Joseph Scarmato Tottenville High School Principal

Joseph Scarmato – Tottenville High School Principal

Joseph Scarmato Tottenville High School Principal

Joseph Scarmato Tottenville High School Principal

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  1. We knew Scarmato was going to be trouble based on his Canarsie history.

  2. No one is safe. Not even former and current union leaders at the school.

    http://nypost.com/2012/05/18/football-coach-plans-to-fight-u-rating-dismissal-at-canarsie

  3. Anyn...vengeance is his forte

    He went after every experienced teacher over 15 years…in any way that he can…The stress brought out some serious health issues and many great teachers left, retired or just living a slow death…before him Tottenville was twice in the “Best H.S. of NYC Top 50…..this pin-headed micro-manager cannot lead his way back to that grand statute…Everything is a veneer of excellence with very little depth in a 99.99% segregated enclave with a rigged Institute for DOE employees stealing services Toxic environment for students and educators….and he did this in his last two schools as Principal and work his ways in the shadow networks and RIS/LIS day….he could not teach in middle school so he is now leading teachers makes sense

  4. Anonymous and outraged

    This man is evil incarnate…has retaliated against anyone and everyone who opposes him has spies and moles in the school and in the students does not support the teachers in any way actually disparages teachers in front of parents and students has brought them morale to an all-time low place that I used to love to go to I’ve never seen so many full grown adults in fear of their job and worried about who’s watching who is listening this man has tried his hardest to break us apart little does he know that he’s bringing us even closer together the best leader leads from behind he is not doing that he’s leading with an iron fist no respect for teachers no respect for students slut-shaming girls not caring about what the boys are wearing pulling students from classrooms, has eradicated a Wall of Shame outside of his office I know this is a rant and excuse me for my lack of punctuation but he needs to go we are not going anywhere so he must!!! Makes up all of his own rules for various procedures. Even people who he thinks are with them have been noted saying that they are just trying to keep their jobs and they’re just doing what Joe has told them to do this I know this is true but of course for fear of my job and my livelihood I cannot say my name.

  5. This man is a bully and a coward. He never addresses the faculty at once because he tries to divide and conquer. His last act of desperation was to remove our chapter leader on trumped up charges dated back a year ago. I am a teacher of over 20 years and never had a problem with a principal or administrator until this incompetent man entered Tottenville. I was a target for simply speaking up on behalf of myself and my dept. He tried to have me investigated 3 times for ridiculous things and of course they never stuck. On his 1st day he said, “we’re taking back Tottenville!” From what? Our school never needed fixing!he is toxic and needs to go!

  6. Get rid of this nut job. Round up these and put them on the slow boat to China. No room for this in America. He can join Chin, Dwarka and Kwait.

  7. Do as I say. Don’t do as I do, fits the model of this Principal. He had the attendance people mark the students present today at school even when the teacher questioned it when there weren’t any students in classes. What does this tell you about the man’s integrity and hschooleThe attendance person replied,”This is what Joe wants.”

  8. Why doesn’t the whole school administration join together as one force and get him out !!!! He abuses his power uses his connections but eventually he will reap what he sows !!!!! All the complaints and investigations on him and he still in that school !! Shame on the DOE

  9. check out the latest from Joe in the news for plagiarizing. that is probably the less egregious of things that he has done at that school. AP’S bend to his will; its his way or no way and if you disagree you will find yourself constantly being watched and low balled on observations. if you speak out or are standing up for the contract and your colleagues, you are brought up on trumped up 3020a charges. in addition, allowing AP’s to go in and change evaluation scores because he doesn’t think they are low enough. this is what a principal unchecked can do and yet still has his job. meanwhile, dozens have transferred or retired in the 3 yrs he has been there. the school of excellence (that needed no changes) has been changed for the worst

  10. Supporting Tottenville Teachers

    He said “We’re taking back Tottenville!” Someone also stated they were taking back Port and it was crap before she came there.

    Who hired Scarmato? Who also hired the other one Swinton?

    Do we see a pattern here?

    Maybe we also need to look higher up

    • DOE INEFFECTIVE RATINGS

      Scarmato was hired by yet another incompetent DOE Supervisor, Aimee Horrowitz. She continually gave THS principal’s who are ill-equipped to lead large high schools (Dugan, then Scarmato)and then she was forced to take-over failing schools for her incompetence, as how much more can you destroy what’s already not working??? She was even asked at one point what she did to THS by bringing in this animal, and she even admitted that it wasn’t long after she granted him an early appointment to the school, that she too lost all control over him! Now as for the other, AWESOME DESTROYER OF SCHOOLS, Swinton was brought to PRHS, as a result of yet another, ineffective, and incompetent Superintendent, Anthony Lodico. He and the DOE has heard multiple complaints from THS and even PRHS, and has continued to allow them to keep their positions, while helping the INEFFECTIVE “leaders” (using this term loosely here) continue to bully, harass, retaliate, target, faculty, and make horrific decisions which clearly hinder and harm children from being successful.

