Principal Jeffrey Santiago

P.S. 067 MOHEGAN SCHOOL
JEFFREY SANTIAGO, PRINCIPAL
2024 MOHEGAN AVENUE, BRONX, NY 10460
PHONE: 718-823-4101

Geographic District:
12
Community School Office
Superintendent:RAFAELA ESPINAL PACHECO
Address:
1970 WEST FARMS ROAD
BRONX, NY 10460
Phone:718-328-2310
Family Leadership Coordinator:
Cynthia Cortijo
Email:
CCortijo@schools.nyc.gov
Family Support Coordinator:
Carma Couch
Email:
CCouch@schools.nyc.gov
Education Council President:
Ilka Rois

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Scared
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Many of our tenure teachers as well as new teachers are being bullied by this Principal. He creates gossip and then tell teachers that their colleague are talking about them. He also uses the building camera to spy on teachers. We just did an excessive paper work complaint about him with our UFT union. The union met with him and brought Superintendent Rafaella Espinal to address us but many of us was left feeling chastised instead. Please help us because this has been going on for the last 4 years. We need him out!!!

daisydukes592
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I also heard he uses the little green men on Mars to spy on them too. Maybe you should tie a string to two soda cans and try to make contact with the Mars men and asked them to beam him up.

Anonymous
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Jeffery Santiago is as dishonest as they come. He is unprofessional, irrational, and unworthy to be a Principal. He lacks morals and is a horrible role model to our students!

DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN
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DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN
Jeffrey Santiago is a bully who believes that the NYC school building belong to him and he runs it like he is a bully. If you disagree with Santiago be prepared to face his wrath, he threatened teachers telling them that if they are not playing on his team team he will take their license. He messed with The UFT affairs and they do nothing about it . He told the new teachers that if they are caught speaking to the union leader they will be fired. He told new teachers that they will not be tenured unless they are on his team. He used the Danielson framework to his advantage. According to his assistant principals they have to do what he tells them to do to the teachers because he will fire them as he has done to did others before them . He is violating teacher first amendments right to speak to each other . If caught they are rated unfavorable through the Danielson Teachers are afraid to speak to each other in the building The students are suffering because teachers are taken out from their classes because they dare to oppose the BULLY SANTIAGO ! HOW CAN… Read more »
Anonymous
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This man has a Napoleon complex at its max ! I work there for a week and transferred out. I seen him yell at teachers.Very unprofessional. Everyone in ps67 is under constant scrutiny. What’s sad is that it’s a failing school and DOE does nothing to change . He has personally told me That he wanted to get ride of every teacher that doesn’t agree with him.

Anonymous
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Attorney General needs to receive this letter

Unknown
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This man is a ruthless scumbag who thinks that he is God. His self esteem is so low that he tells the new staff who they should talk too and he they shouldn’t. He is the worst in the entire BOE. Something has to be done about this dictator who thinks that he is in North Korea.

UNKNOWN #2
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There is a video of the principal singing at the church of the school’s payroll/principal. Her husband and daughter are both teachers at the school. Two teachers who don’t have to worry about being poorly rated. The enrollment is down because no one wants their child to attend the school. The school is a mess. It recently became a Focus school. Santiago’s previous school MS 80 is one of the worst performing schools in the city. Now he has turned Mohegan into a failing school. His assistant administrators are also hopeless. Ferguson who was thrown out of her previous school and dumped into 67 can’t teach and doesn’t know what is going on. Noriega who only became AP because Santiago had a fake C30 process. His latest AP Skerli doesn’t even have a license to teach Elementary School. It is true that Santiago talks about staff to other staff members. He loves to gossip. Incident reports are not reported or “lost”. There are no consequences for the student’s behavior. I hope help is on the way.

Anonymous
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Well if you’re so unhappy there is something called the open market.

UNKNOWN #2
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If you love the guy so much write your name so everybody will know. Santiago came from MS 80 a failing school. That school was just listed as one of the worst performing schools in the city. Now he has come to our school and the school is now a Focus school. He is leading the school in the wrong direction. The parents do not want their children to go there. The enrollment of the school has dropped in the four years he has been Principal. The parents as a whole do not know what is going on in the school. If you think he is doing such a great job identify yourself so the staff can talk to you to have an adult conversation regarding what you see and what you don’t.

Anonymous
Guest

Yeah! You’re such an adult … And you want people to reveal their name … But you signed Unknown#2. Hmmm

UNKNOWN #2
Guest

I signed Unknown #2 because I believe that Santiago will go after anyone who disagrees with him. I know he will go after me or anyone else I associate with. I am still waiting for your name. Tell everyone your name so staff members can come up to you and discuss your views.

