MARIAN WILLARD

I WAS EMPLOYED BY DALLAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS FROM OCTOBER 2007-JULY 2011 I WAS RELEASED IN THE BUDGET CRUNCH BUT I WAS AT MADISON HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS N OUR PRINCIPAL KEPT US IN THE DARK THE WHOLE TIME WHEN WE ASK HER ABOUT IT SHE ALWAYS REPLIED "I DONT KNOW NOTHING" I KNEW THIS WAS FALSE CAUSE I WOULD I TALKED TO OTHER PRINCIPALS IN THE DISTRICT N THEY WOULD INFORM ME TO START LOOKING FOR ANOTHER JOB BUT I WAS GIVING ASSURANCE BY MY PRINCIPAL THAT EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE BUT DISD SENT ME A LETTER THE DAY AFTER THERE JOB FAIR SO WHEN I GAVE MY PRINCIPAL A CALL ON AUGUST 1,2011 SHE DISCUSS WITH ME A POSITION ON CAMPUS I WAS LIKE OK BUT THAT FOLLOWING FRIDAY I RECEIVED A PHONE CALL FROM A ANSWERING SERVICE THAT I WAS RELESASED FROM MADISON NOW MY PROBLEM IS THIS FIRST IM STILL LOOKING FOR A POSITION BUT MADISON HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS IS STILL IN TROUBLE CAUSE THEY GAVE PRINCIPALS THE POWER TO RELEASED THEM N MARIAN WILLARD DID THAT ALL WRONG SHE RELEASED ME BECAUSE OF A FACEBOOK PROFILE THAT ANOTHER COWORKER SHOW HER BUT WHEN I OFFER TO TALK TO HER ABOUT THE SUBLECT SHE DECLINE SO I LOST MY JOB DUDE TO ANOTHER EMPLOYEE I NEVER HAD THE CHANCE TO TALK TO HER ABOUT THIS I HAVE NEVER HAD A BAD EVALUTAION OR GOT WRITTEN UP OR PUT ON PAID LEAVE N TILLTHIS DAY I NEVER GOT A ANSWER I REALLY FEEL I WAS DONE WRONG BY MARIAN WILLARD N I WOULD LIKE JUSTICE DONE CAUSE I HAVE A COMMUNITY N STUDENTS BEHIND ME N WE WILL TAKE THIS MATTER AS FAR AS I HAVE TO TAKE IT CAUSE YOU DONT DO GOOD PEOPLE LIKE THIS I WORKED MY BUTT OFF FOR 4 YEARS FOR THEM KIDS ,SCHOOL,COMMUNITY AND MOST IMPORTANTLY MARIAN WILLARD NOW SHE HAS A SCHOOL FULL OF KIDS WITHOUT PROPER SECURITY SUPERVISION SHE HAVE TEACHERS IN PLACE OF SECURITY WHICH IS A LIABILITY TO BOTH THE TEACHERS AND STUDENTS....SHE HAS A ATHLETIC DIRECTOR THAT DONT TEACH NOTHING ALL HE DO IS SLEEP ALL DAY HIS SALARY CAN PAY UP TWO MONITORS SHE GOT A FEMALE COORDINATOR WHO TEACHES 1 CLASS ENGLISH 4 N SHE DONT DO THAT HALF OF THE TIME BUT SHE RELEASE HER BEST ENGLISH TEACHER AND RAN OFF TWO OTHER ENGLISH TEACHERS SO OUR STUDENTS IS NOT GETTING BEST EDUCATION THAT THEY NEED I KNOW YALL ARE PROBABLY WONDRING WHERE IS ALL THIS COMING FROM EVERYTHING THAT LOOK GOOD IS NOT GOOD I GRADUATED FROM MADISON UNDER ROBERT WARD AND I WORKED THERE 4 YEARS UNDER MARIAN WILLARD N ITS A BIG DRASTIC CHANGE SHE SHOW OFF A GOOD PRODUCT BUT GO OVER THERE TO 3000 MARTIN L.KING BLVD N MEET WITH PARENTS N STUDENTS MADISON ENROLLMENT IS DOWN ALOT BECAUSE WILLARD WILL NOT EVEN ACCEPT KIDS OUT OF OUR OWN FEEDER PROGRAM SHE WILL KICK KIDS OUT FOR DRESS CODE 79% PERCENT OF THE KIDS AT MADISON ARE POOR SO SHE KICK THEM OUT THE SCHOOL THEY DONT GO BACK THEY GO GET IN TROUBLE BUT WHEN SHE HAS THE RESOURCES TO GO GET THAT STUDENT A UNIFORM SHE WILL NOT HELP THEM OUT "IM SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF THE MADISON FAMILY WE WANT OUR SCHOOL BACK N WILLARD OUT "......MADIOSN ENROLLMENT COULD BE HIGH IF SHE LET ALL OUR STUDENTS IN AND ALOT OF PARENTS JUST TRANSFER THEIR KIDS CAUSE THEY WANT NO PART OF HER N WHAT SHE TALKING ABOUT SHE IS RUDE N VERY UNPROFESSIONAL ......YOU CAN CONTACT ME 214 779 2903 I WOULD LOVE TO SIT DOWN N TELL YOU MORE I HAVE TO SAVE MY KIDS CAUSE THEY ARE NOT GETTING THE BEST THAT DISD HAS TO OFFER AT MADISON WHILE MARIAN WILLARD IS THE PRINCIPAL

