June Barnett, Principal
4600 Broadway, New YorkNY10040-2102
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The principal was very abusive with her staff. She used the students against the teachers. she would tell them to tell on their teachers to get them in trouble. She was abusive during the state test. She gave the kids extra time and did not follow appropriate procedures. She tested in the gym and then she gave a teacher a u rating because he gave them games to play while they sat their for hours after the test and had nothing to do. She abuses funds and gives people per session inappropriately. Somehow she is still principal. There is so much more.
I was with that teacher in the gym while they sat there for hours with nothing to do. They didn’t even have tables to sit at. Shortly after the kids finished the test the tables were removed because they had to be returned to the lunchroom. She also had her sister counseling my students. Might I had she wasn’t a licensed therapist. I did report this to OSI and nothing ever came of it. She fell asleep while proctoring the state test. A student actually took a picture of her asleep while proctoring. There were no time limits for the test. She was doing makeup testing after school hours. June Barnett was unbelievably corrupt.
I immediately wanted to reply after I read your comment. I was part of her Saturday Program in order to get more help for the upcoming Specialized High School Admissions Test. One of the days, as I am part of The Children’s Aid Society, I.S 218 Adolescent Literacy Program, I went to a trip with them and missed Saturday Program with my friend who also was supposed to go to Saturday Program, after missing we were her new target. We had to search the halls for her and be careful in order for her to not directly yell at us. This is my personal relation to your comment.
Anyone could make principal under Bloomberg.
I understand exactly what you mean, I was an A.P, most of her allegations against were false, I fought and the equal opportunity office issued a letter so that I could that the case to court, I did not go to court, I was tired after 2 years of fighting, but I proved to them that she was wrong, Now I see that she has not changed her ways, which is too bad for the kids and the educators.
THIS IS CESAR PARIS YARLEQUE
Unfortunatley when it comes to NYC DOE, one is just a number, especially if you have something that will shake their trees.
One of her spies is dead already. Whitaker bit the dust last fall. Gotta catch them before they do go.
SORRY TO HEAR THAT SHE DIED, WOW
She either ruined or helped ruin so many lives and careers. I cannot go there now.
I was and A.P. there 2006-2007, this person is corrupted. I had left all the bad experiences that happened to me at that school behind, but after reading this blog and learning that this person continues to oppress the educators, I believe that the teachers must report her to the higher authorities of the Dept of Education, the kids are losing.
It has been reported. DOE sits on thier hands. Parents have even contacted local politicians. I even wrote to Fernando Mateo, who appeared to me to be a civil rights activist for latinos. It is truly sad.
I think that what Mr. Yarleque means by ” higher authorities” is reporting her to Albany. This happened in my school and it was very productive because the abuser is now gone.
Albany will actually do something as opposed to DOE who sits on their hands. Maybe you guys should all get together and report her there. I think media should also be involved. Go to all newspapers and TV channels. Parents deserve to know what is going on, everyone deserves to know. Good luck!
So you are a coward because you did not identify yourself?
Last year we lost a very wanted teacher
I am hoping this that teacher
If you were the math teacher last year
Last year we lost a teacher who in my case was one of my favorites
I am hoping I can find this teacher again
If you were a 6th math teacher at I.S. 218 last year,
Thank you for your time.
I am in shock June Barnett is still Principal. I heard her say to the Dominican students at the school to go back to their country and she was involved this past year in the chapter leader elections blinding and bribing the many new teachers to vote for her friend so she could have total control. But let’s see what happens to her spies when she is gone.
I heard her say she was going to discontinue a teacher because the teacher had a facial scar and according to June Barnett, “that gets in the way of teaching”. I do not know if that teacher is suing her and if she is looking for witnesses. I can be a witness because I was there when she said it . I went home and told my family about it and they were all shocked!
June Barnett is a disgrace to the educational system.
Ms. Trifu is looking for witnesses. I don’t have her information. You might want to search for her so you can provide her with a witness statement.
What the hell does DOE do with all of this stuff. If they are sweeping it under a rug, that has got to be one mighty big lump underneath that rug. We have no choice but to believe DOE is happy with her as one of their principals. Such a shame, all of the lives ruined, of both teachers and students.
What the hell does DOE do with all of this stuff? If they are sweeping it under a rug, that has got to be one mighty big lump underneath that rug. We have no choice but to believe DOE is happy with her as one of their principals. Such a shame, all of the lives ruined, of both teachers and students.
