The unspoken word around the New York City Department of Education is “Don’t speak about ADASA.” Oddly enough another organization with five letters in it acronym has the same edict.
ADASA is the Association of Dominican American Supervisors and Administrators. This group’s primary concern was protecting the interest of Dominican Americans SUPERVISORS in the New York City Department of Education. Wait, one may ask, what about the other Latino groups that also work in the Department of Education? For ADASA they didn’t exist.
To gain a better understanding of ADASA we should look at a few of its esteemed members.
Manhattan Center principal David Jimenez was a member at large in ADASA when in reality he should have been a predator at large especially after sexually harassing two female assistant principals.
Jimenez of course was protected by his then rabbi Francesca Pena who was a NYCDOE Superintendent and the president of ADASA at the time of Jimenez’s sexual harrassment charges. Like magic Jimenez’s charges were swept under the rug and one of the assistant principal who filed the complaint against Jimenez was terminated and demoted.
Francesca Pena on the otherhand was terminated from the DOE for a spygate ring with another member of ADASA. Oddly enough Jimenez testified against Pena during her hearing. I’m guessing loyalty isn’t big amongst this group.
Current vice president of the CSA was also a member of ADASA. Allegedly Henry Rubio was ousted from his position as principal of A Phillip Randolph high school for a cheating scandal.
Recently one of the founders of ADASA Milady Baez was demoted from her DOE Supervisory position by current chancellor Richard Carranza.
Today ADASA seems to have gone underground, but its members have caused more havoc then good in the field of Education. The truth is this group had self serving interests that hurt both students and Educators alike. If anyone questioned their behavior they were considered racist according to the members of ADASA.