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Monday, September 15, 2014

Maryland Principal Accused Of Bullying Members Of Her Staff

When a Prince George’s County high school launched an anti-bullying campaign four years ago, students pledged to support anyone being harassed, to report instances of bullying and to treat others with respect.

But former Largo High School employees allege that while the students were learning how to create a friendly environment, one of the worst bullies was the school’s principal.

In interviews and in legal actions filed against Principal Angelique Simpson-Marcus, the former employees said that Simpson-Marcus routinely belittled and berated staff, derided teachers and secretaries and made inappropriate comments about white teachers. Simpson-Marcus, who is black, continues to run the 1,100-student school in Upper Marlboro.

The Board of Education defends Simpson-Marcus as an effective school leader, a school system spokeswoman said.



Anonymous said...

If someone calls you a horse once, you can dismiss it. If someone calls you a horse twice you should take notice. If someone calls you a horse three times its likely that you are a horse.

Also this kind of thing is more prevalent now than you think . I hear a lot about principles on power trips. They make everyone's job a nightmare and are driving away good teachers.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what it is going to take to fire this woman. They already lost one a discriminations case which left them paying over $350,000 dollars and now there are 2 more.

Anonymous said...

Ummm, how about taking a look at our schools in Wicomico County and taking a real good look at the Board of Education.

Anonymous said...

She's on Facebook...Have at her.

Anonymous said...

This is one of those reasons teachers have tenure.

Anonymous said...

Jerks with jobs a lot higher in education than a principal can be bullies, too. A principal doesn't have as many people to take the blame for him/her as a higher-up does. There are only so many employees in one school.