Lisette Febus

Principal Febus is the second woman in on the right-hand side.


Sheridan Academy For Young Leaders

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Gilberto Brioso

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Iris Jimenez

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Family Leadership Coordinator:
Barbara Ortiz
Family Support Coordinator:
Yadira Eleutice
Education Council President:
Marilyn Espada


  1. Where do I begin? Sheridan Academy for Young Leaders opened its doors in 2009. . Since the school’s inception, more than 50 teachers have left. In fact, 16 teachers have left the school this year to accept positions at other schools. Lisette Febus, the founding principal is the most cold-hearted cruel, and vindictive administrator that any teacher could ever work under. Ms. Febus targets teachers that she perceives to be “not the right fit for her school” or she simply “does not like” and harasses them until they have a nervous breakdown and leave her school. She ensures that the teachers that she “hates” receives ineffective ratings in all of their observations. She orders her assistant principals, Raquel Pevey, and Jose Gonzalez to give ineffective ratings to the teachers that she doesn’t like as well. The two APs are as cruel as Febus. The APs carry out a lot of Febus’s evil deeds. At Febus’s behest, the two APs write teachers up for trivial matters, observe targeted teachers multiple times in one week, assigned teachers to tough and unruly classes to convince others that those teachers are incompetent, etc.

    This past school year (2016/2017), Lisette Febus discontinued a beloved a science teacher because she did not like her. The science teacher is a hard worker, who is always prepared and is very dedicated. The superintendent Leticia Rodriguez-Rosario isn’t doing much to stop Febus’ unfair treatment of teachers. The superintendent has received numerous complaints regarding Febus’ bullying and harassment of good teachers, but instead, she signs off on Febus’ evil decisions to terminate good teachers and drive away others.

    Lisette Febus writes teachers up as if she were giving out candy. She concocts stories and collects false statements from students in order to have good teachers investigated for corporal punishment to make it easier to for her to terminate them. For instance, one teacher received close to 10 disciplinary letters in one school year. Fortunately, the false charges were dismissed. Lisette Febus has tried to go after a number of teachers’ state licenses. Febus even bragged about giving the teacher a hard time. Thank God that poor teacher was able to escape Febus’s evil claws.
    When one first meets Lisette Febus, she’s very charming. She makes you feel like she wants the best for you. Beware! Lisette Febus is a sheep in a wolf’s clothing. Once she goes after a teacher, she won’t let go until she tears that poor teacher to pieces.

    Check out the PS 457’s survey for the 2016-2017 school. Only 39% of the teachers trust Lisette Febus!

    Facts about PS 457x
    – 5 parent coordinators since 2009
    – 8 APs since 2009
    – 6 payroll secretaries since 2009
    – one teacher committed suicide in 2015 because he couldn’t take the pressure from Febus.
    – More than 50 teachers have left since 2009

    • Let the facts speak for themselves!
      The informtion below was taken from the 2016-2017 School Survey.
      Lisette Febus can attack the UFT Rep all she wants to deflect the real issue at hand, but the facts remain that Febus is not an effective school adminstrator.

      47% of teachers agreed or strongly agreed that they feel respected by the principal/school leader at their school. (Q5a)

      39% of teachers agreed or strongly agreed that the principal/school leader at their school is an effective manager who makes the school run smoothly. (Q5b)

      37% of teachers agreed or strongly agreed that the principal/school leader has confidence in the expertise of the teachers at their school. (Q5c)

      37% of teachers agreed or strongly agreed that they trust the principal/school leader at his or her word (to do what he or she says that he or she will do). (Q5d)

      37% of teachers agreed or strongly agreed that, at their school, it’s OK to discuss feelings, worries, and frustrations with the principal/school leader. (Q5e)

      53% of teachers agreed or strongly agreed that the principal/school leader takes a personal interest in the professional development of teachers. (Q5f)

      45% of teachers agreed or strongly agreed that the principal/school leader looks out for the personal welfare of the staff members. (Q5g)

      53% of teachers agreed or strongly agreed that the principal/school leader places the needs of children ahead of personal interests. (Q5h)

      37% of teachers agreed or strongly agreed that the principal and assistant principals function as a cohesive unit. (Q5i)

      • Tell the Truth!!!

        Yes! Let the facts speak!

