She spends funds on things to look pretty around the school instead of on curriculum and classroom materials. She bullies teachers if they are not “yes ma’am” to her. The kids in her school can barely read and she blames it on the teachers, not her leadership. Most teachers there are unhappy but scared to try to leave because if she finds out, she’ll harass them. She manipulates ratings given by the assistant principal because she doesn’t like her.
Lena Gates has not shown consistency in curricula implementation across grades. She practices retaliation when teachers speak up for themselves or disagree with her statements about others or her ideas. She engages in harassment tactics if teachers ask for and receive support from the chapter leader during disciplinary meetings. She discriminated against staff with disabilities.