Sunday, October 17, 2010

Follow-Up On Athena Forfeits 5

   
My BLOG on Oct. 1st gave us the official word about Athena HS forfeiting 5 boys soccer games, due to a screw-up by the district's Athletic Director. Here's what the outcome of the situation appears to be following the handling of things officially by the Greece Central School District:

Anonymous said...
The School Board knew about the situation, the president's child plays on the team, she did NOTHING. The parent tried to involve Frank, he started strong but in the end, did nothing. Parents wanted a meeting, Ziegler stood off to the side as if she wasnt a part of it. When she was questioned by a team parent, she blatently lied..saying she contacted the AD over at Hilton to see what the procedure was. She claims 5 games into the season, she started to wonder what she needed to do. Her arrogant behavior was unforgettable to say the least. Dick Snyder stood before the room trying to earn creditablity back to no avail. What a flake he is with that colored hair. I was told that the Principal of Arcadia demanded that McKinney come there , she didnt want to deal with Ziegler! Now I know why! Not once has Bev shown up at a game ...she claims she has sat on the players side of the field, now isnt that odd? Why wouldnt she want to meet team parents and mingle in the Athena crowds? An AD w/o a personality isnt good for school politics to say the least. Bev you are the weakest link and I hope you are demoted to the classroom soon!   10/17/2010 9:32 AM


SCATS ~~ So the Greece School Board FAILED to hold the Athletic Director accountable. I'm not surprised at all! They can't even follow their OWN rules!
 

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Anonymous, why would you want someone like this in the classroom? We need better people than this teaching our children!

Anonymous said...

Great point 6:23 . If someone is a slacker at one job , they will be a slacker at another . For some reason in Greece, for example , they, "AD's", have no problem letting a hack teacher coach a sport they have never played or coached so they can pad their paycheck .Who cares about safety ? I thought it was just Odyssey that had AD issues.Must be whole District . Alot more to come on Odyssey .

Anonymous said...

Ziegler was hired and groomed by Margaret Keller-Cogan.

Ziegler now reports to Ann Mitchell.

Ann Mitchell is the person directly responsible for the policies and programs that have driven Greece student achievement as measured by the NY State Department of Education's standardized testing system.

Anonymous said...

Ann Mitchell was also groomed by Meg Keller-Cogan, why do you think she didn't even make it to the finalist level in the Superintendent search. All those left from the Walts/Keller-Cogan era are arogant and think they can do as they please. We need to get rid of all of them once and for all. That would go a long way to help this district. Mitchell is the worst!

Anonymous said...

SCATS , What is the policy on teachers in the District replacing non teachers in Coaching positions? Thanks !

SCATS said...

To 12:15AM ~~ I have no idea. A quick look at the Policy Manual turned up nothing. I think that issue might be addressed in the GTA contract. Anyone else know?

Anonymous said...

They are yearly assignments and if a teacher applies they get the job over a non teacher who may have had the job. Most teachers would not bump someone. There have been instances where that has happened in Greece and the parents complained. They got nowhere.

Anonymous said...

To 10:23PM - What exactly are you referring to about Odyssey? What issues??

SCATS said...

To 7:47AM ~~ Thank you for the info :)

Anonymous said...

If there was a coach at Odyssey that knew very little about the sport they were coaching and had made no effort to learn in seven years . Either the AD is clueless or he has known all along .Either way, that's an issue . Its one or the other . Interesting how this coach who is a "teacher" in the district bumped a non-teacher right after his appointment to AD .I wonder why this "teacher" didn't bump the non teacher, girls basketball coach ,hmm ?, when that is the sport they have played before ? Its also odd that dispite many complaints , this coach is backed up no matter what .Maybe you can figure it out 9:44 , I'm just a stupid tax payer that pays all these hacks . Who will be held accountable when a girl gets hurt ?

SCATS said...

To 7:14PM ~~ Is the girls basketball coach you are talking about the spouse of Odyssey's principal, by chance?

Anonymous said...

Bingo ! Can you say Conflict of interest ." If the interests are the students". Most people I've talked to think she was given the softball job and told she would be backed up no matter what, so she didn't take the Girls basketball job . I tell them , nothing like that ever happens in Greece .LOL.What is GCSD going to tell the parents of the girl who gets her face smashed in because this coach is CLUELESS ? Sorry?

Anonymous said...

Oh come on now Scats..NOTHING bad ever happens at the almighty precious Odyssey...wink wink :) Only the best students and teachers are groomed there, nothing is swept under the rug there, go ask one of their biggest fans, one of the beloved BOE members, she only has adoring things and glowing recommendations about the things that go one there, after all she is the ring leader to make sure it stays open as a school of choice. And now she has a sidekick to rally for West Ridge, even though that should have been done last year when the Super recommended it. Instead we have yet another year of stagnant enrollment there. I hope someone makes a bold decision that is not over ruled by the board and closes a school, popular or not and starts making progress. Just because you are a BOE member you shouldnt get to keep your pet project school open despite the signs that it may be time.

Anonymous said...

Im sorry I thought the subject was Athena Forfeits----Didnt realize it was a bitch session for teachers/admin to criticize one another and their schools- Silly me I thought this had to do with the kids.

SCATS said...

To 9:32AM ~~ This is Greece. Kids are NEVER the true focus.

Anonymous said...

Surprised at how adults view sports programs and athletes

SCATS said...

To 10:22AM ~~ I'm more surprised at how adults view academics and education, especially the employees and parents.

Anonymous said...

The point is 9:32 , not that Athena Forfeits . It's about Athletic Directors being held Accountable . That affects the kids .

Anonymous said...

To 623 - as if Greece would fire someone LOL - get serious!

Anonymous said...

WHy all the hate focused towards the kids and programs instead of Bev, the person that failed?

SCATS said...

To 5:36AM ~~ Sometimes there is overlap between the parts of the puzzle. People's "connections" within the district are often VERY meaningful to seeing the larger picture. At Odyssey, the fact that the basketball coach is married to the school principal is meaningful, especially when you look back and see that this couple's own children were rewarded by mom & dad by being named "scholar athletes," valedictorian, etc.