Tanya Drummond, Principal
PS 211X, 1919 Prospect Avenue, Bronx, NY.
This IA principal seems to be making all kinds of deals with the Children’s Aid Society a charter school in our building. Somehow she has two UFT members working during the day under the CAS as well as the DOE. She is very secrertaive and extremely rude to our teachers. She orders us around to move furniture and has been threatening teachers saying things like” if you don’t like it get out. I have plenty of people to bring into this building .” She ignores our contract and micromanages everything including the color of the bulletin board paper!
I told Mulgrew she was in need of improvement , but she must have the traits that Carmen likes in a principal . I didn’t write this comment it might have come from one of the over-worked crushed souls left in the building . You know , not one of her friends that she has hired , but I’m glad to see that someone spoke up!
I was forced into an early retirement due to her mission of destroying me. After 23 years of satisfactory service she rated me as an ineffective teacher. She assigned me as a cluster teacher covering grades Pre-K through 8Th grade all in one day.?i never had a schedule so anything could happen at any given time. As the CL for 18 years she had the nerve to tell me not to run . I ignored her and won the election. At this point , she went into over gear with her harassment and it was impossible for me to run around with no schedule and no help in sight. She destroyed my spirit and will to teach. I ended up in the hospital with what was like a mini stroke from the stress. That’s the thanks I got from my union after 18 years as the CL. My D.R. Also said ” maybe I should step down” thanks for the advice.
I can relate to this. She is/ was totally incompetent and harassed me to no end. Fortunately, I had the time in and I had the pleasure of working with wonderful principals, AP’s, terrific colleagues and truly great kids for every year except my last one. The union was totally incompetent and ineffective and never looked out for me. I hope that the DOE truly sees her what she is-and incompetent bully and never putting the children first! Hang in there-you are not alone.
I agree with all of the above, this woman is a bully. That is why 12 teachers left the school CS 211 this year. ( 2017) That is is why I left , so she was able find another person to bully.
I agree this woman is a bully. I retired this year because I could not work with a bully. I retired so she was able to find some one new to bully. That is why 12 teachers left the school CS 211 this year. ( 2017)
Oh my gush! These reviews are awful. I was considering applying for a position there, but, with those comments, I am rethinking.
I truly hope she mends her ways and become more personable.
These comments are all one sided. You all sound jaded!
That’s because you wasn’t working there!!! So you have no idea!!!!
Have you worked for this tyrant? If not, you have no business saying anything. If you have, please, enlighten us. I spent an entire year of trauma. No joke.
Really? Jaded? Perhaps you haven’t been traumatized by working in a totally toxic environment. I’ve worked for the NYC DOE 18 years and never had such a horrific experience in my life. Please do not cast judgement until you’ve been there.
Yes we are one sided because no one has had any good experiences dealing with Drummond. Yes we sound jaded because we were shaded with darkness. We wish Drummond could become faded. We hated here from the beginning. Firing Nancy for a minor issue after 30 years with the boe. Throwing a staff out of a meeting because she didn’t like her statement. Tearing up teachers classroom after staff left for the day because she didn’t like their setup. Throwing out teachers personal belongings without giving them a chance to get them. Disrespecting staff in front of students and other staff members. Destroyed the culture of our school and happiness. Yes we feel jaded. What is one good thing that you can tell say about Drummond besides the building is clean.
The building was not clean while I was an employee. There were rats, mice and mouse scat all over the place. The bathrooms were barely sufficiently maintained. The worst part was the filthy girl’s room next to the K cafeteria. A bathroom stall door was completely removed and not replaced. The girls were expected to use it. I would not allow my daughter to be subjected to such heinous conditions. Shameful.
This person is a staff member who has been promised an out of classroom position and future admin.
No respect for staff members in general. Is a Bully!
