Principal Naima Cook

Murry Bergtraum High School For Business Careers

School Number:
M520

Address:

411 PEARL STREET
MANHATTAN, NY 10038

Phone:
212-964-9610Fax:
212-732-6622

School Hours
Student Enrollment:
561
Grades Served:

09, 10, 11, 12, SE

PRINCIPAL
NAIMA COOK

Parent Coordinator:

Carmen Munoz

PA President:

Ms. Kerr

Police Precinct:
5
Geographic District:
02
High School Office
Superintendent:

MARISOL ROSALES

Address:

333 7 AVENUE
MANHATTAN, NY 10001

Phone:

212-356-3880

Family Leadership Coordinator:
Julio Mora
Email:
JMora4@schools.nyc.gov
Family Support Coordinator:
William Mark
Email:
WMark@schools.nyc.gov
Education Council President:
Shino Tanikawa – Oglesby

 

 

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Teacher for Real
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Principal taught for about three years before becoming principal. She is abusive, even didsdainful, of teachers. She runs the school like a prison for teachers. We are required to sign in multiple times during PD, if we should change rooms. She has APs hovering around and over us during PDs. Cook will attack when she experiences even a slight disagreement from staff, is petty and allows no latitude for staff as even a minor infraction receives attention as if it was a major problem.

I've noticed that....
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I've noticed that....

Seems as if the teachers at MBHS cannot seem to catch a break after A. Lewis, L. Almonte, and now Ms. Cook!

Anonymous
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Ms. Cook is an outstanding leader that has compassion for children and staff. She has tremendous leadership skills and if given the opportunity to lead, she will bring Murry Bergtruam back to the school it once was considered a positive nurturing environment. There is a toxic non changing unwilling group of teachers that do not care about the students. Thus the culture of trust is dampened by the few that do not want to have change. There is a climate of fear from fellow union members (teachers) that prevents progress and growth. This group also creates lies and complains about everything that is positive or benefits students. It is time for the higher ups of the Union UFT to stop the ongoing harassment of the administration.

Anonymous
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Whoever is saying that Cook is compassionate and good leader you are talking about a different Cook!
Please if u are in MBHS please look around !!! You will see how evil is Cook!

Anonymous
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This must be cook talking about herself

Anonymous
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Please note that it was an administrator that wrote the above comment. I taught summer school at Bergtraum. Cook had sixty (60) students in a single classroom; there were not enough desks and chairs for them. She had no books or other materials for the students; she said that was the responsibility of the teachers. She had no idea what she was doing and – worse – could not have cared less. But this is because Cook is one of Supt. Marisol Morales’ myrmidons: hired not because she can think, but because she blindly obeys the whims of the superintendent. All hail cronyism!

Teacher1
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The person saying she is compassionate and a good leader is probably Cook. How sad.

Teacher1
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Oh, and of course, when in doubt, blame the union. Puh-lease, take some responsibility, admin!

Anonymous
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Naima Cook is clueless! She has no idea how to be a leader and lead a staff. She pressures teachers to pass students who have never come to class and In Her own words tells teachers that it is not necessary for student to be physically present to meet requirements and the teacher should come up with alternate ways to asses them! Not only is she an inadequate principal but it is criminal he way she carries out her agenda!

Anonymous Math Teacher
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Anonymous Math Teacher
I am a former teacher at Murry Bergtraum High School. Today I have received an excess letter from a principal, Ms. Cook. I disagree with her decision. I think she and Ms. Locke are absolutely incompetent people who should not be a part of administration. I will explain why below. (If it is too long you can read summary at the bottom) 1. Teachers are rated ineffectively too often. Also, I do not understand how teacher who was ineffective all year long at the end of the year turns out to be developing. 2. I understand that as a first year teacher I could be ineffective, but I do not understand how math teacher with 20 years of experience ends up with ineffective rating as well. 3. We are told basically to pass at least 80% of students even if they do not deserve it. If we are not going to do that, then we need to write an explanation why so many of students are failing. It sends a wrong message to a student – do not do anything all year and we will pass you anyway. As a result there is a huge gap in data between passing… Read more »
Teacher who cares
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Oh my; as a Murry Bergtraum current teacher you gave a very clear and detailed situation at MBHS. It is sad but more crazy things happen to teachers and students . Because also many students are victims of the incompetency in Bergtraum administrators : Cook and her AP’s.

Current Student
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As a student at Murry Bergtraum, I feel like the teachers who are supposed to be let go are not and the teachers that are actually putting effort in teaching my peers and I are fired or leave before the school year starts. I had a teacher tell my class on the first day of school “I don’t even know why I’m teaching this”. That same teacher played cards in the back of the classroom with students he liked and ignored students who needed help. Towards the end of the 2017-2018 school year the administration tried to implement a new idea where teachers taught a regent exam. For example, An English teacher would teach students how to pass the global or US history regents. When this went on, Some classes were teaching the same exact thing for 2 or 3 days straight.Then, most of the teachers were telling us different things than what our other teachers would tell us. It was very stressful and conflictiong. I dont think anyone was sure how this was going to help students pass ANY of their regents. Sometimes, students are forced to take AP or college courses that they HAVE to pay for. I… Read more »
Current Student
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Oh and students would be more involved if school was more interesting and we actually learned something in some of our classes. That would keep us away from our phones, I asked my whole class and they agreed. Plus if people like Ms. Cook motivated and had high expectations for kids who were known to have an issue behaviorally then they would actually attempt to come to school and not roam the hallways. Trust me, I know because I’ve been in that situation many times in Bergtraum.