Anonymous
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I worked at MS 80 and I considered it the worse school in the DOE. I did my first year in the DOE in that school and ran to the nearest high school. While, Santiago was there that year, I never had to work for him. I worked for the other AP, Ms. Mercedes…she was the sweetest. While he did seem gossipy and sassy, he seemed decent at his job. Hopefully he can turn it around.

daisydukes592
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Thus the purpose of this blog….gossip

daisydukes592
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“Worriers come out and playyyyy ayyy” “LOL tell me your name so staff members can come up and discuss your views.” seriously you are a bunch of twitter finger gangsters.

Change
Guest

Wow. Unhappy with the principal so drag other hard working adults who are here for the students into your mess. Shaking my head.

Worried Parent
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Exactly. One can disagree with the principal but leave staff members out of it. It will only make it worse

Sophia Jones
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Yes all student Incident reports are NOT reported, I will let you know one thing though i will let this come to rest i was called in to the Mohegan School 67 over 100 times a year for my daughter Meisje Jones and now i need my reports and he does not have them BULLSHIT I will fight until there is nothing left inside of me please expect visits from investigator starting in the month of November…..

UNKNOWN #2
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I meant Payroll/Principal’s secretary

Anonymous
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Now who’s the bully? And I quote:
“Tell us your name so that we staff members can come up to you” and bully you.

Change
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Yeah, I’ve witnessed first hand what happens when you disagree with a certain clique of teachers. They ate the real bullies.

Change
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*are

Anonymous
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I have worked a the school for sometime now, and I have seen the positive changes. Many teachers are upset because Mr. Santiago is finally doing what other principals didn’t do. Holding everyone accountable. The children have been suffering by having teachers that care only about themselves. Many of those clicks are upset because he has put teachers on notice. No one speaks about how they don’t come prepared to school and they go to each others house and dress inappropriate for work. They should focus on what they are not doing. They speak of him gossiping but look at this page, they are the gossipers. I have been around for sometime and I finally enjoy coming to work because everyone is expected to work. There are no more episodes of teachers going out during their preps to get their hair and nails done like they use to do before he came. Some of the teachers also use to leave early to beat the traffic. Ms. Mcnab use to come in late all the time and Ms. Peters use to pick up her class and walk back and forth to both classes. They are upset because they can’t do that… Read more »
Unknown
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Just wait until he is ready to stub you in your back then you will see who this person is. He uses people to his advantage and then he shows his true face.

Unknown
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Who ever you are please make sure you get your facts right!! Those teachers you mentioned are and always have been hard working teachers. They go above and beyond. So before you write a comment that is not accurate please check your fact!

daisydukes592
Guest

I really hope you are not my child’s teacher. Because at 9:06 in the morning I hope my kids teacher was teaching him and not blogging.

Anonymous
Guest

Sounds like an AP who was once an ok teacher

UNKNOWN #2
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Whoever that staff member is you should have the balls to state your name. If one dosen’t have any fear of being attacked by him they should be able to state their name. Maybe this is Mr.Santiago himself who wrote that “anonymous” claim or his walkie talkie school aide spy. Those staff members should not have been called out unless they are the ones who wrote something. I am sure Mr. Santiago gives his secretary and her family a free pass. How did her daughter suddenly get a job at 67? Is it fair for her to do her husband and daughter’s payroll? How many days do they have in their CAR? How many times have they been late and not docked?

Anonymous
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Unknown
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The secretary’s daughter knows everyone’s business and talks about it with others.

Change
Guest

She is absolutely a kind and caring teacher who goes the extra mile for her kids and our staff. Real mature.

Worried Parent
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I don’t know if she is a kind and caring teacher but I used to work in Human Resources. A parent should not be doing her daughter and I believe her husband’s payroll. Maybe that is one of the issues the staff has. My children used to go to CS 67 and now my niece and nephew go there. I know my sister has concerns about what is going on. All of the complaints can’t be wrong. All of the praise can’t be true. There has to be some truth in what people are saying. Just because someone has a different point of view doesn’t mean they should be teased because of their rating. It is one thing to disagree with someone but to take glee in someone’s struggle is a shame. Let’s stick to the facts. I remember my nephew telling me that students were taken out of their classes and placed in the computer room for the day. This was done because the principal was having visitors to the school and wanted the “bad” kids out of sight. My sister complained to 311 and of course nothing was done.67 has great teachers. Something has to be done.

daisydukes592
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Unknown 2? 1:29 PM isn’t school still in session. I really hope this isn’t a teacher who is supposed to be teaching kids at this time. This is really disturbing

Anonymous
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I am not a teacher but a well informed parent who is very saddened by what is happening in the school. I know many of the staff and community. I don’t want my child singled out by the administrators because of what I said.

