Monique Mason

J.H.S. 131 Albert Einstein

School Number:
X131

Address:

885 BOLTON AVENUE
BRONX, NY 10473

Phone:
718-991-7490

Fax:
718-328-6705

School Hours
Student Enrollment:
530
Grades Served:

06, 07, 08, SE

PRINCIPAL
MONIQUE MASON

Parent Coordinator:

Beatrice Rivera

PA President:

Jannieka Benjamin

Police Precinct:
43
Geographic District:
08
Community School Office
Superintendent:

KAREN AMES

Address:

1230 ZEREGA AVENUE
BRONX, NY 10462

Phone:

718-828-6653

Family Leadership Coordinator:
Jean DePesa
Email:
JDepesa@schools.nyc.gov
Family Support Coordinator:
Donna Murphy
Email:
DMurphy22@schools.nyc.gov
Education Council President:
Eduardo Hernandez

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Ms. Mason is highly abusive to staff and administration that she does not personally like. She is known to blatantly exhibit favoritism for certain teachers and administration and disdain for those who do not make it into her golden circle. During my time at IS 131 I have seen her target teachers she does not like until they either quit or until she builds a bogus case against them and has them terminated. Ms. Mason does not just remove teachers from her school, she goes for full on discontinuance so that the teachers are no longer able to work in her district and essentially become blacklisted in every other district in the city. Ms. Mason likes to state that she has an open door policy, however, when a teacher she is not fond of utilizes this policy she immediately becomes annoyed by their presence and tries to dismiss the teacher and their concerns as quickly as possible. It is common knowledge around 131 that no one should get on Ms. Mason’s bad side otherwise they will face consequences. Union representatives have stepped down from their posts so as not to get on her bad side, and the current union rep… Read more »

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John Reed

You should share this with the teachers. Maybe they can put some heat on her: http://protectportelos.org/issues-at-your-school-an-email-no-nyc-principal-wants-to-receive/

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No name

I find this very interesting someone should’ve done this years ago laughing loud.

Anonymous
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Ms. Mason is a very bad principal, she decides who will stay or go in the DOE. She had targeted several teachers and have basically ruined their careers just based on her emotions.. That is not what a good leader is.. The school is overrun with rowdy children roaming the halls, smoking, cursing and fighting and nothing has been done to change that..

John Reed
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John Reed

You should share this with the teachers. Maybe they can put some heat on her: http://protectportelos.org/issues-at-your-school-an-email-no-nyc-principal-wants-to-receive/

Rodney
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Rodney

I have news from you attended that school a very long long time ago …, and what you say that is going on with the students was going on a ck then … horrible school … parents don’t care and neither the administration cares …. it’s a disgrace ….

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I have to say all is the god’s honest truth.. They need to investigate that Ms Mason. She ruins people’s lives she’ll have her day. Everyone wonders why she’s so EVIL. She should worry about that married man she has those pretty little children by. Thats the word in our school I. S. 174.

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I am happy I came across this site and so happy I came across this “administrator’s” name. So many years, so many principals but she takes the cake. I have to say I’m surprised that Ms. Mason is on here, considering she Instills fear and intimidation into her staff. Where do I begin? Let’s start from the beginning. I want to let everyone know what I am writing are facts. I will start with working in a school with zero support. None. Nada, zip, zero, zilch. The students run the school and they know it. Former principal didn’t allow this. Working in that school is pure evil. I knew my time was up and was so happy to leave. Teachers are told to “write up all incidents,” then are questioned as to why there are so many write ups. It doesn’t matter about the write ups, nothing is done to the students. At most, they are sent to a room in the school, that is open once a week and is monitored by a retired, very close friend of the principal who is “F status.” With that said, let’s get to the school’s quality review. Monique takes pride on the… Read more »

Anonymous
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Yeah but all she do is use her staff. Ms. Mason is a user once she gets what she wants it’s done she’s a very Evil person.

