An Open Letter to Senior Superintendent Laura Feijoo

One of many open letters to those with power to stop the attacks on our colleagues and profession.

When an administrator, such as a principal or assistant principal, goes after an educator, they don’t do it without the knowledge of others. In addition to network leaders, attorneys and cluster leaders, the superintendents are involved and sign off on charges and discontinuances. Who is their boss? Well, the Senior Superintendent of course.

Ms.  Laura Feijoo is the Senior Superintendent at the DOE. She works under Deputy Chancellor Dorita Gibson. The two have been working together for quite some time. See old IS 25Q website. Maybe with BloomKlein era behind us, they can work on fixing some of the horrific policies put in place. I spoke to the two at a UFT Chapter Leader meeting last month.

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From: “Francesco Portelos”
Date: Apr 17, 2014 10:59 AM

Subject: Continuance of Probation and other matters

To: <br
Cc: , “Fariña Carmen” , ,

Ms. Feijoo,

I realize it’s vacation for teachers, however, there is no vacation from the psychological attacks on our members. Even during the break, my inbox is filling up with more stories of targeted educators. Many, but not all, are about discontinuance or the threat of discontinuance.

These educators, and other tenured ones,  are joining the DTOE.org group. Some are veteran and experienced teachers that find themselves targeted in an attempt to be pushed out. We met in a basement conference room two weeks ago and as our numbers grow, we will meet again in two weeks.

If you, and the rest of the administration, are not going to change course in your attacks on our colleagues, then please be ready for an increase in speakers at the Panel for Educational Policy. Expect rallies outside not only Tweed, 65 Court St, but other offices that house those that take part in these attacks. This includes Linden Blvd and Queens Plaza. Yes, we will be going to the network offices and offices of Senior Field Counsel. We will rally outside the schools that house the abusive administrators. Administrators that this DOE has yet to curb. CSA headquarters is also on the list, so I’m copying Ernest Logan. “Dignity and Respect” Chancellor Fariña? We are waiting impatiently. Our new Administrators in Need of Improvement (ANOI) form is gaining popularity and we are seeing repeat nominees.

Please do not take this email as a threat in any way. It’s really more of an offer of information than a threat. We are open to collaborating with you all should you wish to handle this more professionally. Rallies and public speaking on live camera can get messy. As you know, once it’s on the internet, it’s on the internet for good. Social media is our media.

Professionally,

Francesco Portelos
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There are many DOE employees who know about the unethical, immoral and outright illegal behaviors which are being used against Union members. Bottom line: They’re using all means necessary, illegal and otherwise, to prevent you from getting your pension. The fat cats will tread on you to save their own pensions…They lie, cheat, steal and harass.. Terrorism is right here in the good ole’ USA!

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For giggles just try to reach Laura Feijoo. You will not be able to do. She’s buried deep into the DOE bureaucracy..

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Please see the posts on dtoe.org about Tanya Drummond @ CS211
She comes across as a nice person but what I witnessed last week really concerned me I really think she should be brought down a litttle I and many others were shocked at her attitude, looking at sone of the other posts I guess she is hated by all her staff I think the superintendants should really investigate what us going on there and maybe interview the teachers

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Laura feijoo has somehow risen thru the ranks without monitoring Juan Mendez and other disruptive supes. Where is her accountability for the harm done to students and staff under her watch.?

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HELP! New Rochelle Board Of Ed (BOE). Just hired her as their district superintendent! She starts Nov. 30th. Who starts a school position in Nov, hired in June??? Evil, Criminal Behahior at the expense of our children, BLK And Brown Administrators!

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Laura Feijoo, is The her I’m talking about.

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Jan
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This letter from UNION members?
Don’t you know Feijoo is ANTI-UNION?
She’s been speaking out against the union since 2014 and more.
Look it up on internet – NY Times, 2014

Jan
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And this from a Union member?
Don’t you know FEIJOO IS ANTI-UNION? She’s been speaking out since 2014. The first thing she’ll try to weaken in New Rochelle.
Go to the internet for NY Times article, 2014