Jason Wagner, Principal
Pelham Lab High School
3000 E. Tremont Avenue
Bronx, NY 10460
I’m a teacher at PLHS and I can tell you a very sad truth: our school is just 2 years old, and we are already on our 3rd chapter leader in just 2 years!
wagner gave me 3 day detention for trying to go to class. then proceeded to lie about what i said too him,he a bitch lmao
He finna go have your kidz in his life
It is no secret that most of us here are untenured. we discover after the fact that we are made to work outside of the contract. many of us realized too late he plays favorites. the competitiveness here is cutthroat.
I don’t understand why the school has had so many CL when the principal was a CL for many years in Millennium Art HS located in the Stevenson Campus. Did Jason forget his roots of why schools need CLs? Or did go on the dark side now that he’s a principal.
The only “darkside” are incompetent racist lazy teachers like you who don’t give a shit about the children, only your bad teacher comfort. You want to work the least and complain the most. You’re obviously in the wrong profession. Why don’t you get a job cleaning up dog shit at a kennel.
damn your rude and how is he/she racist it makes no since get an education sweetheart.
Students abuse teachers and threaten them. Wagner encourages kids to flip on teachers. Does not discipline students.
FHACK YIU MESN
Mr. Wagner interviewed me while he was still at Millennium Art Academy. I was a Union Chapter Leader at the school I worked at in Manhattan, so I knew that to get the finger on the pulse of what was really going on in the school, that I should have a chapter leader to chapter leader talk at whatever school I was considering a position at. He showed me his Union Chapter Leader business card when I mentioned I would like to speak with them before I made any decisions, even though he was no longer the Chapter Leader. He then proceeded to lie to every question I asked about the students behavior and the teacher/administration dynamic. I had a NIGHTMARE year at MAA, and of ALL THE SAME TRICKS DESCRIBED ABOVE were used on me while I was there. I am now tenured in a nice suburban school district, and could not be happier. I actually just google searched Principal Jason Wagner to see how his new school is doing… and looky here… he has decided to continue the crooked shams he learned at MAA. YOU CANT BELIEVE A WORD THIS SLIPPERY WORM EVER SAYS. I am not surprised… Read more »
Ask questions, like why so many teachers left in the 2nd year, were excessed or not invited back. Then ask why everyone is a 1st year teacher.
i was smacked with a ruler by mr wagner
I was a teacher at PLHS, and because Jason and I didn’t agree that there should be consequences for the badly behaved kids, Jason targeted me. He also allowed the students to constantly verbally and physically assault teachers, including myself, with no consequences. Though I started out with fairly high ratings during my observations, he started giving me low ratings to show ‘evidence’ that I was bad at my job though the AP gave me good ratings. He is passive aggressive and skirts around any issue, never actually saying anything concrete and then denies denies denies when he threatens teachers -as long as someone he deems important is around because he is a liar. He has told teachers that they are hanging out with the ‘wrong’ people (by wrong, I mean the teachers he doesn’t like), and on multiple occasions to multiple teachers has said, “I wouldn’t want to have to take severe disciplinary action against you” when they hang out with or talk to these teachers he doesn’t like. He creates an atmosphere that promotes conflict among the teachers there, and he has his little clique who defend him likely because they all want to be APs. The other… Read more »
In my experience Jason is very supportive of both teachers and students at the school. Trying to create a new school and a new school culture (Pelham lab is in our fourth year) is going to be difficult. I think the fact that he has a good relationship with our Union rep and the many teachers that chose to stay only credits his character. There is going to be staff turnover in any brand new school. Not everyone wants to do the difficult work required to create an excellent and supportive school environment for underserved students in our community. Jason believes in framing each student positively and working towards solutions with the cooperation of both staff and family. This is often more challenging than simple punishing, suspending and expelling students. But the ultimate goal is an inclusive school where all students can succeed. Obviously if a teacher prefers “a nice suburban school district” than teaching at Pelham Lab, located squarely in the Bronx would not be a good fit. It seems that “Bits of Truth” also had a negative experience teaching in general which is unfortunate but teaching high needs students is not for everyone, that is why you’ve chosen… Read more »
Being a current teacher at PLHS, who has no plans on leaving, I also believe that “BITS OF TRUTH” has a lot more going on than simply his teaching situation. Many of the issues which were presented have much more backstory and critical information which is missing. Mr. Wagner is very supportive of teachers and many times will provide support over a very long period of time. Some people simply cannot be helped or will not accept help which is provided to them. I also wish the best and hopefully this person will find their future career more rewarding and fruitful.
I’m worried that you think some people cannot be helped. I hope you don’t take that same attitude into the classroom. I am worried that you might be missing what is right in front of you.
Just to clarify, I did not mean to imply that an individual cannot be helped. This part of the comment was connected with the second half of the statement. As a teacher I believe everyone can be supported, develop,and grow over time. But as an adult, when a a large amount of varied support, help, and time is provided we need to be reflective and accept it to be helped.
So what is Bits of truth leaving out?
Wrong. And, no, I didn’t have a negative experience teaching in general because when I taught at other schools, there were no problems, but nice assumption. I never said anything about punitive discipline either -another wrong assumption on your part. Restorative justice practices also have consequences, something that Jason apparently doesn’t believe. I, along with everyone else received the training, and he just decides to ignore that part. I also don’t think I was targeted by the students; I was most definitely targeted by Jason.
