Abandon ship


Judging from the exodus of administrators at Manhattan Center could this be the beginning of the end for David Jimenez.

Last year, Jimenez lost Brian Bradley his most articulated Assistant Principal. Bradley had all the charm and demeanor a used car salesman, but without a doubt he was the brightest of Jimenez’s assistant principals. Bradley unfortunately has found being a principal is a tough ride and is allegedly under investigation.

Recently, Jimenez has lost two Assistant Principals.

Daniel Albetta according to the DOE is currently the principal at Robert F Wagner Secondary school in Queens. The former principal of this school was Annie Schmutz Seifullah. She was removed because of her alledged sexual relationship with a parent and a assistant principal.  Interestingly played a role  in the alledged sexual harassment of Felicia Bray. Albetta was a witness for David Jimenez. Many speculate that why Albetta was promoted to Assistant Principal. Albetta was Jimenez’s “muscle” during his time at Manhattan Center. Albetta would bully students and teachers alike, but would cry victim when people stood up to him. Rumor had it that Jimenez and Albetta had a falling out over the quality review. It seems that as AP of History and English he would rate teachers in these department as developing, yet these teachers would have extraordinary high scores on the Regents. Oddly enough, Albetta was not the only Assistant Principal to abandon ship.

Yessina Dela Rosa qucikly followed Albetta out the door. Dela Rosa’s departure was expected according to some. I only found out of her departure from an email requesting information on her. Dela Rosa is an engima if she follows in the footsteps of her former AP she could be a star, but if she follows in Jimenez’s footsteps look out.

The departure of these there individuals leaves Jimenez with Denise Winchester  and Dennis Hernandez.

I’m speculating here, but I have a strong feeling that Dennis Hernandez will be at Robert F Wagner Secondary school by the end of the school year. On the other hand, nobody, but Jimenez would hire Denise Winchester.

This brings me to David Jimenez. He is infamous around the DOE. When I tell people that I taught at Manhattan Center they would usually roll their eyes and ask if the principal there is nuts. I often reply, Yeah.

It’s seems much like rats abandoning a sinking ship so are Jimenez’s  AP. Hopefully the life preservers run out and Jimenez goes down with his sinking ship.





I’m a Principal now. The Dan Albetta story

The mystery of Daniel Fredo Albetta has been solved.

According to the DOE and New Vision for Public Schools, Albetta is the new principal at Robert F Wagner Secondary school for the Arts and Technology.

On the opening day of school, Manhattan Center Principal David Jimenez told the staff that Albetta had taken a year away from Manhattan Center and would be returning next year.

Now there are a few scenarios here

Scenario 1 : David Jimenez lied to the staff. Well this is nothing new as per my 3020a arbitrator Lisa Brogan noted that Jimenez lacked credibility.

Scenario 2: Jimenez was planning on burying Albetta because the quality review noted that the score on the History and English regents exams were extremely high, but most of the teachers in those departments were rated developing. Jimenez it seems was going to lay that off on Albetta.

Scenario 3  Albetta sold out Jimenez to SCI investigators and was rewarded with his own school. This may also explain why Jimenez has been invisible. Many of the staff members have commented that they have not seen Jimenez on a daily basis.

Either way the staff of Robert F. Wagner should be wary of their new principal. Albetta was involved in the infamous Mike Thomas incident (www.mcsmledger.blogspot.com) Albetta’s actions in this incident are well documented and can be viewed on a video that is provided on the site.

Albetta is extremely cunning when it comes to making up stories about staff members. He is well known for the gotta observation so be prepared. Albetta is a wanna be tough guy who quickly becomes the victim when confronted. This he learned from Jimenez. Also be advised to watch the student funds.

This is a prediction if Albetta make a full year at Wagner he will hire his crony Dennis Hernandez who is currently an AP at Manhattan Center.

