The following is an excerpt from Arbitrator Lisa Brogan on an observation by Assistant Principal Dan Albetta on a lesson by the Respondent.
” It is my belief that AP Albetta was flexing his supervisory muscles when he walked into Respondent’s classroom on October 1 ,2010 and that his observation report was an attempt to let the Respondent know that he was going to be a demanding supervisor. It hammered away with withering criticism, yet offered little explanation or concrete advice about how to improve, and I find the report to be of little help in addressing the deep seeded problems which Albetta claims to observed. The report was crafted as a missive on how not to teach a class. Perhaps Albetta thought that the whole Concept of “What’s on your mind Fridays” did not work as a lesson. If so, he could have said so rather then make it appear that Respondent was clueless about how to teach. If his problems were as pervasive as this report makes it seem, then Respondent engineered the comeback of a lifetime when he performed satisfactorily for both Jimenez and Albetta together just one month later on November 1 2010. While I believe there were issues the lessons and note that even Respondent thought so as he sought to improve it. I find the observation report itself to be disingenuous in tone and not reliable in substance.”