Looks like the clique found this website, as the above comments make clear. It is interesting how specific facts in the “Bits of Truth” are not refuted, but ad hominem attacks are used to deflect the criticism of this principal. It would have been better to develop the response with a critical step by step rebuttal. Alas this kind of thing is not what the clique is capable of. Sadly it is probably not what they are teaching the students to do either. It is alarming for the pattern stated in the first comments to continue regarding the union representation at this school. One can tell from the entirety of the comments left in this forum that there is indeed a problem with this principal. Teacher turnover does not regularly happen at the levels it is occurring presently at this school. There is obviously a problem are parents not concerned? But if the clique is not currently being targeted, perhaps it is hard to see. If the clique is as inexperienced and young as the other comments suggest, it appears they must not know how it is done in other schools. Unfortunately, if what this principal is doing is ignoring… Read more »
But wait………………………………………………………………………………………………………. weren’t you part of a clique as well sir?
I’m curious about where all the receipts are for the allegations against Jason Wagner. In regards to restorative justice and the alleged lack of discipline, regardless of whether one is in favor of RJ or not, Chancellor Fariña and Mayor De Blasio are pushing this agenda, not principals or superintendents. They want to see lower suspension numbers and therefore across the five boroughs all administrators will feel the pressure to lower these numbers. Why are they pushing RJ? Because of the systemic racism and discrimination inherent in the Department of Education, as well as other institutions, where students of color and those receiving special education services have been suspended at a much higher rate than their white, non-disabled peers.
Cliques exist in every school or work place, but it’s interesting that the clique that was allegedly speaking with a reporter, recording conversations with administration and other staff without their knowledge, and making homophobic and racist comments towards administration and students is conveniently absent from the diatribe above.
This is difficult work and not everyone is cut out for it. I’m not sure where the “1/3 of staff leaving” statistics are coming from as this is not true. As a current teacher at PLHS, I have never felt unsupported by Mr. Wagner. The chapter leader turnover most recently comes from that person leaving the DOE to become an AP closer to their home. I look forward to continuing our work at PLHS as we move into our 4th year.
I am also a current teacher at PLHS and have no plans on leaving. The individuals that are unhappy with Mr. Wagner have left out a lot of information and facts to make their accusations seem substantiated. Mr. Wagner is supportive to both staff and students. Restorative justice is a process and will succeed but time must be devoted to it. It takes time and patience. The only way we will thrive as a school is for the staff, admin, students, and families must work together to achieve our goals. That is what Mr. Wagner is trying to build and I am glad to be part of this community.
Lol well if this wasn’t informative about the kind of collegial atmosphere a candidate for PLHS would look forward to…. I can’t stop laughing.
As one of the teachers at the school, I can say this entire thread is symbolic of how the school is run. The favoritism, the inequality of supplies and attention between grades, and the lack of discipline all make this school intolerable. I have gone to and believe in Restorative Justice, but it is not being implemented as the Chancellor or Mayor proscribed it.
Furthermore, the school has a very large level of young, untenured, inexperienced teachers. Coupled with an inexperienced administration, it leaves much confusion and lack of support for the teachers that are trying to develop. In my opinion, this is why some people love it (they are left alone completely) and some people hate it (they are lost and have no guidance from admin).
Needless to say, the environment between teachers in the hallways is such that you frequently get ignored by the senior teachers that are enjoying their time at PLHS.
A rebuttal to Conflicted Environment:
Some people don’t do much research when trying to put statistics into their arguments. I’m not sure about the staff that is coming in as we are growing but by my count we have teachers in each department with varying amounts of experience. Each department (with exception of 1) has teachers with at least 5 and in most cases 10 or more years of experience. There are always young teachers in schools as there is a high turnover rate in this profession (not just under Mr. Wagner’s supervision). In my view, experienced teachers do not turn a blind eye towards younger teachers. In all cases we are welcoming and willing to help. In any case, there are students futures at stake in this so let’s all move on and find something better to do, like planning an engaging lesson. Put your energy into something positive.
Seven teachers left this school this year- none of them left the profession. Why are they leaving this school?
When a school consistently loses new teachers who are eager and ready to enter this profession, the person to look at for answers should be the principal. New teachers should be mentored and given as much guidance and assistance as needed, individually and collectively. In absence of support, administrators are abandoning these teachers and signaling both staff and students that they are vulnerable. As a result, good teachers leave, and students witness and experience dysfunction that they helped to create. It amuses them, but hurts them in the end. I think the NYCDOE should create a strong team to investigate administrators like Principal Wagner. This abuse, favoritism, and dysfunction must stop.
It seems like this forum is perfect for unhappy, failed teachers to place blame on anyone but themselves. Busy gearing up for another year myself! I’m glad that you had the sense to quit after one year, you did other teachers and the students a favor. There are two “cliques” if you want to call them that. There are teachers that like their job and try to work with students and administrators and then there are people that can’t handle what they’ve gotten themselves into and don’t want to hear that they have a lot to learn. Good luck in your future career moves! Let us know if you have any more newsworthy moments.
