Menlo Park: Fired gymnastics instructor says she's filed complaint with state
Original post made on May 5, 2013
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on May 5, 2013 at 11:05 am
Best of Luck to Michelle Sutton
on May 6, 2013 at 10:14 am
Yes, stay strong Michelle. Don't let corrupt city management violate your rights. Thanks for the reporting Sandy.
on May 8, 2013 at 9:59 pm
I'd like to know more about the parent who filed a complaint alleging she was 'unprofessionally' asked to leave her child's class. What was she doing in the class in the first place? Did she have the school's and the teacher's permission? Without those, she definitely had no business being there. Plus, she should have left immediately she was asked to do so. It doesn't sound as if she went politely. I don't want disruptive parents observing my child's gymnastics class.
The ease with which a parent's complaint, justified or not, can get am instructor fired is why tenure is necessary to keep good teachers in a school. Additionally, principals do harbor resentments and treat some teachers unfairly. It sounds as though that is happening in this situation.