        The 2016-2017 Survey clearly revealed how most of the teachers at Sheridan felt about Febus. No one can deny the facts. Febus isn’t trustworthy. She lies like a rug. The teachers spoke the truth. Febus mistreated teachers for years until a brave soul decided to denounce her countless acts of evil against good teachers. I was a victim of Febus’ evil acts. I can remember the many nights that I cried myself to sleep. I even lost my love for teaching because of Febus’ harsh criticism. I don’t miss working at Sheridan. Now. I work at a school where I am respected and valued. I love teaching again!

        Febus has personally attacked all the UFT reps who mustered the courage to defend our rights. We had 4 UFT reps before Stacey M.; however, Febus managed to persecute them until they decided to find teaching positions in other schools. So, all the denigrating comments against Stacey, the current UFT rep doesn’t surprise anyone. It proves our point that Lisette Febus is a BULLY!!!

        If the teachers don’t trust the UFT rep with their issues, they will have no other recourse. We don’t want another suicide at Sheridan.

      • Glad I left Sheridan!

        That’s right. Let the facts do the talking. It’s funny how Febus’s cronies don’t have rebuttal statements to refute the data in the survey.

    • The facts keep coming!

      Now, we all know that Aurea Porrata Doria was the one who taught Lisette Febus how to be a heartless and ruthless principal. Don’t get me wrong, Febus was already evil, but she got worse under Aurea’ s mentorship. Ms. Doria (former principal) harassed a former teacher at PS/IS 18. According to the lawsuit filed against the Aurea Porrata Doria, the teacher felt discriminated against because of the color of her skin; the teacher received U ratings 3 for 3 consecutive years while teaching a curriculum invented by Ms. Doria; and Ms. Doria called the police to remove the teacher from the building.

      The teacher lost the lawsuit. The harrassment occurred during the Bloomberg administration. We all know how Bloomberg and the courts mistreated teachers.

      Teachers, we must stick together. The justice system has ruled against us so many times that we feel powerless against the injustices that we suffer from principals such as Lisette Febus and Aurea Porrata Doria.

      Click on the link below to read the about the lawsuit.

    • Wow…she lisette febus is a monster an for shore she’s a racist an boy oh boy I’ve had my share of her. The lies that woman tell are pathetic she should have been investigated a long time ago some body she be reevaluating her methods…

      • Glad I left Sheridan!

        I have had my share of her too. Thank God I was courageous enough to move on and leave that place of hell. Now, I hear that she’s trying to be nice to her staff. This woman will not change. She will go back to her old ways as soon as she feels that she has earned everyone’s trust. She uses people until she wears them out. Once she no longer needs them, she throws them away like disposables.

        It’s ironic that she hates Stacey M. now. For years, Stacey wrote the CEP, sat in in observations, led grade meetings, hosted countless Pds, conducted walkthroughs, did demo lessons for teachers, etc. Not to mention that Febus used to bring every quality reviewer and visitor to Stacey’s classroom because she was impressed with Stacey’s teaching. Now that Stacey is the UFT rep, she’s the enemy and a bad teacher. Do you see the trend here?

  2. Febus name should have been added to this list a long time ago. She will like you one day and hates you the next day. She lies, plots against teachers and talks behind thieir back. She has those 2 useless consultants that follow her around and write up her observations. There’s her mentor, Aurea, a former principal who was supposedly in charge of dual language. Well, that program was a failure. Then there is Alex Ramos with the inflated ego! He thinks he knows everything! He made a lot of money for sitting in Febus’ office and doing her work. Febus, even allowed Alex Ramos to observe teachers and write up observations! That must be illegal.

    I am glad I left that hellhole.

    Oh! 16 teachers left PS 457 this year. That says a lot about Febus’ administrative skills.

    • This sounds like Stacy M. You are upset because after years of being the princess coach now you are back in the classroom. It is time you work for your paycheck.

      • Run Run Run from Lisette Febus!

        I am not Stacey M. I don’t work for Sheridan anymore. I am one of the 16 teachers that left the toxic place that is Sheridan. Unlike you, Stacey is a great teacher. She’s multi-talented. She helped me a lot with instruction in the past years.

      • Tell the Truth!!!

        Did you mean that Aurea Porrata Doria, Febus’ useless consultant and mentor needs to earn her paycheck? Instead of getting more facelifts, Botox, liposuction, and breast augmentation, Aurea should finally earn her paycheck. She follows Febus around like a little puppy and pretends to be working on the computer in the main office, yet she gets paid top dollars. We all know where your money goes, Aurea, if you don’t cut back on plastic surgery, you will end up looking like Jocelyn Perisset Wildenstein AKA Catwoman!

