Jessica Fitzpatrick, Assistant Principal
A wicked leader. She has taken good staff and has made their lives miserable with no consequence. She abuses her position as an A.P. Ms. Fitzpatrick is extremely unprofessional and unhinged when she gets upset. She has gone as far as putting ipads infront of the students, while she makes dog houses as a favor for her nephew’s first birthday. The materials come from the DOE. She has her lackeys as lookouts. She also made her best friend a donut wall using again DOE materials for her wedding shower. I will never forget, one day my colleague told me she is in a dark place and that Ms. Fitzpatrick was making stuff up and as a result,, my colleague was contemplating suicide. When I heard my seasoned collegue say this I was mortified. Ms Fitzpatrick has her little lackeys who report to her. If she wants to come after you she will at any cost. It’s unfortunate that people are afraid to report this monster. She is evil.
Leader? She is in NO way a leader. Jessica Fitzpatrick is a bully! She is not an Assistant Principal that “Needs Improvement”. She is an Assistant Principal who needs REMOVAL ! ! ! I don’t know how she got this position in the first place. She is so unprofessional and also nasty & rude for no reason at all. Unless you are one of her friends she will treat you like garbage. She always tells her friends in advance when she is coming to observe them and it is supposed to be an informal observation. Ms. Fitzpatrick lies more than she tells the truth and can not even keep up with her own lies! She will say something in front of a group of people and the next day say that she never said it. It is pretty alarming to be honest because I think she may even believe her own lies. She will say and then deny anything to save her own ass. Her demeanor and personality varies by the hour so you never really know which Jessica you are going to meet. She has terrorized so many staff members at the Campus. Jessica Fitzpatrick is EVERYTHING that is wrong in the NYC Department of Education.
I wonder if anyone on this thread will talk about the fact that she was caught using the SCHOOLS electricity to charge her Tesla……………
Jessica Fitzpatrick is vindictive, spiteful, unprofessional, and an overall terrible administrator. She shows little interest in performing many of the duties that come with her job title and delegates them to cronies whenever possible.
As a result, she has not learned how to perform many administrative duties during her during her time as an AP and frequently makes poor administrative decisions as a result. Her poor time management skills have resulted in lost PREP periods for teaching staff, an unnecessarily increased work load for teachers, and to both poorly organized and implemented events on many occasions.
She lacks empathy, is dishonest, and consistently shows blatant favoritism towards a small circle of paraprofessionals and teachers that form her clique. Her immaturity and lack of grace are obvious to anyone who has had to interact with her on a regular basis. She is ill-equipped to the task of working with others and poorly suited to her role as an administrator.
This comment is 100% true. Everyone is afraid of doing anything out of fear of retaliation. The principal, Dr.Regan, supports her behavior and does not help when staff complain about her out of control and bullying behavior. One colleague went to her telling her about the constant harassment and bullying from Jessica and her reply was “ well what did you do for her to do this”. She observes her best friends and they are allowed to get away with murder. Always on their phones, in the halls doing what they want, behind desks not teaching, but it’s allowed because they are her friends. There have been multiple complaints and meetings and nothing is done because the principal protects her. It’s disgusting and ps 37 is a horrible place to work and is run by a bunch of bullies who get off on harassing and bullying their teachers.
She is allowed to run around and do whatever she wants and the principal knows exactly what is going on. There have been many complaints and when people are sitting in front of her crying and pleading for her to do something she simply says well I don’t know what you did to be treated like that. No one helps and she is allowed to continue to abuse people. Her friends get whatever they want, extra preps, never have to work with the kids, they wander around when they are suppose to be teaching, and she observes them and gives them all highly effectives. The principal also deems that appropriate. She is truly a horrible person and needs to be fired.
There have been a number of teachers who have complained about her and the principal immediately blames the teacher. This is beyond a toxic work environment. She works and observes her best friends in the building she’s in charge of and they report back to her about everything and anything. They get special treatment and everyone else is abused. She’s a horrible human and needs to be fired.
