Here we go again another principal gone wild. It seems it’s a never ending saga that no one wants to address. The list of corrupt and incompetent principals grows everyday. I’m guessing that Jasmine Santiago will be the next principal added to the administration in need of improvement list (http://www.Dtoe.org)
It seems Ms. Santiago decided to build a private gym for herself at PS269 in Brooklyn. Based on this I’m guessing Ms.Santiago is more concerned with her bodyfat then with her student’s test scores. According to the article Ms.Santiago told staff members that the older students in the building use her private gym.
Ms.Santiago is not a pediatricIan nor does she have a background in exercise physiology based on Linkedin account. So allowing 4th and 5th graders to use the type of equipment in her private gym without proper supervision would be dangerous. Also at the age of 10 and 11 a child’s joints and muscles are not fully developed any undue stress to these areas can cause serious damage.
The problem with Ms. Santiago’s gym is that her private gym was alledgly built with public money. This money could have been spent on books or tutoring to help raise student’s scores. All I can say is keep up the good work Ms. Santiago