June Barnett, Principal
4600 Broadway, New YorkNY10040-2102
NYC Parents blog
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.
This is the most unprofessional, rude and abusive principal I’ve ever encountered. She has transformed the school into a toxic environment and made teachers either fearful and anxious to go to work or allies or spies of her, making them write statements against their colleagues, great teachers that do not bow to her by rewarding them with Effective ratings while hardworking, great teachers have to suffer her abuse of power every day and are asked to go observe new teachers to learn how to teach although they have fifteen to twenty years of experience and are wonderful pedagogues. Teachers are getting sick with severe depression and anxiety . Students are either ‘charmed’ or ‘coerced’ by her to spy on their teachers and write against them. One student told me and my co-teacher June Barnett gave her $40 because she always told her everything that was going on in our classroom, and showed everyone the envelope with money and the Principal’s writing on it. She tells new teachers to stay away from the old teachers and becomes incredibly friendly in order to use them in the future in her evil schemes. The new teachers feel empowered and are disrespectful or totally… Read more »
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.
All of the above are true. In the beginning she is friendly toward the new teachers to the point she badmouths the older teachers and make them look bad. This way she gives power to the new teachers over the older teachers. Sooner or later she wants a favor from the new teacher she has ‘befriended’ and if the teacher doesn’t do what she says-usually report other teachers or other issues of this nature-she or he is done. She says Latino teachers are gossipers and that the new teachers should stay away from them. She treats Bilingual students differently than the monolingual students. For example,if a Bilingual students didn’t complete an assignment she was made aware of, she would say: “Why don’t you go back to your country and work in a bodega? All Dominican girls get pregnant by 14 anyway and the boys go to jail!” June Barnett has no empathy and her evaluations have nothing to do with the teachers’ real abilities. No matter what you do, you will be incompetent because she has something personal against you. On the other hand teachers that do not deserve to be “effective” get effective ratings and new teachers that are… Read more »
Anyone could make principal under Bloomberg.
Oh wow, where do I begin? I was a victim of June Barnett’s corrupt and vicious regime. I went there as a new teacher 4 years ago, bright eyed and ready to work. I had been warned about her by a teacher who had just retired, but I soldiered on anyway. I loved my children and I kept my focus on them even though she was raking me over the coals every single day. Complaints to OSI, the chancellor, and the superintendent regarding dangerous conditions for both teachers and students and her abusive ways were ignored. She tried to get rid of me after my first year but did not follow proper procedure, so the DOE, instead of putting me in another school, put me right back in her crosshairs the following year. She was able to get rid of me the following year with almost every single type of allegation that you can think of. The thing about the picture taken of her during testing is absolutely true. I have first hand knowledge of the kid and teacher who were either bribed or sweet talked into erasing the picture. I personally made 2 reports to OSI regarding her missusing… Read more »
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
Mr. Yarleque: I just saw your reply to something on teachers’ bullying that I responded to last year. Unfortunately your reply is dated August of last year. I would be interested in talking with you. Please email me at email@example.com. I read these comments here, and I think I should put up a comment as well regarding my experience at IS 218 and not as Anonymous as I don’t have anything to fear, but I may do it now. I have moved on after the suffering produced by an unfair principal, Ms. Barnett, except two cases I have in court that are still pending. I am very sad and angry to say that Ms. Barnett cannot distinguish between the personal and professional side and rates teachers in accord with what and how she personally feels toward them. I know it because she said it in front of me and others teachers she was attempting to be ” sweet” to in the beginning to get them on her side- which side is that of darkness and vengeance against good professionals she personally dislikes for God knows why. Those unfortunate teachers’ evaluations have nothing to do with their skills and knowledge as… Read more »
Unfortunatley when it comes to NYC DOE, one is just a number, especially if you have something that will shake their trees.