Jessica Fitzpatrick is the total embodiment of EVERYTHING that is wrong in the education system. I have met to meet anyone who has nice words to say about her. Jessica quickly forgets that the people that she is constantly targeting and making miserable with her antics, are also the people who worked with her when she was a teacher at our school. I use the word “teacher” lightly because everyone knows that she NEVER actually TAUGHT while she was a classroom teacher. How did she even get the position as an AP?! Was there nobody else available…like ANYONE???
Jessica lies more than she actually tells the truth. She will say something in front of a group of people and the next day say “I never said that!”. And then everyone just looks at each other dumbfounded. She shows blatant favoritism to the teachers who are her friends. She will have a sub called in to cover them for a whole day so they can do some kind of nonsense to justify it. If you have to ask her a question or send her an e-mail, well don’t bother. She either doesn’t know the answer/won’t care to find out or never bothers to respond at all.
If she doesn’t like you and you get observed by her, you will have to triple check the name on the observation write up because she adds and leaves out things that did or didn’t happen all to make you look bad. She will even contradict herself in writing and still won’t own up to it. However, if you are her friend or one of her little henchmen who do her bidding, then this will work in your favor of course. She will give you such a glowing review that people will think you invented the alphabet. On the flip side, if she wakes up that day and decides she doesn’t like you, she will not stop coming for you! She will keep lying and making stuff up to get you in trouble. She has mentally never graduated High School and acts like an immature mean girl.
The worst part about all of this is that when you try to talk to our principal, Dr. Cori Regan about everything you are experiencing with Jessica, she will very quickly dismiss you, defend her blindly and attempt to invalidate all of your feelings. It’s a very sad situation because the main focus should be the students, but instead you have to worry about being terrorized by this entitled little brat.
Ms. Fitzpatrick is truly a selfish, malicious individual. She claims that everyone in her school is a “family”, and by family she means a small group of people she actually likes. Her little minions. And these people like her because she lets them do whatever they want. You want to leave for hours at a time? No problem, she will take away someone’s prep and make them watch your class. You want to sit on your phone all day and ignore the kids in your class? That’s fine, go right ahead! She will just reprimand others who she doesn’t like for doing the same exact thing. In an environment where the kids should be a priority, she truly does not care. She uses her job for her own selfish gain. Using DOE hours to have her hair braided and talk about the colleagues she doesn’t like. Her cronies are her pathetic little puppies that follow her and do whatever she says, reporting back to her when someone makes a mistake. When your walk into the building you can feel how uneasy many people are. Children have been in crisis and she will simply say “ugh I can’t deal with this right now” and walk away. P37 is seemingly all about communication and allowing children to have a voice, but when a child is using their voice because they are in a state of crisis, she cannot be bothered. As long as they look happy for her Instagram posts she doesn’t care.
You would think that Dr. Cori Regan would care if she was to be reading this. But will their be repercussions for Ms. Fitzpatrick? Highly unlikely. It is truly sad as this school was once a positive happy place. A place where everyone looked forward to coming in and spending time with the kids. Now we spend every day dreading seeing Ms. Fitzpatrick and the smug smile on her face because she knows she will never be held accountable for anything she will do.
P37 used to be all about our kids, because we have the best kids. It’s unfortunate they have to feel her negativity every day they come in to school.
Is anyone going to mention how she was caught charging her electric Tesla car during the school day using THE SCHOOL’S ELECTRICITY! This is plain theft.
The entire school knows and remembers when she was a teacher and used to engage in sexual activity in her classroom with her boyfriend at the time when the students were in gym/out of the room. PRETTY DISGUSTING!!
Should have never been made an admin. Couldn’t do her job as a teacher and would play on her phone and ignore the kids. She does the same as an admin and instead steals supplies from the school that she uses personally at home. Only her friends get good positions, the best classes and she terrorizes everyone else.
