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Teacher attrition massive under Brennan! (rough draft)

Once again I want to thank the super and district for sending me this information and it coupled with the community meeting held this past Tuesday at First Coast I believe show a willingness by them to seriously exam what is/has happened at First Coast high school.

FY 14-15
TCHR
Exit DROP
1
Resignation
20
Retirement
2
Termination
2
Grand Total
25


FY 13-14
TCHR
Exit DROP
4
Resignation
22
Retirement
3
Termination
5
Transfers/Surplus
16
Grand Total
50


FY 12-13
TCHR
Exit DROP
1
Resignation
18
Retirement
1
Termination
4
Transfers/Surplus
12
Grand Total
36


FY 11-12
TCHR
Exit DROP
3
Resignation
12
Retirement
3
Termination
4
Transfers/Surplus
3
Grand Total
25


FY 10-11
TCHR
Resignation
13
Retirement
1
Termination
15
Transfers/Surplus
7
Grand Total
36

In the two years prior to Brennan, when the school went from a C to an A there were 51 total teacher losses, 25.5 a year. That is one less than what left after Brennan's first year. Then even without this years transfers, it is 24 less. I feel comfortable saying there have been at least 90 teacher losses under Brennan in two years. 90!!!!

There is always some attrition, and to be honest if a large high school lost 20-25 teachers in a given year, in today's climate of a recovering economy and with all the pressure put on teachers I don't think it would be worth even batting an eye. That being said, the losses under Brennan have been staggering. 

I have to hope that these losses and the subsequent drop in school performance will be a wake up call for the district and I also hope that the district takes this not as a black eye but as a learning opportunity. Sometimes positive change comes at a price and where what happened at First Coast is unfortunate heck even sad, if the district learns that teachers cannot be treated as easily replaceable cogs and positive working environments should be cherished and cultivated the lesson learned from FC could ultimately benefit the entire district.

2 comments:

  1. You should ask for the numbers from Forrest and you will see those were horrible as well. He even surplused the Union building representative to keep employees from trying to address issues they were having. Many senior teachers left and he ran the rest away with his yelling and bullying. He really needs to go!

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  2. Not sure where the data came from, but the true numbers are even higher. I know this for a fact because I personally know of 6 teachers, including myselff, who transferred during the school year to escape the abusive administration. This included the Math Coach, Testing Coordinator,, and the lead teacher for both 9th & 10th grade ELA. All veterans, all proven highly effective, all beloved by students & staff, but sadly, all lost to First Coast.

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