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Milford Teachers Resigning, Terminated

A list of teachers who have resigned or been terminated as Milford Public School employees.

 

 

Milford Board of Education released the following list of Milford School employees who have resigned or been terminated this summer:

Last First Job Department Buidling Effective Date Reason Miller Scott Teacher Social Studies Jonathan Law 6/30/2012 Resignation Fish Kathryn Teacher World Language West Shore 7/8/2012 Resignation Cole Meghan Paraprofessional Special Education Harborside 7/16/2012 Resignation Planas Kimberly Supervisor Special Education Parsons 7/17/2012 Resignation Voulgaris Elena Teacher Special Education West Shore 7/23/2012 Resignation Nguyen Thao Teacher Assistant Ready To Learn John F. Kennedy 7/27/2012 Termination Cherniske Maria Teacher Language Arts East Shore 7/30/2012 Resignation Donovan-Carew Kelly Teacher Reading East Shore 8/3/2012 Resignation Marx Lauren Teacher Social Studies Foran 8/3/2012 Resignation
Pamela Eckenrode August 19, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Oh NO! Not Mrs. Donovan-Carew....What a great teacher!
jungis4545 August 20, 2012 at 02:29 PM
What leads so many teachers to simply resign? Or does resign include retire? Is the economy so good they're finding better jobs elsewhere?
Alice August 20, 2012 at 03:05 PM
Good teachers have never been paid adequately. In the current environment, they are now under attack from all sides because their benefits, which are provided to offset the relatively meager salaries, are assumed to be better than private sector benefits. I am talking here about classroom teachers, who have in their charge the future citizens of this country; I am not talking about administrators. It is a terrible failure when a democracy, which requires an intelligent and critically thinking electorate to function properly, can't provide enough financial incentives to keep the best teachers in the classrooms.
Michael Brown August 20, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Via observation and a quick check: All but one is female. Average age is about 35. 9 out of about 400 teachers is a pretty low turnover.
Ryan Sartor (Editor) August 20, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Very interesting! Thanks for pointing that out, Mike!
Ryan Sartor (Editor) August 20, 2012 at 03:40 PM
Hi Jungis4545: Those teachers resigning were not given exit interviews and their reasons for resigning are not on record. However, at the Board of Education meeting, it was noted that the reasons likely involve the teachers finding a job in a different district or moving to a different state even.
Concerned Parent August 20, 2012 at 03:59 PM
IMO, this decision was made partly by the improved CMT scores...Milford has not scored well in prior years...see for yourself... "http://www.greatschools.org/test/landing.page?state=CT&tid=51" I'm sure there were several other factors may have influenced these teachers' decision to leave, but feel pretty confident it was a response to the CMTs.
JE August 20, 2012 at 04:08 PM
I believe there are well over 400 teachers in the school system and this chart only shows those leaving in the last month since the last report was made public. It's done every month. I think retirees would be shown as that. I will bet some resign because they are taking a job elsewhere, maybe closer to where they live. I know that is the case for at least one. I also bet some are given the option of resigning or being terminated for poor performance. Seeing the writing on the wall so to speak. This chart does not say how many of these teachers had tenure. I know at least two of them did.
Concerned Parent August 20, 2012 at 04:50 PM
@Alice, I'm not without empathy, but teachers really need to LEARN about the real world. Teacher jobs are not "AT WILL" which means that you cannot simply lose your job at any time without cause as compared to most people working in the PRIVATE sector Teachers are not given performance appraisals that affect their pay...Teachers are given incredible benefits and time off with working hours unseen anywhere...And the list goes on. Teachers work in a zero accountability profession, they put together work plans and teach our kids...which is part of their job...If they did not want to do this role they should have not chose this career path in the first place.. Personally, One thing that continues to infuriate me about teachers is that they do not like being asked questions from parents, which I find ironic... So my suggestion to educators, the next time you feel cheated or unhappy, take a moment to speak with someone who has lost their job in the private sector...I'm sure the EDUCATION you receive after that discussion will be illuminating..
Michael Brown August 20, 2012 at 04:52 PM
I haven't seen this report before but it seems unlikely that we lose 9 teachers a month. But I think you are right about my teacher count. There may be over 500 teachers working in Milford public schools.

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