With the recent events surrounding Billy Cosby, I began questioning the alleged allegations of sexual harassment filed against Manhattan Center Principal David Jimenez. The allegations of former Manhattan Center Assistant Principal Felicia Bray and an unnamed Assistant Principal are well documented both in this blog and court documents. (In one of these cases it is alleged that the DOE settled out of court.)
I wish I could say the story ended with these two individuals, but as I travel from school to school I have heard stories from other teachers who have heard of similar allegations of sexual misconduct while David Jimenez was an Assistant Principal at Environmental High School. One female ATR who worked at Environmental said that she would avoid Jimenez at all cost. I also met a former student of Jimenez who was working as a para. She told me that she felt that Jimenez would ogle at the female students. This reminded me of one incident with Jimenez. Jimenez once stated to me that “it’s a same that females reach their sexual peak at eighteen.” I remember looking at Jimenez in disgust and walking away.
There old adage where there is smoke there’s fire seems to only exist in Hollywood.