Anonymous
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Omgoodness

freshlybaked
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Wow…. It’s sad how Mr. Santiago is being targeted for doing what is good for the children. All the anonymous people who wrote negative commment about him sounds to me like it came from those indiviual who Mrs. Grimball allowed to do what they wanted to do like, don’t clock out just walk out the back door and only let your friends know what your doing. this would also be the people who threw baby showers and birthday parties alongside mrs. grimball. people bringing their kids to work and placing them in classes they are not registered to. teachers were allowed to bring their class into another class during instructional time to move their car on the DOE time. staff memebrs were also leaving to drop their children/ grandchildren off to the babysitter while on DOE time. staff was also selling liquor drinks known as “Coquito” and a spanish appetizer known as “pasteles.” a certain school aide was selling avon door to door at the school to each teacher. people going out to the supermarket, artuso bakery, and the pharmacy during the DOE time. this was all under the grimball and sanzo adminstration. staff members traveling to city island while… Read more »
Unknown
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Jajaja!!!!

67 Parent
Guest

Allis shut up, we definitely know this is you lol. When you was sick the school was so peaceful without you harassing all the other school aides. God gave you a 2nd chance and apparently you haven’t learned your lession.

Change
Guest

Whose the bully? We’re telling other staff members to shut up when their opinion differs from ours? Wow.

67 Parent
Guest

Freedom of speech, and I’m no staff member. So you can shut up aswell.

Anonymous
Guest

parents are choosing to NOT send their kids to the school because of him. So how is he doing good things for the school, if people are refusing to send their kids.?

Anonymous
Guest

If you knew all this and were disgusted why mot report it.? because you benefited from the situation and are now are throwing others under the bus. So while you are on here chastising others,you were complicit in those actions. So you just put yourself in a position to lose your job. real genius you are.

Anonymous
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Also if he is so great. How come with the previous administration they were receiving money from the board of ed every year, they were giving A ratings across the board. Former students were sending their kids to the school. Since his appearance the school has had horrible ratings, people have quit and former students are refusing to send their kids. The only change is his hiring get a clue. For a college graduate you are quite ignorant.

Ex student who loves the staff
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Ex student who loves the staff

Hasn’t the school been rated ineffective every year that he was a principal the schools performance and graduation rate was excellent before but now is terrible he must be doing a great job smh

Anonymous
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Really? Since when does an ELA and math program constitute someone being a “good” leader. What makes a good leader is honesty, integrity, communication and confidence in yourself and staff. I’ve yet to observe any of those behaviors from him consistently. All the things he does are just to make himself “look good” on the outside. Come on people we all know it’s what’s on the inside that counts and his insides seem rotten. I honestly feel sorry for him and hope he sees the error of his ways. Anyone can buy things for a school. It takes a real leader to make people come together for one purpose and he has not succeeded at that. Oh and btw what ELA curriculum?!

Anonymous
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And user Freshly Baked is obviously him posting about himself. He’s so predictable

Anonymous
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Let’s be clear on a few things.. For starters we have always had an ELA AND MATH program at 67 Bc the city requires one.. Actually by “investing” in go math it doesn’t come out of is precious budget, (which he claims never has any money in it to adequately supply our classrooms as you so falsely claim). What we are actually missing is the ELA program that has been given to the school AND WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO USE.. Take a walk to the book room and blow the dust off all those brand new books that we are not allowed to touch. We are forced to “supplement” with materials that are non existent.. Actually what we we haven’t had this year is a curriculum for ELA and ZERO
books or materials for science or social studies. While one is meant to be given to ALL teachers, teachers have spent numerous hours creating enriching lessons for their students only to be insulted later with developing and ineffective ratings.

Freshlybaked
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Lets cut to the chase…the lower gym, the parent coordinator room that was used as ms.mac’s personal sleeping arrangement room is now for the first time since the grimball years is over packed with new books that has been distributed hand to hand to each teacher. If you go back to the comment it stated that 2nd grade got the ela and math program for the first time. Under the grimball administration not one time was second grade offered these types of programs. Instead, they had 20 school aides at 5 hours a piece. Why have so many school aides doing theft of service when they should be servicing children.