This unprofessional “AP” targeted a brand new teacher getting her fired by bringing up false charges. She will do this to anyone she does not like. She is a narcissist who loves to exert her power, make people cry and ruin their lives.
Every one of the comments above are 100% accurate. Jessica Fitzpatrick is the most unprofessional person to ever work in the DOE. Everything she does for the school is simply to put on a show. She has instructed teachers to forget about academics and simply focus on nonsense projects to make herself and the school look good. If the parents truly knew what was going on behind the scenes, they would be more than displeased. She randomly selects staff members to target and goes out of her way to make their lives miserable. Her favorite people come to work to do nothing. Her favorite male paraprofessional thinks he is an administrator. He goes as far as to treat other paraprofessionals as though they are below him, both in and out of the classrooms. In fact, he is NEVER in his classroom. And she allows this. He does not work with students. He leaves midday to get a haircut or run errands. If I’m not mistaken, that is THEFT of city time. She allows certain rooms in the building to be used as a hang out for her and her chosen favorites. They sit on their phones, vaping with music blasting and the door locked. The parents should only know how she treats the students. She laughs at them and makes fun of them. She also makes fun of staff members based on nationlity and/or disability. Apparently she is offended by other paraprofessionals singing in Arabic and let’s everyone know. As a culturally diverse school, she should be accepting and caring towards all, much like we teach our kids to be every day. This type of behavior does not go on in other schools. Let alone a D75 school where the safety and well being of our students depend on the staff creating a nurturing environment. As someone who has worked both D31 and D75, I have never seen such unprofessionalism. The condescending attitudes towards staff from both Ms. Fitzpatrick and her friends truly makes P37 a miserable place to work. When our main priority should be our children, many staff members instead need to worry about the abuse they could possibly face that day from Jessica. I truly feel sorry for these students.
After reading these comments, I really wish I could say that these claims were not true. But they are actually spot on. Jessica Fitzpatrick is the most unprofessional, nasty, conniving human I have ever come across in all of my years in education- UNLESS you are her friend. Then you can basically do whatever the hell you want all day just like she does. The nepotism runs extremely deep in that school. She will do whatever for her “friends” even if it is not in the best interest of the students. The school likes to say “The kids come first”….. sure, if by “first” you mean after Jessica and her pack of spineless followers. I am surprised there are only 13 comments on here to be honest. I don’t know why this girl is so miserable that she feels the need to make people so unhappy. That is only something that someone who is unhappy themselves would do. Besides her being just plain evil, her behavior and mood is erratic and changes by the hour. I have had subs at the campus and ask me if she was “on something” because of how her mental state is all over the place. I don’t know if she is or not but maybe it would explain why she is so out of touch with reality. The logical answer would be to try and talk to the principal, Cori, about all of this. But don’t bother because she will dismiss you instantly and defend Jessica or try to manipulate the situation and then start coming after you herself. These 2 mean girls have no business running a lemonade stand let alone a school which has some of the most amazing students! GET THEM OUT!
Reading through all these posts from some extremely brave and strong individuals who do not like to see such utter and obvious bullying and selfishness to the position of AP we see one theme hold true, that Ms. Jessica Fitzpatrick should not have ever been considered nor given the position of assistance principal based on the atrocious acts as a teacher. Give someone like her (Ms. Jessica Fitzpatrick) a little power who is easily corruptible and you get years and years of abuse and retaliation against those who will not follow her evil and wicked ways. She does have her lackies who are easily manipulated and easily corruptible. They seem to have no problem watching/helping their “leader” go after teachers and paras who might be brave enough to stand up to her. Ms. Jessica Fitzpatrick is a horrible assistant principal and her lackies are horrible as well because they contribute to the abuse and wickedness of their “leader”. We the P37 staff who are independent minded and not corruptible will not join her simple minded and pathetic loser lackie crew. We the P37 staff members who stand strong should be admired and sought after as an example of good hardworking DOE staff members who sincerely care for staff and students. What should be next steps? What do we do from here? Superintendent? Chancellor? Mayor? Governor? One thing is clear, evil and wicked people have no place as assistant principal. The longer they are there they have time to corrupt more and more simple minded lackies that will be added to her crew. How many are there now? Too many?
