Tuesday, May 07, 2013

History Repeats Itself ...


AnonymousAnonymous said...

In less than 8 months, Meg Keller-Cogan has destroyed the Elmwood Franklin School in Buffalo. Parents are at war with each other, faculty is 100% in extreme opposition to her, 4 board members have resigned and 3 administrators were fired last Friday. She leaves a shxxstorm (word edited) everywhere she goes.    5/06/2013 3:37 PM
 

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Please elaborate on this. We are trying to understand how to help The Elmwood-Franklin School.

Anonymous said...

Please help me understand this comment so I can better help The Elmwood-Franklin School. Thank you very much!

Anonymous said...

please help me understand this comment

SCATS said...

I only know what was contained in the comment recived & posted.

Anonymous said...

This woman is a complete nightmare. Reports all lead to the same: lies, manipulations, etc. She, and a couple of complicit Board Members, have broken the fabric of an incredible institution in one fell swoop.

The people responsible for hiring her--who CLEARLY did not do their due diligence--are equally at fault.

However, the Buffalo/EFS community is incredibly strong, and she will be gone in short order.

Anonymous said...

A quick search of the internet didn't come up with any "problems." Is this just ONE disgruntled parent? Or is there more going on?

SCATS said...

To 4:23PM ~~ I doubt that a private institution would reap you the serch results online that you seek. I've heard other grumblings in the past year, so I doubt it's limited to one parent. From my experience, where there's one O'd parent, there's likely dozens suffering in silence.

Anonymous said...

Luckily, the EFS community has righted the ship and ousted Meg. I suspect there will be some spin on the how's and why's, but let's be clear about the truth: Meg was a deceitful, unprofessional, negative cancer that grew on this incredible private institution in short order. And, she was enabled by a few Board members, who also need to be removed.

SCATS said...

To 9:08AM ~~ Can you provide any links to show any indications of these problems? Has the ousting been made public?

Anonymous said...

https://www.facebook.com/EFSAlumni?ref=ts&fref=ts

That should tell you everything.

SCATS said...

To 10:34AM ~~ TYVM! By the way, you only need to send your comment once. I moderate & post them as able, so there will be a delay.

Anonymous said...

http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130731/CITYANDREGION/130739883/1003

Anonymous said...

An internet search shows Dr. Cogan was ousted from the Greece NY School district with lawsuits in her wake. She then came to the Clarkstown District and did incredible damage there for 3 years before being fired but not before HER Board gave her lifetime, yes, LIFETIME HEALTHCARE. She is a nightmare

SCATS said...

To 2:48PM ~~ The same thing happened here with her predecessor, Steve Walts. Lifetime Healthcare = Lifetime Taxpayer nightmare.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone on this site have any information on how the new school Meg started called www.theacademybuffalo.org?

I'd be interested in how her new
school is going. How many Trustees defected with her to do this. Seems they are buying bigger and biggger buildings. Is there any information about what it is like, what parents think about it, what kids feel about it?

Anonymous said...

Suffering and Bullied into Silence

is what I hear from the medical clinic where I work, the place where emotional and physical injuries are treated.

But I cannot say more because of HIPPA.

Anonymous said...

Good question. Where did they Go? Are they in Buffalo still or some other city. Has there been failure to warn unsuspecting
other famililes???

I live in Cleveland and am wondering if they have moved here.

I know there are needs for private schools here. Not so much in Buffalo I don't think. at least not expensive ones.

Anonymous said...

Actually I have had my ear to the ground and heard they have fouond their own niche and are offering really modern methods , have great teachers wherever it is I'm not quite sure but want to find out. I heaer it is expanding and
going into fruition. Maybe things have healed. Does anyne know where the new location is and how it is going though? If so share???? So much on the internet yet lots of smarts I hear in the teachers. Not sure where they settled on a location.
Report if anyone knows anything that is "true". What I read about sound so sad.

SCATS said...

To 4:08PM ~~ I've heard nothing, but then again, I can't say I've been trying to keep up. We've got enough of our own trash to follow in my town.

To 5:57PM ~~ New location for Meg's new school? Check the website someone posted above. The address is on it.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have a copy of the long petition written regarding Dr. Keller -Cogan at EFS.
It is off their site now.
Some of us want/need to read it
as there is a huge marketing
three lighted pannel add for her new school AT THE BUFFALO AIRPORT.

Transparency is hard to come by.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone lost their HEALTH
or emotional stability when in your area? This is needed to know before proceeding to find where she is at now and working.
Is it RochesterNY?

Anonymous said...

Word has it that she has done it again. My best friend just called me from Buffalo.Not Cleveland.
So much violence in the classroom
that her son was alledgedly injured twice and constant fighting. Her son is likely to be kicked out for complaining about not feeling protected physically. She doesn't know yet but her child is devastated. In PT for the injuries and devastated. The only kids in this school....still not sure of address on Tupper or Delaware, are her son and the two owners kids who alledgedly fight and argue and agitate. Don'tknow what will happen. Whether sanity will prevail but I do know people who liked eachother before are now fighting in hatred. Didn't someone say on the EFS post that this happened. Will fill in when and if I hear back from her.
the family is distraught. A trainer I use said that the racket fights were so bad on the
private squash courts that they kicked the school out. Fights between the owners' kids. Again, this is all hear say but because people like this family word is travelling fast. Again, it is all alledged because I can't confirm. Is this what happened in the other schools ???
I'll be back when I get confirmed facts. I gusss in the meantime
"buyer beware". If anyone knows if this is true or not please enter in here. I feel so sad for this little family. But maybe in this day and age in school violence is a common and acceptable thing, even if someone gets hurt. I don't know. I don't live there and it didn't happen when my kids were in school in the sixties. Or someone would have stopped it. it is a different world/

Anonymous said...

I am moving here from a similar school in Massachusetts.

Tell me is this school accredited??

I have heard it never has been.

I fear m oving and having my daughters grades not count when we move back to Worchester.