Anonymous
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Not to mention she has two young kids from a married man who she takes care of that’s why she never has any money she’s always broke i heard that she Gamble’s at the casino (Empire) in Yonkers near her home. How convenient

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No name

Someone should’ve done this long ago LM laughing so very hard

Anonymous too.
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Anonymous too.

It is very clear that the comments made about Ms. Mason are from bitter teachers. Nothing is mentioned about how the school has turned around in the past years for the BETTER not the worse. The previous comments are very exaggerated. As an employee at the school I have seen Ms. Mason bring out the best in her teachers. She strives for our students and her expectations are that her staff strives for them too. Ms. Mason has developed teams in the building so that their can be cohesiveness in the curriculums across the board. She gives to her staff anything they may need if it will help them in their jobs. Trust me if a teacher was discontinued it wasn’t because of her but on the person that was discontinued. Own it stop blaming others. As mature adults is it really necessary to slander someone’s name. If you left the school and moved on good for you I wish you all the best but it is wrong to say nasty, unprofessional words about someone. How can someone comment on other people’s situations without knowing all the details. How about the compassion that Ms. Mason has shown to so many… Read more »

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The only one that’s saying these things about her is someone that’s really close to her in the school or at home. She not a GREAT PRINCIPAL we definitely had better.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Not to mention she has two young kids from a married man who she takes care of that’s why she never has any money she’s always broke i heard that she Gamble’s at the casino (Empire) in Yonkers near her home. How convenient

No more bullying
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No more bullying

This sounds like her good friend the secretary that’s writing this no one will agree to what you’re writing ask them all you have to do is ask the staff they will tell you the same thing so miss secretary please stop writing lies naturally you’re going to say these things about her because you’re her friend you’ll do things together stop lying tell the truth she’s supposed to be a role model for the school act in such a way she needs to be looked at in anyone that’s reading this if you wants to know the truth just ask the staff. You talking about bitter teacher who made her bitter why was she bitter it had to been the Principal that made her that way and it’s not only her I see they are several people making these accusations about this lady Miss Mason I hear she’s a big bully well someone needs to set her straight

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No name

Take a back seat. Your a friend of hers.

TeacherTeacher
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TeacherTeacher

Her and the superintendent are BUDDIES. Please spare me you’re nonsense. Spend a day in that school. She could care less about the students or teachers. She loves the power trip. She’s disgusting. Making sexual advances and when one refused to act on she targets. She’s a racist and a bigot. Karma is rearing its head. So many vacancies. She will be demoted soon. There are many lawsuits that have been filed against her.

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NoNonsense

Ms.Mason is a terrible human being. She has no integrity. She has a very jealous streak about her. If You are young and attractive, beware. She will come after you and get you out her school. Ms. Mason borrows money and receives gifts from the staff so they can stay in her “Good Grace” and not be terminated or excessed. The moral in that school is ridiculously low, no unity.

Anonymous too.
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Anonymous too.

Get a life people….. you all sound like disgruntled children that didn’t get their way. Unreal to speak about someone that you know nothing about. Slandering someone is petty on your part. You people only make yourselves look pathetic… if you feel that you were wronged then grieve it. But to put her children in your comments are low and vile and speaks a lot about YOU as an individual. MOVE ON and GET OVER IT.. if you left than good be gone. All of you sound crazy. Be the adult people you are suppose to be and continue with your lives. If your happy than act like it. SMH Nothing but the best to you all. But just stop the madness it’s not necessary..

Stop Lying
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Stop Lying

What a world we live in!!!!! Shameful. How dare someone say those things about the Principal, Ms Mason. Totally untrue accusations about her. She is a very hard working individual who goes the extra mile each and everyday. People need to stop talking so negatively about her and do their job and mind their business. DO YOUR JOB AT THE SCHOOL AND STOP STIRRING UP MESS.

DISCRACEFUL!!!!!