Thank god I got out of that place!! This girl, I would say woman but she acts like she’s 13, was a mess of a teacher and even bigger train-wreck of an AP. If she didn’t like you she would go out of her way to try and make your job hell. Luckily I was never on her bad side but I saw what she would do to some of the staff. It was horrible I felt so bad. She would constantly change rules from one day to the next and say you were wrong or she would just flat out make up lie after lie or exaggerate a situation. The scariest part about this was that her fellow admin would always stick up for each other no matter what even if they knew she was wrong or lying, so you had no one to turn to. Morally corrupt school and admin. I remember she would go into her friend’s classrooms and interrupt mid-lesson and ask them to braid her hair….amongst many other unprofessional things that she would allow and do. and yet she was always out to get someone. You would think she wouldn’t throw stones when she lives in a glass house. Time for her to go!!!!!
This AP made me want to kill myself. She makes life miserable. Nothing I veer did was right. No matter how hard I worked. It wasn’t good enough. She has even brought false charges against me and others. This is the worse admin I have ever worked under. I don’t know how they allow this to go on but she doesn’t deserve to be an admin let alone to be allowed near vulnerable children.
Unless you are her friend or a person she is screwing, you do not want to work under her. It is literally a nightmare. You will lose your love for working with children and regret ever going into this field. If you are looking at this school, run! If you are still in this school, I pray for you. You don’t deserve this.
As many of my colleagues have stated on this blog, Jessica Fitzpatrick is extremely unprofessional and abuses her power. As she is very vindictive people are afraid to come forward.
We had a exodus of teachers again this year and several of them are left to get away from Jessica, especially from the site she supervises. She terrorizes staff so terribly that we are losing so many good teachers and others are looking to retire as soon as possible. Since she became an AP the school has gone so far downhill from a lack of leadership and a lack of support as she was hired for a job that she cannot do. P37 is nothing like the amazing organization it used to be. We used to be a family, we all worked together to benefit our students, now you can see the life drain from staff as they walk through the doors. It is terrible and she is one of the major causes.
As I read these comments, I wish I could say they are not true. Sadly, these comments accurately describe the childish and unprofessional behavior that is witnessed daily. Jessica Fitzpatrick acts more like a spoiled child rather than an Assistant Principal. She will lie and blame other people for her mistakes. If you are not part of her clique, be prepared to be targeted. She is vindictive and unprofessional and will make your life miserable. She does not attempt to hide the special treatment she provides her favorite group of teachers and paraprofessionals. These individuals come to work to hang out, not to care for our students. Where else can you hide behind LOCKED doors and carry on like foolish children with your Assistant Principal?
And now, Jessica would like teachers to write letters on her behalf to address the comments on this thread. She will forget the times that she has ridiculed you and made you cry. She will forget the times she lied to make herself look good at your expense. Yet, people will write letters her behalf out of fear of retaliation. Fear that you may be once again in her path of destruction. They would rather lie and say that they did not witness these things. They may say Jessica loves our students and doesn’t care about getting her hair braided. The truth is she only cares about activities and the students she can put on Instagram.
P37 has lost many staff members this year. Some chose to retire, and others just needed to get out. We have lost teachers, Our guidance counselor, a secretary, the school psychologist, service providers, and numerous teachers and paras this June. Does this not speak volumes about our school?
