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Wrong Pamela Farinas?

Miss Pamela S. Farinas


Houston ISD

Direct Phone: (713) ***-****       

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Houston ISD

Second Floor 4400 West 18Th Street

Houston, Texas 77092

United States

Company Description

The Houston Independent School District operates under the auspices of the Texas Education Agency. HISD is the largest public school system in Texas and the seventh-largest in the United States. Its schools are dedicated to giving every student the best p ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Spring ISD


Dekaney High School

Math Teacher

Burbank Middle School

Web References (13 Total References)

ALF - Houston/Gulf Coast Chapter - HISD, charter school wage an all-out talent war [cached]

Pamela Farinas said she thought she had left HISD last year for her dream job, running a KIPP school in the disadvantaged Third Ward, where she had grown up.

But Farinas, named HISD's top principal in the west region in 2010, soon was begging to return. She said KIPP seemed to lack basic systems, to help gifted students, for example. Her main gripe was that 61 percent of the students at her KIPP school weren't from the neighborhood.
"I was not serving the kids I had signed up to serve," said Farinas, 39. "When I'm calling parents and they're Dr. So-and-So, these are not kids who need me to be their advocate."
Six months later, she was back in HISD as principal of Gregory-Lincoln.

HISD Connect - Foerster Principal to Kiss Toad, Dye Hair and More, If Students Read [cached]

Pamela Farinas, the principal at HISD's Cecile Foerster Elementary School, really wants her students to read, and she is willing to go to great lengths to motivate them.In May, school administrators gathered some Foerster students together to generate a list of stunts they would like to see the principal perform in exchange for the students' reaching reading goals.Every time the students meet a reading goal, Farinas will perform one of the "fear factor" stunts.Come fall, students will have the opportunity to cover their principal with silly string or watch her try to roller skate for an entire day.

"I started my very own book club for fourth- and fifth-graders this past school year," said Farinas."It was great, but I realized that the love for reading has to start much earlier.When I visit a second-grade class and read with them, you can guarantee which book will be most requested book from our library the following week."
"Anything I can do to generate an interest in reading must be done," continued Farinas.

Pam Farinas, ... [cached]

Pam Farinas, HISD "Our--our evidence and our testimoney indicates that the Superintendent recommended ...a change and a reduction in force. The Board approved it, outlined specific employment areas and campuses. Miss Farinas looked at the teachers within her 282 budget and

Farinas & HISD vs.
In T.E.A. hearing papers, Pam Farinas admits not knowing who her faculty
though Farinas changed her teaching assignment for the express purpose of terminating her
Not taking up for Farinas by any means, but less weight can be put into your claims by using this teacher . Ask anyone on the campus. by GLECteacher (Aug 27, 2012) (Editor: I did do the research. The incident reported here is the only one on file.)
Brenda Limbrick-Sanders writes that Pam Farinas threatened her, discriminated against
Farinas: Limbrick-Sanders gives HFT rep June Danforth permission to represent her in
Has Pam Farinas targeted African-American teachers? I am quite sure the District should have more than that on that snake, Pamela Farinas. She should have discrimination charges brought against her. Getting rid of all the African American teachers was her way of "changing the culture" and making thing better. This woman has sucked the life through out of many individual through with her lies, manipulation, and unethical practices. She has purchased a one way ticket to hell and is taking HISD with her. by Grace (Aug 24, 2012)
Pam Farinas took over Forester El. a few years ago and she basically told the staff there that if they didn't like her and her changes, leave or she would get you out through termination or any other means!
When will Pam Farinas tell us all why she left HISD for KIPP and abruptly returned to HISD???? What? She had to actually work with people and treat them with respect which we know doesn't happen often within HISD! Or KIPP found out she doesn't have a clue about what teaching is all about and that is why HISD took her back! So why is she back???? Pam would you dare tell us???? by So why???? (Aug 30, 2012)

When HISD Superintendent of Schools ... [cached]

When HISD Superintendent of Schools Abelardo Saavedra challenged administrators to create a college-bound culture at their campuses during the annual State of the Schools luncheon in 2007, Cecile Foerster Elementary School Principal Pamela Farinas took the charge seriously.

HISD Connect - Westbury Alumnus Turned Professional Athlete Visits Foerster Elementary [cached]

To thank him for coming to speak to her students, Principal Pamela Farinas presented Oakley with a copy of Where the Sidewalk Ends, by Shel Silverstein.

Farinas also thanked life-skills teacher Edwina Johnson for inviting Oakley to the school.

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