I am sorry about what happened to all the good teachers this unstable Principal fired. I worked in that environment and had to get out because of so much abuse that was going on. I loved teaching Math and I loved my children but could not take the intimidation and humiliation at the hands of the administration. Whether that was directed toward me or my co-workers. The Principal had new teachers spying on the older teachers. One thing that bothered me the most was when she mentioned that the bilingual teachers were gossipers when she is the biggest gossiper alive. She is turning the new teachers against the more seasoned teachers but my heart goes out to these naive idealists because they have no idea what dear, sweet Ms. B will do to them when they are of no more use to her. She can’t be a Principal but the problem is that she continues to be one because the teachers in that school do not come together to do something. They are just talking about it but no action taken. I wonder what happened to those close to Ms. B who helped her change the answers on the ELA… Read more »
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.
I thought I would add something important- my situation has been fixed the way I wanted it to in the sense that my record remained untarnished . I moved on to much better things with God’s help- and the strength that I picked up along the way… However, this doesn’t mean that I have ever stopped thinking about the fact that this is going on not only at IS 218 but everywhere across the DOE… I am sorry to say this but maybe public schools should be closed down as they do not serve the children while depriving them of their good teachers at the whim of whoever happened to sit in the administrative chair . Ms. Barnett knows who she is as an administrator and person and I will leave it up to God to do what needs to be done and maybe not right now but some years down the road what needs to be done will be done. I look at my posts and realize how traumatized I was when I wrote all these comments . After three years I finally recovered. Yet, I know that in God’s time what needs to be done will be done.… Read more »
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.
This is a Principal that is corrupt , a dictator and evaluates and fires teachers based on her personal feelings toward them not on their objective performance. Seasoned teachers get Developing and Ineffective and new teachers or older teachers that spy for her and collaborate with her in the destruction of other pedagogues get Effective and Highly effective although they are Ineffective.Teachers are afraid to speak up for fear they’d become her next target. She had two teachers get sick with severe depression and PTSD. She is rude, unprofessional, abuses both students and teachers. She is making racist comments against the Hispanic teachers and students and coerces or pays students to write statements against their teachers and spy on them and report back to her and does the same with teachers, instigating them against one another and forcing them to write false statements against other teachers she wants to do away with. I can prove this.There is no control of students’behavior and teachers get blamed. This Principal has 48 allegations against her including improper spending of school ‘s money and paying her ‘friends’ crazy amounts in per session . The bilingual department are offered no materials for students. New teachers… Read more »
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.
It is hard to believe that anybody would ” love” June Barnett. She is good at making people believe she is ” wonderful” when she has a hidden reason for that appearance and that reason, my dear, is to use you to terminate whoever seems better than her as a professional among the teachers or whoever doesn’t bow to her. I know that because I have been there. Are you sure she did not put you up to this? I read all these comments carefully and my heart goes to all these teachers that have been damaged by somebody who should not be in an administrative position. There are no words to describe Ms. Barnett because I have never met someone like her. Having a heart of stone presided by darkness, and constant desire for vengeance against people in general, especially teachers who have a mind of their own, and do not bow to her because they don’t need to bow to anyone, she has forgotten about the fundamental spiritual truth that you cannot destroy any human being because you do not have that right. Some people call Him God, others call him the Creator of this Universe. Well, He… Read more »
no I do not, I can prove it in any classroom, in any school, put your money where your mouth is….
