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The Andover School Committee has responded to the 6-page letter, published on Turtleboy Sports, that superintendent Shelley Berman wrote to the principal and AD, demanding that hockey coach Chris Kuchar be fired for benching his son and making him feel sad. Here’s some of the highlights from the Eagle Tribune:
Wait……what?? He wrote the letter as a parent?? What is this lady smoking?
She’s either terrible liar, or very, very stupid. Those are the only two possible ways you could say something like that. Here are his EXACT WORDS:
“As a father and a superintendent I can’t let this kind of behavior go unaddressed.”
He literally says it right there!!! As both a father AND a superintendent. He was writing this letter to his subordinates! He has the power to fire and replace both the AD and the principal. And he was directing them to find a new coach, both as a parent and as their BOSS!!!
This really isn’t that much different from the Mass State Police coverup that we exposed. A guy in power is using his influence and power to gain favorable results for his kid, who was being punished for screwing up.
Oh, and Shelley also specifically called out a 14 year old by name, for the purpose of degrading his ability as a hockey player in order to advocate that his son should be playing over this particular child!!
It’s just mind boggling that anyone can just sit there and LIE to the taxpayer like Susan McCready just did.
Another SC member, Ted Teichert, also took issue with the press release after the DCF investigation began, affirming support for the superintendent:
Who does this lady think she is? You are elected BY THE PEOPLE!! Everyone in your town is talking about this story. You hired this clown show. It’s not even remotely debatable that he lied to the press about the DCF investigation, and that his motives were compromised because of that six page letter.
Get her out of there!!! I believe her seat is up for election this spring. If anyone in Andover who isn’t openly corrupt and actually cares about their district not becoming such a joke, we suggest you run. The lookout guy on the Titanic was better at his job than Susan McCready. Seriously, if your school district ends up this many times on Turtleboy Sports, then your district is in serious trouble. We don’t write about the districts where things are going great. We write about towns that are riddled with corruption, and teachers who tell kids that they are ashamed of them.
As Teichert pointed out, you can’t say “we” if you didn’t consult with the rest of the group:
Here’s her email:
Bombard her with well thought out, polite, and respectable messages. The bottom line is, you don’t want your town to be a recurring character on Turtleboy. That’s just embarrassing. Stop making your town a laughingstock.
Feel free to CC the other 4 members. We know how one of them stands, but what about the other 3?
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Everyone claims to be smart and better than others, but they are not able to comment about situations that are happening without insulting other people… how would you feel if someone called you stupid on the internet? I don’t think you would like that very much. Next time you want to write an article about anything, or anyone, make sure you’re not calling them stupid, or any other insulting names. And if there is something or someone you don’t like in the town, then maybe you should move, instead of telling other to do so.
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As owner of this nightclub restaurant and bar establishment. I am writing a letter purely as a customer to complain about the treatment of my son and his rock band by the head bartender.
My son and his garage band were not chosen by the head bartender to play at this venue which I own. I request that the Manager, Head Chef, and Events Coordinator meet to discuss firing the head bartender for not allowing my son and his garage band to play this venue which is also owned by me.
I would like everybody to know that I played 3 nation tour which 60 shows in 1971. Two friends with guitars and myself on ukulele. Hitch hiked across the US playing in peoples vans and campsites at least 50 times and 10 more times in Mexico and Canada. I was a very big important rockstar in many campground and van parties.
To avoid any appearance of favoritism or bias in favor of my son or against the head bartender who wrongly rejected my sons rock band. I am writing this letter purely as a customer in my own establishment where I sign all of your paychecks and you work for me.
I’m calling DCF on your bartender and you because you own a bar and you have kids. How dare you decide that they should be allowed to step foot inside that bar. I don’t let my kids anywhere near bars so I’m going to have you investigated and fuck up things for every bartender and bar band hopeful out there!
To the real Barbie Miller- I’m sorry I posted as you, I’ll come clean….my bad….I’ve just had a few…
Your boss writes a letter requesting you be fired because of their feelings towards you OFF THE JOB, wow how convenient. A person in a coma could see through weak argument.
Speaking As A Parent, why not open that false premise to debate. Plenty of public information that nullifies that assertion. Moot point bc the corrupy Cready knows the rules of order and this is a planned stone-walling to protect little man sword-swallower. No different from the corrupt fbi white washing the great many clinton investigations and going all in on a fantasy of russian collusion with Trump. Fairness and equal treatment under the law is only for leftists and democrats. Jim Crow never ended it was expanded and transferred to a new group of democrat enemies, conservatives, independents and republicans.
btw, as an artist I imagine this is what a greedy mcready family reunion might look like.
Whether he was acting as the superintendent or as a parent, anyone with that much venom in their soul for an individual who they employ and who decides that penning and sharing a missive about an employee would be the right thing to do is not the right person for that job. Power issues. Anger issues. Domination needs. Self-aggrandizement. Let me count the ways.
She is a Ginger Woman, no further questions your honor.
Retaliation is a valid fear in Andover TB, which is why parents are afraid to send anything or show up to committee meetings. The last time parents showed to discuss what they thought would be a productive discussion on special education concerns, this superintendent packed the meeting with principals and staff to intimidate parents from speaking. It worked. Parents left there shaken, and they got the message loud and clear.
The chair does whatever the superintendent tells her to do (as did her predecessor), and everyone except Ted just sit there with their rubber stamps ready to go. Andover is beyond help.
Wow. She must feel really great with all of that authority to shut people out of the truth. Funny thing is she doesnt really have the final word. I kinda feel second hand embarassment for her. Just a little.