Dear JS and MB, Your claims raise many questions: 1) If you had “dreams” of being a teacher, why not go to another school? Contrary to what you have said, teacher turnover is quite common in NYC schools and teachers change schools all the time. If you really wanted to be a teacher, why not apply to other schools instead of engaging in a pathetic crusade of character assassination with fabrications that very few people are going to read? 2) If the horrible behaviors you allege took place happened in your classroom, why did the other teachers on your grade teams, who taught the same students as you, largely have no issues with most of the students you are describing? Which brings us to the next question… 3) You have described the alleged words/actions of the principal, and of the students. Whose actions and words have you not described? Yours. When you are screaming at and insulting children, they are bound to respond. But both of you were, from day one, completely clueless as to how to address misbehavior. In fact, you didn’t even care to. Let’s just put it all out on the table. J, you were unprofessional towards… Read more »
One must first be true to the school. Yet, I can see when the school is being ran by an incompetent. Following the role model of one Ms. Nodel. As for any problems arising, well look at her track record enough said.
MAA no way
First of all, you are nearly illiterate as evidenced by your inability to write a correctly, AND your knowledge of Ms. Nodel is wrong. I used to teach under Ms. Nodel. She was an amazing principal and was the highest rated principal in the Bronx! She truly cared about her students and many got accepted into the top colleges! She worked tirelessly to make the school a place where children of poverty could have a chance. I’m glad she protected the students from pieces of shit teachers like you. You should consider a career at McDonalds.
I think it is very low to out people who have not put their names on this site. I think it is also low to call out their private lives on here or make suggestions about how other staff felt, something this website is not intended to do. This site is about making the school better.
Yes, 7 teachers left this year. 6 of them have been employed in other schools. And one is still searching for a job, IN EDUCATION. I have kept in touch with all of my former colleagues because they are people, imperfect as we all are, but people. They do not deserve the way you are treating them, especially if you didn’t try to help, coach, or guide them in any way.
As a result of the turnover, many of the juniors and seniors have wholes in their schedules or are CURRENTLY not scheduled for the classes that they need to graduate. Many are missing a language or an arts elective due to scheduling issues. Furthermore, there are many ELL students and sped students who are not getting their services. Those two issues alone are big enough issues for Mr. Wagner to lose his position.
They outed themselves when they made a video where you can see them and hear their voices and know exactly who they are. Why do they get to stay anonymous when the principal has to be subjected to lies and insults? They have brought this on themselves with their pathetic and mendacious (if that word’s too advanced you can ask Bojack) attempt at character assassination. In fact, there were attempts made to help, coach, and guide these teachers, even by other teachers who were under no obligation to do so, but again, their attitude was very negative towards the students from the beginning of the school year and they scoffed at the very idea of restorative justice. They harassed students and made them feel unsafe. That is the irony of this, that if there was a scandal to be reported in the news it would’ve been about those two teachers because they are ones that parents were calling in to complain about. To be getting the number of 7 teachers leaving, you would have to be counting 2 who were not asked to return for the issues mentioned above, 1 who was an ATR and not returning regardless, 1 who… Read more »
I came across this while looking for the number to PLHS haha. I am one of the seven teachers and realized that someone took it upon themselves to speak for me as to why I left. TO be very clear – yes I am teaching overseas and having a blast. This isn’t because it is easy – there are wonderful challenges here. It is because I don’t hear the word “No” every time I ask for the bare minimum. I didn’t leave because I got a job overseas. I got a job overseas because I wanted to leave Pelham and I was wooed by the school I now work at because of my talent. I expressed my dissatisfaction for about a year to leadership and others so I’m not sure why me deciding to go overseas means I was happy at Pelham. But then again, Jason told me he was surprised when I announced my resignation so I guess he wasn’t really listening to my very candid statements I made directly to him anyway. I agree with what many people said above about the cliques and manipulation by the leadership. I disagree that the students are any bit of the… Read more »
My first post on this website:
Why so much hate? I’m over everything. Wish you all the best.
LOL popcorn and a glass of wine for this. If anyone had doubts about a toxic climate at this school, this here thread convinced them. Iceberg theory, more under water. Just another small school with growing pains? Or naahhh?
Your lifestyle sounds toxic.
I am a concerned parent of the Pelham Lab High School Community. Why are you all discussing this? The real issue is that this person below is still working with students at Pelham Lab High School. One of them being my child. Let us unite and fight for justice. I will be paying the district office a visit to request a transfer for my child.
Since we hired a GOOD batch of teachers this year, I wish they could chime in and talk about their experience so far, but urge them also, to not get involved in this BS. I will continue to defend this school against the misinformation that is being presented here. Our seniors are well on the way to graduation. Our special education students and our ELL’s are getting the services they need to be successful. I am not a principal or in administration at all. I believe in this school and the hard working teachers that work with our students every day to get them to graduate on time. I love our students and the staff at PLHS. I want the best for our students. While the DOE is a difficult place to navigate as a parent, student, teacher, or admin, I believe this school is one that can help students accomplish their dreams. If I had children, I would send them to this school as I see EVERY DAY, the dedication of the staff to ensuring that kids are getting the education they deserve. There are so many opportunities here. I’m sorry some educators did not feel supported. All I… Read more »
Also, if you are a parent with a concern, I urge you to come in to the school and speak with some of the dedicated teachers and administration who work there. We are always willing to listen and discuss your concerns.
