Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Principals at split Lowell

Suep asked for a thread to talk about leadership at Lowell and Lowell APP @ Lincoln next year. Specifically, she said:
Basically, the district is asking Gregory King to be principal of two geographically and academically separate schools, is also assigning last year's Lowell Asst Principal Rina Geoghagan to APP @ Lincoln, and is also assigning a third person, Marella Francois, to APP@Lincoln. (Francois has not been the principal of a regular school in 14 years and left her last job at Meany Middle School in a climate of controversy.) This will effectively give APP@Lincoln 2.5 principals and Lowell half a principal.

Both APP@Lincoln and Lowell have a challenging year ahead of them, arguably especially APP@Lincoln which almost has to reinvent itself and is basically in limbo until the district figures out where to place these kids permanently. How are these leadership arrangements sensible or equitable?
Seems like an important topic. Thoughts? And please also use this thread to discuss other issues around the challenging year ahead for APP@Lincoln and Lowell.


Catherine said...

Did anyone meet Ms. Francois at tonight Lincoln Open House?

Catherine said...

uh. make that "tonight's"

Anonymous said...

She was not there tonight. I heard she was sick. Too bad since this was the last open house and she hasn't been at either of the other two.

A Ballard mom

Anonymous said...

Sounds like she will be a ghost principle. Have not seen her at any events.

Lincoln parent

Anonymous said...

The principal needs to support activities. Currently the APP program has activities for parents and children and the principal is a no show. activities like choir are cut for no reason. We need a mor active and QUALIFIED principal to lead APP in Seattle North.