[PS 106Q Principal] Legions is married to the brother of a PS 106 dad who was friendly with Sills. The staff fears she is bent on retaliating against Sills’ detractors... NY PostSometimes the Post does some good things. It was only when they exposed Marcella Sills - for all the wrong reasons - that she was removed from the school and is still probably on the payroll in some cushy DOE version of supervisor rubber rooms - though would anyone be shocked to find she was still being used in some nefarious fashion? My beef with the Post was that the years of Sills' onslaught on teachers was left out of the story -- it was teacher whistle blowing that led to the story being told -- and believe me, there were years of ignored whistle blowing by the DOE and most of the press -- except Howie Schwach and I in The Wave.
Now we find her successor and apparent friend has been put in place to wipe out the anti-Sills whistle blowers. [Sills by the way came into power under the Kathy Cashin administration in Region 5 - Dist. 27 and 19].
Ed Notes had gads of stories in Sills and PS 106. Supt and Sills protector Lloyd-Bey was forced into retirement but I do not believe it was because of that but due to her not being on the Farina team. Here are a few ed notes recent posts -- use the search box to see years of them.
http://nypost.com/2015/03/22/new-school-of-no-principal-drawing-fire-from-teachers/Feb 23, 2014I read the misconduct report and could not believe the lies Ms. Sills put forth. I am a former teacher at this school and I was actually glad when she wouldn't arrive. I would have time to teach to the students needs. When she ...Jan 13, 2014Ms. Sills has not really cared about students well being or academic progress. She has a political hierarchy she has developed to intimidate teachers and parents. Meetings were held by parents to address the over-priced ...Jan 17, 2014I am one of the teachers who was unfortunately disrespected, abused and suffered greatly under the incompetent leadership of Principal Marcella Sills at PS 106Q. As a matter of fact, at this writing I am still involved in a ...Jan 13, 2014And a teacher just called saying she actually met with Kathy Cashin about this school when Cashin led Region 5 and in essence hired Sills - though we think Lloyd-Bay was the mover. She said Lloyd-Bey sent over district ...
Post story below the break.
The new principal of the infamous “School of No” has sparked a staff exodus and fired a teacher who blew the whistle on her hooky-playing predecessor.
Rachelle Legions, who replaced fur-clad, BMW-driving Marcella Sills at PS 106 in Far Rockaway, lets unruly kids run wild, scolding staff instead, teachers say. And she reported that a teacher who was pushed down a stairwell by kids “fell,” an insider told The Post.
“You have someone who can’t handle the students and treats the staff like garbage,” said former teacher Rob Trager. “We call her ‘Legions of Doom.’ ”
Legions is married to the brother of a PS 106 dad who was friendly with Sills. The staff fears she is bent on retaliating against Sills’ detractors. She dismissed Trager in February, four months after he testified against Sills at her Department of Education trial on charges of fraud and misconduct.
Legions, 51, took over last April after investigators confirmed a Post report that Sills frequently went missing from work and arrived at school hours late, but collected her full $128,000 salary. The Post dubbed it the “School of No” because students lacked books for the Common Core, gym and art.
DOE spokesman Harry Hartfield said, “Ms. Legions has worked hard to make progress at PS 106.” Officials said the allegations would be investigated.