    • You got it all wrong. That says a lot about the teachers that refused to work with our ELLS and that felt that a parking space was far more important than our students . We are sooo happy they left and you need to leave too with your friends because you are toxic!

      • Oh please! ELLs were never a priority at Sheridan. The current assistant principal, Raquel Pevey stated in a grade meeting, “ELLs are just a step above special education students.” This goes to show that the administration needs to attend PDs on language acquisition and ELL instruction. As a general education teacher, I made sure that I attended ELL specific PDs to help me teach the ELLs in my classroom. I am not an expert by any means, but I learned how to scaffold instruction for ELLs. No wonder all the ESL teachers left Sheridan! I wonder what Febus did to them.

    • You must be in la la land. FYI We are100% effective and highly effective. The evidence shows that Ms.Febus is a great leader and administrator.Our school went up in ELA and Math scores. This is what really matters. Our students are showing progress. Congratulations to Ms.Febus for being a great leader and Founder Principal of the Sheridan Academy for Young Leaders

      • The students did well on the state exams because the teachers were dedicated and worked hard. It’s not because of Lisette Febus’s leadership. You have been bashing all the 16 teachers that left Sheridan this past year and branded them as ineffective; yet, your test scores went up! Isn’t it ironic that the so-called bad teachers had so much success in raising the test scores?

        Febus didn’t personally teach the testing grades, the effective teachers did. You should thank the diligent and highly dedicated teachers who made personal and professional sacrifices to raise the test scores, not Febus!

        Think about that, dummy!

    • You never left, you are in our school and we know who you are.

  3. I Escaped the Devil's Snares

    Maria and Former teacher forgot to mention that Lisette Febus is a proud graduate of Bloomberg’s Academy. In fact, Febus has only taught for 2 to 3 years. Now, she’s a principal of a school where she destroys teachers’ career. She has also scared away every UFT rep that had represented the teachers. Plus, she has her spies around the building. They pretend to be concerned about other teachers’ concerns, then run to Febus’s office to betray the teachers’ trust.
    I feel bad for the remaining teachers. They’re not happy, they’re just afraid of change.

  4. Thanks Maria for sharing the link. I googled Lisette Febus’s name, but this link didn’t pop up like it does for other principals whose names are on the list.

    Everything written above is true. Febus came after me with a passion. She wanted to destroy my career. I wish Febus had the same passion for the children. I strongly believe that Febus hates African- American teachers– especially, female African-American teachers. She makes sure that she persecuted them so that they can leave. I think that Febus is a racist!

    • Everything above is a bunch of lies lies n more lies

      • You sound like Evelyn Vivas. You are a snitch! You’re ineffective. The only reason why you’re still a teacher and you have a job is because you’re an ass-kisser and a snitch. Didn’t you get a mentor after 15 years of teaching at PS 88 because of your ineffective teaching practices?

        • Don’t you know that everybody in our school hates you because you were the SNITCH of Dist. 9 .Many teachers did not want Ms.Febus to hire you and this is the way you pay her back? Shame,shame on you!!!

          • Run Run Run from Lisette Febus!

            How could I be the snitch of District 9 if I have only worked at Sheridan for a few years? No one at Sheridan knew me before I started working there. Get your facts straight! You must be mistaken me for someone else.

        • Sorry, you are wrong, I guess you are not that intelligent… Keep trying 🙂

    • Ms.Febus a racist? OMG! She would have never hired you if she was a racist! How ignorant can you be. Apparently you don’t know that Ms.Febus has a biracial son and she had been happily married to her African-Amercan husband for the last 24years

      • You sound like Evelyn Vivas. You are a snitch! You’re ineffective. The only reason why you’re still a teacher and you have a job is because you’re an ass-kisser and a snitch. Didn’t you get a mentor after 15 years of teaching at PS 88 because of your ineffective teaching practices?

        • Yes,I know who this is. This is Elizabeth Diaz. District 7 didn’t want you and now you are in a middle school. So the grass is not greener on the other side!

      • Run Run Run from Lisette Febus!

        Donald Trump is married to an immigrant woman; yet he hates immigrants. Febus might be married to a black man and not like African-American women! What’s your point?

    • This is one of the many lies that you and the ineffective teachers in our school have been writing about on this website.You know that you were documented because you are an ineffective teacher. So don’t blame Ms.Febus for that!!!

      • Was Arbizzani an ineffective teacher? She was rated Highly Effective during the 2013-2014 school year. Yet, Febus eliminated her position the following year just because she became a UFT rep. Arbizzani fought for us with a passion; she suffered as a result. So, not every teacher that Febus goes after is ineffective.

