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Peak to Peak is a K-12 public charter school offering a liberal arts, character-based, college preparatory curriculum. The school is designed from the ground up for graduates to meet or exceed the entrance requirements of top colleges and universities. Student... more.
The more things change - Alabama Education Association
Noelle Roni was the principal of Peak to Peak Charter School in Lafayette, Colorado until this past November.
According to media reports, she had served as principal for eight years and had good performance evaluations. She was summarily fired, without any cause given and without any due process, because she worked for a charter school, where that is the norm. The reason for her termination should anger anyone who cares about children. The school's lunchroom, like many today, moved away from a cash system to one where parents put money on a child's account. Mrs. Roni was notified by a grandmother that the child nutrition manager had taken it upon herself to institute a policy whereby children who did not have sufficient funds in their accounts would not only not receive the regular lunch (they would only receive a cheese sandwich), but the child's hand would be stamped, marking them in a way easily recognized by their peers and which extended beyond the lunchroom. What's more, this was also happening to children who qualified for free lunches, who didn't have to have money in their account anyway. Mrs. Roni went to the administration and demanded that the practice be stopped, which it was. But, make no mistake, those out to destroy public education and public educators, like what happened to Mrs. Roni. They want to be able to punish and retaliate against anyone who stands up for children or otherwise gets in the way of their for-profit agenda. Yesterday, it was Noelle Roni.
Noelle Roni is a Gurian Institute Certified Trainer. It is her goal to use the latest information on brain research and gender difference to help educators inform instruction, better communication and inspire their students. She is passionate about improving students' motivation, academics, health and outlook on life through an increase in physical activity and grit development. As a result, Noelle has used her knowledge of brain research, physical activity and social skills education to design the playgrounds at her schools, create active indoor recess choices, develop a before school activity program and train her staff to increase attention, movement and activity within the school day. Noelle has served in educational roles for over twenty-two years and has successfully taught, counseled and led students and staff. Her experience includes: working in the diverse Seattle School district for thirteen years as a principal, teacher, counselor, trainer and after-school activity coordinator; evaluating charter schools for the Colorado Department of Education's Schools of Choice Unit; conducting trainings and workshops for the University of Colorado's Teacher Education Program; leading at Peak to Peak K-12 Charter School for over eight years as the elementary principal with several K-12 roles; and teaching in the Adams 12 School District as a Math Teacher and Reading Interventionist. In addition, Noelle has conducted numerous trainings on active engagement strategies, social skills development and bullying, drug and violence prevention. In 2002, Noelle earned her Administrative Credentials from the University of Washington (Danforth Leadership Program). In 1994, she graduated with a Masters in Education; Guidance and Counseling from City University, Seattle. She completed her Teacher's Certification program at the University of Washington in 1992 and is endorsed in Education; Psychology and ELL. In 1990, she graduated with a BA in Psychology from the University of Washington. Since then, Noelle has been an avid learner and continuously takes classes, workshops and webinars on leadership, teaching, specialized populations (Special Ed, TAG, ELL) and brain research.
Education :: California Business Litigation Blog
Noelle Roni spent eight years as the principal of Peak to Peak Elementary School before being fired on November 1, 2013.
School%20lunch%2033495353-001.jpg In September of 2013, Roni learned that cafeteria workers were stamping the hands of children whose lunch accounts did not have sufficient funds to purchase a meal. The children were offered a cheese sandwich, but most were humiliated and embarrassed by the hand stamp. Roni was outraged, thinking that the practice made it seem as if "they had done something wrong," and immediately tried to dismantle the practice. Roni asked the school's food services manager to discontinue the hand stamping. When this didn't work, she arranged a meeting with the food services manager and school leaders to discuss the situation. It was agreed that the hand stamping would stop, but the food services manager promptly resigned. Despite the agreement to end the practice, Roni was soon receiving complaints from grandparents and staff members who said that students' hands were still being stamped. Roni refused, prompting Reeser to write a disciplinary letter that referenced Roni's "unprofessional conduct." Roni refused, prompting Reeser to write a disciplinary letter that referenced Roni's "unprofessional conduct." Roni was fired shortly afterward, a move she feels is retaliatory for her stance against the hand stamping practice. Moreover, Roni's attorney asserts that her ouster was not completed in line with the school's bylaws.
Articles and Media - The Center for Professional Development
Interview with Noelle Roni
Elementary School Principal at Peak to Peak Charter School When kids are asked what their favorite part of their school day is, many usually say recess or PE. Â Noelle Roni, Principal at Peak to Peak Charter School in Boulder and newly certified Gurian Institute Trainer, share with us what happened when she took the next step and asked her students WHY?Â
terryreviews: omegakttn: thinksquad: LAFAYETTE, Colo. - An elementary school principal says she was fired for protecting children from humiliation. Noelle Roni says she fought against a policy requiring kids to get their hands stamped if they don't have enough money in their lunch account. She was fired from Peak to Peak Charter School in Lafayette in the fall. "The kids are humiliated. They're branded. It's disrespectful. Where's the human compassion? And these are little children," she said. Roni was principal for nine years before being fired. She calls it a wrongful termination, and wants her job back. Why in the living fuck is this not signal boosted the shit out of? Are there online protests to sign to help this woman out. She's amazing.
Noelle Roni says she fought against a policy requiring kids to get their hands stamped if they don't have enough money in their lunch account. She was fired from Peak to Peak Charter School in Lafayette in the fall. Roni was principal for nine years before being fired. She calls it a wrongful termination, and wants her job back.