The principal of a Brooklyn college has ruined his once-proud reputation and should step down, parents and staff told The Post.
Teachers at JHS 278 in the Marine Park have taken two votes of no-confidence against Kerri Moser since her arrival in 2019 and have filed numerous complaints with Department of Education superiors without success, insiders said.
“She is always there terrorizing the community. The community is done with it,” said William Mauras, who led the 2019 Parents Association last spring and whose two eldest children attended the school.
Mauras said he would send his youngest child elsewhere.
The number of Marine Park students who met or exceeded state standards in math rose from 46% in 2019 to 33% in 2022, while English scores rose from 58% in 2019 to 62% in 2022, according to DOE data.
Educators are fleeing the school — which serves about 1,200 students in grades six through eight — rather than deal with Moser, who recently assigned non-Spanish speaking teachers to teach Spanish classes, officials said. initiates.
“You have gym teachers and social studies teachers who teach Spanish,” one educator said.
They also argue that she downplayed the school’s arts program, which included an award-winning band.
Moser stays in her office watching hallway cameras on a giant television she bought rather than walking the halls to restore order, and fighting has escalated, insiders claim.
In another head-scratching move, Moser spent about $400,000 replacing relatively new furniture with new chairs whose wheels wouldn’t lock, insiders said.
“What did the children do? They turned the chairs into bumper cars,” said a union official familiar with the school.
More than 1,000 people have signed a petition over the past two years to remove Moser.
“What she was able to do as principal was to unite the staff in hatred towards her,” said an educator.
Moser and the DOE did not immediately return requests for comment.
Additional reporting by Susan Edelman