    • Oh yes, you are the highly ineffective teacher that left. Ms. Febus terminates ineffective teachers . That is part of her job.

      • Run Run Run from Lisette Febus!

        Febus should be terminated for being an ineffective principal. Has Febus ever modeled a lesson? No, she will never do it! We know that she doesn’t have much classroom experience to begin with. Febus should practice what she preaches. Model a mini-lesson for those so-called ineffective teachers and demonstrate good instructional practice.

        I must admit that Raquel Pevey is the only one who will be able to rise to the challenge. She would be able to model a lesson. Perhaps Febus should learn from Pevey.

  5. I am one of the 16 teachers that left PS 457X this year. I must say that everything written about Lisette Febus is true. Also, the students get away with murder. There’s no discipline, no reward system and no consequences for the students’ bad behavior.

    I have seen some great teachers come and go. I never understood how a principal can have such a high turnover of great teachers; yet nothing happens to her. You gotta love the DOE!

    • No, it is not true. You are an ineffective teacher n u know it!

    • Many teachers leave schools for different reasons; some reasons include a shorter commute to work, a better opportunity to grow, or a chance to continue their mediocre work as an educator under different supervision. At the end of the day when a teacher decides to leave a school they are looking out for what is best for them. In many cases, Febus has been the person who has given new teachers their first teaching job, although they forget to mention it. It is easy to speak ill and discredit someone when we decide to take their critiques personal, but the fact of the matter is a lot of these teachers found it much harder to work with Febus and chose to work against her until they found their way out the door. Now check that!

      • You sound like Raquel Pevey or Jose Gonzalez, the two puppet APs that Febus manipulates to do her dirty work. So please, spare us the excuses. Febus is evil. Otherwise, most of the founding members of Sheridan Academy would have remain at the school.

        You mentioned that some teachers leave because they want a shorter commute to work. Out of all the 16 teachers that left Sheridan this past year, only 2 landed teaching jobs in Queens and Brooklyn because they live too far from the Bronx. All the others landed jobs in Dictricts, 8, 9, and 10 in the Bronx. So, check the facts before you concoct those lame excuses to defend Febitch!

    • More lies, you must be an ineffective teacher who had poor management control of your class!

  6. Proud of Sheridan

    So, one of my friends sent me this link. Whoever wrote this is evil. Febus is a good principal. She cares about the kids. She treats everyone with respect. Why would anyone try to destroy her reputation? Febus only goes after bad teachers. The person who wrote this must have been a bad teacher.

    • Ok you are seriously delusional. Good luck to you when she turns on you next.

      • K and you are seriously sick snd toxic. Go !

        • Vivas, are you an effective teacher? You can barely teach a reading lesson. You yell and scream at the students. You put the students down in front of their peers. You snatch items out of the students’ hands, you banged objects on the desks to intimidate the students, You berate the poor little first graders when you don’t get your way Yet, you have never been written up for corporal punishment. You should do a PD on ass-kissing. It really is an art for you.

          • Again, this is Elizabeth Diaz, ineffective teacher that strongly believes that she doesn’t have to plan. You are soo toxic , we are glad you left!!!

    • Yes, I agree, this must be an ineffective teacher

  7. Former Teacher Also

    I’m a former teacher at Sheridan and let me just start by saying that so many amazing teachers have left because of this woman. Everything written about this woman above is true. And to the comment at 8:46 we all know who this is. The sad part is everyone knows who you are and the fact that you think she won’t go after you makes you just as insane as as she is. As you can see the “spy” comments hold true. To continue with additional things this tyrant has done: She took many, many preps from teachers without paying them nor giving them another prep a separate day (ILLEGAL)! She is absolutely racist toward African American individuals. She writes people up just to start a record so she can try to terminate them. She has a clan of groupie consultants that are her friends that sit in her office and collect a paycheck anytime they want to come in. She even has them observe teachers. 16 people left this year alone! What hurts me the most is the children are the last thought on her mind. She let really amazing teachers go that bent over backwards for the students that walk through those doors. Amazing kids that are now missing out on amazing learning experiences from teachers that really cared. Students who live in a very rough area and need those teachers there for them. We built a family of teachers (minus the spy group) that all had one enemy, her. Unfortunately, we all couldn’t stand up for each other in fear her next target would be us. BUT, when you attack one of us, you attack all of us. This is why so many fled. I hurt for the kids. They are my biggest concern. This woman should absolutely not have this job!