I am a new teacher this year at PLHS with 10 years experience. I am going to simply give my opinion of what I have seen at the school and in the principal, Jason Wagner. First of all, I came from a school with a TRUE bully principal who currently has 6 discrimination lawsuits against him. From what I have seen, Mr. Wagner has been nothing but helpful, approachable, accomodating & professional. The day after I accepted the position at PLHS I was offered a position much closer to home at a school I have been trying to get into for years. I approached Mr. Wagner with my dilemma & he has gone out of his way to help me transfer to that school. I cannot comment on things that happened in the past at PLHS, since I was not here then. But from my perspective, Mr Wagner is no bully. The teachers work hard to help their students and most of the students behave well & want to learn. If the school was closer to home, I would gladly stay. And I would enjoy my time here. Unfortunately my commute has been difficult since I have to also care… Read more »
Hello to all of you folks who love to gossip about others but can never to their face. LOL im going to write in such poor grammar so that people can try and figure out who i am. The staff this year is full of weirdos and idots who like to kiss the ring of Wagner. When is the truth finally going to come out on how this school is going nowhere fast, and how the LGBT community is being pushed down our thorats and the choas of the halls and classrooms arent addressed. The staff has a whole is full of people who love to gossip on a dialy about things that are messed up but dont have the heart or valor to say or do anything. Please correct my grammar im a little slow lol. The hispanic men who work at Lab are all full of themselves starting from the top and down and dont get me started on the LATINAS wow they are a piece of work dont know if there gay or straight but thats another story. The cacusians are all over the place just a bucnh of cry babies who think the world owes them… Read more »
People its time to put your life jackets on the ship is sinking fast. Everyday is a new issue at the LAB jaja , and the staff can see how the “MAN” in charge can not control the ZOO. What I do not get is why are people scared to unite and stand up for what is right??? Must be that they like to be told one thing and have another done. But oh well to each is own I’m going to enjoy the show while it last.
P.S. Merry Christmas
WOW the end is near for “LAB” after today’s PD breaking news. Hernandez leaving to help another school get better while ours goes to hell. The closer is watching over the whole dog and pony show. Now let’s see what happens next hahahahaha. This is a soap opera at its best.
You’re joking right? Hernandez was asked to leave (not for the first time) after numerous complaints by staff members over his inappropriate and unprofessional conduct towards staff and students over the past 2 years. Not sure how he’ll make another school better when he never did any work to begin with.
Frank and Jason please stand up and give face bunch of little men
Bien is the SOLE reason I stayed at the school as long as I did. Try working at a school where administrators are respected and teachers are professional, and if you have a problem, you talk to them like a person, not shielded through someone else.
You must like listening to someone babble at you about nonsense for 2 hours straight
The problem with today’s society. Is that people have no morals or heart to say what they want
To the face of the person they have a problem with.
But that’s life to bad that MEN aren’t MEN no more. But let’s see what happens next at the all great lab.
Secrets always come out. One shouldn’t throw stones if one lives in a glass house.
All these men crying about small things in life like a bunch of girls. But oh well the women at Pelham are tougher then the so called men. Metro sexual men who have their period all month long hahahaha. The time is coming we’re lab will be will be no more.
Metrosexual > Homophobic
Wow I’m guessing your a proud supporter of Me Too as well
Frank,Mallory,Reyes,Jason, are all about to have
A rude awakening when the dust settles. Life is full of surprises and karma is a bitch. So please let them know about this post because we all know the truth.
P.S the kids do have a voice and it’s being heard in all the right places and the right people are going to take action.
OMG I can’t believe that I came to work at such a toxic place we’re the staff is worst then the kids and ADMINISTRATORS gossip about each other. Can’t wait for open market to leave. These people all need help one way or another from the top to the bottom. You have predators working here and staff who hangs out with the students and do all type of things and to top it all of they also sell drugs and the Principal does nothing about it. The senior trip was a disaster from start to end. The counselor really did take her job to heart with a male student and did go extra and nothing happens. Oh well.
This is so sad a bunch of so called adults complaining about the work place. When in real life the problem is has a simple solution. Just come in and do your job and all will be well. We picked this profession not because of the riches but because we love to give back and help the kids. Why isnt anyone worried about the kids in this blog? With so much energy be wasted here that can be put towards the kids. People lets face the facts how they are Wagner is who he is and no one will change that. He has his own agenda that he wants to push and thats it. If you do not like it here then just leave. The truth is that sooner or later a whole new power structure will be in place and then what will be the issue??? Lets be clear we all know That Fran and Villia along with Davis are his so called prized assets that are untochables. People life goes on just be happy your alive.
So now that Hernandez is gone who is next to leave, and what is going to be the next problem?
Lab is a school that has no light at the end of the tunnel. This whole place is a false no such thing has restorative is taking place here and I’m tired of being forced to think that it is.
Hernandez didn’t leave because of any problems, he was asked to leave because he was a problem
That is not true at all. Please, at least talk to the people you work with.
This school is for fools or people who are just yes men or women. But who am I to say that to move on you have to be gay or bisexuals or tried sexual or some type of sexual other then heterosexual. But no one sees that.
So my question is what is going to happen to staff that push,threaten and curse at studnets??? When is the DOE going to step in and look out for these kids and put an end to this horror show??
Complaints are made and nothing happens. Also what about the staff that cross the line of trust and have sexual talk or sexual contact with students. Nothing is being done it amazes me how nothing happens. But let me not have a student sign out for the bathroom and all hell breaks loose. It’s a shame what this school has become from a dream to a nightmare. No respect from staff to staff and the students to staff. The kids know what is going on and they know that at lab nothing happens when you break the rules. Oh well let’s see how the year ends when we see how many kids do really graduate without any help of fake grades.