Anonymous
Guest

What are you even talking about?? They have always had these programs, they were never excluded. Stop with the lies!!

Anonymous
Guest

let’s cut to the chase. You have been given authority that is not in your job description, which is against board of ed policy. You are not the supervisor but are given authority over others again a violation. So i suggest you protect your job an stop defending him because of what you get you can be on your way out.

Freshlybaked
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Ineffective ratings are being given to those who were favored by grimball and were never hiven the right rating. Anyone who plays favorites will receive an outstanding. You are now being judged on your effectiveness as a teacher and not as a friend of the previous administration…you know ms.grimball/sanzo. Thank u oh and by the way freshlybaked is not mr.santiago. he has better things to do. I have enough free time to speead the word of a good principal.

Unknown
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You are so blind that I really feel sorry for you.

Anonymous
Guest

oh ok so what about one school aide whose soul purpose is to be Santiagos little spy. It’s pathetic. I didn’t know the best use of DOE resources was to give a school aid there own phone . And if you look back at your comment you said 3rd grade as well. Bottom line the administration in this building is a joke. No leadership. It’s the blame game all the time and the teachers take the brunt of it all. It’s not about unity, it’s not about the kids. It’s all tit for tat. Not the qualities of a school run by a good leader. What goes around comes around and sooner or later Santiago will get what he deserves.

Anonymous
Guest

Anonymous,
You are correcting freshly baked but you used the wrong word for “soul purpose” — It should be “sole purpose” according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Definition of sole: one and only. Just saying!

Anonymous
Guest

Like what cutting construction paper into what you call decorations. Lol!!!!

Anonymous
Guest

LOL you mean doing work that you know nothing about?

Anonymous
Guest

Why are you so focused on Grimbal
And Sanzo? Move on from them there not even there anymore. Stop using them as a scape goat.

Freshlybaked
Guest

If i were you, i would focus more on my lesson plans than a website used to make comments about a good leader. Maybe u have all this free time now because ur one of the teachers that have been removed from the classroom and subjected to do lunch duty. Its also sad how u cant spell “tic for tac”. Not tit for tat. Wow, i can see why u were removed. Hahahaha

Anonymous
Guest

Actually if you had any brains at all you would know it is tit for tat you moron. Here’s the link to definition FYI.
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tit%20for%20tat

Unknown
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Jajaja! Freshlybaked is so dumb jajaja, she should be called rottenbaked because her brain is tosted jajaja!!!

Freshlybaked
Guest

Your just mad because your ineffective. If u knew how to look up the definition tit for tat then why did u get an ineffective rating. Maybe because YOUR THE IDIOT. Now start filling out McDonald applications. Dollar tree is hiring as well. Or an easier tadk for you woukd be to pick up cans from the street and cash them in. They don’t give ratings for that.

Freshlybaked
Guest

No one cares about the Secretary and her daughter and who she talks to. Worry about ur lesson plans and ur ineffective rating.

Change
Guest

Exactly

Freshlybaked
Guest

Which three of the blind mice would i be? Hahahahaha

Anonymous
Guest

I’m loving that I got under your skin freshly baked. Looking up the definition was for your benefit. I know how to use the English language properly. Obviously you don’t. So before you want to go criticizing people’s spelling and grammar maybe you should check your own. Plus, what’s wrong with those jobs?! You think your so much better than a person who works at the dollar store or McDonald’s?! Well NEWS FLASH YOUR NOT!!!! One day we will all be held accountable for our actions no matter what our social ecomnic status, color of skin or where we WORK. I just pray were all around for that day whe Santiago gets what’s coming to him. Or should I say when You get what’s coming to you.

Anonymous
Guest

Nothing is coming to him because he is a good person. On the other hand, I can’t wait to see what’s coming for you 🙂 Good luck in your future attempts!

Freshlybaked
Guest

Whats wrong with working at those jobs is your over worked and under paid. Too bad for u that u went to college and spent all that money to start at the bottom again u idiot.

Unknown
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Do you have a college degree freshlybake? Seems to me that you don’t

Freshlybaked
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Im dumb but u can’t spell toasted. Lol go to sleep

Unknown
Guest

What does Im means??? Jajaja!!!