    • I am so sorry but you got it all wrong. You are an ineffective teacher

      • Run Run Run from Lisette Febus!

        So, one of Febus’s snitches decided to call anyone that wrote a negative comment about Febus an ineffective teacher. Tell me, how many of the teachers that left this year were rated ineffective? Maybe 2? The science teacher was rated ineffective and was unfairly targeted because she’s African-American. I can’t vouch for the other teacher. Get your facts straight before spewing lies about effective educators.

    • It is you that should not be working in out school. You are toxic and you don’t belong in out school. You do not care about our students, all you care is about your check

  8. Unbelievable, I never thought anyone would get the courage to state the obvious, a bully with obsessive tendancy to manipulate,lie and attack teacher’s especially ones that she know are clearly knowledgeable than her. Her AP’s are just as bad, but you have to feel sorry for them because they are intimidated by her and they know first hand what she is capable of. Horror to work for, Lisette Febus put me through hell but I survived so many others didn’t they either quit their jobs or were terminated due to licensce revoked or discontinuence from the district. I can understand how she continues to be a principal.

  9. This woman is absolutely evil. She’s a narcissistic witch. She enjoys hurting people. She obeserved pregnant teachers and rated them ineffective. How evil is that? Couldn’t she come back on a different day? Why aggravate a very pregnant teacher.

    She would rather have teacher take a whole day off instead of allowing them to leave 30 minutes to an hour early for a doctor’s appointment. But, when one of her spies had to leave during the school day to go to the doctor, she allowed her to come back to work without deducting the time from her CAR.

    Sometimes, she leaves early for doctor’s appointments. Why couldn’t she take the whole damn day like she asked her staff members to do.

    I could go on and on. But, everything that this evil witch has done has been written in the other posts.

    • So let me get this straight… admin should’ve given her an effective or highly effective BECAUSE she’s pregnant? Sooooo, even if the teacher needed to improve Ms. Febus should have given her a high rating. THAT MAKES NO SENSE! WOW! What if your kid was in that class? I bet you would think differently then…right?

      • I agree, it’s OK to treat me differently if it benefits me but not to rate me based on my job performance? Is this about our needs or the kids? ‍♂️

      • Obviously, you have low reading comprehension skills. The previous poster stated that Febus could have come back on a different day instead of rating the pregnant teacher ineffective. The pregnant teacher was an effective teacher who was having a bad day. Febus had observed many of her cronies and decided not to write up the lesson because it was ineffective. She came back on a day when her cronies were teaching lessons that she deemed effective. Couldn’t Febus extent that same courtesy to the pregnant teacher?

  10. I was one of the first teachers hired when the school first opened up in 2009. The first two years were great and then my third year I was told I ruined our friendship. Febus is a total pysho.
    I had a union meeting everyday from January to the last day of school. The union rep was so scared of her that she allowed this. I was harrassed to no end.
    She even tried to harass me at my new school saying I had an open case for nonsense and my new principle and union rep shut her down.
    I was told I had to leave or I would get an unsatisfactory and still received an unsatisfactory because I didn’t find a new school fast enough. And since I didn’t have tenure she was able to get away with this.
    She is pure evil and thank God every day that I don’t work for her.
    Good luck to all the people that work for her.

    • I am glad that you escaped that woman’s evil snares. It’s a good thing that you found another school. I am sure you’re appreciated by the administrators at your school. Nowadays, if she doesn’t like an untenured teacher, she persecute that teacher, then terminates him/her. You’re very fortunate.

    • Thank God you left, you are one of those teachers refusing to work with our ELLS. Ineffective. I am so glad Ms. Febus is cleaning house. 4 more to go 🙂

      • Run Run Run from Lisette Febus!

        Febus is not cleaning house. Only the two teachers that she rated ineffective to get rid of them had no choice but to leave. The other 14 teachers left of their own volition.

  11. Lisette Febus, no this is not true. Not Lisette. Wait, we named her Lucy,short for Lucifer. The woman is the devil herself. Her mentor Auria is an idiot! Yes everything is true about this evil woman. A woman with a black heart! Just ask the wife of the first AP that she drove to his grave.