Albetta came to Manhattan Center after being busted down from an AP to a teacher by his former principal in Brooklyn. During his time at Manhattan Center as a teacher Albetta would sit in union meetings and relay information back to the principal about union business.

His rise to AP was suspicious to say the least and he was a key witness in the alledged sexual harassment of Felicia Bray by David Jimenez.

This blog will provide you more information about Albetta and his time at Manhattan Center.


Where’s Fredo?

There is a rumor going around that Manhattan Center Assistant Principal  Dan “Fredo” Albetta has vanished. Staff members were treated to the news of Albetta’s disappearance in cryptic message from El Jefe.

Speculations about Albetta’s disappearance are that.

Jimenez did not give Albetta tenure as an AP. Albetta became AP  of Security after cutting the throat of another AP who was out of the building on a day that a fire mysterious broke out in a first floor bathroom. Albetta’s rapid rise to AP of social studies, his role in the Felicia Bray issue and his attack on Me seemed to assure his rise to power and tenure. WRONG!!!!

Albetta has found the principal’s job he always wanted in Saskatchewan, Canada

Some are even speculating that Albetta joined a Buddish monastery in Tibet. In hopes of achieving higher learning and to rid himself of the scourge of Jimenez.

Personally my speculation is that Jimenez took him fishing.

David Jimenez does his best Michael Jackson imitation.

2016-06-08 16.32.49Yesterday, June 7 2016, at 7:30 am, I spotted Manhattan Center Principal David Jimenez walking between East 114th  and East 115th street on Pleasant Avenue as I drove around the corner of East 114th street.

In an effort to avoid him I slowed my car to  a crawl as I noticed that the newly placed stop light was red, but unfortunately I got stuck at the light.

I watched as Jimenez walked up to a parked blue SUV and stuck his tongue out at the driver and wave his hands wildly.

Suddenly,  Jimenez noted my car he walked up to my passenger side where my son was sitting tapped on the window and began sticking out his tongue and waving wildly. My son did not open the window and flipped him off.

I drove off and parked across from the Love Cafe. When I made it to the door of the Love Cafe I heard my name I turned assuming that  I might be someone I know. It was Jimenez standing under the awning by the stairs of Manhattan Center grabbing his genitals and waving them at me (why at this point do I feel sexual harassed?),  while screaming incoherently. (Suddenly, it dawned on me that Jimenez might be channeling his inner Michael Jackson.) I walked into the Love Cafe and stood by the door watching my car because my son was sitting alone in the car and Jimenez’s behavior had me worried that it might turn physical.

As I watched through the door of the Love Cafe I saw Jimenez ranting to Mrs. Dela Rosa as she walked from East 114th st side of the building towards the front of the building.I know she saw Jimenez’s behavior and his genitals grabbing routine. I did see a look of disgust on the face of Mrs. Dela Rosa as she turned to she who is tirade was aimed towards.

Then like an obedient puppy Jimenez turned and followed Ms.Dela Rosa into the building.

I pondered Jimenez’ s action and drew the following conclusions why Jimenez was so interested in showing me his genitals.

1) In this blog I constantly remind every woman at Manhattan Center of the allegations of sexual harassment leveled by Felicia Bray. This means that many of the women at Manhattan Center must steer clear of Jimenez and since they don’t want to see his genitals he decided to show them to me.

2) Jimenez has reverted back to Childhood and the mid 1980’s when it was cool to grab your genitals because Michael Jackson did it.

3) Maybe the Viagra started working and he wanted to show it.

Either way Jimenez’s behavior was extremely unprofessional and bordering on insanity. I truly fear for my safety when he is around because of his unpredictable behavior.


Cover ups! That is truly nothing new in the DOE?

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It seems that the highly touted principal at Boys and Girls high school has taken a page from the Nixon administration. Together with his version of Ehrlichman and Haldeman they have covered up a sexual assault.

I wish I could say I was surprised that administrators had cover up an assault on a young woman in a school, but I’m not.