Happy spring break!… Break a leg! First of all we need 2 give shout out to the Mcvilla power couple. Thank goodness you are at this school running it from behind the scene. Jason listen to everything that u both say. in this school, u are either in the inner circle crowd or u are n outsider. the controlling power couple, mcvilla runs the school from behind the scenes and they r in every committee and making sure that they have complete power over the whole school. their whole wedding is probably being funded by all the per session that gets offered to them because they get first pick of everything before everyone else. meanwhile, M.Mc classroom management leave a lot 2 be desired with kids out in the hallway cause he cant keep his class under control. it must pay to be the two favorites. What a shame the LAB is run by the power couple who both think theyre experts after teaching a whopping 3 or 4 years. LOL What’s next? AP license? Since they are so “Great” at teaching The new AP layer also gets a shout out here for having a fight n his own class,… Read more »
Morel and Cepeda please leave and seek professional help
Have the balls or ovaries to say things to peoples face. It’s real easy to call people out from behind a computer or cellphone. Let’s see if you can do that in person. It’s sad that people blame others for problems they have. But life goes on for me as I know what is what. In this life all a man has is his word and balls. But Lab is full of “others” for once in your life have the courage to speak up and express how you feel. Or are all of you people scared and have no heart. I laugh at this blog on how people lash out here but not in person. I will find out who is writing these damaging comments and then sue you and after all of that beat your ass. Now let the games begin. Would you like for me to address everyone in person when we back?? P.S you guys know who I am and I will find out who you are. Let’s get ready to play.
You say “you guys know who I am” yet you go around telling people you’re not involved…
Martínez sleeping with students.
Frank pushing and yelling at students.
Davis stalking the students and selling them drugs.
Lucas another one messing with the boys.
Santiago is just crazy
Cepeda thinks he’s the best para
Morel thinks he’s the best thing since sliced bread.
Burgerss thinks her shit don’t stink everyone knows what you do.
Colon the dean is a complete mess.
Maria is a down low freak who kisses ass.
Jay just cares about Jay and his people.
But that’s LAB for you at a glimpse.
These comments are simply heart breaking! Not only are you making allegations about people that are not true but you are slandering people’s names and reputations. This is the most disgusting thing I’ve ever seen. These people have families and kids and real life responsibilities to take care of. How can you try to take food out of their mouths based on lies you are making up. Where’s the proof? The facts are simple you seem to not have much of a life If this is all you do on your spring break ! Have A great day and know what goes around comes around.
You shouldn’t talk about people if the facts aren’t there. You dare shout people’s names. But too much of a coward to put your own. I’ll love to know who wrote this. Grow some balls. I wonder what you was doing this whole time all this was supposedly happening.
Why don’t you put your name first if your so tough. And then I will put mine
On August 20, 2008, OSI concluded that the allegation that Mr. Morel punched (student) Diaz has been substantiated. Moreover it has been established that Mr. Morel pushed Diaz at least once.
First of all I’m not an employee of your school. I work in a high school where you only see this behavior from the students, not from staff. You’re a coward with way too much time in your hands. Your lesson plans must fail. Do you really hate your life that much that you need to put your job as a priority.
Hello all, I have heard about this website but chose to stay away because I like to remove myself from negativity and gossip. However, I then received word that my name appeared on the website and I could not resist. First of all, I have never claimed to be a perfect teacher and I know that as much as I have learned over my 4 years of teaching, I still have a long way to go. I’m not sure who criticized my management but if you have some constructive feedback, please come see me and we can work together to improve our students’ education. All I ask is that you don’t tarnish my name on a website that anyone can access. Secondly, my wedding is being funded by money that I have earned by putting in hard work. I am not given any per session opportunities that were not posted and accessible to every other employee. The two sources of my per session are the National Honor Society and Math Tutoring, both of which were offered to every staff member in September. My financials are my business and that of my wife to be. Again, please do not make accusations… Read more »
People stop being surprised by what goes on and happens at PLHS ok. We all have a choice to stay or leave. So let’s be civil and not trash each other on this blog.
If the so called `males` of LAB don’t like it here they can leave. Open market is here. So please do us all favor and leave Morel and Cepeda and anyone else who doesn’t like the school. We all see what happens when you don’t leave on good terms just look at Hernandez. I feel sorry for the school that he went to. Soon the story’s will start to be heard about him again. Also Colon the dean should follow suit and leave. No action just all talk from her being told what to do from Davis a community associate wow
Please stop posting here. Lawsuits will be filed based on slander. Union will be involved. Stop.
To edit this post, I am the chapter leader for this school, and will not allow my members names to be slandered. We are all hard working educators who only wish to have a positive impact on the lives of our students. Our principal is hard working and also wants the best for our students. If you don’t feel like your contractual rights have been met, please see me instead of resorting to anonymous posts on this website.
Now all of a sudden the Cl wants to use the union has a threat. It’s a joke how things have been said in the past and nothing was said or done. Now the principal is good and hard working. So why doesn’t he do anything to fix this broken culture among the staff??? I will be contacting OSI to inform them of this ongoing issue at our school.
It’s a shame that our principal has all the time in the world for stupid emails. But when he has to send one out he doesn’t and our 9th grade counselor has to let the staff know about one of our own having a life changing event take place. But please let it be about his agenda or community. It’s so sad how the kids fall through the cracks at lab. Also notice how he didn’t respond to her email about the fire but did for pics of the community day. Please people speak up.