  12. “Where do I begin?” First I have to say, that it is truly DISGUSTING that people would mention those who have passed away. It is straight up DISRESPECTFUL and it just shows YOUR LACK OF CHARACTER! HOW DARE YOU! Do the kids a favor and LEAVE! I’m sure your negativity is spewing into your classroom and infecting new teachers! Honestly I am sick and tired of hearing all the negativity in our school. We need positive teachers in the building! Let’s be real, there are teachers in the building who think they are, “Holier than thou” and don’t want to teach ALL children. There are a few who feel that because they have ‘done their time’ they should be privileged with level 3 and 4 students. Who the HELL do you think you are?! If you are truly passionate about teaching you should embrace the level 1s and 2s; it’s actually a compliment. I don’t complain because I sincerely care about the kids and feel bad that they are rejected by these wanna be princesses.

    • These negative comments are absolutely wonderful because they show the caliber of class and education of these who write it. It is obvious that those who have departed don’t have what it takes to work under the helm of an excellent administrator and human being. The derogatory classless comments alone only magnify that those who left were not on the same caliber of those who remain. So thank you for leaving and lessing the burden on those who can handle working with slight inconveniences. Furthermore i do hope in your new positions you are so busy becoming better teacher5a that it gives you no time for salacious commentary in a weak attempt to take down an administrator that gave your career a chance.

      Go work on your lesson plans and hopefully the grass is greener on the other side. It must be nice to sit behind the annonimtiy of a computer and attempt to ruin someones career how unfortunate you wont be blessed with the same anominity when your displaying your ability as a teacher is being observed.

      Good luck and good riddance.

      • Run Run Run from Lisette Febus!

        Yes, the grass is greener for all the teachers who have left PS 457X. I know that for a fact. As for you, you’re still working under this evil witch. You sound like Pevey or Gonzalez; Febus’ puppets. You know that you’re miserable too. You’re probably looking for a way out yourself. You may even be wondering when your turn will come.

        Pray hard!

    • Soo true!!! What about the princesses that do not want to teach our ELLS. They need to go to schools that don’t have any ELLs

      • Run Run Run from Lisette Febus!

        A self-righteous teacher criticizing others who had the courage to leave a toxic school. Every teacher at Sheridan complained about having too many ELLs in his/her class. I bet you’re one of them. Stop lying!

    • Yes , we have too many toxic people like you

    • You will be singing a different tune when Febus turns on you next. It’s a matter of time. Unless you’re her carpool partner, Serrano or her top snitch, Vivas, you will not receive special privileges.

      • Ms. Serrano’ car pooling is irrelevant in this situation. The school in grades 4 and 5 are the highest grades in performance in both ELA and Mathematics in the history of our school Level 3’s and 4’s. She loves our students. Your comment about Ms. Vivas being a top snitch is not true. You are the top snitch in our school and a cheater!!! I am sure you all read the OSI Investigation by now where she was found to be a snitch and cheater. She was a lazy teacher , her students couldn’t pass the tests so she gave the students the answers to pass .She looked like she was a good teacher because she cheated. Everybody at PS90 hated her . Teachers called her the devil and a rat.

        • Ms. Serrano’ car pooling is NOT irrelevant. She is part of Febus orchestra.She was the top ass- kisser at PS 90 mini-school. Now she has sharpened her ass-kissing skills over the years. She is now a highly effective ass-kisser.

  13. I currently work in the school and although I truly respect everyone’s opinion to me she has always been caring and respectful towards me. She always treats me with kindness and professionalism. And evertime i needed something she was always there to help. I understand that people have different opinions but I just wanted to say that not everything that was written in this thread is 100% accurate. Sending blessings to everyone.

  14. I find it truly disturbing to read the nonsense these so called teachers are writing about Ms. Febus. In my time working for her I have seen nothing more than a dedicated professional who simply wants more for the students. They are maligning her efforts to create a great school and twisting facts to support their claims. In my time working for Ms. Febus I have found her to be honest, trustworthy and most of all supportive of her teachers. She invests in good professional development to help us improve our skills, provides us with all the materials and supplies we need to do our job well. Brings in experts to help and support us when and where we need it. Yes 16 people left and that included a few good teachers, however, how many of them left due to the negative environment created by the type of individuals that engage in negative campaigns of attacking people for having the courage to do their job well. But most blatant and disturbing in these posts is that someone would use the tragic death of a colleague to malign a Principal. This site was created for teachers who had legitimate claims against principals, not for people who have no business teaching children.

    • You summed it up! Thank you for those wonderful words.I couldn’t have said it better. Proud to be a Sheridan Academy educator!

    • You got it wrong! Thie comments written by the teachers who were victims of Febus’ evil doings are completely accurate. Febus lies like a rug! Trustworthy is not a word that describes this evil bitch. What about evil, cold-hearted, manipulative, liar, crooked, narcissist, sociopath, corrupted, hateful, etc? These words describe that nasty woman better.