Change
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You ate pointing out the missing punctuation in I’m but you write the word means. Smh

Change
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*are

Freshlybaked
Guest

I do have a college degree. At least I’ll have a job at 67 in September and you’ll be ineffective struggling in the free market to find another job. Hahahahahaha

Unknown
Guest

You know what? I will be right there with you to witness as your principal is escorted out the building. We will see, who will survive who!!!

Anonymous
Guest

lol good luck

Anonymous
Guest

if you have a college degree why are you working there.? if you are such a genius why are you working for the city.

Anonymous
Guest
Since when does telling people to “grow balls” and complaining endlessly rather than working hard constitute as being a “good teacher”?? I am disgusted that teachers who are supposed to be role-models are using this type of language and portraying the above behaviors. I have been a teacher at 67 for a few years and I can honestly say I have NEVER been “bullied” by Mr. Santiago. I have been supported, provided with professional development, and have been encouraged to grow professionally. Mr. Santiago is always willing to listen to my ideas. On the other hand, I have been belittled and excluded by other teachers at the school. Teachers have asked me to side with them in endeavoring to override Mr. Santiago and his AP’s because of their own insecurities and failures. I wish the amount of energy and time spent on this blog was directed towards teaching the children. It is unfortunate that I work with teachers who sit at their desks all day, blame other human beings for their laziness and ignorance, and create hostile environments. Unfortunately, the only people suffering from these types of behaviors are the children. I hope everyone who doesn’t care about the children,… Read more »
Unknown
Guest

Jajaja! It’s so funny, dictator this sounds like you. Who are you trying to trick?

Anonymous
Guest

I seriously feel bad for all of you. May your life be better and you find happiness because I have too much work and goals to attain. Enjoy your blog.

daisydukes592
Guest

My son told me today that his teacher was saying “bad things” about one of the assistant principals today. He was upset because he really likes this person. I am beginning to see why he is failing. Instead of using class time to teach you guys are blogging about the principal. It’s disgusting, spend this energy on my kid. I am not hiding behind an “unknown”, “anonymous” This is my real name. you disgust me.

Unknown
Guest

What are you doing to help your kid? Remember that you are your child first teacher!

Change
Guest

Are we actually attacking a concerned patent now? I’m embarrassed by your behavior. We are here for the students and the parents. You have no idea what this person does or doesn’t do for their child and as a professional teacher with a college degree this us how you respond to a parent? Sad.

Freshlybaked
Guest

Thank u for correcting that idiot that used soul instead of sole. Goes to show why they are ineffective! Hahaha

Stirred but not shaken
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Stirred but not shaken

All…so very unprofessional. As teachers, realize where you fall short. Do your damned job. Do it well. Behave in a manner consistent with your level of education. If you got away with murder in the previous administration, perhaps you truly do need to be harshly disciplined. Stop making it difficult for those who deserve the job.
Stop perpetuating ignorance and racism. It is what YOU make it. Make it better.
Realize that this Napoleonicon buffoon, is empowered by an administration that believes in micro-management. He must be held to account for his misdeeds. From the dismissal of incidents by students…to the age discrimination that has been perpetratedited.
But ching and moaning anonymously will only go but so far. The precedentsame have already been established by previous legal battles. Discrimination, Retaliation, Improper Vacancy Filing/Posting, Favoritism.
You pay your union dues, where the he’ll is your lawyer? Don’t mediate this one. Sue. Get your heads out of your asses.

Stirred but not shaken
Guest
Stirred but not shaken

Until it happens to YOU…

Stirred but not shaken
Guest
Stirred but not shaken

Until it happens to YOU…

Freshlybaked
Guest

Hahaha first im santiago noe im allis…u ineffective losers dont know who to blame for ur poor ratings. This is great. I get to finally speak my mind and no one knows who i am. Keep guessing loser…this website just gets better and better.

One Don
Guest

IP addresses are easily obtainable. Let’s see how you handle the civil suit when a warrant is drafted and served on your carrier and home ISP. The Idiot is yet to be seen. ‘YOUR’or ‘you are’ ?
Once malice can be established thereafter begins a winnable case. By then McDonalds should paying you $15.00 per hour, shouldn’t be bad.

Change
Guest

I tried commenting several times to others comments but my comments have not been showing up. I have never been bullied by Mr. Santiago. I have only received kindness, support, constructive feedback, as well as praise. I have seen the school go from having no technology to every classroom having a smart board,computers for the students, and even carts of iPads for the students. I have never heard him gossip or bad mouth others but I have heard the teachers unhappy with the new expectations constantly bad mouth him. Many have made it their mission for the last 4 years to try and get him out. You had your ridiculous meeting go with the UFT and when Mr. Santiago, The Superintendent, and our union representatives discussed the complaints no one wanted to address them. If you are so unhappy do the staff and our students a favor and hit the open market. You blame him for our school being a failing school. He’s not teaching these kids, you are. He’s somehow responsible for our students not being able to read, or our students failing the state exams. He has given us the tools that many of you refuse to use.

