Monday, June 3, 2019

Ben Sherman Out at FHHS

Give the UFT some level of credit for this. They will be partying tonight at the Ex Bd meeting. Hope they have beer. Hey, I didn't know Sherman is a Rangers fan. No wonder they have won much lately.

UPDATE: Queens Chronicle:

Arthur has a post:

Dear friends in the media:
We are happy to inform you that Principal Ben Sherman resigned as Principal of Forest Hills High School effective 2:20 pm, today.  We know that there is no way we could have accomplished this without your persistence and advocacy.  I don’t know what will be held on Thursday to replace the protest, but at this point, I don’t care.  I am hoping that we may have established a blueprint for the removal of Principals with no principles.   Hopefully, more schools will involve the media and perhaps stage “no confidence votes of their own.
Again, thanks for all you’ve done,
James C. Hogue
Jennifer G. Hogue
Forest Hills High School
Below is a copy of the resignation letter

Sent on Behalf of Mr. Sherman and Dr. Davenport


Oberhaus Richard

Mon 6/3/2019 2:20 PM
  • Oberhaus Richard
Dear Teachers, Administrators, and Staff,
It has been my pleasure to work with you here at the great Forest Hills High School. Together, we have built on the fine traditions of our school to support the students of our community.
When I arrived here in April 2017, I immediately considered Forest Hills my home.
I appreciate the opportunity to work with some great educators, especially my cabinet team. Collectively, we have increased our graduation rate, the number of advanced placement courses offered and passed, as well as parent and community empowerment.  We have accomplished a lot.
While I love Forest Hills very much, I must inform you with a heavy heart that I have decided to transition to another leadership role.  It has been a pleasure to work with you for the past two years and I am confident that Forest Hills will continue to grow and develop.  I encourage you to always make decisions that are in the best interest of children.  I know that you will continue to partner with one another and our elected officials and school community to support Forest Hills. 
I have been inspired every day by the great lessons in classrooms, amazing afterschool programs, and the dedication of the Forest Hills team.  I know that you will continue to demonstrate professionalism and dedication to every scholar.
Go Rangers!
Ben Sherman
Sean L. Davenport, Ed.D.
Supervising Superintendent
Office of The First Deputy Chancellor
52 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007


  1. He decided to "transition to another leadership role." Excuse me for a moment while I take that in. LMAOROTF!!!!! I find the letter extremely humorous considering the comments he made to school children and faculty members at the school. I certainly hope that part of the deal wasn't to discontinue the investigation into his behavior. One decision we made as a faculty really stands out and that was the vote for his removal. That he should consider himself an appropriate judge of "professionalism" and "dedication" is sickening. The fact that he is then promoted and given a potential salary increase is unconscionable.

  2. His dream of being the Superintendent of Queens HS have been put on indefinite hold. He had no business becoming the principal of FHHS; it was just a political move concocted by him and "Don" Juan Mendez - there were FAR better candidates. Ben Sherman is a lecherous, two-face pile of pondscum that oozes priveledge and feels it's his birthright to boss people around. He's an incompetent man with no dignity, honor or self-respect. Go Rangers? Until the bitter end, this psychopathy, meglomaniac thumbed his dirty nose at the parents, teachers and students of FHHS. Bye loser!


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