If she disliked a teacher or an AP, she could tell that person: ” We don’t seem to work well together ( or whatever else )and I strongly suggest you transfer to another school in the fall ” not quietly plan that person’s destruction. That is so twisted and wrong. Transfer isn’t possible during the year unless she approves it and she doesn’t because she has a plan with you. I wanted to transfer in my last year, but I couldn’t. Why go after a person’s career especially create false allegations and false evaluations to ensure that person is destroyed? If DOE doesn’t do anything, something can still be done at another level. What bothers me the most is not what happened to me anymore as I had the strength to forget it, but the fact that I hear that seasoned, experienced teachers are rated ineffective knowing who they are as teachers . Can you sleep at night, Ms. Barnett? From what I hear, you do not have a lot of teaching experience and it is sad and hypocritical to rate good teachers , especially veteran teachers who have been in the educational field for so long “Ineffective” without evidence… Read more »
How can we judge people without knowing their actions? It is incredibly awful what you guys are doing, Ms. Barnet worked hard to make what I.S 218 is, I was there 3 years and honestly I learned profusely. I don’t know how she acts towards teachers and I know she is a really persistent person. Yet, she does it for the best of that school. Therefore if she is a bad person likewise you stated…. why is the school have been so successful then? I mean, if you take your stuff seriously, you are going to do excellent, no doubt about it. Ms. Barnet is like karma, she gives what you give, she is not corrupt, she is fair. I remember my very first days in that school, I obviously didn’t know English. I got depressed so many times, afraid of never learning it, or failing the state exam twice. But now I look at my self and just laugh about it. I am taking English with 10 graders, I passed all the state exams and life is just good. People sometimes don’t even understand what I’m saying because I use an advance vocabulary. But at the end, I just… Read more »
I think that Ms. Barnett is asking students to write nice things about her. She is like karma? No! karma will get Ms. Barnett. I love karma! This is the worst principal and she isn’t good at teaching either. I didn’t understand anything she taught my class on a Saturday. She is offering no support to the new teachers. However one of my teachers although she was new and without any help from Ms. Barnett or anyone she made us -students who just came from the Dominican Republic and knew no English when yeh year started show big improvement on the NYSESLAT English exams and even pass the English Language Arts test. I learned English from her not Ms. Barnett. She was working till 9 pm at night helping us. How do I know it ? Because she stayed with me late helping me and I bet she was not paid for that! What is her reward? She was fired by Ms. Barnett. For what? Because she didn’t like her? Ms barnett may laugh that Ms Trifu has a bad scar on her face but that doesn’t mean she isn’t a good teacher! I think she is 100 times a… Read more »
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.
i was a student in 218 for 3 year As the year pass I have noticed a lot of things and one of them is that ms barnet In the beginning she is friendly toward the new teachers to the point she start treating the older teachers in a rude way and make them look bad. This way she gives power to the new teachers over the older teachers. Sooner or later she wants a favor from the new teacher and if the teacher doesn’t do what she says-usually report other teachers or other issues of this nature-she or he is done. She treats Bilingual students differently than the monolingual students. For example,if a Bilingual students didn’t Follow her rules she would say: “Why don’t you go back to your country and work in a bodega? Every things bad she does she cover them up with good things However she does not do what she suppose to, she only looking for people to bring them down… there a lot of things going on and one of them is that there is bullying going on when I was in that school I was a victim of bullying by the estudent she… Read more »
To the person who identified herself or himself as “SOMEONE” I have been a teacher in good standing until the last 6 months of my 4 years at IS 218. Just like you, I was made by Ms. Barnett believe that she was such a ” good principal” until she started gossiping about other teachers and saying that no matter what they did or how well they did, she would ‘discontinue’ them. And she did. Anyone who is what you describe just cannot destroy a teacher’s career. Just cannot fabricate untrue reasons to terminate a good teacher. I would not be able to rest at night if I did such a thing. No one would or shouldn’t. Like I have said, not only am I still a bit angry (…) to say what I have said, but am still very sad because just like you, I initially trusted someone like Ms. Barnett. In the beginning I did. I was brainwashed. However, her actions disappointed me every time( the way she treated teachers that were great at their craft, the way she treated everyone differently and not equally as she should have and the fact she had favorites, the fact that… Read more »
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.
Nobody said we aren’t compassionate. We are trying to scream for help. In reality there are so many June Barnetts out there. This blog is for teachers to voice themselves. It is DOE’s fault more than it is Barnett’s as they allow principals to have ultimate power by allowing them to be both the judge and the executioner. Nevertheless, other principals get fired for only one statement similar to hundreds that Barnett made . We care for our students as they are children and it hurts us we can’t do anything to help them. It hurts us to see we can’t do anything to help the many lives of many good teachers Ms. Barnett has unfairly executioned. I personally know of a couple of discontinued teachers who lost their licenses because Ms. Barnett falsely accused them of things they never did and now work in shoe stores or similar places to make a living after years of having been depressed and on the verge of committing suicide because of what she had done to them. Ms. Barnett is the one who shows total lack of compassion through her actions. These actions are the result of limitless hatred toward these individuals.… Read more »
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.