  11. Said my use of White Milk was irresponsible and unhealthy, very upset as I am used to my 14 gallons a day, this dude is satan ON GOD.

  12. Been in this school for 17+ year and no one ever had a problem with my addiction to Pokemon until this Devil came upon our school. Fed up, this man needs to go

  13. Bro come on please

  14. Oh werd whats your favorite pokemon? Its stupid that we cant play it when we have free periods. Come to C312 and we’ll play I got a spare DS for you, I got the new joints too.

  15. I’ve really had it up to here with this guy. I was minding my own business eating my tuna fish sandwich and listening to contemporary jazz in the teachers cafe last Tuesday and all of a sudden he confronts me and forcefully rips my sandwich out of my hands. I was thrown off and completely shocked at what he had done and then replies “I’m the principal of this school, i do what i want” and walks out. I didn’t what know what to do at the time but something must be done. This cant go unheard.

  16. Before the new principal, on my lunch break i would usually go to the stairway right by the gym and smoke a couple bougies and crank some beers with a few of my mates. After Sacramento came to this school, he said that i wasn’t to drink on the clock which is complete BS! Im done with this guy, along with everyone else.

  17. HOW MUCH LONGER IS THIS PRINCIPAL GOING TO MAKE ME DO HIS BIDDING … I DO EVERYTHING HE ASKS AND HE JUST KEEPS ASKING FOR MORE. HE IS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF MY WILLINGNESS TO BE A LACKEY FOR HIM. MY LIFE WOULD BE BETTER IF HE WAS GONE

  18. After Scarmato PERSONALLY AND UNSUCCESSFULLY called patents to have their children testify against a reassigned teacher of 20 years, he PERSONALLY subpoenaed (illegal to subpoena anyone if you are involved in the case) the students to appear at a hearing. He ACTIVELY pursues parents to go after teachers.

  19. He clearly avoids pursuing ineffective teachers, especially if they are minority. He tries to appear to be a person who accepts diversity. It’s a facade

  20. Joey “THE BOSS” Scarmato

    I will fire all of you tomorrow on god youse is mad annoying

  21. Sana aldrissi nabil

    He doesn’t support John McCabe in any way, so why should we support scarmato? #freemccabe

  22. Called me a ‘bruce jenner looking ass’ and said i was not allowed to shoot up steroids in school

    • Principal thought it would be funny to put laxatives in the cookie dough that my students were using for the holiday treat assaigment. Not funny to the parents as I have been getting countless emails complaining about their recent uncontrolable bowels. One parent has even gone to the extremity of sending his plumbing bill to me. Extremely unprofessional and evil. Needs to go!

  23. This principal thinks he’s the man, acting like he’s a god… it’s ridiculous. I would compare him to Haddam Hussein, Adolf Hitler, maybe even Joe Stalin. He’s a borderline dictator who rules on fear of students and faculty. He doesn’t support our fellow teacher John McCabe who has been banished to Petrides… it’s disgusting. #FreeMcCabe

  24. Guilt by association
    You better not associate with people on “the forbidden list”
    or you too become a TARGET
    FOR REAL

  25. From Marchettp down is NOT ALL BS.
    Between the jokes, lots of TRUTHS.
    UFT DOE
    WAKE UP AND DUMP THE TRASH

  26. GROOT
    Unfortunately,confrontation leads to further bullying, targeting and mental abuse. Makes sense that anyone who would defend this tyrant is VULGAR and CRUDE.

  27. There have been an increase in comments left on this site the last few days. They appear to be of the mocking nature instead of fact based.

    More troublesome is that they are all coming from the same DOE IP address, as well as same Verizon IP account after hours.

    Is there a problem at Tottenville HS? If there is, then fix it. Spending wasted time on DOE computers posting immature comments is not the solution.

  28. Mentally disturbed torturous tyrant MUST GO
    FAST
    Parents are uniting
    It will happen
    SOON

  29. Do not be concerned
    Ip addresses not traceable Joe

  30. Oh, it’s happening
    Parents united

  31. I am a student at tottenville, many overreactions, I like mr scarmato and feel as though his policies and actions have greatly helped our school community as a whole

  32. I highly doubt the two previous posters are actual students at the school. Probably the same person who has come on here previously mocking and making fun of the real comments made by people who feel this principal has gotten out of hand. Yes there is a problem with the UFT they have continued to let this principal remain unchecked and haven’t provided much support to the staff

  33. Leave my principal alone, he doesn’t deserve this. Sacramento has done great things for school, just because you don’t like him doesn’t mean you have to make false allegations about him to get him fired.

