Sunday, February 23, 2014

A Principal Did Get Her Comeuppance

It happened to negligent and vicious NYC former principal Marcella Sills, the principal who rarely showed up to work on time and engaged in a years-long reign of terror over PS 106.

One of her many victims speaks out:

After Strauss left, Marcella Sills became principal in 2005 — a product of the city’s “leadership academy.”

Deterioration was rapid. You were either a friend of Sills or an enemy, and if she didn’t like you, she’d rip you apart in reviews.

Sills opened state exam booklets earlier than allowed and asked teachers to discuss how to read a passage to help students better understand it, which was cheating. When told it was illegal, she had a fit.

Then, of course, there was what the investigation found last week — frequently showing up late for work, sometimes not showing up at all.

In this article, Sills has been reassigned pending an actual termination hearing. I wouldn't be surprised, however, if she resigns before then.


The Dept. of Education said Tuesday it will fire notorious “School of No” Principal Marcella Sills, quickly responding to a probe that found she blatantly lied about her attendance at Far Rockaway’s PS 106 — all the while collecting a full paycheck for the no-show work.

Sources said Sills was immediately reassigned pending charges and a hearing to seek her permanent dismissal from the city’s public education system.

The swift DOE action came as Special Commissioner of Investigation Richard Condon issued a 13-page report recommending Sills get the ax and banned from ever again working for the Education Dept. Condon also recommended that an assistant principal, who has since resigned, be disciplined and potentially barred from holding any job with city schools.

Sills presented her side of the story here.

The investigator's report can be read at the link or below:

Report from the city’s Special Commissioner of Investigation Richard Condon on PS 106Q

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