Today’s PD was great it really showed the true colors of lab. When are people going to give up and just deal with what goes on here. All of these people crying and stuff. All a dog and pony show for people to talk about. But oh well did anyone understand what Romero said or Colon??? Let’s not forget about the two class acts of Cepeda and Morel. Those two are so full of it that it makes me sick to my stomach. But that’s life by yall.
Wow it’s funny seeing all the teachers tearing each other apart. Good job guys
The question I ask myself is why did I pay to go go a prom that the kids didn’t even go to. It’s a shame how our school fails at everything it does. Hey at least I got so see how childish the staff is towards each other and express themselves about the schools atmosphere. Thank God that the year is almost done. Graduation is going to be a joke. Am I the only one that is wondering how many kids will show up!!!!!!
The students not attending has nothing to do with the school. How ignorant do you sound. You don’t know what each student is going through. Then some students just didn’t feel the need to go. You have so much negative remarks, why don’t you stand up and make a difference.
This thread is a laugh out riot. I don’t teach at your shitty small school; I teach at another shitty small school with a long pretentious name that screams ghetto. It’s nice to see the grass is just as green. It’s time to go back to the large school model, when principals had real classroom experience and don’t have the time to micromanage.
Time to party ladies and gentlemen the loud mouth is gone. How the big fall.
Why is it that Jason gets away with so much and no one does or say anything? It’s amazing how certain staff can do things others can’t. That’s life for now. Time will tell how things and up.
People have to know when enough is enough, and move on in life. Too many disgruntle teachers who know they are wrong and still want to complain. There is a reason Wagner hasn’t been removed or given any punishment. For those who aren’t here your not missed and to those who want to leave just do it.
Thank God I left in time. This school is a joke from the top all the way down. Doing what I love to do and with people who appreciate my craft.
What craft we know who this is. Also you were sent packing OK. Let’s not get the facts wrong.
This is a school that’s so toxic that it’s not even funny. People please think about the kids. Put your differences aside teach. If you do not like the school or it’s culture just leave. Or just come in and get your work done and go home. Because at the end of the day no one here is family. Wagner is helpful when he wants to and if he doesn’t want to help he won’t. The union or the district aren’t going to change him or the school. So save your energy for more productive things in your own private life. P.S it’s true we all know who he likes and who he doesn’t. But rest assure that life goes full circle and karma does exist.
I ask myself why does M&M Brown nose so much and is always trying so hard?? People like him are dangerous because one day they are your friend the next an enemy. But those are the people Jason likes. It’s amazing how Davis is still employed by the DOE. Do I smell a cover up. You have a person with no education or certifications being a Assitant Dean but who thinks he is the head Dean. When in fact is only a community associate lol. But that’s lab for you. Have a blessed and happy thanksgiving with your families because I know I will.
Happy thanksgiving! Now Feast on this: M&M are the two favorites of PLHS. You think u are both supervisors. However, Learn how to teach. One M walks around thinking they in control but fear from kids does not mean respect. The other M – no classroom management kids walk all over. Both walk around with their nose up in the air like they the best. Then we have Second year teachers giving PD to the staff, but also can’t control class. Needs own Pd on classroom management and in any other school would be held accountable for lack of control, not praised. However because he’s best friends with M&M, he gets his way. Then we have the CL who is a total puppet. Does not accomplish anything and runs n tells everything. Big mouth. More concerned about designing happy hour flyers then addressing union issues. When will we have new CL election!? Bout that time Then we have StarWars teacher. please stop with the ridiculous jokes. You try way too hard, n There not funny, nobody is laughing except for your circle. oh and i heard u do not know the difference between a formative and summative assessment. N we… Read more »
Signed, xoxo gossip girl
Get a life.
Please do not speak ok. We all know that you have a crazy lifestyle. Plus all the “special attention” you give certain students lol. It’s sad that your still employed by the DOE after so many complaints about your special attention to certain male students. P.S. don’t throw rocks if you live in a glass house yourself. How would you your husband like to know how you speak about his “short” comings in his manhood department lol. So Martinez please SHUT UP.
Hmm I’m not sure why my name is envolved in this thread I have never posted nor have I ever commented until now. I do not appreciate my name or false info about me being put into this blog. My husband has no “short Cummings” so I’m not sure where that came from. Please find something better to do with your time. My private life outside of work is an open book I do nothing ilegal nor do I parade around rubbing my “poly life” in no ones face . So thank you for entertaining all the staff of Pelham lab and please for the love of God stop acting like a high school student it’s embarrassing. I’m not sure who you are and why you are doing this or even added my name into this all with your false Allegations. If complaints were ever made about me I would’ve never been given a male student and the DOE would’ve been investigating me and I would not have my job. So please stop spreading rumors to make your self feel better because none of them are true!
Oh Morel, what clever nicknames you come up with! Too bad your English is so bad we can barely understand your post. I’m surprised you didn’t criticize anyone’s sexuality or masculinity this time, which never fails to remind us what a weak man you are.
It seems that your criteria for who you slander are those who are popular, respected, and successful teachers who contribute a lot to the school.
Unlike you who comes into work in sweats and an undershirt, sleeps or watches YouTube videos on your phone in the back of the room when you’re supposed to be teaching. You are a disgusting and pathetic human being who was respected and trusted by no one. Try not to make it quite so obvious who you are the most jealous of.