Was the letter on school letterhead? Was it signed and if so was his professional signature used? If also transmitted by email was it from his work email? Was it delivered via intra office mail e.g. delivered from one staff/faculty member to another in such a way that only employees would be able to access? We’re the only recipients of the letter those who were addressed or was there a wider distribution? Was the concern raised and or escalated through the very same channels that other parents would use?
Susan McReady reminds me of the Town Moderator, Sheila Doherty: two deeply entrenched “Townies” who do the bidding for a select group of tenured teachers, cops, and public works employees in this town. It is time that a healthy does of sunshine be focused upon this tight knit group of people, who think of themselves first and the town second. It is very obvious that the Town of Andover has a serious spending problem and as their answer is to approve ANY project that will bail them out and pay their pensions, which are in serious peril due to the hemorrhaging of money spent on boondoggle items like Town Yards, Youth Centers, and other unnecessary commercial endeavors – time to drain the swamp !!
It is clear that the Town of Andover has
You know what? Ef my original comment … well … let me add to it …
First of all, let’s do some simple, common sense, evaluation of this …
The man lied about the kids not eating/drinking; he lied about the total time by ALOT; he exaggerated his college sports accomplishments and granted while we don’t know the facts of the boys death, it would seem is now running a double standard. So, how credible can he be? If this were a Republican politician the left would be investigating him for involvement in the Russia scandal.
Now, let’s see what the she-devil says about his letter …
“In his capacity as a parent” … we’ll start here.
As TB quoted, “as a father AND A SUPERINTENDENT I can’t let this kind of behavior go unaddressed.”
Any chance you had in the “capacity as a parent” just went out the door … you through in that you are the Superintendent. Game over.
“Personal resources” …
How you do you know he didn’t use any school resources? Like I said earlier, who made all those nice corrections? His wife? Himself? Maybe his secretary (you know, the kind of person who is trained to make those kind of notations?) I would love to see the signature page of this and see if there are any document initials in the final draft. Maybe the Russians can get it for us? I assume she is basing this on “Hey Shelly, you didn’t use any school resources for that letter did you?” .. “What? Of course not!” — because she has the utmost confidence in him… well “we” do but according to Ted “we” is really “her” ….
She said she would not entertain any discussion of the hockey coaches …
Did the other members of the committee have a say in this? Or was this just a unilateral decision she made? Clearly she has a history of doing what she wants in the name of the committee. I think when a news media outlet exposes the trustworthy-ness and possible abuse of power by a Superintended it bloody f*cking well should be discussed, openly. The public is clamoring for facts and you are shutting the door in their face with a single statement. And you are supposed to represent the views of the public? Just like Congress represented us when they passed Obamacare but conveniently exempted themselves from it right? Just because you are in a position of power does not mean you don’t have to listen to us… WE PUT YOU THERE DUMBASS WE CAN REMOVE YOU!
To quote an awesome movie “supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses not some farsical aquatic ceremony…”
You got your authority from the public and you were tasked with representing their views. How the hell do you do that when you won’t even allow discussion about something as concerning and critical as this??
What you have here is the classic leftist mentality .. now to be clear I have no idea what her left/right leanings are nor do I really care… but she the same mentality … I’m superior, I’m right and you’re wrong no matter what ‘fax’ you have, but I’m humble and I am for the little person…
We’re (presumptuously) behind him…
I will not talk about it
He did this as a parent
He didn’t use school supplies or resources or time
Unilateral decision making by the chairwoman of a committee… thats not a committee, thats a dictatorship.
Shelly claims his authority over and over again in this letter:
“his coaching style is not aligned with the larger interests of the Andover Public Schools”
Superintendents watch over the larger interests of the APS, parent do not.
“It was a game in which I had indicated to Principal Conrad that everyone on the bench needed to play in that game so that everyone felt included”
Superintendents indicate to principals what they have to do. Parents do not.
“As a father and a superintendent”
Bingo, wearing both hats not just the one claimed by McCready.
No one is fooled by McCready’s denial. She just looks dumb. Someone on that committee should make a motion to remove her as chair. She doesn’t deserve the position.
Possibly overlooked question … who made all the correction notations on there? Shelly do his own secretarial work? Or did his SI assistant do it? hmmmmmmm
Hey Mr. Berman – goalie isn’t spelled goalee !
What a poor excuse of an educator!
I’m relieved to read that he didn’t write that on work time. Otherwise that kind of time theft at his pay grade would have been a fireable offense.
He did write it on work time using School resources that’s a fireable offense
Pete- any suggestions on a FUPA anonymous group? I’ve been looking for one…
No but I could use one if you find a good one ping me
If he was speaking only as a parent, he didn’t need to say that he was also the superintendent.
As a father and superintendent I can not let this go!
BULLSHIT!!! He was not writing as a parent. That whole letter is to use his position of power. A lot of people are gonna go down for Shelley. Think about this people, is he really worth it?
That does it! I’m sending my children to Lawrence Public Schools! I’d rather toughen them up then they learn how to be lying wussbags!
I would say move out of the area altogether. Andover is 100% SJW and Lawrence is 1000% Ratchet. send the kids to a good catholic private school….. lol (as long as there are no pedos there)
Come on over to God’s country. Just don’t stray north of the river.
Susan, Meet Turtleboy..Your brain will be forever be occupied with thoughts of Turtles..
She is 1 million per cent what’s wrong with this country….along with that douchebag superintendent