NYCATR has uncovered a new contributor, whom we have dubbed "ATR Prep." He claims to aim for "comic relief," but--as we all know--in the world of the DOE, reality, comedy, and tragedy are all inextricably bound together.
Here is ATR Prep's appetizer:
I've so far been assigned to Collegiate Prep in the Erasmus Hall building, Brooklyn College Prep in Brownsville, and now Brooklyn Preparatory HS in Williamsburg. Based on some of my experiences in these schools I was saying to a fellow ATR if I see another school with "Brooklyn" and "Prep" in the title my blood will run cold.
And now for the main course:
|Mr. Al Gator, Dean of Students at Bronxwood|
I've got a mandatory interview for Friday (way out of district) at the "Bronxwood Predatory Academy." I kid you not. Here is the email:
From: Martinez Yissel
Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 3:36 PM
To: Mr. _________ _____________
Subject: Mandated Excess Interview Letter
Dear Mr. ______________,
You are asked to attend an interview for a ESL teaching position at 11X514. The interview is scheduled as follows:
TIME: 10:00 AM
LOCATION: Bronxwood Predatory Academy 921 E. 228th Street Bronx, NY 10466.ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS – Interview with Principal, Janet GallardoFor more information regarding this school, go to http://schools.nyc.gov and enter the name or number of the school in the Find a School section. On the school page you will find a link to a map showing the school location, travel directions, and a link to statistics and other information about the school.As an excessed teacher, you are required to attend this interview. The principal at your ATR assignment school has been informed about this requirement and asked to give you release time to attend the interview. Time permitting, allowing for the time for the interview and travel, you should report to your ATR assignment at the start and/or end of the day. Although the school where you are assigned has been informed of the above, it is recommended that you confirm your required attendance at this event with your principal, and discuss whether it will be feasible for you to report to your ATR assignment for part of the day.Please bring several copies of your resume with you to the interview. If you have any need of assistance with your resume or guidance on interviewing please visit the Teacher Hiring Support Center website at www.thscnyc.org.Sincerely,If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Yissel Martinez, Human Resources DirectorDivision of School Support and InstructionsCluster 6 Network 6031230 Zerega AvenueBronx, NY 10462Tel : 718-828-2672
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