Drummond is a tyrant she targets staff members. Twists Danileson and declares senior teachers ineffective after years of Satisfactory service. She personally attacks any teacher that seeks UFT help. She changes curriculum in a moments notice. Teacher turn over is immense. She threatens to pull senior teachers license for made up feedback. She is an out right bully!
Principal Tanya Drummond is a wolf in sheep’s clothing! Full of lies and deception. Careful new teachers, if you want to succeed, avoid this Principal! Nothing is ever good enough for her! Turn overs in this school is high! Be sure to review the school surveys where you will find the teacher/principal trust rate at a ridiculous low. Leaders need followers. A great leader helps develop their staff. This one kicks you while you’re down! D12 needs great teachers! The only problem is this principal just doesn’t know how to keep them! There’s a saying…if it looks like **** and it smells like ****, then it’s very likely ****. Good Luck to those who wish to be a glutton for punishment! If you are that person, then CS 211 is for you!
This principal is most definitely bi-polar. One minute she is your best friend, and the next she is bad mouthing you in front of other staff. She plays favorites without a doubt, but even those who she is praising one minute need to watch their backs as well. Her most famous phrase is “We’re here for the kids” but in reality, that’s the last thing she is there for. She does nothing that makes school a fun, exciting place to be, and doesn’t go out of her way the slightest bit for the children that attend 211. She has been known to bash teachers in front of both other teachers and parents. So incredibly unprofessional. If you are looking for a stable environment to work in or an ideal school for your child to attend, look elsewhere, as the leader of this school is doing nothing but driving the school into the ground.
I’m surprised “It” is still principal at 211. Earning a 6 figure salary doing what?? Shes not doing the job as an effective leader. She NOT COST EFFECTIVE. Superintendent Rosado needs to step up and look into this situation that has gone too far for tooooo long. Too many complaints has gone to deaf ears!!! If it was a teacher doing this, the teacher wouldve be terminated in a second. Tanya Drummond is no good for our community. She has no people skills, no leadership, she’s a poor excuse for a mother, SHE’S JUST NO GOOD!! She loves sitting in her dark office and contemplate what evil thing she can do to teachers or her overall staff. Her tyrant actions is not only with teachers -it’s with the entire staff!!!! PLEASE SUPERINTENDENT ROSADO OR CHANCELLOR CARRANZA DO SOMETHING FAST!!!!!!! when she has her PPO she tries to be nice then when it is done, she’s back to her evil ways. Same way principals enter a classroom unannounced to do an observation, Superintendent should do the same to principals and never announce when they are going to the schools so they can see the truth of what principals do and don’t… Read more »
Sadly, Reading all these comments about Drummond does not shock me at all.
Unfortunately, what I thought was going to be a kick butt leader, turned out to be a disappointment. Not only a disappointment to her profession, her staff, but also to her inner circle of colleagues.
A professional principal does not demean, ridicule, or question someone’s integrity.
A true professional principal meets you as an equal and guides you in the right direction, teaches you, and carries you until you are able to stand alone…as a teacher. Drummond is not a true professional, nor a principal by any means.
When reading the comments on this page, ask yourself, is everyone lying?
Those who have lived through her tyrant leadership know best.
Beware, danger lurks. Beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing!!!! She’s a poor excuse for a human being!!!
I wish I had commented on here sooner, and I will try to keep this as factual as possible. Principal Drummond is an extremely abusive person, and she should not be leading a school. During my first year working at 211, I really liked Principal Drummond and looked up to her. I was in her good graces, a “favorite.” I did not understand why many of my colleagues had issues with her. During my second year at 211 everything changed. It was my third year teaching, and my first year teaching 6th grade. It was a 6th grade transitional bilingual ICT, where I would be teaching all of the subjects (except science) in two languages. It was a lot more difficult than I had anticipated. After reaching out for support for student behaviors (mostly for a particular student that would constantly run out of the classroom and then run back in screaming, and run back out) nothing was done. I was doing everything I could, getting to school early and leaving late. Going home and trying to figure out strategies that would work. Additionally, due to the nature of a bilingual classroom, I was planning up to 6 lessons in… Read more »
And I witnessed this! She is the DEVIL!
