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Addison Elementary principal to leave

Jocelyn Garcia-Thome seeks new career options

Jocelyn Garcia-Thome, the principal of Addison Elementary School, has announced she will resign in order to explore other career possibilities, the Palo Alto school district has announced.

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Posted by Jean
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Mar 28, 2014 at 10:46 am

Looks like all the principals of Palo Alto schools are jumping ship. What is going on? Maybe the parents and their demands are becoming obnoxious. Glad my kids are out of school.....


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Posted by PA mom
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Mar 28, 2014 at 11:15 am

There is a virus spreading in the PA school district. What are the causes for all the leaving? Is it tough to work in their levels?


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Posted by District insider
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 28, 2014 at 11:30 am

Some of it is normal turnover. Some of it is teachers taking advantage of the power vacuum to get rid of administrators they don't like.


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Posted by a voice
a resident of Stanford
on Mar 28, 2014 at 11:37 am

Hey District Insider-

uhhhh teachers don't hire or fire administrators. A quick exploration of any reliable source on the subject would inform you about this....rather than allowing your highly emotional viewpoint to control your posts.




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Posted by Insider
a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 28, 2014 at 11:51 am

Sure, it's high pressure, but many retire with huge pensions and then find another (high paying, often) job. I know of 2 principals who have retired with lovely pensions and are making even more at another type of education job.


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Posted by District insider
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 28, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Why don't you check with Katya and get back to me on that.


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Posted by George Orwell
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Mar 29, 2014 at 12:14 am

George Orwell is a registered user.

Bravo! silence the discussion!


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