  15. You summed it up! Thank you for those wonderful words.I couldn’t have said it better. Proud to be a Sheridan Academy educator!

  16. Holy shit…just here for the comments

  17. I am SO glad I am out of that toxic environment. The grass IS greener on the other side. At SAYL we were not appreciated or treated like professionals. It feels great to actually enjoy going to work, to have the support of administration instead of feeling like they are out to get you, and to not feel stressed and anxious over the constant craziness, lack of order and organization, and excessive amount of consultants who want to micromanage your every move. Leaving Sheridan was the best decision I ever made.

  18. Run Run Run from Lisette Febus!

    I was never rated ineffective at Sheridan. You’re wrong!

  19. Febus and the admin were very kind for giving me my first year at teaching, I thought I was supported, challenged and guided but it was because I was favored. Thank god otherwise I would’ve experienced the misery of others- their emotions and stress were unfathimable. A lot of teacher abuse was happening like a strong undertow. It wasn’t until I left that what I thought was “normal” for teachers was totally ABNORMAL. That school is run like a fun house. If you’re stuck in the current and have vested many years, you know nothing else. I went to my new school and felt like a damaged puppy. So much wrong doing at SAYl and scarring. Febus loves to label things as “illegal” if she doesn’t want to deal with it which makes you feel like she gives a shit, but no- she is just lazy and doesn’t have the headspace to deal with real issues or concerns. When she wants something from you, it is no longer illegal. Bipolar? Inconsistent? Sneaky? Unsupportive? Manipulative? Entitled? Unqualified? All valid words, but they do not suffice. I am at a school where I am supported, not challenged, given effective criticism to make me grow and where the students are put first and managed with a long term goal for success. I refer to SAYL as Hunger Games for Young Leaders because kids are at war with each other, teachers are divided into two sides (ass kissers versus student-driven teachers) admin is framing the game for destruction. Watch the movie, you’ll see. Call her Principal Snow, not Febus. She sucks and I am glad I am out.

    Y si tú quieres decir algo de eso, sierra tu boca. Nadie quiere oír la mierda de tu boca. Gracias puerca!!!

  20. I worked at Sheridan for 5 years. I have seen great teachers come and go. The school was very unorganized and student discipline was nonexistent. The teachers were always stressed out and overwhelmed because of last minute changes to schedules, preps being taken away, excessive amount of paperwork, and little to no support from administration.

    Ms. Febus was usually in a bad mood. It was difficult to approach her and voice concerns about instruction and/or student disciple. She used teacher observations as a form of punishment. If a teacher complained one time too many, that teacher got observed either after lunch or during the last period. Most teachers were too afraid to fight back or go to the union because they knew that they would be Febus’ next target. The teachers who were bold enough to defend their rights were bullied, reduced to tears, and labeled incompetent.

    PS 457x had a lot of consultants. Aurea Porrata Doria has been a mentor to Febus for 8 years! She is one of Febus’s cronies. Her so-called A school phased out under her leadership, now she’s helping destroy Sheridan. It is obvious that Aurea is not a good mentor since her mentee Lisette Febus is one of the most hated principals in District 9. To top it off, Aurea writes up Febus’s observations.

    Dr. Scafidi,the math consultant stands out because of her intelligence. She’s not part of the group of useless consultants. She models effective math instruction to help new teachers improve their teaching practices. I learned a lot from Dr. Scafidi. I disagree with the previous posters who denigrated all the consultants at Sheridan.