Many witnessed it and went through it as well if not worse!!! But ladies and gentlemen KARMA WILL COME SOON ENOUGH. She will get what she deserves!!! SHE WILL BE PUNISHED!! THE MORE IT PROLONGS, THE HARDER THE PUNISHMENT!!!! Beware Assistant principals don’t continue to learn her dirty habits and her awful disgraceful so called leadership!! Drop it while you can!!! Both of yous are becoming HER- EVIL, DISGUSTING , LOW LIFE, UN EXCUSABLE INDIVIDUAL!!!
Traumatized I took a position at 211 after being excessed after 16 years of effective service due to the rapid decrease in student population due to gentrification. Working class families could no longer afford the escalating rent increases and families were moving ( Bushwick/Ridgewood ) When I started teaching in 2001 my school had about 1,200 students, K-5. When many of us with long service in the bldng were excessed we had 600 students, a dramatic drop. I was devastated as I had developed strong ties and relationships with admin, staff and the students and their families. I planned on retiring there after 20 years ( I started teaching at 44 years of age ) I spent my entire summer looking for a position on Open Market as well as hitting the pavement. Nothing. I decided to think outside the box and took a kindergarten position at 211. I’ll never forget my interview with the very kind and helpful AP and business manager. I burst into tears when I told them of my loss and how upsetting it was to lose my job after 16 years of service. They said dry your eyes, we’ll be your new family. I finally… Read more »
ANOTHER TRUE STORY!!! Yep ladies and gentleman and that’s what you call- A bad seed of a “principal”. SHE’S NO GOOD!!! KARMA! KARMA!! HER TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!
SHE NEEDS TO BE PUT IN AN INSTITUTION FOR CRAZY AND BIPOLAR AND EVIL PEOPLE. THAT’S WHERE SHE BELONGS. SHE NEEDS TO BE FIRED LIKE THE FORMER SUPERINTENDENT RAFAELA ESPINAL. WHERE SHE CAN NEVER FIND A JOB WITH NYC AGAIN OR WORK FOR THE DOE.
DRUMMOND IS A DISCRACE TO HUMANITY. SHE WILL PAY FOR THE CAREERS AND LIVES SHE HAS DESTROYED. AGAIN KARMA WILL GET HER AND PUNUSH HER FOR THE THINGS SHE LOVES MOST… IF SHE LOVES THEM AT ALL.
Yes I agree. I’m working in a school now for 6 months and can’t believe how wonderful it is for students and staff. The admin are kind, caring, supportive and reasonable, unlike Drummond ( although the APs were helpful )
If Drummond was gone and the APs left to run the show I may have considered staying but she was so toxic and mean spirited, why subject your self to abuse? Life is short, no reason to choose a life of torture and abuse. DO NOT GO to 211, if you’re workiing there now GET OUT!!! It doesn’t have to be this terrible.
Children are not learning at CS211 due to the poor leadership of the current administration. The lower grades are a daily war zone with the formation of large ICT classes and a lack of support in meeting the needs of all students. Kindergarten classes don’t have paras or parent volunteers to assist teachers for small group instructions, bathroom emergencies, or individual instruction. Upper grade students eat lunch at 9:30 am ( after eating breakfast at 7:30-8:00 am). Many students’ IEPs across the board have been Amended to meet Drummonds agenda of minimizing requirements of meeting the needs of students. Therefore special needs students with behavioral problems are disrupting the learning environment of others. Too many students with similar behavioral issues are in the same classes. This poor decision by Drummond is not working because the other children’s education is constantly being disrupted with fights, throwing of chairs, screaming, yelling, cursing, destroying classes etc The morale of all staff is very very very low (except for her friend Glend. She was given a job as a Budget Manager without a college degree). We don’t have a voice. We are constantly bullied, intimidated, and threatened. Our Monday meetings are wasted listening to… Read more »
You must get out of 211. Do not accept a position. Avoid at all costs. 211 and Drummond are TOXIC. It will take a miracle to turn this school around. Drummond IS NOT qualified. GET OUT!
