former principal of PS 29 in College Point had high tailed it out of New York after being removed as principal and had set up her own faux education consulting business. We have an update. Not on Jennifer, but on one of the teachers whose live she had attempted to ruin.
According the the EdLawsFaq Blog, a termination of a probationary teacher who had been a target of Rogers had her termination overturned. Über education lawyer Bryan Glass is the teachers attorney.
You can read the judges decision here, or if you wish, here are some of the highlights of the decision.
At the meeting, petitioner opposed the position taken by the school’s
special education coordinator and sided with the student’s mother, who
had asked that her son be removed from the “Alternate Assessment”
program favored by Principal Jennifer Jones Rogers .
Now why would a principal go pressure a parent such as Rogers had?
The very next day, November 21, 2012, the principal conducted the first
formal observation of petitioner for the 2012-2013 school year. On
November 26, 2012, after a post-observation conference, the principal
issued an observation report that found petitioner’s math lesson
The next day she decides to target the teacher? Rogers doesn't even of the brains to leave herself sme plausible deniability.
Petitioner submitted a written rebuttal in which she stated that she
had conducted the lesson in the exact manner that the principal had
outlined in their pre-observation conference and that the
post-observation conference focused more on the principal’s
dissatisfaction with the position petitioner had taken...
Again, Rogers using pure emotion, not logic, and too dumb to cover her tracks.
So what does Rogers do? She sends in her lackey, AP Scott Wolfson, who is now principal of PS 314 in District 12 to hammer her.
On February 21, 2013, Assistant Principal (AP) Scott Wolfson conducted a
formal observation of another of petitioner’s math lessons . The
post-observation conference was not held until April 16, 2013, at which
time petitioner was given an observation report that rated the lesson
unsatisfactory because: (1) “[w]hile the children within your group were
able to solve the problems that [she] presented to them, it was evident
that their solutions indicated algorithmic solution strategies rather
than a deeper conceptual understanding of the problems”
Dang Scott these students are special ed!!!!!!!!! That the teacher was able to bring them to this level should speak wonders!!!!!!
“Mr. Wolfson wanted to concentrate on the fact [that] the students
struggled with conceptualizing their understanding of mathematics ,
which was not the goal for my lesson plan for that day.” Petitioner
added that “Mr. Wolfson and I also planned my lesson together two days
before and [he] never mentioned that he wanted to observe how the
students conceptualize math.”
Oops, Scotty. You pulled a boner here.
There's more, but the best part is the judge wrote in the decision;
“Two months before her resignation, parents, teachers, students and a state senator had held a rally to protest Principal Jones-Rogers’
policies, which allegedly included retaliating against teachers who
disagreed with her and cramming students into special education classes
without parental consent”
And this is the Jennifer Rogers who wants to help the parents of Georgia?????
Listen up parents of Georgia, have nothing whatsoever to do with Jennifer Rogers and her Parent Education and Advocacy Empowerment Project.That's if it's still around.
Jennifer Rogers aka Jennifer Jones has left a trail of trying to ruin the lives of educators across the City of New York. Disagree with Jennifer Rogers and one should high tail it away from her.
What is worse, and I feel so dirty knowing this is that Jennifer Rogers grew up in the same small town as I did. Thankfully, the town has survived her.
And thankfully this teacher in this decision has survived the wrath of Jennifer Rogers.