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I gotta be honest with you. When we broke the story about the email principal Lisa Dyer sent the entire North High faculty, in which she inferred that English teacher Janice Harvey was in fact racist, I would’ve be Turtleboy Jr’s college fund that the union wasn’t gonna do much about it. I’m happy to say that I was dead wrong.
“What she did was unacceptable, and is unacceptable in any field,” EAW president Lenny Zalauskas said Tuesday. “(I am) calling for the immediate resignation or termination of Principal Lisa Dyer based on her unprofessional behavior.”
Atta boy Lenny. You’re absolutely 150% right. Anyone who thinks Lisa Dyer shouldn’t be fired is delusional. Obviously she is not fit to be principal of a high school. To be a leader you have to have good instincts. No one in their right mind would EVER think that publicly humiliating one of their teachers in a mass email was a smart move.
These Lisa Dyer’s and Melinda Boone’s of the world are of a completely different mindset though. They believe racism is running rampant and that the rest of us are pitch-fork wielding villagers drunk off our asses on white privilege. The REAL thinkers in our society are 75 year old ginger bloggers from the Telegram like Old Balls. But if you’re operating under the assumption that racism is running rampant in the community, then you simply shouldn’t be in charge of anything.
And in the most predictable news ever Melinda Boone has Dyer’s back. Not only that, she actually said she’s doing a GREAT job. Her comments are in italics, our responses are bolded:
Principal Lisa Dyer continues to protect the positive learning and sense of community that has been created as a result of students’ efforts in trying to improve their school’s reputation.
Yea, what better way to protect a “positive learning” environment for students than to publicly declare that one of their teachers is a racist. I’m sure that will help students develop trust in their teachers.
Last week, one NHS teacher wrote about the school’s past struggles in her column for a local publication. As there have been almost no disruptive incidents at NHS for the past few weeks, Principal Dyer responded to the article with a note to staff asking teachers to remain focused on the goal of education at NHS, and to not be deterred by one of their own teachers bringing NHS back into the media.
Well, the article was actually about the Coming Together Circlejerk’s unwarranted involvement in the day-to-day policies at North High School, but way to take a cheap shot at a teacher Melinda!! And gee whiz, I wonder WHY there hasn’t been major disruptions in the past 2 weeks? Could it be that the police presence in the school is actually working? Remember that? The idea that Melinda Boone fought tooth and nail until we put some much public pressure on her that she had to give in?
With this response, Principal Dyer has held her students and teachers to the highest esteem by encouraging them, rather than allowing them to become deterred by a story that repeats past incidents at NHS which have already been published.
Are you fucking kidding me?? A completely UNPROFESSIONAL email that singles out a faculty member for public consternation is “holding students and teachers to the highest esteem by encouraging them.” She actually said that. She is literally endorsing this type of leadership.
What an absolute JOKE Melinda Boone is. Lisa Dyer is nothing less than a product of Melinda Boone. Boone is the Queen of anarchy here. Any other leader steps up there and at least admits that the email could’ve been handled differently. Not Melinda though. Nothing EVER goes wrong under her watch. Everything is going just fine and according to her 55 point plan for peace.
I have a theory about the email. Lisa Dyer didn’t write it. I mean, the woman doesn’t speak. She’s like a mute version of the Trunchbull, except without the hilarious disciplinary methods. She’s literally been hiding this entire time. I had no idea what she even looked like until the school committee meeting 2 weeks ago. There’s no way she would do this.
Janice Harvey’s column sparked World War 3 in the comments section, led by the man whose face adorns the North High class of 1993 yearbook – Old Balls. Everything that I read in Lisa Dyer’s email is verbatim what I’ve heard from Old Balls and the Coming Together Circlejerk. She’s just a pawn in this whole thing. I truly believe someone wrote that and told her to press send. She’s a climber so she did what she was told to do.
Here’s the thing – it’s not a big deal if she’s fired. It’s not like she’s gonna be destitute. This is Worcester city government after all. They can have her resign and Dr. Boone can create a six figure salary as some sort of paper pusher down on Irving Street. She can continue to be useless and still pay her bills. The only difference will be that someone new can take over North High School. Because if this shitstorm making national news isn’t enough to get someone to lose their job, then what is?
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