AP Jessica Fitzpatrick is forcing a few other teachers to write letters saying they have not witnessed these things. We are afraid of being targeted by her if we don’t. What I’ve witnessed that is severely unprofessional and horrific is her cursing in front of the children who are nonverbal. Her and some of her friends who are paraprofessionals and two who are other teachers, have made racist remarks against Black people as jokes and Muslim people, which a few times aimed at a paraprofessional who works in the building, while he was working and interacting with students of diverse backgrounds. She has verbally threatened staff countless times too. She will even call you out on the loudspeaker and humiliate you. Also, she enables her friends to bully teachers by spying on them and recording them while they are teaching a class. They even will say mean things to staff to their faces. She forced two three teachers out by switching two to other sites because they stood up for themselves. Isn’t this harassment? She and the friends she works with make fun of the children about their weight and capabilities by making comments about it. I’ve witnessed her laughing during children’s mental and physical health crises which have gone unreported. She also has made fun of children’s parents’ complaints in front of the children who don’t understand. She will even FaceTime her friends who work in the building while she makes fun of a student. She has transformed a classroom into a special hangout room on the second floor (room 216) that only her friends have access to. They blast music, smoke, and eat yet claim and promote to parents they use this room for the students to make things to sell. One of the male paraprofessionals she favors, does not work in the classroom. He was barely in the room during summer school either. Staff does not see him at all in the classroom throughout the school year he’s supposed to be in because he is allowed to leave the building to do anything he likes when it’s not his lunch break. No other staff member has
this special treatment. When he is in the building and not in the special hangout room, he is allowed to hang out in the main office as if he is the second school aide and order staff around. But this is not what a paraprofessional is allowed to do. He is one of the many people Jessica makes to bully other staff members and students. This goes on despite new investigations into their abusive behavior. It is happening and it is real. If only the parents knew how vulnerable their children are here because of these two specifically and the others that are part of their friend group. I find this behavior inappropriate and inhumane. It makes staff uncomfortable. It is becoming normalized here in the building. Why does our principal let this continue and enable this?
AP Jessica Fitzpatrick is forcing a few other teachers to write letters saying they have not witnessed these things. We are afraid of being targeted by her if we don’t. What I’ve witnessed that is severely unprofessional and horrific is her cursing in front of the children who are nonverbal. Her and some of her friends who are paraprofessionals and two who are other teachers, have made racist remarks against Black people as jokes and Muslim people, which a few times aimed at a paraprofessional who works in the building, while he was working and interacting with students of diverse backgrounds. She has verbally threatened staff countless times too. She will even call you out on the loudspeaker and humiliate you. Also, she enables her friends to bully teachers by spying on them and recording them while they are teaching a class. They even will say mean things to staff to their faces. She forced three teachers out because they stood up for themselves. Isn’t this harassment? She and the friends she works with make fun of the children about their weight and capabilities by making comments about it. I’ve witnessed her laughing during children’s mental and physical health crises which have gone unreported. She also has made fun of children’s parents’ complaints in front of the children who don’t understand. She will even FaceTime her friends who work in the building while she makes fun of a student. She has transformed a classroom into a special hangout room on the second floor (room 216) that only her friends have a key and access to. They blast music, smoke, and eat yet claim and promote to parents they use this room for the students to make things to sell. One of the male paraprofessionals she favors, does not work in the classroom. He was barely in the room during summer school either. Staff does not see him at all in the classroom throughout the school year he’s supposed to be in because he is allowed to leave the building to do anything he likes when it’s not his lunch break. No other staff member has this special treatment. When he is in the building and not in the special hangout room, he is allowed to hang out in the main office as if he is the second school aide and order staff around. But this is not what a paraprofessional is allowed to do. He is one of the many people Jessica makes to bully other staff members and students. This goes on despite new investigations into their abusive behavior. It is happening and it is real. If only the parents knew how vulnerable their children are here because of these two specifically and the others that are part of their friend group. I find this behavior inappropriate and inhumane. It makes staff uncomfortable. It is becoming normalized here in the building. Why does our principal let this continue and enable this?