Last year while trying to force one of her best teacher’s out of North High School, Lisa Dyer brought in a ringer from downtown to give Janice Harvey a sham evaluation on a Monday morning. The ringer was her buddy Phyllis Goldstein, who last year was employed as a “curriculum liason” and took home a salary of $103,698:
Basically Phyllis has what it takes to advance in education – she’s a complete kiss ass and stands for absolutely nothing. Because all these jobs like “curriculum coordinator” are bigger wastes of taxpayer money than RBG’s poetry trip to Oakland. And in today’s day in age, the best way to kiss ass is to become an outspoken advocate for Common Core – the standards that are being used to basically slow down the pace of learning for smart kids, so that the kids who are absent all the time don’t fall too far behind. Phyllis Goldstein is the WPS official cheerleader for Common Core.
Anyway, when she came in and observed Janice Harvey last year, it was specifically done to set her up for failure. Teachers are supposed to be observed and evaluated by their department heads – not useless six figure suits who have never taught a day at North High School. But when you’re Lisa Dyer and Melinda Boone’s buddy, the rules don’t really matter.
Anyway, Janice was for all intents and purposes laid off at North High because she said that she’s color-blind. Well guess who is now teaching English at North High this year? You guessed it – Phyllis Goldstein!! That’s because her position as curriculum coordinator got cut, on account of it being completely useless. Oh well, at least Jen Roy still has a job!!
Here’s my question – how much is she getting paid? Because WPS teachers starting salary is around $40,000, and since she’s technically a first year teacher, that’s what she should be making. Normally people don’t take $60,000 pay cuts.
Additionally, the job that this scab took was supposed to go out to bid, meaning teachers from all over Worcester could essentially apply for it. But if you know Lisa Dyer by now, you know the rules don’t apply to her. Phyllis is not teaching the normal five classes a day that other teachers are, because she has additional duties as “focused instructional coach,” as well as teaching “AVID” (a program for kids who can’t read good) and coordinating AP classes.
I’m willing to bet my Nantucket horse ranch that she’s making at least as much as she did last year and gets to justify it by having all these imaginary positions as well.
Anyway, North High needs quality teachers, and obviously an inexperienced 68 year old woman ain’t that. Which brings us to a now confirmed breaking news report – a student in Phyllis Goldstein’s class peed herself because Goldstein wouldn’t let her go to the bathroom on Monday. If we had heard this from one teacher it would be one thing. But it’s been confirmed by multiple faculty members and more than one student.
If I was this student, I’d be pissed.
Newsflash – when you gotta go, you gotta go. You can call it wussification of America all you want. But in 2015 when a kid asks to go to the bathroom, you let them go. If they’re faking it, oh well, it’s their loss. But when a student, ESPECIALLY a girl, asks to go the lav, the only answer you can give is “yes.”
Anyway, our sources tell us that Phyllis Goldstein has been using the magic buzzwords a lot lately about “cleaning up the school.” Hopefully this includes a mop this time around. Whenever people say they’re going to “clean up” a school, you should get suspicious. This is what Carenza Jackson’s supporters at Vernon Hill said she was doing. And by “cleaning up” they meant getting rid of experienced, proven educators through bullying and intimidation, and manipulating attendance reports in order to bring Boone her bad ass charts. One would assume this is what she passes in as her lesson plan:
You know who never made a kid pee their pants? Janice Harvey. But Janice Harvey’s problem was she cared too much about the kids. She didn’t get a six figure job as some bullshit coordinator by kissing ass and spewing out buzzwords like flapjacks. She was too busy becoming invested in the education of students. But then again, she values students based on what they do, rather than the color of their skin. And Lisa Dyer would much rather have a bully who makes kids pee themselves than someone who is color-blind. Any other first year teacher would’ve been reamed out by now, and probably wouldn’t be hired back at the end of the year.
This all comes from the top. The Phyllis Goldstein’s of the world are a dime a dozen out there. They are merely Melinda Boone’s foot soldiers that she uses to bully teachers. But now she’s bullying students as well. It could be your child who is the next kid to be forced to pee their pants. And contrary to popular opinion, peeing your pants is NOT the coolest. Therefore Melinda Boone MUST be fired as Superintendent, and the only way to do that is to vote for the Turtleboy Ticket for School Committee in November – Nicola D’Andrea, Donna Colorio, Brian O’Connell, Diana Biancheria, Michael Gaffney. So long as four of those five (preferably all of them) get elected, Melinda Boone will be fired and our children will no longer be forced to pee their pants.
P.S. Teachers – feel free to reach out with your anonymous stories whenever you want. We have ZERO problem putting vindictive and corrupt administrators on blast. Word is a lot of administrators are whispering, “what if we’re next?” This is exactly what we want them to say. Clean up, do your job right, and you’ll never be a topic of conversation on Turtleboy.