Agree with you Mr. Negron! Mr. Avalos is helping Ms. Barnett set up good teachers by lying about them. I know and all my friends knew she had him write something bad against a good Math teacher and whenever I was in the office, I heard her demand from students to tell her everything their teachers said and I was disgusted because she said bad things about teachers to these students. Mr. Avalos is nuts because he always screamed at us and made us feel like we were nothing. But someone told Ms. Barnett about it and she said nothing and did nothing!!!! Am so happy I am far away from that school now. It only brings bad memories except that many of my teachers that Ms. Barnett hated were good and I learned a lot from them. I am very grateful to all of them. Ms. Barnett is really ghetto the way she speaks and I am surprissed nobody said that in here!!!!!!! She is so rude and sometimes I felt like saying something rude back to her. She doesn’t like Dominican students and put us down all the time but she is principal in a Dominican school!!!!
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!!!
The evil troll JB is still there thinking she is invincible. The DOE- as corrupt as it is sweeps everything under the rug and still keeps principals like June Barnett or Linda Hill or Dwarka employed because people who sue these bitches end up settling…. at least this is why Dwarka is still in power. The solution to the Barnett problem is easy- teachers and parents should get together to organize rallies against her outside June Barnett’s ‘school ‘and as someone or a few people here mentioned -report her to authorities higher than the DOE. The evil bitch isn’t invincible. You let her be so. She would literally pee on herself if she sees a rally outside ‘her’ school where she doesn’t belong as Principal. People are just either too weak or too forgiving? Or they just move on? How about the others that she is now tormenting??? Or drove out of ‘her’ school? What is wrong with you guys???? Just think that this evil troll won’t stop doing EVIL to every good teacher that is not on her team until YOU STOP HER. AND YOU CAN!!!!!!!!! You are a shame to your family, June Barnett! How come you turned… Read more »
2 more teachers are gone from that hell hole. 2 teachers to loved children, were dedicated, and speak Spanish. This made me recall some of the other disgusting events that took place there. Anyone that was there from 2011-2013 remember the kids being shaked down for money on the days they came in without a uniform? One of her other bird dogs, Ms Rubin would barge into classrooms in the middle of a lesson and shake kids down for a dollar each for not using uniforms. I told the kids not to pay it. Of course only a few listened. This was also reported to DOE. Another ugly incident that I recalled her other bird dog Mr. Avalos threatened to “kill” a fellow teacher. When I reported this to the “Bidget” as she was secretly referred to by some teachers, (I’m not one I swear, btw Bidget=Bitch+Midget) she called a round table meeting with a bunch of teachers that had nothing to do with the situation. Of course this was also reported to DOE, to no avail. Thank God I landed on my feet and got another teaching job. I tell people what I went through there and they think… Read more »
I believe you, Jeffrey Negron but my question is: why don’t you guys get together to write to Albany and to organize rallies against her? And when I say ‘you guys’, I mean those teachers that are no longer at I.S. 218. Have some pity on this troll’s next victims and stop her. The problem is that everyone moves on and doesn’t want to remember the trauma or doesn’t really care for justice because if you do, you all get together and fight this monster. What stops you? Her connection to the devil and the voodoo she must do to still be there after what she’s done? Because besides a corrupt system that DOE is- I have no other explanation as to why this incompetent woman is still there unless she made a pact with the Devil who keeps her in power. Of course karma will eventually get her( cancer, slow and excruciating death, car accident that may leave her in a wheelchair for the rest of her life, mental disorder that would constantly make her remember all her victims in a repetitious, incessant , constant way…) but why wait for God to make justice when you can be His… Read more »
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.
Did you make a complaint and request for investigation with the State department in Albany? Calling OSI or the Superintendent or even the mayor means nothing as they all cover each other. Albany operates differently than NYC DOE or any authority in NY and will issue a fair investigation if there is a serious matter or matters to be looked into. If you never thought of that, I am sorry, but you haven’t done everything. Then stop complaining. She will be the principal of IS 218 until she dies as she doesn’t have a family and I am pretty sure she has no reason to retire because she has no life outside that school. I understand that people have suffered and they want to move on but no, it is unfair to the others that are coming after you THAT SHE IS STILL THERE TO DO AWAY WITH THEIR EDUCATION AND THEIR CAREERS . That is what is unfair. Because you moved on and you forgot the trauma. I have seen rallies organized outside schools but I never saw one against BARNETT. For fear? For lack of strength? I see Jeffrey Negron and two others who have not used Anonymous… Read more »
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.