Over it
Guest

I have a great idea. Put as much time and effort into your pedagogy as you do trying to get him fired and you will be alright. You would probably still be in the classroom and not watching the halls and lunchroom. Also I have seen many of these so called unhappy teachers instruct their students, never leaving from behind their desk sitting in front of a laptop while students do dittos. Not once, not twice, but every day. Get a grip.

Effective Teacher
Guest

Why does someone who has a negative opinion of Santiago have to be an ineffective teacher. I received an Effective rating and completely agree with my colleagues. You must be one of his administrators

DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN
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DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN

im a parent of students at 67 santiago is s bully he bully parents who do not agree with him. He yell and scream at my kid. Ferguson call ACS and all because they cannot control the students in the school. They are too busy watching teachers on camera to have s plan on how to deal with discipline.they gave. Dean who is being disrespected by students everyday. Not my child but yet Ferguson call ACS on me. You all defending him but you will see when it all come to a head. Kids first my Ass.

Over it
Guest

You have no proof he’s watching teachers on camera. You are relying on hearsay and gossip. And I know for a fact they don’t take calling ACS lightly. Whatever teacher is pulling you into this is misguided.

DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN
Guest
DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN
Alice should stop talking because she friend anyone who will listen to her talk about the married man she was sleeping with. She takes news to Santiago all the time she have a school blackberry walking around with As if she is an administrator. She terrorize all the school aide and Santiago supports her doing it. She treats 67 like her house walking around the school in pajamas and socks. She told me about people’ in the school and how Santiago was a SOB when he first came. She talks about The secretary , her daughter n husband in the school and how they are favorite of Santiago because they get special lunch time to go and celebrate his birthday with him in his office. Alice is nobody’s friend she talks about everyone. She talks to me everyday that is how I know these things. She told me Noreiga appointment to her position was all set up by Santiago, how he put her in committee to make sure he get his wish. I read all these comments and laugh because those of you praising Santiago is because now you are his favorites but I dare you to disagree with him,… Read more »
Sick to my stomach
Guest

Lauren you should not defend mr Santiago so much. You just came to 67. Teachers here are hard working and Santiago is being very u fair to them. He has never bullied you and have offered you much help because you are in his favor.

Unknown
Guest

She is also the payroll/principal secretary’s daughter. Her parents probably told her to write something nice. Santiago also goes to their church. How is that not playing favorites?

Change
Guest

I’ve never heard her defend him. So because she doesn’t complain and moan means she is defending him? Grow up. Also from the day she started it was made very clear that the payroll for the family members would be handled by the other secretary. Keep your beef with who you claim is to blame.

Unknown
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Do you really believe that? How do you address the fact that he goes to their church? There is a video of him singing at their church with Vanessa dancing in the front. Imagine how the staff felt (not everyone ) when they saw this. This is playing favorites whether you believe it or not.

Change
Guest

It is not playing favorites. I am.the staff as well. I didn’t see the video because I’m far too busy working. And I wouldn’t care if I did. As a Christian I welcome the opportunity to worship together and don’t see it as favoritism. Wow.

Sick to my stomach
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As for all others defending Santiago wake up and see that 67 is going down. Scores are down because morale is down. Talk about that. Don’t Blame this on the teachers. Blame that on administrators who pretend to know about educating students. Ferguson is clueless about curriculum and how it should be taught for success. Schreli is a dumb blond who have no clue how to read the teachers guide. I could go on and on but what’s the sense. The students are the ones suffering. Santiago took the school in good standing and now it is going down to the dirt and people are turning a blind eye to that while the students are not getting the proper education they deserve.
We teach students to not yo bully others but we support administrators who bully teachers.

Over it
Guest

Your grammar tells me why we are a failing school.

Over it
Guest

We were not in good standing when he started. He brought us up and the change in laws put us into the failing category. Morale isn’t what we use to teach our students. You are putting all of the blame on one person. Let’s remember it takes a village to raise a child, our failing status is on all of us.

Unknown
Guest

That may be true but it starts at the top. The teachers get blamed for everything. What about the administrators who need to be held accountable? All they do is find fault? A leader leads and sets the example. Santiago is a bully.