  34. I’m sorry, i miss spelled “Scarmato” and accidently wrote the city of Sacramento

  35. What are you going to gain from it ?

  36. UFT solidarity is the one who runs this blog site. This individual has been through personal hell with their own abusive principal issues. Freshman, Mrs T, student, GP the 3rd are definitely fake. All four have come from the same ip address located on the south shore and funneled through DOE network. The main goal is to remove a principal that has gone above the scope of his powers and gone after anyone who has tried to stand up for themselves and the staff. Luckily there are a few out there with the stones enough to continue the fight undeterred.

  37. The ship is starting to sink.
    Support personnel are abandoning ship
    DISCONNECT quickly or go down with the ship
    Protection is falling apart and Captain Joe will go under

  38. I really do hope so truth. Alot of work has been done on surface and beneath to accomplish that amd getting parents on board is the biggest part.

  39. Disgusted with the actions of others on this site, This is not a joke, principal regularly abuses power and takes advantage of position, glad you find the suffering of city workers funny however this is a huge issue. Hoping these “jokesters” will be brought to shame… cowards.

  40. By making these comments awaiting moderation we may have solved the problem of these fake comments but the cowards putting them on here won.

  41. Joe Scarmato is constantly observing myself and fellow teachers with an unreasonable scrutiny. If a teacher forgets to put the standard or learning intention on their lesson they will be deemed “Ineffective” as a teacher and targeted by his staff. I am a veteran teacher at Tottenville and I know that students do not care about the learning standards but yet I am forced to focus my lessons to them. Scarmato has taken away all teacher autonomy and must be stopped.

  42. I hope these hooligans realize that while they won the battle, they did not win the war.

  43. can we still comment ?

  44. You can still comment here. However, for this site, and others, comment moderation has been turned on.

    Some, instead of working on improving the situation at their school, take time here to play around.

  45. Moderation on here is a tad ridiculous, although comments are immature, putting moderation on this site does not allow freedom of staff and teachers to write as they will, disappointed with UFT for this move and hope they reconsider.

  46. The school of excellence under this leadership has once again shown its spots. Nydailynews.com today has a nice article and video about a fight where one girl has bullied another for a while and in story it mentions how administration didnt call cops. When will this be handled seriously by DOE and even UFT

  47. Bar Room Brawl at THS
    POLICE REPORT
    ONGOING BULLYIMG
    STUDENT WAS BEATEN AND PUMMELED
    BULLIED STUDENT IS TERRIFIED
    GREAT JOB AT THE HEAD, SCARMATO
    GET HIM OUT

  48. I left a post here right before the truth mentioning the fight and when will the DOE and UFT will take this man seriously and get him out. wonder if anyone know if there was a suspension for the student who beat the other.

  49. Thanks to Joe, i got my ass kicked…Im gonna kill myself now…be gucci

  50. School of excellence

    So todays daily news talks with the father whose daughter beat up the other girland he clearly states ball was dropped by administration. The funny part is the DOE spokesperson saying that admin esp. Principal has been cleared in the matter

  51. Cleared of being negligent
    once again
    PATHETIC DOE
    And so his incompetence continues
    And so his staff still HATES HIM
    And so the parents are still AFRAID OF REPERCUSSION
    GOOD JOB DOE
    GOOD JOB UFT

  52. Hmmm
    Yet ANOTHER pending lawsuit Joe
    EVERYONE KNOWS ABOUT IT
    You are also a THIEF

  53. Damn I’m just tryna run a school if all y’all really finna get yo asses fired thats a okay with me but good luck sleepin in the gutters you filthy hobos #nonmybusinesstho

  54. Scarmato’s post shows who he really is,,,CLASSLESS, crude,and a PATHETIC imitator of ghetto
    BULLY
    TORMENTOR
    LIAR
    CHEAT
    THIEF
    NARCISSIST
    LIFE DESTROYER

    Just look around at what you have done to a good school:
    EVERYONE IS MISERABLE
    EVERYONE HATES YOU
    Yes, even your LOYALS aren’t REALLY LOYAL, they are just trying to SURVIVE

  55. People all over the island are talking…Wagner,SIT,Petrides, Port,New Dorp
    Is it true?
    Does everyone really hate him?
    Is it true,even HIS PEOPLE hate him and talk smack about him
    Everyone is just waiting it out
    He thinks people like him
    No one limes him
    Fake smiles
    Fake nods
    Just trying to SURVIVE

  56. He who
    sends “hater” emails to not only the entire staff, but to people who don’t even work there anymore
    He who
    Plagarizes
    SURELY IS ONE WHO SHOULD NOT COMMENT ON A TYPO AS A SPELLING ERROR

  57. Aye y’all need a new gymnastics coach

  58. Oprah for President

    I can no longer handle the tyrant Scarmato. He refused to respect my pronouns of ze/ zir. Furthermore, he forces me to change in the girls locker room everyday when I clearly identify as gender neutral. My demands to change in my own personal bathroom- along with my other gender neutral and trans friends- have not been taken seriously. I long for the day Scarmato is removed.

