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Question for people with experience with franklin middle school.
Posted by: Jacob Daniels ()
Date: August 13, 2019 01:12AM

I notice on google that Franklin middle school has a much lower rating then rocky run, which is where I went too. A lot of reviews of school I've seen on google and elsewhere point out that the principal is really bad. The principal is Sharon Eisenberg. For parents, students, or anyone else related to Franklin, what was she like? How was she so bad?

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Re: Question for people with experience with franklin middle school.
Posted by: Past Employee ()
Date: October 25, 2019 01:07PM

Jacob,
I was 27 and at the pinnacle of my career. I took an opportunity in the schools to build a program and create. The program was honored county wide, and I was personally singled out as the reason the school achieved the prestigious " schools to watch " designation by an independent committee which interviewed students of every school. I did things that had never been done before at the school, one of the aspects I am most proud of was making my program an inclusive program for kids with special needs. Ms. Eisenberg, who had bragged to me occasionally about her horrific teaching practices as a special ed teacher, once commented while trying to dissuade me from reaching out to the special needs population that "we don't owe those kids anything" referring to the most needy and vulnerable population of underserved special needs kids I was inviting and encouraging to participate. As a reward for bringing positivity and accolades to our school, for building a community amongst the kids and staff, for resisting her hateful approach and direction, I was fired on the grounds of "incompetence."

I am not blind to how this could easily be painted as a disgruntled, bitter smear of her, but I assure you, while for years that scarred me, I have come to terms with my journey, and that experience being an important part of it.

This is but one of many, many examples I have of just how awful, not just a principal she is, but a person. Honestly, I could write 20 pages, but I think this example says enough. She should retire, or be forced out. There is simply no place in a learning environment for someone so obviously not interested in the well being of the students, staff, or parents. Im not sure what else you've read about her, but I can tell you from personal experience that they are likely all true. Any positive comments online are more than likely her own attempt to sway the vast amounts of negativity. Truly a poison in an otherwise great place. Credit for any achievements in learning or otherwise should 100% be attributed to the teachers and staff, and done so despite her leadership, not because of it.

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Re: Question for people with experience with franklin middle school.
Posted by: Gunther core ()
Date: October 25, 2019 05:05PM

Sharon Eisenberg is a top notch educator.

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Re: Question for people with experience with franklin middle school.
Posted by: Really?!? ()
Date: October 28, 2019 07:41AM

In the financial services space, most management positions are filled by Special Needs candidates.

For me, the "pinnacle of my career" is experienced daily, when my badge, again, allows me access to the campus.

Thanks to YOUR efforts many Special Needs people are gainfully employed.

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Re: Question for people with experience with franklin middle school.
Posted by: Fcpsexparent ()
Date: October 29, 2019 05:17PM

Nothing but great experiences

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Re: Question for people with experience with franklin middle school.
Posted by: JaydenGeorge ()
Date: December 18, 2019 12:16PM

Our family had a bad experience when my brother went to his middle school. The teachers were very incompetent, and the children did not learn anything. The teacher once told my brother that he would never succeed. But jokes on her, he is a very successful student, works, writes book summaries and makes money. By the way, an example of his work https://freebooksummary.com/the-crucible-abuse-of-power-22182 which is excellent. My advice is - if you see bad reviews about some school, then most likely, there are reasons for this. Consider another option not to waste your time.

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Re: Question for people with experience with franklin middle school.
Posted by: Concerned Parents ()
Date: January 15, 2020 12:45AM

My son went to that “school” for a year and oh my God. The principle and some staff members are just horrible to kids and parents. We almost placed our son on meds because of their pressure and continuous persecution. He could not breathe in that school without being written up or spending time at the front office. It all started with one miner incident in the beginning of the year which drew her attention, from that point it was a quick downward spiral. What the school did borderlines abuse, harassment and trespassing. I threatened to call the cops on them more than once. Her staff whispered to us that their hands are tied and they are forced to use punishments as the only way to correct what they considered to be misbehaving. I think I know the “Past Employee” on this thread, she really wanted to help the kids but the administration would not let her.

We ended up taken our son out of that school. I personally blame her for everything, as a principle/leader everything that happens in that school, and that is brought to her attention, is her responsibility. I read today that Franklin is getting a new principle, hopefully she was fired, she doesn’t deserve to enjoy retirement for years of abusing kids.

If your kids is self motivated and knows how to stay below the radar, send him/her to Franklin, otherwise, pick a second job to pay for private school.

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