FREE
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https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/what-mentally-strong-people-dont-do/201511/7-things-only-narcissists-do

A refreshing and revelant article that people in that building can relate to. I ran far, far, far, away; this was what it was like working under that completely deranged, twisted, lunatic. The teachers at 67 are not to blame, just beat up. They need help not criticism. There is truth in this, once you seek employment elsewhere, their nightmares will be over and it just will be one more person that escaped and left without being tortured! People need to look at the overturn, not the failing of a school, it’s the failing of a man that likes to be in complete control and bully till he gets his way. The school suffers because of the direction it has gone and he hides behind a demise of being the savior when he pretty much is the persecutor! Run teachers, run!!! I got out, you should too!

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Great article!

ActuallyAGoodParent
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For all the comments about the APs.. I think you should ask former students of theirs.. They all taught before and know what the job is.. They also had to complete more education and get their license just to be able to interview for an AP job.. So I think “dumb blonde” or “clueless” is not the proper way to describe them. I am sure they do not want to constantly fight with every teacher and/or parent every day. It would be much smoother day if everyone just did their job and the kids tried to learn. Unfortunately they are forced to deal with a ton of behavior issues which are due to many different factors as well as teachers who are constantly trying to get them fired. They use all sorts of tactics and stoop to low levels to try and achieve their goal. In the end the APs and the principal have a job to do. They are held accountable and such the teachers must be as well. I can guarantee the teachers who are trying hard and preparing themselves are not the ones being targeted. In any job if you do not complete the work as required… Read more »
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I have been at Mohegan for many years. We have had great AP’s in the past. It is not the case now. The three that we have are not good AP’s. I wish they knew what they were doing. I have seen a couple of them try to teach and I was not impressed. Everyone here is not an ineffective teacher. I can have a opposite opinion and not be labeled as an ineffective educator. I wish the teachers could rate the administrators. Not one of them would get a positive rating. They need to remember what it was like as a teacher. We are the ones standing in front of those kids everyday. We didn’t leave the classroom for a bigger paycheck like the administrators did. Look at these comments and see that they are all not from teachers. Parents are also concerned about the negative state of CS 67 and their administrators. We know this is the real world. We are trying to educate twenty plus children in our rooms without any positive support. One can say what they want about Mrs Grimball but she respected you as an educator. She didn’t bully you. There was joy in… Read more »
Change
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We have shows and class trips. And I question the validity of the comments being stated by parents. Could be the “clique” hiding under a different name.

Unknown
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I don’t know about any false posting but I am sure there are parents who are concerned. We used to have massive Christmas, Black History, Spring, and Fashion shows. Our students used to have music and art programs. Our staff has always gone above and beyond for the students. Now there isn’t any motivation because it is not appreciated. Sit down with us and have a meeting without fear of retaliation. Again leadership starts at the top. Staff members should not have to come to work and be harassed or threatened. Our school is failing in every way. Stop putting the blame on only the teachers and look at what the administrators have done.

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I also don’t know what “clique” you are talking about. People who are friends beyond work can talk to each other without being called a clique. Isn’t there a clique in the main office? Isn’t there a clique with certain teachers who have worked on the same grade for years? Believe it or not but I am grateful to know that certain staff members will voice their concerns while other staff members will smile in administrator’s face and then talk about them behind their back. Start a discussion. Today would be a great day.

Impartial Observer
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The majority of these comments are unnecessary and unprofessional. These issues should be handled through the proper channels rather than sharing these issues publicly. Your UFT representatives have investigated or are investigating these matters. Furthermore, there may be a possibility that the increased staff vigilance is due to challenges observed within the school. Although, your perception is that he is bullying you perhaps he is trying to build up the school. It is a challenge to be an administrator when the staff behaves in an unprofessional manner. (This can be readily seen in the comments). Furthermore, I would refrain from commenting on subjects you have no knowledge of. What occurs in the business office is not public knowledge in any business whether it is a school, a non profit organization or a retail store. Until then refrain from commenting on subjects you do not know of. I am sure safeguards have been set up to avoid any alleged “conflict of interests”. Finally, for the sake of the children and staff morale, I encourage a town hall meeting with UFT and staff. It may help create a healthy discussion about the problems at CS67. I give my regards to all the… Read more »
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I believe that the staff at the Mohegan school is frustrated with what has been going on there. There is a lot of injustice, imagine that the Danielson is an evaluated tool used to rate teachers effectiveness, however at 67 is being used subjectively harm certain teachers and to favor others. For example, the social studies teacher whom the principal goes to church with has been teaching for more than 30 years. This teacher has been using the same teaching methods from back then. He comes in to the classroom, writes on board and have students copy. I have never seen a differentiated lesson, group work or student to student discussions just to name a few, he has no classroom management but yet this teacher is rated effectively. Is this conflict of interest?? Also, the principal al the Mohegan school does not like the UFT and he constantly interferes with UFT matters. A few moths ago there were a UFT meeting in the building a lot of the staff attended and the next day the majority of those staff members received a visit from bully Santiago. There is a lot going on at the Mohegan school, the majority of the… Read more »
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Yes The social studies teacher also has never provided checklist, rubrics, or given any assessment. He stood up proudly in that meeting and boasted that he received an Effective rating. I guess having the principal sing at your church where you are also the pastor grants you an Effective rating.

