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Dogwood Elementary school principal switch
Posted by: Former Student ()
Date: August 15, 2013 08:14PM

Well well well, Ms.Ballou was the "Interim principal" of
Dogwood last year. and Now I saw her and she working at principal at Graham Road. Mr.Terry Dade is the principal at Dogwood, any reason why they switch??

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Re: Dogwood Elementary school principal switch
Posted by: Doggedwood ()
Date: August 15, 2013 08:20PM

Has to do with it being a sucky school who can't keep a regular principal.

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Re: Dogwood Elementary school principal switch
Posted by: swatch ()
Date: August 15, 2013 09:57PM

Duh...an interim principal is just that. "interim" meaning temporary, not permanent. Nothing sinister and nothing to do with "can't keep a regular principal". In fact, the last regular principal at Dogwood was there for 7 years.

Why can't you people check your facts?

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Re: Dogwood Elementary school principal switch
Posted by: FCPS ()
Date: August 16, 2013 06:55AM

There was an interim principal who filled in the role of the principal until one could be found. As the interim was not qualified for a full-time job, and the school is low on the FCPS priority list, there was no rush to get a permanent replacement.

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Re: Dogwood Elementary school principal switch
Posted by: Interim Poster ()
Date: August 17, 2013 06:51AM

The school is a gulag, a last outpost for teachers and administrators. It's the last place money goes and the first to get the worst teachers who can't make it anywhere else.

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Re: Dogwood Elementary school principal switch
Posted by: dude1515 ()
Date: August 18, 2013 03:25PM

Often the interim principal is a retired principal the county has brought back for fill-in gigs. They're put in place for the short term when somebody gets pregnant or dies, and they move on when a full-time replacement can be found and usually at the start of the school year. The county does not like to start principals mid-year. Some retired principals like this kind of a gig as it is somewhat flexible.

You can't be a principal and not be qualified. Sorry, doesn't work that way.

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Re: Dogwood Elementary school principal switch
Posted by: Always shit ()
Date: August 18, 2013 10:25PM

I went to this hellhole of a school in the 70s. It sucked then and it sucks now. Caters to low income people who don't care or don't have the time to vote for political candidates who could help them. If it had burned to the ground, the county would have been better served.

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Re: Dogwood Elementary school principal switch
Posted by: Jack Dale ()
Date: August 19, 2013 02:29PM

For years, Dogwood Elementary is where FCPS sent incomepetent principals who were preparing for retirement, just putting in the time because they could not be put out to pasture at Gatehouse. I see nothing has changed in that regard by the experience of the last few occupants of the head office.

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Re: Dogwood Elementary school principal switch
Posted by: PIMP MY CLASSMATES ()
Date: August 19, 2013 02:52PM

Isn't this the school where one kid was pimping out girls from that school back in the late '90's? I remember on the newcasts that the other kids called him "Mr. Pimp". LOL!!!! Elementary school kid already pimping, friggin hilarious!!!

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Re: Dogwood Elementary school principal switch
Posted by: Social Study ()
Date: August 20, 2013 06:53AM

It's the school the county doesn't like to acknowledge, but it knows it has to keep open. It checks the box of serving the area, but it serves no one. It's a glorified day care center and a marginal one at that.

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Re: Dogwood Elementary school principal switch
Posted by: new pricnciapl again ()
Date: July 09, 2014 11:32PM

mmmm

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