Dump Drummond. Period. Get a new leader with heart. She’s as bad as tRump.
This should be sent to the Chancellor and superintendent.
I worked at CS 211 the 2016-2017 school year. It was my first year teaching and I was a Teaching Fellow. My experience there was extremely trying and difficult, not because of the job of teaching; it was because of the toxic work environment she created and promoted. I was hired during the summer; I was told that I would be working ICT ELA. Two days before the year started, she told me that I would be doing self-contained Math, Reading, Writing, and Social Studies. I understand circumstances change and we as educators should be flexible to meet the needs of our students, but due to this last minute change, I was definitely underprepared (I was hired early August, I could have had a solid month to plan appropriately). In the self-contained class, I had to plan 3-4 lesson plans daily (up to 20 lesson plans a week) and I didn’t get the support I needed (again this was my FIRST YEAR teaching, this workload is too much even for veterans). I was the only self-contained teacher in the middle school, so in many ways I was my own team. The teachers I sought guidance and help from were awesome… Read more »
I witnessed this Unprofessional troll of a human being Ms Drummond belittling a teacher in front of parents and students and the teacher was visibly upset but this monster of a principal did not care who was listening
How can the district condone this behavior of someone who should be leading by example not being a dictator or tyrant
Parents must speak up and Resist along with the staff of 211. Drummond is a beast with no leadership qualities. Our students are suffering the most. The quality of education comes from the top. If staff and parents are happy it will transcend to the education of students. Billing and tormenting staff are ineffective ways of improving anyone. They only make the situation worse. Yes the building is clean, so it worked for maintenance, but the learning environment is suffering negatively. I would not want my children educated under Drummond’s leadership. She acts like she cares about the students but her actions speaks volumes. She does not. Your child deserves better.
The problem with all this is that she buys or pays the parents to keep quiet!!
UFT chapter leader be creative and do something fast! Don’t be afraid of her!!! She a nothing- she is shite!!!! Get her the F out!!!! I’m sure if you guys fight you all will win!!! Take it to the Chancellor. Let him know that nothing is getting done.
That’s the issue they scared of her so she do whatever she wants I was a PTA menber had 5 kids at the school she destroyed everything to the point parents are pulling kids out of that school
The one who should be bringing this to the attention of the superintendent, Mulgrew and Chancellor is The UFT chapter leader!!!!!!!!!!!
Hey- we pay a lot in unions dues. Where is the representation??? Don’t allow this to continue!!! Chapter leader do something!!! Enough is enough! Don’t continue to prolong it.
When working with a dictator who uses tactics such divide and conquer, intimidation, and instills fear by ruining the records of teachers who have a history of success, it takes a the Village to come to together and speak as one to be heard. If you believe the chapter leader, superintendent and others are not aware of the situation you are mistaken. Why do you think Mrs. Crazy is walking around the school handing out disciplinary letters everyday to amazing teachers. Teachers who are the ones who are doing their best in a toxic situation. Cray cray tells teachers off in front of the children, gives write ups to punish the teacher for students’ negative behaviors. The students know this. Why else do they attack teachers. They know the principal endorses it. There are zero consequences. Dentin is laughable, not letting them play for lunch is nothing. Mrs. crazy is reading all of these. She knows that the entire building is reading these. Instead of admitting her Napoleón complex she is now lashing out on teachers while students get rewarded for helping her. If you feel so strongly about this situation, use the link on the first page of the… Read more »
Teachers need to start recording her and writing in a notebook her actions . walk away from her when she gets stupid!! Tell her not to talk to you in that manner and to watch her tone and approach.-Use the words she uses! She’s nothing -worthless!! Be strong and don’t be afraid of her. She think people are afraid of her NOT! CALL THE MEDIA!