Impartial Observer
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There is a possibility that due to years of service at the school may have made him exempt from the same procedure other non tenured teachers may have experienced. It is better not to focus on the perceived nepotism but view what systems or processes are in place that may obviate the need of providing these items. The following has been provided to facilitate your knowledge of tenure.

http://www.uft.org/files/attachments/tenure-framework.pdf

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The Danielson is to rate all teachers effectiveness. It does not say that once you have more than 30 years of service you are exempt

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Well after that meeting, I thought that I would have seen some different teaching practices from the pastor but guess what it remained the same. Nothing change so what ever he stood up and say was just a bunch of garbage. Perhaps his worshiper asked him to speak in his behalf.

larry Hagman
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let’s get to teaching & get off this untrue “BLOG” about the principal… u sound ridiculous already!!!!!

dream come true
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OK now u got it off your chest it dont matter MR> SANTIAGO will continue to be a GREAT LEADER wether u agree or disagree… So, go to the nearest dry cleaner and get a zipper CRAZYYYY GLUED TO YOUR MOURTH & now learn sign language to teach since u can”t teach with your mouth….!!!!

Anonymous
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Dream, perhaps you need to return to elementary school your grammar is terrible! Lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

STOP HE IS THE BEST
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Dear. Mrs. Superintendent.. plz do not listen to any negative comments put on this no good web site that have annoynmous ppl name’ instead of steeping up to the plate….Mr. SANTIAGO IS THE BEST there IS & THE BEST that will BE @ 67… the looser are being removed for non teaching and they are just BITERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!

Clueless
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Bunch of haters. Don’t be mad, get glad!

MY OPINION COUNTS
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This is the fact sheet about Mr Santiago. Teachers at 67 do teach. They are being unfairly rated because the principal has a problem with opposition. He hides behind his other administratior. He runs the building like a zoo. He only provide support for a few teachers in the building not all. And if you oppose him in any way look out because the Danielson is coming to get you. The teachers have a right to speak their mind without being attack by the few favorites in the school. The pettiness needs to stop. Attacking grammar and speech is not the point the point is Santiago is an UNFAIR BULLY who act like a child when he does not get his own way. The teachers who are taken out of the classroom are just a part of Santiago plan to have a school of untenured teachers that will not stand up to any thing he say or do. Only the favorites will get tenure, those who suck up to him and does not defy him in any way. How can anyone agree with the way Santiago runs the building, his AP,s are so afraid of him , they have to… Read more »
MY OPINION COUNTS
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This is the fact sheet about Mr Santiago. Teachers at 67 do teach. They are being unfairly rated because the principal has a problem with opposition. He hides behind his other administratior. He runs the building like a zoo. He only provide support for a few teachers in the building not all. And if you oppose him in any way look out because the Danielson is coming to get you. The teachers have a right to speak their mind without being attack by the few favorites in the school. The pettiness needs to stop. Attacking grammar and speech is not the point the point is Santiago is an UNFAIR BULLY who act like a child when he does not get his own way. The teachers who are taken out of the classroom are just a part of Santiago plan to have a school of untenured teachers that will not stand up to any thing he say or do. Only the favorites will get tenure, those who suck up to him and does not defy him in any way. How can anyone agree with the way Santiago runs the building, his AP,s are so afraid of him , they have to… Read more »
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The fact is that if teachers know so much about what is happening “outside” of their classroom they r losing out as to what is happening “inside” of their classroom. There is so much being diverted onto one person when this energy should b directed towards the children. Blame who you would like for whatever reason you’d like to take the focus away from the children. After all is said and done the children are the ones who pay the price of this blame game. SMH