Not surprised to find you back on here though now that you have nothing better to do. Better be careful or you’ll have another lawsuit against you. Don’t worry, we’ll be sure to watch our beverage intake as we toast to your memory at the next happy hour – maybe we’ll put a picture of you on the flyer to remind us what failure looks like.
It’s amazingly funny how people post so much on here. But never have anything to say at a PD or to anyone. But we all know the impact Model had at Lab and Lehaman as a whole. So many kids lives that he has touched. But life goes on has they say.
It’s so funny how people who are tossed out like the garbage always have something to say. Please do us all a favor Morel and stop writing about good people in this blog. Have the decency to know when you have lost and that the problem is you and know one else. Stop dropping hints and say what you want. Please act your age and move on.
That’s what he gets for always talking smack about his tenure. Thinking he was superman lol he found his kryptonite in Jason. That’s what you get for trying to take a person’s job.
#1. The dog and pony show is finally over. Thank god some one from the outside came 2 see who really can n can’t teach. No more favoritism please The “Super highly effective favorite teacher” and her sidekick, finally got observed and because it wasn’t good, the lady from the QR decided to check more teachers the next day. But yet they get 4s n the teachers who actually can teach get 2s n 1s or sent packing
#2 why is it that people who don’t work here anymore are being CC on staff emails and have pictures hanging up n hallway n plans to be in yearbook? But yet nothing for the original AP who was actually good but got sent packing
#3- can someone clarify who is the chapter leader n this school?
#4- thanks for the leftover stale pastrys from your party
#5. Based on the QR results we don’t need no more meetings. We need pds on how 2 teach
Had to think for a second who was the AP who left because I forgot he existed. Many people thought he was a dean. He wasn’t really involved in the school. Apparently his new principal keeps him on a tight leash too cause she knows the deal.
People why do we have to hide behind this blog.
If the person isn’t here and isn’t taking from you why waste your time and energy. Also when you see this person or any other person with whom you have an issue. Please feel free to address it with them on the spot. Let’s all act our age and stop this childish behavior of hiding and talking behind peoples backs. With that said god bless and enjoy your time here because you never know when your time is up.
So the elephant in the room is going to be known real soon. People talked so much trash and made up story’s about this man. But karma does exist and he is laughing last. Let’s see how Jason and Davis “swallow” this pill, and all those who wished him bad.
Hello and good morning to all. Just wanted to ask where is the great white hope??? I thought he was coming back to lab after ” winning” against Jason. All a great lie to make himself relevant within our lives and community. It’s so sad how much attention these ” so called men” need.
Please speak the truth don’t be follower like the rest and do what Jason wants. We all know who is writing these comments.
LOL the grammar on this one is perfect. Go back to your country if you can not speak or write English.
not just men , why are MEN always getting involved look at Lori
my name is lannawill and i approve this message.
Jason your time has commander-in-chief is soon going to end. You have burned to many bridges. Always going after the little guy, and that is a sign of a weak man. But we all know your not a man lol. Enjoy your time before the DOE takes it all away. All of your secrets will soon come to light. Here is just one. Why do you charge so much for uniforms?? I know to make a profit to use somewhere else and that’s a no go within DOE rules. Have a great night. Enjoy the show.
Why does Davis still have a job after so many complaints to Wagner and the DOE?? Also why is everything that happens here at Lab revolves arouns gender or sexuality?? A little food for thought.
What a mess today with that fire alarm going off. All of the other schools on synce and looking like asses.
People just relax the end is upon us. The Wagner era is soon to be no more. The DOE has finally open their eyes when it comes to Jason. Those that have been his favorites soon will be his downfall. Because once a snitch always a snitch. People who use other to move up in life get used themselves. Karma is a real bitch and lots of people at PLHS are going to learn that. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. P.S. what will tomorrow’s PD be about now?? Probably more stuff on gender and sexuality. Nothing on how to better this DUMP. Sorry for the good teachers and students. #speakup
We all know who this is ok Morel. So please stop it and go on with your pathetic life. It’s so sad to see a grown man stoop to this level of immaturity. Also tell your spies to stop giving you the wrong information. Hernandez was sent packing because he was no good. Then it was your turn, and we all know who is next up in line. How the Dominican power has fallen. The so called men of lab.
not just men, lucas was know for harassing students
Yeah especially on senior trips lol
i dont want to spread gossip , but who cares if you kn ow me that what i do. Wagner keeps all the money the students give for trips and other things for himself
mr. herezek is a genuine soul and deserves more pay
A genuine perv
We need a new chapter leader for our school. Also one that doesn’t have such a special relationship with our principal. Our union need a are not being meet by a long shot. He has too much on his plate to give us the time we need from a CL. Come to find out he is also a Uber driver now in top of all the jobs he has. He is a good person but doesn’t have it in him to stand up to the “man” when the time calls for it. So can someone please stand up and lead us. Before everyone starts going crazy this isn’t an attack on him. But he isn’t right for the job no more. P.S. no one at this school is.
What are your “union needs”?
These nutzzzz in ur mouth bitch
Why don’t you step up to the plate then or find another school to go to that has a CL that will meet all your needs. You say this isn’t an attack on him, but thats exactly what it is. What he does in his free time isn’t any of your business. I can’t see what one thing has to do with another. Instead of talking shit about him on this pathetic ass website you should be a man or woman and tell him your concerns to his face. You sit in PD’s and UFT meetings with nothing to say. Learn to use your voice instead of your fingers.