Omg , I dnt know wat to say I have 3 children attending that school now an , 2 of my oldest graduated from their this is a first I hear of this an I’m in their school every day talkn to random teachers , aides, secretaries, principals wat a shame if this is all true
I’m a employee at cs211 ,it’s a daily battle for me to drag myself into the building, where you’re being watched every step of the way. Ms Drummond is the warden and teachers are her prisoners. We are talk down to and belittled every day. Even if your doing your job to the best of your abilities, it’s wrong in her eyes. Your handed 24 hour notices by her little minions. And for all of you who think your her friend and she’s yours, be very careful cause she will bite you on your ass soon enough like the dog that she is.
I remember when 211 was called “211 Family” now all I see Teachers crying in the hallway. Teachers and paras,
Staff members being blamed for the behavior issues of the students. Students disrespecting Teachers and staff no consequence. This principal Drummond is a dictator, very disrespectful to her staff. Teachers have quit in the middle of the year. Teachers and staff walk around on egg shells worried about any mistake they make they will get a disciplinary letter. This is a hostile work environment. Something has to be done!!
Agree 100%. My fear is now doubled with the safety of our students and staff is in jepordardy. A teacher got punched and needed medical attention. We were all so scared. The students knew and told staff.
Excuse typos sorry
It was reported that two middle school students left their classroom to go down to contront an elementary teacher about a fight that their sister had in another class but they thought it took place in her class. The teacher who they confronted had no knowledge that the elementary student had been involved in an altercation that required her to be sent to the nurse prior to the class being transported to her. First the older sister approached the teacher cursing in her face. Ten minutes later the brother entered her class threatening the teacher that she didn’t do anything about the incident and what he was going to do to her. The fight never took place in the teacher’s classroom. Administration never followed up with the teacher to address the matter. She stated that she was very shaken by the experiences but sought out her student to make sure she was ok immediately and the detail of the fight. The student came up to the teacher to ask if she was ok the next day. The teacher stated that she gave her a big hug.
In one year I got written up more then ten times for no reason but for doing a job that I get paid to do. Ms Drummond is worried more about Monday PD’S , then anything else, like staff wants to hear about her weekends and her bragging about how much she makes. What she should be worried about is students having food fights, students being very disrespectful to teachers and the lack of help from administrators, who just walk around the hallway engorging what’s happening on the second and third floor. You know what I mean if your on one of those floors. We need to remove ms Drummond from 211 . She poisoning 211 with her presence.we need to remove the evil from our lives.
Please report to the UFT and DOE. It is beyond my comprehension that she is allowed to continue wreaking havoc in this community. There are many hard working, caring teachers and paras in 211. No one including the students should be subjected to this abusive, terrorizing, humiliating tyrant. Let’s figure out a legal approach to remove this vile human being. We can do it. We need to strategize.
It’s the parents’ voices that are heard the loudest! Unfortunately, staff are doing what they can but we need our parents to unite. The children are miserable.
I pulled my children out of the school I tried but as most should know numbers matter in the DOE If this is taking place than do something. Remove your children or unite and do something peace and love
If you truly care for the students and staff of CS211 but are afraid of retaliation as a parent or staff member here is a link to send your complaints to chancellor directly. Under student name you may write anonymous. The more he gets the more we can show a united front. Thank you all.
Link to Mayor’s office. You can remain anonymous also but an email address is required so you can get receipt it was received. It is kept confidential. Please share your concerns by clicking below.
So why is Drummond using observation feedback meetings to bring up her defense about what’s going on at the school? She gives 2 minutes about lessons, data, Danielson then begins her rant about how she’s not going anywhere and no one is getting her out so if people don’t want to stay there’s no hard feelings etc… What does that have to do with my lesson? I spoke to others who said the same thing including meeting where she isn’t the observer. She’s trying to be nice then becomes neurotic in the same conversation. I think she knows you are all finally making her secrets public and all eyes are on her. This was made evident today. As I was on the elevator, a great conversation was being held, by staff from the other schools in the building, about the latest entries you’re all posting. I commend you all for uniting together and trying to get “the career killer” removed. Even parents are talking about it. Can’t wait for surveys to be handed out. Wonder if you will see any improvement from last year’s ratings but I think I know the answer to that.
