Now if Harvey Weinstein and Les Moonves were NYC public school principals they would still have jobs like Manhattan Center for Science and Math principal David Jimenez and former John Bowne principal Howard Kwait.
So with that being said, here is a principal’s guide to keeping your job after sexual harassing a female or male employee.
Step 1 Lie.
In June of 2018, MCSM principal David Jimenez announced that he was no longer going to be the principal of Manhattan Center. Jimenez has his crony Dennis Hernandez make the announcement to the graduating class during graduation practice. Instead Jimenez snuck into graduation in disguise and sat in the back row. Jimenez’s plot was to keep the graduating class from protesting the sexual harassment decision that costed the tax payers $250,000. In September of 2018 Jimenez returned to his post as principal of MCSM. Talk about lying maybe this is why during my 3020a Hearing arbitrator Lisa Brogan questioned Jimenez’s credibility.
Step 2 Target teachers who know about the sexual harassment.
In Spring of 2009, I was told about the “dildo” incident between David Jimenez and Felicia Bray by then assistant principal Dan Albetta. Albetta jokingly noted that Jimenez had “waved a dildo that he found in a health class at Bray.” In all honesty I wasn’t surprised by Jimenez’s behavior. Once during a school fashion show he noted that, “it’s a shame girls reach their sexual peak at 18.” At a staff Christmas party in 2007 Jimenez chased a former student who had graduated in 2001. Jimenez’s behavior was so bad that many of the staff members left because they felt uncomfortable with his actions While other staff members uncomfortable joked “The girl in the red dress had him charging like a bull.” Jimenez targeted me because I had knowledge of his sexual deviant behavior.
Step 3 Sue the DOE for not protecting you.
Howard Kwait has decided to sue the DOE to get reinstated as a principal. Now I’m guessing it tough to sexual harass female employees when you are forced to sit in a cubicle. So basically Kwait is suing because the DOE didn’t cover up his actions.
Truth is the New York City Department of Education has a double standard. If a principal sexual harasses a staff member sweep it under the rug. If a teacher questions that sexual harassment ruin their career.