Because in PDs when you say anything, you become targeted by the people in charge, and no one -not ONE other staff member- will stand up for you, ever.
That’s so true. We have a CL who has special interests with admin. That’s why we don’t get the backing we need.
Why do you need anyone to stand up for you. You should be capable of standing up for yourself. That’s the problem with most of you. You all worry about what others think of you and in truth, they could careless. Everyone is only worried about themselves and you should do the same. Either speak-up or shut-up. Typing love notes like this will get you nowhere.
Let’s see what news we get this year from the senior trip. Hopefully it lives up to the wildness of last year’s activities in which certain Adults enjoyed too much.
Well, we’re all just waiting for you and others that feel like this to leave. There is no news. The trip went fine. The issue is you and the chatty adults that went last year that acted worst than the kids.
You need to shut up and move on Lucas keep thinking that your the best thing since sliced bread. Everybody knows that you only care about a certain few. Your trips are out of control and it’s a shame that admin doesn’t see it. Keep in having your nose up his ass. God does not like ugly always remember that. Ask yourself why so much bad has happened to you. Do a little self refecltion.
I’m going to call the news channels and expose this school for what it is. Also going to let the world know about this blog and how Jason takes care of his own kind only. A social worker who only wants to see lgbt community and cares nothing about the lost kids at Lab. Who need the help and are not getting it. It’s sad to see kids being neglected.
Our school social worker meets with a very diverse community of students. There is no basis for this comment.
You must love writing about yourself in third person. If your so confused how can you help others?
The kids are horrible , just awful. Smoking weed and pot in the bathroom , bringing alcohol to camping trips ( you know who you are ) having sex in the stalls *cough* C&S *cough*. The clubs at school are runner by the students , which is an awful idea. My son wanted to join the debate club but was told by some girl he wasn’t a perfect match for it. Don’t ever tell my son what he can and can’t do. I’m already working on finding a job for the end of the next year , once the current 11th graders graduate next year , I’m gone. My son will be off to college and I don’t have to deal with these seniors. And I would also appreciate it , if my names was kept out of this *bleeping* Page. Horrible staff and Horrible kids. I knew high school wasn’t going to be all peaches and cream , but this is out of line. Kids grouping each their in halls , kids making out in the guidance suite. Do the stem kids honestly think , The presenters that go there care about them , not even the teachers put… Read more »
Go ahead be another Bojack-ass
There is a little secret at Lab that soon people will know about. A little hint crazy party’s that certain people go to and do crazy stuff. People shouldn’t take pictures lol.
Why does the office staff get so mad when they are asked to work? I thought getting supply’s and figuring out how-to cover classes was in the job description. But let a teacher forget there copies or come in late. And the whole world will know about it. Does anyone say anything about how many smoke breaks they take? Also why do we have a staff lounge if the door is always open and students are always in it. Also the parent coordinator thinks that’s his personal office just like the other office workers. These people are so nasty it’s not even cute. But no one can say anything to Wagner. Oh well that’s life.
This college day is a joke. Great job counselors for putting all this great energy.
You know it’s bad when the people presenting are talking about how disordlery the hallways are during transition. Also great job on the treating of guest. No refreshment or snacks.
We all know Pelham Lab isn’t a great school , but it’s a school non the less. What i find hard working there is the kids. Drama , drama , drama it’s all this and all that with the kids and even the adults there. NB is very critical and judgy and that’s werid considering what her job is. Kids roaming like genetically motified animals. I blame myself for taking the job , I should have know Jason wasn’t telling the truth , when I asked him about kids in the school , he told me not to worry about it and that there not rambunctious. Transitioning from a college to here was very hard. I honestly can’t take it , and I’m going to leave by the end of next year. The kids in the school have treated me poorly and rumors spread fast. I’d rather work in Lehman for that matter.
Go suck a big Dick. Have the heart to say the whole name.
I’m glad someone from my school told me about this blog about Pelham Lab. Just so you guys know the type of person you have as an Asst. Dean in Davis. He is a person who is full of hate and betrayal nothing more then a snake in the grass. A fellow co worker did him a favor and lend him $500 dollars I told that co worker that he shouldn’t had done that. Come to find out that 7 months later and he still hasn’t played him back. To make things even more interesting Mr Wagner knows about this matter and has swept it under the rug. Also Mr Davis gets very aggressive and treating whenever he is asked to pay back the money. He can deny it all he wants to you guys at Lab. But my co worker has the the text and calls between them both as proof. So please be very aware of the dirt bag that he is. Have a great day.
Also if he was asked to pay back the money two days ago in the gym and he got very aggressive and threatened numerous DOE employees all of this is on CCTV.
A friend made me aware of what is being posted on here. Apparently someone has created a screen name on this site and is pretending to be me. Whoever is entertained by this site, know that I am a consummate professional and would never stoop so low as to partake in the things stated. This is the ONE and ONLY time I will post on here. As for the person impersonating me, enjoy and be blessed.
Let’s be real for a second and stop with all the bullshit. You are this and worse ok. Stop acting like something your not. Go and pretend to others. We all know your a BITCH. Who doesn’t care but for a few selected students. That why they all tall about you. P.S. your pathetic for what you have done to these kids.
Say who you are. Please stop being a child. It’s so easy to hide behind a computer.
MR HERZEK IS NICE