C.S 211 staff and family need urgent help!
Ms. Drummond is not supporting the staff at 211! She is making everyone unhappy!
Career killer indeed!
Unmotivated staff for sure !
Walking on egg shelves ? yes! .
She needs to be removed !
She continues to bully Teachers, paras and staff. She makes itt known she isn’t going no where. This has been going on for 5 years. Staff members are afraid of her. Now she smiles and greets you before she belittles you . This woman won’t humble herself or realize what she is doing wrong. . Everyone is miserable at 211. Please Superintendent come help us . This Narcissist needs to go !!!
CS 211 Staff, if you are done with the nonsense show it on your surveys. Her numbers are already so low. You must either respond to questions with STRONGLY Agree or STRONGLY DISAGREE to make it count. If you answer anything in between it won’t help us. Take a stand and Fight For Us! Don’t forget to click links I posted for Mayor and chancellor and tell them we need help. It is anonymous! Drummond is laying low right now because the surveys are about to be distributed. Don’t be fooled. Once she collects them she will return to her harassment and toxic work environment immediately.
Superintendent Jacqueline Rosado
1970 W. Farms Rd.
Bronx, NY 10460
Staff member who is tired of constant harassment by Tanya Drummond. She is a bully who loves to intimidate you. She looks at you with a nasty face, she tells you what she wants and how wrong you are doing things. She finds people to pick on. You will never get a hello, and a how are you from her. Someone Help the 211 Staff!!!!
How many kids and staff are. Going to get hurt before this principal does something about the safety issues in our school? The police have already been called a few times by parents, does it have to be everyday before you admit the kids are running the school, not you Drummond.
The classroom rants continue. Principal Drummond continues to intimidate Teachers in front of students.Teachers are undermined in front of students.she is rude and disclipines Teachers in front of students. Teachers don’t do anything right!! Principal Drummond is suppose to support Teachers not trash them or undermine them . Where is the support?? You have to do things her way or your done!!
Surveys are soon to be released unless you already completed online like I did. Remember this is the quiet before the storm. Don’t be fooled. After they are all submitted the madness will begin once again. A leopard cannot change its spots.
(Something to think about) CS 211 School snapshot: Cultural celebrations my child has attended this year – 0 *Eliminated by the principal Award assemblies – 0 *Eliminated by the principal School trips attended – 0 *Eliminated by the principal School band sessions – 0 *Band Eliminated by the principal Dance programs such as ballroom dancing – 0 *Dance Eliminated by the principal Computer classes offered as a program to teach students technology – 0 *Eliminated by the principal Foreign language classes – 0 *not offered Music classes – 0 *Eliminated by the principal Community garden sponsored by NY Botanical garden – 0 *Eliminated by the principal Guest speakers invited to inform students on possible careers – 0 *not welcomed by principal Opportunities for parents to take part in the school directly suppting our children – 0 (sorry I don’t count the bake sales we been having selling sugar to hyper kids.) *Eliminated by the principal Parent – Teacher meetings to be able to talk with teachers and get suggestions on how to help my child be their best. – 0 *Eliminated by the principal & replaced with APTT who has a focus on attendance only Can someone tell me how… Read more »
What happened to the culture in 211?? No potluck with Teachers, No Black history month celebration No celebrations of cultures of any kind!! No Hispanic Heritage celebration!! Drummond continues to destroy 211. Parents NEED To Take A Stand !! Parent coordinator need to help 211. Bring this Family together parents, Teachers, Staff and get this control freak principal that feels we a family because she talks about her family!!