STOP THIS
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STOP THIS

What a world we live in!!!!! Shameful. How dare someone say those things about the Principal, Ms Mason. Totally untrue accusations about her. She is a very hard working individual who goes the extra mile each and everyday. People need to stop talking so negatively about her and do their job and mind their business. DO YOUR JOB AT THE SCHOOL AND STOP STIRRING UP MESS.

DISCRACEFUL!!!!!

Do not believe
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Do not believe

Can’t believe those comments. What a bunch of crap. Ma Mason keep doing the fine job you are doing at the school. We know the type of person you are. We know how you care about your students and staff. Anyone can come ask us at the school about our Principal.

TeacherTeacher
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TeacherTeacher

Ma Mason, you hit the nail on the head. Have you heard how she speaks to her students and teachers??? Curses them out, goes after teacher’s jobs who are competent.

I hope they investigate the baby shower that was thrown for her in lieu of mandated professional development. Per contract gifts cannot be accepted. However, teacher’s spent 50+ dollars on this POS principal. She can’t even speak properly.

Your days are numbered, Monique. Pick and choose your battles. Iwe don’t know how you lay a clear head to sleep. We are so happy to be out of TOXIC 131. Keep the charges coming, they’re conning back twofold.

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It is very unfortunate and petty to speak of Ms. Mason’s children and attempt to diminish her character, this kind of negativity only reveals that you have nothing substantial to say against Ms. Mason as the schools’ principal, and her abilities to lead the school towards success, if you have to go to the gutter to spew untruths about her personal life. Your “go – low” tactics only expose your inadequacies as an educator. If you don’t move kids, plan rigorous common core aligned lessons and conduct yourself in a professional manner Ms. Mason will deal with you. Simply put if you are not doing your job (and that’s any job) you will be disciplined, reprimanded and given concrete expectations for improvement, that is her job. While those of you who are busy getting personal, Monique Mason is centered on students growth and teacher development and cultural vibrancy. Since Ms Mason has been principal she has improved the school’s culture, provided relevant staff development and has raised student achievement. This is a difficult profession and not everyone can handle the pressures and perform as an effective teacher – it is not for everyone. So instead of a cowardice attack on… Read more »

Pack your bags!
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Pack your bags!

Stop this madness! Get a life. Stop hating on Ms Mason. Really???? If you’re so unhappy pack up your things and go to another school ….if any school wants you

"Soooooooo"
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"Soooooooo"

So unprofessional. So low. So many lies. so undermined sooooooo why don’t you leave?

Get out and take your evilness with you

A Shamed
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A Shamed

I have been an educator at 131 for so many years. I’ve seen it all, principals moved on or up and a principal removed. Someone mention “when the formal principal was there this didn’t happen” Let me tell you about that FORMAL principal who was actually removed. It wasn’t any better when he was there, 131 went downhill when he took over. I liked him as a person but was NOT a good leader. I remember stepping out of the class room and students were walking the hallways and running around. I hear him say “stop running” the students responds was “F*** you” was that dealt with? No! Because that same student was on the basketball team. The same formal principal allowed one of the assistant principal Mr. Acevedo to fool around with another staff during the time school was in session. Where was this assistant principal when you needed him? The moral at 131 was already gone before Ms. Mason. That FORMAL principal that was removed never gave us the opportunity to make per session. He had his people only a hand full who milked all the per session. Ms. Mason gives us the opportunity with Saturday school, extended… Read more »

Anonymous too.
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Anonymous too.

Bravo. Well said.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

It is a shame that this website exist and allows disgruntled employees to personally attack someone children and their integrity.
As a professional whoever is doing this should be ashamed of themselves and get a life. Whatever Ms mason does in her private life she is entitled to do without being judge not to mention that all that is being said are lies and innuendos. So sad!!!!!

