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P.S. 64 Robert Simon

600 East 6 Street
Manhattan | East Village | District 1

Grades Pre-K, K-5

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Celinda Sanchez

After being on leave and working remotely, I returned back to a very hostile working environment.
On my first day back I was belittled and humiliated. I was assigned to sit in the lobby and my principal stated “you are not allowed to walk around MY school!” I was being punished and put on display. There was no explanation on why I was facing these harsh consequences! I worked with my student everyday from home, and reported to the school building when I had to.
I was subjected to ridicule while I sat there doing nothing.
The principals cabinet would not even look at me, and these were people I’ve worked with for years.
After a few hours of this demeaning experience, people walking by and staring, but not talking to me, I was pushed to the point of a severe anxiety attack.
An ambulance needed to be called,
I was out for a few days and now felt more anxious than ever before. Upon my return, I overheard the principal stating his lack of concern for me. I was then confined to the basement, sitting there, not being able to interact with anyone or any student! I was only able to leave the basement for lunch, and even then I wasn’t allowed in the staff lunch room, I was forbidden from walking around “his” school.
Other staff members were told not to talk or interact with me, and if they did they received consequences too.
My personal business was shared throughout the school.
I was then placed with a student that required a para, I was the only one available, and now moved into a classroom, where the harassment continued!
I was called into meetings and degraded. Again- I did nothing wrong! This Principal made it clear this time- by yelling, and cursing he was punishing me for working at home with a medical exemption throughout the pandemic.
Knowing this was illegal, and he could not punish me for this- the harshness, and harassment continued. He wanted me to leave his school and made sure to make my life in “his” school an unbearable one.
He even went to the extent of harassing my family member to get to me. My son, who is not even a member of the “his” school community was also subjected to Marlon Hosang’s abuse of power.
Somehow this principal managed to get my son fired from his position working in Afterschool!!
A principal is supposed to be kind and caring. He is neither!
How can someone like this be in a Principal role?
How can someone like this run an entire school, full of staff and students?
How can someone like this get away with treating people like this!

Monique Torres

I work for the NYC Department of Education since 1999. I was appointed at a school in the East Village in Manhattan, PS 64M., I worked at the school for 18 years, as a Paraprofessional. The principal appointed some years later Marlon Hosang, caused a lot of mental and emotional stress which consisted of Belittling, retaliations, Bullying, embarrassment in front of other staff and parents, and abusive behavior toward me and other staff. It cause so much mental and emotional stress, anxiety, it started affecting my health and my performance at work. This principle was reported numerous times to the union, union reps, and chancellor over and over again and nothing was ever done as he continued to abuse and control the staff. This has caused mentally, emotionally, and physically concern in my life moving forward. I furthered my education and became a social worker. I remained in the DOE and was hired for a social worker’s position in the South Bronx in 2017, and left PS 64. I had a difficult time with trust and remained on my toes. I would say to myself I will never let anyone treat me the way he treated me. Staff fear him and because they did, whatever he says they do. Till this day the way I let this man treat me and has create these mental, and emotional, health concerns in me and my life. I still have co-works, etc… that tell me what this principle is still doing to staff and violating. My anxiety starts to kick in. As he said, many of times, No one can’t do anything to him! Sad but he proved it to be true and that’s why he continues to run havoc on staffs lives. I’m tired of feeling this way and having this emotions take over my body like I have know control like I did when I worked under the principle.

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