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ALF - Houston/Gulf Coast Chapter - HISD, charter school wage an all-out talent war
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.
said KIPP seemed to lack basic systems, to help gifted students, for example.
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
"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
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, ...
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
DIDN'T EVEN KNOW WHO WAS ON HER STAFF AT GREGORY-LINCOLN
In T.E.A. hearing papers, Pam Farinas
admits not knowing who 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
: 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
discrimination charges brought against her
Getting rid of all the African American teachers was her
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.
has purchased a one way
ticket to hell and is taking HISD
by Grace (Aug 24, 2012)
took over Forester El. a few years ago and she
basically told the staff there that if they didn't like her
changes, leave or she
would get you out through termination or any other means!
When will Pam Farinas
tell us all why she
for KIPP and abruptly returned to HISD????
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
So why is she
would you dare tell us????
by So why???? (Aug 30, 2012)
When HISD Superintendent of Schools ...
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
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.