Bull crap
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Bull crap

Wow backing out your own self. It very clear that you wrote this Mason

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No name

Lol really how much are you getting paid or how much food are you getting. Let’s be clear people stop trying to put this lady on on your imaginary pedestal no it’s not being petty it’s not being childish it’s someone that wants to speak out loud and didn’t have the opportunity till now do you really think that we’re going to do it in her face no our jobs are on the line so naturally we say what we have to say on this site freedom of speech that’s what it’s called we are entitled to our opinion stop trying to make it look like we’re starting trouble and stirring the pot will speak in the goddamn truth

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Well said get a life go enjoy your summer

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Stop hiding behind anonymous only the weak does that as Michelle Obama says when they go low we go high take your poison with you and good luck

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Correct. “When they go low we go high!”

Margo
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Margo

The amount of vile and disgruntled BAD teachers spreading libel on here is astonishing. It’s always the worst teachers who put their effort into bashing administration instead of into their teaching and love of the students. Ms. Mason wants the best for her students and wants teachers who truly care and plan effectively! The fact that they’re writing on here anonymously shows that they’re cowards, which denotes a lack of integrity. The vile and libelous content shows proof of their poor characters, proof that you don’t want teachers like these with ‘your’ children. The horrible writing and grammar mistakes show that these teachers never should have been allowed to teach in the first place. The nasty, toxic, morally bankrupt, illiterate teachers commenting here are not making the world better for any child. They should seek another profession, move back to their parent’s basement, or get a job at McDonalds.

TeacherTeacher
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TeacherTeacher

Quite the contrary, it’s Monique’s friends and those who think she is doing this superb job who have many grammatical errors. She is a cold, heartless woman. “doing her job” … my ass. There’s a way to go about doing your job. She comes in late, leaves early, gets her hair done in her office, a few hours at the shops around the corner with her sheep of a secretary. Don’t worry fellow current and past DOE teacher’s, we know we busted our asses and bent over backwards for this coward of a woman. I just can’t believe the things I have read on here. I thank my Lord every day I got out of there. Let’s face it , Anil the useless union rep was in her pocket. He wants to be an AP so bad l …

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Keep up the good job you’re doing Mrs Mason. You know what you do for the staff and students and many others know also.

Scores are up! Good feeling in the school.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

the goings on in this school are really deplorable. There is no support from any administration no dean no in house and minimal suspensions. Everything turns into an “I gotcha” and teachers are forever harassed. Good teachers left because they just could not live under the reign of mason any longer. Every year more and more teachers leave moving onto different schools not because they want to but feel like they have to concerned that they will be her next target. Under the UFT contract principals cannot dictate how lesson plans should be written but if your plan is not in the format mason has required you get an ineffective rating for your observation so she can tell you how to write your plans. She’s openly admitted in meetings that she can tell you how to write your plans if you get An ineffective rating on that component of the Danielson framework. It is truley disgusting how she treats her staff and how people working in that environment live in fear of her and her wrath. She is completely inappropriate and speaks negatively about students and demoralizes staff in front of others and in meetings. The staff at this school… Read more »

TeacherTeacher
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TeacherTeacher

Well said, assuming you work there I hope you are out. Prior union reps warned to get out while you can. You nailed it here.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Just enjoy your four-day weekend and stop with this trash. You must be very bored. Get a life. Stop the nonsense. Live and be happy.

Every dog has its day.

Still there
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Still there

So I still work at 131 and have been there since Mason has started as well as the principal before. I have to agree that the principal before had horrible management and the school was in horrible shape. And with that Mason has instilled some fear in these kids and some better organization in the school.
However, she is a bad leader. The same fear she puts on kids she puts on staff. In every school there are favorite of principal and I am sure Mason has hers but there are more who dislike her than do. It is true there has been a mass Exodus of teacher since her coming and the main reason is because of her. She is very confrontational and has instilled a very unsupportive system for teachers. She is late more than on time and you can go days without seeing her (which can be good since she is not very nice). Anyway. She ain’t the worse I had. But def top 5

Money stealing
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Money stealing

Wow she’s stealing money now so that means she really is addicted to gambling because if you have to steal money from your own school that means you’re spending it somewhere else like gambling or supporting a married man wow how about that she needs to get her life together or she will be demoted someone really need to look into this