WOW it seems that this principal continues to discriminate and abuse her staff. Why is the NYC of
education doing nothing about it? I was the assistant
principal of her school in 2006-2007, on October 2006,
during my first year as an A.P. she said to me
“If you do not resign I will rate you unsatisfactory no matter what you do”. She created a bunch of cases against me, based on lies and made up stories and eventually I lost my A.P. License. I have to admit that being a rookie in this position I did commit mistakes, but who does not???? I was rated unsatisfactory by the DOE. If you ask the teachers who knew me well, they had a good opinion of me, and I am a person with good vision and I authentically care for the kids. This person should not be a principal, and yes, my name is Cesar Paris Yarleque.
I went to this school! this woman used me! she made me one of her spies, so I basically told her everything that was going in the classrooms, teachers and students life. I remember in 8th grade during the science state test, She told the science teacher to make sure our answers were correct! It was evident because the teacher went around the class rooms telling students “take a look at that, make sure thats right, do it again, dont forget the units”. She also did not allowed me to graduate on june, because I told that there were kids cheating on the ELA test, and she took my rights of graduating on june and forced me to graduate on August. Its really sad how she had her group of favorite students, that contained bullies, the “gossipers” and the good kids. which she basically used to move her influences around the school. I remember she gave this girl D.O $25 dollar gift card and flowers because she told her what a teacher said about her.
That’s our June!
Oh my God, I probably know who you are, you poor thing. I hope it served as a life lesson.
Hey, Jeffry Negron I’m not sure if I recognize you.
Were you in 801? That was the group that I taught. Best of luck to you.
How is this deceitful woman still a principal? Dozens of investigations, and the DOE allows her to keep running that school into the ground? Her cuntinued presence is a disgrace to the city.
Love her, you all suck
Mee too thats my favorite principal! I graduated in 2011 and I love her! – KB
From your vocabulary, I think we know why ” you loved her”. You have no knowledge as to what she had done to good and hard- working teachers.
The schyster probably had someone write that for her, or did it herself.
no I do not, I can prove it in any classroom, in any school, put your money where your mouth is….
Hey I did pizza parties too. I even fed that Tapia kid after he wrote that crap about me. He even ate the slices that I had separated for AP Singh.
She placed three students
In the special education prigram
Just to punish them for
Misbehavior and the parents
Of these childreb were not informed.
This took place in 2007.
Well, it is more than obvious I couldnt possiblily imagine what teachers went through. Im not one, thus its pretty hard to assumed. Besides. My understanding about this might be incredibly superficial since I never tried to depicted or assume descriptions towards her and I simply didnt have the experience. Yet, I think we should have a little of compassion because students like me were actually successful. She probably did hate us, or thats what we can infer but I guess we get to learn something really important. And is to never give up regardless who is agaisnt us.
Anyone say anything about her other bird dog over there-Avalos? This guy made up grades for students for a course that they were not taking one year. He threatened violence against a dear friend of mine, then June calls a round table meeting for half of the staff and never addressed the issue of her crazy bird dog. The guy started an argument with me in front of children over nonsense, and I saw him do the same to another teacher. He always blew off staff meetings, training, PDs and got away with it. He has something over JB, or maybe JB is afraid of him because he is psycho. I am surprised he is not the dean or chapter leader in the union, now that I have heard she has her tentacles wrapped around the union now.
I am happy you have moved on to happier places. Good luck and God bless.
I taught under the wrath of this troll for one year. That is all it took for me to become completely disenchanted with the entire teaching profession and the NYCDOE. She is literally the worst thing that could happen to a school. She told me that my students were “entitled” because they had the audacity to request an actual math teacher and not just a rotation of unqualified substitutes. I could go on for hours but I wont. I am sad to see she is still employed in the education system; I was hoping a house would have fallen on her by now.
Short, sweet and to the point. It did the job, Lauren.
June Barnett > Ramsey Bolton
I had to look that up. Good one though!!!
We did everything we could at the time. No stone was left unturned. We even contacted the legislators of Washington Heights. I even reached out to Fernando Mateo, I don’t know what made me think he was some kind of civil rights warrior on behalf of Latinos.
I have moved on. You can’t expect people that have moved on to new jobs to deal with this baggage. That is not fair. This fight may belong to someone else now. Maybe they will have better luck than us. Maybe karma will come calling.
I can only speak for the 2 years that I did. So much went on there before I got there and so much has gone on since I have left. So we will complain here as much as we see fit because it is our blog.
In addition, no one gives a flying bag of crap about tough talk from someone that wishes to remain anonymous.
Hi Jeffrey which years did you work at that school???
2010-2011 to 2011-2012 were the hell years. Why?