As a dean at Manhattan Center in 2007 to 2009, I had witnessed a male student physically assault his girlfriend on an almost daily basis. I personally suspended the student twice, but the principal David Jimenez refused to take further steps. Then in the spring of 2009 this male student walked into my classroom and attempted to physically remove his girlfriend from my room. I notified school safety who removed the male student. I notified the girl’s parents who pushed the issue with the principal. The student was suspended again. Two day after the incident, the student came into the dean’s office spun make chair around and made threatening gestures toward me. I called security. When security arrived the student went on a verbal tirade that includes racial and sexually insults toward school safety. The student was removed to the guidance office. While in the guidance office the student took a chair and broke a $6000 copy machine and told principal David Jimenez to “suck my dick.” It was at that point Jimenez requested a superintendent suspension. For nearly two years, the incidents between this male student and his girlfriend were swept under the rug.

In June of 2014, A female student had to get a restraining order against a male student for stalking her.

In 2008, Two female assistant principals were allegedly sexually harassed by Principal David Jimenez. Needless to say both incidents were swept under the rug.


The question is how many allegations do principals swept under the rug? As a dean I was always told to kept our suspension numbers low. It seems that disciplinary issues lowers the school’s environment grade on the report card.

With that being said, I wonder what is more important a grade on a piece of paper or a student that enters a school building.


You’re a professional

So this morning June 1 2016, I had an interesting interaction with Manhattan Center Principal David Jimenez. It seems Jimenez is having Delusions of Grandeur. As the little dictator walks by me he said Good Morning John. Needless to say my response was less then favorable towards him. Jimenez then turned to me and said you’re a professional. I said you got that right and you’re a lying piece of shit. At that point I got in my car and drove away.

Open letter to Besty Combier

Ms. Combier, I recently read your May 9th editoral in the parent advocate. The editorial entitled CYBERSTALKER FRANCESCO PORTELOS AND HIS BLAME GAME MUST BE STOPPED. In the article you call Francesco Portelos and the Solidarity Caucus cyber-bullies.

As a member of Solidarity I took this personal considering in your editorial you attached a link to the redacted copy of my 3020a charges and decision. I have two responses to this.

1) If you wanted a copy of the unedited report for my 3020a all you needed to do was ask me. I have no problem publishing it. I believe this is called transparency.

2) I realize that you used the term cyber-bullies. I believe in my case this could be called libel considering I have never sent you any emails and I have not used your name until today on my blog.

Hypothetically,  if I was to sue you would have to prove your reason for using my name with this term. I legally could say that you we’re trying to discredited me because I am running for a position in the UFT with Solidarity Caucus.

In your editorial you talk about the blame game. And below the link of my 3020a you wrote,

“The point is, why would the NYC Department of Education want to hire ATRs who play this blame game?”

Once again this seems like it is attached to my name to discredited me.

Remember Ms.Combier there are always three sides to every story. Your side, My side and the truth.

The truth in my case is that arbitrator Lisa Brogan noted in her decision that Manhattan Center Principal David Jimenez lacks credibility. Ms.Combier as a para legal or lawyer you should know that when a witnesses credibility is brought into question this establishes a reason doubt. Lisa Brogan also noted that she had serious concerns about the leadership at Manhattan Center and that the administration at Manhattan Center took an active role in harrasing me.

As for being an ATR I have been rated satisfactory for the past three years.

Your editorial is your opinion. Your opinion is that I am a bully. The description of a bully is someone who picks on a smaller individual with the hopes of imposing their will on that smaller individual.

Unfortunately, in this case I am the smaller individual as are members of the Solidarity Caucus. The DOE has imposed it will on us. They have outcasted the ATR. They have demoralized them. Ms. Combier, I am not a bully. I am just an individual who got tired of being stepped on and lied to. I am an individual who got tired of watching other teachers get bullied by principals and sit there in silence waiting for our union to help them.

I ran for office because I just got tired of watching bullies beat on others.