  59. WHY
    DO
    YOU INDENT
    EVERY SINGLE
    LINE YOU
    TYPE
    LEARN
    TO WRITE
    NORMAL
    SENTENCES

    • Scarmotz
      Try Google for the meaning of INDENT
      You might be able to avail yourself by trying grammar check
      You might also try TURN IT IN to avoid plagiarism
      SO
      YOU SHOULD NEVER COMMEMT ON ANYONE’S WRITING…ON ANY LEVEL

  60. Shame on you Claire Regan!
    Obviously you have not been following what is going on at Tottenville IS.
    THIS MAN IS NO SAINT.
    HE IS A NARCISSIST WHO PLEASURES HIMSRLF ON THE MISERY OF OTHERS.
    WONDERING WHO WAS PAID to get this article written.
    HE WAS THROWN OUT OF HIS POSITION AT CANARSIE IS
    NONE OF THE CTE PRPGRAMS AT THS WERE HIS….HE INHERITED THEM.
    HE DESTROYED THE AWARD WINNING solar car program and has stolen property from it. He torments the culinary teacher and takes advantage of his time.
    He torments the music chairperson.
    So…he has stuff that might look good on paper,.but there must be a real reason why he.had
    MULTIPLE LAWSUITS AGAINST HIM FOR HARASSMENT, BULLYING AND TARGETING!

  61. I agree with fact finder. This must be one of his chosen people at the Advance who write only the good things and nothing about the issues inside the school. Where is the article about the guy from the methadone clinic who was allowed into the building early Wednesday morning and actually passed out in part of the school. Parents called the police so what happened with that. I think that would be important for the newspapers. Plus of course the selective targeting of certain staff who speak out against the things he has done, in an effort to help out the staff. hopefully those staff members will find their way back to Tottenville soon. Again the UFT and chancellor are aware of all these things plus much more that has been done yet no action at all on either side.

  62. As per Scarmotz
    HENCHMAN BLOOM goes after teacher for attendance
    Oops,he made a mistake
    Egg on his face
    Emotional abuse of teacher
    Oh, but it’s okay because he said was sorry for the mistake
    NO Scarmotz and Bloom
    Sorry is a word with no meaning to either of you
    COLD EXAMPLE OF TARGETING AND BULLYING

  63. Bring Back the School of Excellence

    There are so many teachers who are being looked at forexcessive absences, so that could be anyone. Now if said person had full dr notes and even personal business day forms signed by pri cipal, so long as self treated days arent more than 10 its not excessive. However the targeting seems a bit excessive.

  64. Bring Back the School of Excellence

    And egg on face isnt a bad look for the administration

  65. There is NOT ONE PROGRAM MENTIONED IN THE SI ADVANCE article that Scarmotz I initiated. He inherited them.
    Increase in SAT scores across the board due to revamping of the exam.
    Increased graduation rate results from greater leniency in grading policy, leading to passing course grades
    Increased attendance has been the result of some fancy work on attendance reporting via paper work adjustments
    Miss Regan should have done het research
    Is that Regan from the SI Regan political family…
    I think so

    • Yup just keep talking that hot sh*t about my article I will literally write one about this website being used by malicious idiots trying to get my boo fired, you cant stop the advance, we’re too powerful for you hoes, have fun being jobless when we find your bitch asses out

  66. Joey “You know who”

    These comments are getting me moist

  67. Dear Claire
    It is pathetic that a person is using your name and replying in the “voice” of someone with inferior intelligence,thinking that HE sounds KOOL. That is PATHETIC.
    A reporter should research carefully before putting a name with information that is MISLEADING at best.
    CTE PROGRAMS existed at THS well before his arrival. He jumped on them and took credit as an innovator..
    PLAGIARISM can take many forms…theft of credit for something that he doesn’t own!
    Claire, you should check into pending LAWSUITS, UNREPORTED AND SECRETED INCIDENTS, JOBS AS FAVORS,.BULLYING AND HARASSMENT,TARGETING.
    If you interview staff with the promise of anonymity,.YOU WILL FIND OUT THE TRUTH.
    BIG DEAL…he calls 1 student at 6 am….what about the other 3999?
    Student of the month??? A student selected who has the ability to recruit other parents to BUY INTO HIS GAME.
    LOOK FOR THE PARENT WHO WAS STRONG ARMED TO TESTIFY AGAINST A TEACHER.
    YES CLAIRE, DO SOME RESEARCH BEFORE YOU PUT YOUR NAME ON IT.
    MG

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