Cause I knew math teacher named Jeffrey at that school but in 2007. Did you teach Math?
No. I taught the Social Studies portion of a Humanities curriculum masterminded by the troll. The ELA half was taught (I use the word taught loosely since I did about 90 percent of the teaching) by one of the troll’s acolytes. Who by the way, the troll would eventually plant in her personal graveyard of teachers and teaching careers.
I made typos due to my lack of time while writing all this. I meant to say: ” if all teachers went to Barnett together and told her they would rally against her if she didn’t stop, believe me she would have”.
This blog is being used for teachers, such as myself to have a voice. So people will continue to post here how they see fit.
In a perfect world, everyone would have dropped what they were doing and rallied against this skunk. That is good for Hollywood. This is real life. People were afraid for their careers, people with mouths to feed. Not everyone is a fighter. Some people deal with issues such as these in different ways. Some people have never dealt with issues like this before. It is what it is. This is where we are. It is what makes the world round. Making assumptions and running our mouths using 20/20 hindsight under an anonymous banner does not advance the ball here.
If stating the obvious makes me come across as taking things personal, so be it.
Wonderful. Duly noted.
Wow wish I had read this last August.
I do have a messgage of positivity. To prove that pig June Barnett and her acolytes Avalos (and whoever is left there serving as her acolytes-you know who you are) one of my students from my first year of teaching there at 218 is in Navy Basic Training as we speak. He is writing to me every week, and he lets me know in every letter that he remembers my teaching and he wants to thank me one day for helping him to get on the right track. I tell him to worry about it only if he becomes a millionaire. In all seriousness, that is why I became a teacher and those words from former students are invaluable. Those are gems that no one will ever, ever take away from me. I am sure plenty of former teachers here that were steamrolled by that monster and her adminstration can say the same thing.
MARTINEZ VS CITY OF NEW YORK, JUNE BARNETT
I have to agree with Jeffrey even though I came from a different school in a different borough. Unfortunately a DOE teacher is on a totally different playing field than NYC principal. It’s no surprise to me that she is still there as since the DOE is using her as an instrument in getting rid of teachers. I was discontinued from a dysfunctional school in Queens by Neil Ganesh who had the distinction as being one of the worst and least trusted administrators in Queens during that time. I played a large role in helping to spearhead a rally that was marginally successful. Very people showed up, which I attribute to fear, and apathy. Proportionately, very few teachers were in our positions. People were afraid for their careers and I could hardly blame them.
worst principal i have ever worked for. this principal is corrupt! She manipulates her students and teachers. She has her students tell on other teachers. She hates spanish teachers bonding or hanging out outside of school or even talking to eachother in school. Barnett holds conferences with families who are imigrants and attempts to ship the kids back to their country. She tried doing this to me but my parents were not having it. She tried getting me suspended she change my class several times I even had some teachers pick on me. SHE IS THE WORST, the school is a hot mess.
Yup, saw that all as well. She turned parents against me and would use kids to spy on other kids and teachers. Usually her spies were the worst kids. Just a gross monsterous pig along with her acolyte Mr. “I Will Fudge A Grade For You” Avalos.
I thank God everyday my son is out if that school just because of Ms. Barnett. His first year he was a happy kid but 7th and 8th grade he was depress. He wanted to leave that school so bad. He said Ms. Barnett doesnt make me feel welcome. She didnt even give them a prom in which we pay 125.00 just for some ballons anf to see how she pointed out 3 young boys where going to succeed in life. It was the worst graduation speech. MRS. BARNETT YOU ARE THE WORST OF THE WORST!!!!
I wish I knew who your kid was and what year you are talking about. This sounds very familiar. That and the shaking kids down for “No Uniform Fines”.
Thank you God I start another school year away that snake pit, but I feel horrible that the NYC DOE will once again start another school year with that monster at the helm ruining more children and teachers.
Why do parents allow this principal treat their kids like that? they could organize a protest outside the school building because the city and state do listen to the parents more than to the teachers…..
We have been down this road too many times. The ones with the actual ability to do something about her are the teachers that are currently in there and the students with their families. The DOE is just a big cabal of bureaucracy. They could careless.
The parents she would do this too are usually parents who aren’t aware of their rights.
Yup. People who are supposedly looking out for immigrants and their children have turned a blind eye and apparently continue to do so. So much wrong here, on so many levels. Very sad.
Her school is finished. Being joined with other shitty school in building. Adois MF.
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What is the superintendent, Chancellor, city, state waiting to help this school get better….
We have all been asking that question for years. DOE has blood on their hands in this as well, allowing this monster to go unchecked for all these years.