The person who responded to my comment is also anonymous so it seems like you are siding with that person, Jeffrey. Don’t take things personally, I wasn’t referring to you. The point is that if teachers were together, she would be long gone but everyone seemingly either looked for their own interest or were just afraid to do what should have been done. So perhaps outsiders who had nothing to do with Barnett should finish what was started. That is why new teachers like you, Jeffrey Negron had to suffer because no one would stand up to protect you because they were afraid of JB’s retaliation. I don’t believe she is that indestructible if all the ate he’s went to her office and said” You need to stop it or we rally against you until you get it “. But Barnett is smart. She knows how to put teachers against each other and instill fear so everyone only focuses on keeping their job and not really doing what is right. I will keep being Anonymous till the other people who do not dare to tell us whom they are but who supposedly did everything to stop the atrocities caused by… Read more »
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.
The issue is that the fear to speak up got teachers at I.S. 218 in this mess. And it will continue until someone with guts will change it even if he has a family to feed. Being critical of the person who also expressed his dismay with Barnett and tried to offer a solution is not wise and it is not helping at all. All great things require courage and faith and that is not a perfect world, it is reality and what separates ‘ordinary’ from ‘extraordinary’. If we are ‘ ordinary’ then we shouldn’t educate youth. A teacher should inspire children to be the best they can be and they cannot do that if they live in constant fear. By the way, I was made aware that faculty of a small school in district 6 went together to their principal and informed her that they would stand together against her if she didn’t stop what she was doing. They saved their careers. Something teachers at I.S. 218 never did. An act of courage usually pays off. Solidarity and courage. Regardless of your criticism, I will again express my firm conviction that something more could be done to fight injustice… Read more »
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.
In 2017, IS218 Salome Urena ranked worse than 87.3% of middle schools in New York. It also ranked 8th among 10 ranked middle schools in the New York City Geographic District # 6. (See more…)
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.
Don’t worry, Jeffrey Negron and all the people who were victimized by this monster because June finally paid for all her wrongdoings. Apparently I am the first person to let you know that June Barnett was removed as a Principal from I.S. 218. Although I.S. 218 and M.S. 322 were supposed to combine in September 2018 “our” June is out because there is a God who made justice. I am saying this as there was a teacher who wrote here that justice will come in God’s time. Well… it did. Albany doesn’t play and June’s influential connection in the DOE could no longer protect her. Apparently her removal transpired after an investigation by the State Department in Albany who found so much fraud that this lady was involved in that it is not even funny. I know DOE cannot publish this as they would look bad for letting it be for so many years and allowing this devil to do away with so many teacher careers while she should have been the oniy removed -a long time ago. I know you guys should know this.
Well, I am glad she is out. I think this woman had a horrible past, she is filled with hatred and she thinks she is above the law…what really bothers me is that her supervisors never intervened to make things right but allowed the abuse, those people should also be removed. I wonder if they have any remorse in their conscience. My guess is that they cared more about getting a paycheck rather than improving the schools by keeping the good teachers and administrators in the system.
We have a new chancellor, he came to my school to give a speech and he seemed to be a man who has worked his way up fair and square. and to that influential connection that this woman had in the DOE , f….you too……there is a God…thank you
I wish I had known this when it happened. I would have gone there with a bottle of champagne. Where is she now. DOE has to be sheltering her somewhere. How about her bird dog Avalos? Both the DOE and the state should be paying dearly for this monster that was allowed to go unchecked for so long.
Karma is coming for this lady… the vice principal sufffered for years with lymphoma and died, ms Whitaker dropped dead, can’t wait to see what God has planned for this useless piece of trash
This woman should be put in jail ! She ruined many good teachers and administrators careers . She verbally and psychologically abused many people .