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!
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.