Science Skill Center High School
49 Flatbush Ave Ext, Brooklyn, NY 11201
“Mandatory morning faculty meeting 5 days weekly
Followed by Mandatory 45 min daily faculty meetings 5 days weekly
Students and teachers follow their regular schedule – periods shortened to 24 minutes – 5 days weekly
Daily Period Attendance by teachers in triplicate- Google Classroom, Skedula, EXCELL
“Drop ins” with emails threatening disciplinary measures if you are not doing Live teaching all 24 minute periods as per your schedule.”
Having experienced firsthand the leadership of Principal McGregor, the school principal, it is with great concern that I must highlight their unprofessional and disrespectful behavior towards employees in the work environment. As a vital figure in the education system, the principal’s actions have a profound impact on the entire school community, and unfortunately, the impact has been far from positive.
From the outset, McGregor demonstrated a lack of professionalism in their interactions with staff members. Instead of fostering a supportive and collaborative atmosphere, Principal McGregor adopted a condescending and dismissive tone, belittling the contributions and opinions of teachers and other employees. Such behavior not only undermined the team’s morale but also discouraged open communication and constructive feedback.
One of the most alarming traits of McGregor’s leadership style is their disrespect towards employees. She has been known to publicly humiliate staff members, reprimanding them in front of colleagues and even students, disregarding their dignity and self-worth. This toxic behavior has left teachers, faculty, staff and her leadership team (admin) feeling demotivated and undervalued, affecting their performance in the classroom and ultimately impacting the quality of education provided to students.
Furthermore, McGregor has displayed a shocking lack of empathy and understanding towards the challenges faced by employees, staff, and faculty. Instead of offering support and guidance, she has been dismissive of concerns raised by teachers, trivializing important issues and disregarding their impact on the learning environment. This lack of empathy has fostered a culture of fear and reluctance among staff members, preventing them from voicing their needs and concerns openly.
In addition to her disrespectful / unprofessional behavior, McGregor has consistently demonstrated an unprofessional approach to conflict resolution. Rather than seeking to understand the root causes of issues and working towards solutions, she has resorted to finger-pointing and blame-shifting, exacerbating tensions and creating a hostile work environment. This lack of professionalism has hindered the school’s ability to address problems effectively and has perpetuated a cycle of negativity.
Moreover, Principal McGregor has failed to lead by example, setting a standard of behavior that falls far short of what is expected from an educational leader. She has been seen engaging in gossip and spreading rumors about employees, further eroding trust and fostering a culture of mistrust and divisiveness.
In conclusion, McGregor, the school principal, has demonstrated a concerning pattern of unprofessional and disrespectful behavior towards employees in the work environment. Her condescending attitude, public humiliation of staff members and administrators, lack of empathy, and unprofessional conflict resolution tactics have created a toxic atmosphere within the school community. Urgent action is needed to address these leadership deficiencies and restore a respectful and supportive work environment for the benefit of both the employees, administrators and the students. As school leaders in the educational realm, it is our collective responsibility to ensure that our educational leaders uphold the highest standards of professionalism and foster a positive and nurturing environment for all involved.