the children as much as they are their next paycheck and retirement. The impact of this will be fewer companies bringing jobs to Atlanta and more companies leaving Atlanta and even more foreclosed homes in the nation’s #1 city for foreclosures.
What is REALLY going on at NAHS? Any new principal would be foolish to move out the entire leadership team and replace them with temps, especially when one of its longest standing departments is facing a re-certification. Dr. Davis needs to be upfront with the children, parents and teachers and tell everyone what is really going on here. This is a PUBLIC school and the public has a right to know.
I’ve heard from teachers at NAHS that there have been clandestine meetings going on to collect information on why incompetent teachers are not promoted to positions filled by competent teachers, similar to the closed-door meetings to change test scores. I hope those ousted Friday will be kept on the payroll like the guilty and some later fired teachers in the cheating scandal who were given contracts and paid while several APS working teachers were not given a contract until well after the school year began. GOOD GRIEF WHAT A MESS!!! Come clean APS administration and Dr. Davis.

Maureen Downey

October 6th, 2012
9:21 am

@bu2, I would assume that some of the temps would stay on for a while as the new principal will need time, as Davis says in his letter, to assemble his own team.
There are so many strange elements to this.
Why take such dramatic action against an interim principal who had only agreed to help out through the end of this month anyway? He was due to leave Oct. 29.
Why, with a new principal coming aboard, get rid of the entire admin staff, thus wiping out a lot of institutional memory and creating chaos and discontinuity at a time when the school needs a bridge between old and new?
And, of course, who is going to do the jobs that the administrators tapped to go now to North Atlanta were doing?
Maureen

Realist

October 6th, 2012
9:30 am

I am sure APS has hundreds, if not more, of emails from parents whose children were treated unfairly by this administration and were never addressed. And, who knows what else was going on. The pressure and facts are there. Most just know what is on the surface. Errol Davis is probably preventing a major embarrassment for North Atlanta and APS. I am sure Errol Davis has valid reasons to act in this manner. He knows his actions will be questioned,especially when it comes to Mygrant. No one is stupid!

Concerned APS Parent

October 6th, 2012
9:30 am

Mr. Davis needs to be upfront and explain the actions taken on Friday or else many rumors will continue. As parents we derserve this.

Nahs parent

October 6th, 2012
9:31 am

@ Chris Murphy – only MyGrant got the “perp walk” – maybe because he was the only one who could voice his displeasure without fear of reprisal. All others remain APS employees. If serious misconduct was suspected would these employees not have been suspended instead of reassigned to other schools?
None of this passes the smell test. My main concern is that student learning and welfare be our first priority and that is not inherently obvious from Davis’s letter. He owes an explanation to parents and students. If that is not given, the new administration is sure to face an uphill battle with parents.
And why APS would appoint a former elementary school principal to help transition a middle school principal to run a high school is beyond me. I am a former SRS parent and have nothing for respect for Dr Baker, but SRS is quite different from NAHS.

Another Mom

October 6th, 2012
9:42 am

@ Concerned APS parent -you are right about Mr. Davis needeing to explain. He says it is a “new day” at North Atlanta. What does his idea of a “new day” look like? What does he envision for North Atlanta? He needs to share this with parents.

claytondawg

October 6th, 2012
9:49 am

So, Maureen, several “parents” (I use the term loosely) wanted to use this column as a sounding board against a teacher (s) because the parent’s little cherub got a D? Why is this not surprising to me. Parents’ attitudes are a direct result to students’ attitudes–one of the biggest problems in education today.

Atlanta Mom

October 6th, 2012
10:13 am

Maureen,
Thanks for taking the time to post, update and monitor this blog on a Friday night and Saturday morning.

Georgia Ellis Smallwood Gary

October 6th, 2012
10:16 am

This is just the tip of the iceberg. I left the school system in 2004 because of such corruption. No one has yet to explain to me what happened to the $24 million dollars that I helped to write a grant for the Ninth Grade Academies. Oh, I know what happened to it, my employment file was flagged “Do not rehire” by the almighty Thomas Adger and Sharon Pits another cronie of the almighty Beverly Hall administration is upholding Adgers ludicrous clam of “breach of contract” for never rehiring me into the almight APS system. Atlanta like most school systems say they want good administrators and teachers, they do not. Public schools are just political monster and money bagging opportunities for the greedy.The children are the least important entity in public schools. The problems in APS have existed from the time I came in the 90’s and won’t end until many of the old regimes are no longer in the system. And you’d be suprised at who some of them are. When I applied for the principal’s position at NaHs 7 years ago and was the top candidate, the almighty Joyce McCloud knoced my name out when they went to Cobb County to get a man they had to bargain with to pay an additional $30 thousand dollars to because she did not want me as principal, nor did the community after the almighty Delphia Bryant Young messed up not only the $6 million dollars for the Ninth Grade Academy, but, how she messed over good people to put her cronies in place. I included my entire name because I want people to know who I am. As I told others I have already been black-balled so I have nothing to lose