  21. The fact that 16 teachers left this year speaks for itself. This school is toxic. The teachers that left were not ineffective, the majority of them were rated effective, young and eager to teach, and were well-liked by students and staff. Yes, Lisette Febus gave their career a chance and I’m sure they are grateful for the experience but many soon realized the unsupportive, negative environment was only going to hinder them in the long run. Most of the people who are still at Sheridan have many years in and are scared of change or counting down until retirement. Otherwise, I’m sure they would be looking for a way out too. Who wants to live like that for 30+ years when there are schools and administrators out there that will appreciate you, support you, and actually treat you like a human being? Elementary schools should be fun, joyful places. The students should be the number one priority. Learning should be fun! That is not the case here. The kids are out of control, there’s no discipline, no time for fun or creativity, the entire school is completely unorganized, and the teachers are all stressed out. All they care about is data and testing. Administration doesn’t support the teachers or paras and act like they are out to get them instead of working together for the good of the school. There’s very little sense of community (which is VERY apparent based on these comments from people bashing each other). It’s sad because it’s the kids who are the ones who suffer. You can lie and defend Lisette Febus all you want, but we all know the truth. No well-functioning school is going to have THAT many good teachers leave. Call them ineffective or whatever you want, but that was not the case and you know it. Whoever is bad-mouthing Stacey and bringing up something that happened almost 20 years ago clearly is not aware of the problems at hand. Stacey is one of the nicest people at this school, and one of the few people that actually helps new teachers and makes people feel welcomed. Instead of spending so much time writing negative comments on this forum about something that happened 20 years ago and is completely irrelevant to Sheridan Academy today, why don’t you work on creating a sense of community within the school, providing a nurturing environment for students, and supporting new teachers so you can avoid such a crazy amount of teacher turnover in the future? Just an idea. It starts from the top.

  22. Run like a thief!!!

    The students were out of control. I loved them and loved teaching them. The academic performance was abysmal. I enjoyed the challenge and the joy of small successes. The observations were constant and consistent; overwhelming in volume, poorly scheduled, with feedback that rarely reflected the practices within the room. Leaving was one of the saddest things I’ve ever done. Leaving was one of the greatest things I’ve ever done. I desperately miss the students and the safe, joyful environment I was able to provide those kids with in my classroom. I am so grateful to have escaped a toxic environment that promotes self-doubt, blame, pressure, and a sense of distrust. Many of the teachers who left were excellent educators. Many of us were rated effective or highly effective. Many of us were pushed out once we found our feet and decided to stand up for our students and our right to teach to their needs instead of to the whims of consultants and administrators. I miss the students. I miss my colleagues. I miss Dr Scafidi. I do not miss SAYL or it’s administrative protocols. I do not miss the tears and fears. I do not miss the despondent teachers who tried their best each day and succeeded in the eyes of students and parents and ratings, only to be derrided and decimated by administration. I wish I could have stayed, but I am so glad I left. I’ve worked under a Principal “worse” than Lisette Febus, but she was very clear that she wasn’t your friend or your mentor. She went after everyone viciously and publicly. You did not look at that woman without your union rep and everyone knew it. Unfortunately, Ms Febus, while not as vicious, came across as more cruel. Stating that she was supportive and loving, promising to be fair and helpful, then tearing people down and decimating their confidence without warning. Suggesting that teachers jobs were in jeapordy due to observation ratings when those teachers later received a highly effective rating. Deliberately throwing schedules into upheaval, demanding mountains of paperwork, blasting bulletin boards, and then observing classes during the last period of a day…directly after lunch and gym…on a Friday… Good lord, if you are still there, God help you. May I suggest that you run. Run like a thief. Run as far and as fast as you can to school that will support and respect you. Or one that will at least be honest.

    • This sounds like Stacey Moskowitch

    • This sounds like our union rep

    • You have said it all. After years of feeling unappreciated and taken for granted at Sheridan, I finally found a school where I feel appreciated and supported. Febus changes her mind faster than Katy Perry changes her hair. You can never be sure what her expectations are. Her expectations are as volatile as her moods. If she observed you while she’s in a good mood, count your blessings. If she happens to be in a shitty mood, you’d better pray the Rosary because your observation will be ineffective.

      If you still work at Sheridan, you will notice Febus is usually in a bad mood. Don’t approach her while she’s having “one of her days.”

      10 Tips to help you survive working at Sheridan:

      1) Don’t Complain to administration about anything unless you want ineffective ratings in all your observations.

      2) Don’t approach Febus when she’s in a bad mood.

      3) Don’t ask to leave early to go to a doctor’s appointment unless you’re one of her cronies, she will say NO or ask you to take the whole day off.

      4) Do not trust the assistant principals. They will betray your trust to cover themselves.

      5) Do not complain about behavior problems in your class or you will be branded a bad teacher.

      6) Do not hang out with teachers that Febus hates, you will become the next target.

      7) Do not go to the union or file a grievance against Febus unless you’re fearless and ready for the fight of your life.

      8) Do not believe anything Febus promises you, she lies and doesn’t keep her promises.

      9) Do not trust those that work closely with administration. (Hint: the teachers who want to be administrators in the near future or the ones who just obtained their license in administration). Their loyalty is to Febus, not you! They will rat you out.

      10) You have to agree with Febus and the APs on everything or you will be observed after lunch or last period and receive ineffective ratings.

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