Mariam Willard

I want to set things straight for all the people that have taken the time to comment on the above post. I graduated in 11' with the last class to come out of the defunct H. G. Spruce. I did not graduate in the top ten nor can I say I say that class was important to me. The truth is that when I first entered J. M. I felt the familiar presence of ignorence in the air...the same ignorence that eventually closed down my original home school. The school itself is in terrible condition structurally as many a student will agree. Teachers at the school do tend to put football and frienship with the students over everything but not as much as other schools (trust me i've attended West Mesquite). The problem I believe is that Mrs. Willard was really just tasked to fix an extremley shitty situation for lack of a better word. Although I really do not agree with the way she is handling the situation, I can honestley say that she is not at fault for most of the issues that trouble that the school. For people to judge her character and person because of the way she behaves at work is truly not fair. Understand that unfortunatley the school is rum by the students even before she entered the picture. Its sad really to see her in this situation because she is a very intelligient and respectable women, but she is over her head with troubles concerning the many issues that plague the school including heavy crime, disrespectful teachers, and the complete lack of morale from the student. Trust me going to school high everyday was truly the only way for me to care about class. Skipping is rampant so is drug abuse and sex. Knowing this Marian truly has not gotten a grasp on the reality of the situation. Mariam I always respected you for being a great person but really stop the baloney and talk to your student. Dont corner your students into failure or succsess, if you continue you'll continue to have Coreys in your system.

Willard

I'm a parent of a child that attends The Great James Madison ....and the blogs about Mrs.Willard are so very true. She is concerned with what shoes and clothes a child has on other than education and safety. My child never takes a badge to school it hangs on their door and that's a fact! Madison is in a high crime area and the thought that any body can just walk in the school makes me furious. DISD needs to go in and check out how this school is being ran. These kids should be commended for even getting up and attending school...some of the kids r homeless...have no parents....parents on drugs....and to deny them a education is hidious. So whomever says that this is a lie about how Madison is ran go check it out ..these kids need help! Ms Willard and for u to get on here and act like u are surprised get your act together !!!

It is also the

It is also the responsibility of the parent. Why do you as a parent allow your child to leave without badge everyday, when you know it is the rule? Schools need parents working with them not against them.

Exactly! What does that say

Exactly! What does that say about a parent that openly knows the rules and does not force the child to obey the rules?! That is crazy! Why should everyone else have to look out for your 1?! She has hundreds do your part parent!

Marian Willard

I used to work at Madison. It was before the Willard era. My friends told me it had changed a lot, but all this...WOW. I thought Miller was going to retire 5 years ago.

funny

Is this a joke? How awful! I love the grammar and spelling!

Sad not funny

Part of this may be a joke, but just go to the school and walk the halls after checking in at the office. Listen to what is being spoken, listen to how the english langage is being butchered. Listen how some teachers not just the students are talking. Then decide how sad indeed the education process has become at this school.

Marian Willard

From the grammar usage and spelling, I certainly hope that these are not DISD teachers that are writing these blogs. If so, then the district is in worse shape than one can imagine.

not a joke

Not a joke. I agree that the grammar is not good, my guess is that this is a monitor who posted. We have been told to watch what we post on facebook, it could cost you your job. My question is this, what happened to free speech? There is no one to listen to the concerns of the employees and this allows bully administrators like Willard to run rampant and get away with all sorts of unethical tactics. I dont post much on facebook because administrators are very vindictive. Most adults don't want to be ruled with an iron fist. I came to Texas from another state to make a difference. I am an excellent teacher and always have been. I am a product of private schools. I came here to give children what their parents cannot afford to pay for - private school education within a public school setting.
I love the students I work with but I must admit, Dallas is not going to attract many quality teachers until you eradicate people like Willard. There is a saying, "If you always do what you have done, you will continue to get what you've gotten." Until people like Willard are called on the carpet and forced to step down(trust me, there are a lot of them) DISD will continue to be a substandard school system.

as for mrs willard, she just

as for mrs willard, she just want to turn around the school and make it a better place. i think she did try and save corey job, but he too stupid to realize it. Facebook is not his friend. I believe the stuff about miller and big johnson. they do whatever they can to get out of work. miller try to make it seem like she always busy and try to stay in good with willard but everyone knows her game.its pretty funny. she try to do everythang she can not to teach any classes. just one question- what happends with all the money from athletics? do miller and johnson get to spend it? hmmmm. opend some cans of worms here.

She do

I just read whatever this is, what a joke.

WHOEVER WROTE THIS MUST BE

WHOEVER WROTE THIS MUST BE ONE OF MY FAKE CO WORKERS CAUSE ALL YALL SCARED TO SPEAK UP WHEN YOU & AND THE KIDS ARE GETTING TREATED BAD AT MADISON BUT MS.WILLARD KNOW WHAT HAPPEN AUGUST 1,2011 SO TO ALL MIND YOUR DAMN BUSINESS SHE SPREADING LIES TO MAKE HER LOOK GOOD AS USUAL I KNOW YOU WORK THERE BY THE COMMENTS YOU MADE ABOUT JOHNSON N MILLER

The more we sat in mrs

The more we sat in mrs Morgan room the
More we find out about EVERBODY! visitors are the key to help Madison run!

Enough is enough. You don't

Enough is enough. You don't have to work at Madison to see or know what goes on behind closed doors. You got to many messy people that live to talk to keep things quiet- so no this wasn't a worker just a visitor who know whats up and how we see thing from the outside.

Defamation of Character

What an ignorant, immature, childish, special needs individual! Why don’t you see a psychiatrist to seek professional help so that you can move on with your life because you are setting yourself up for a law suit for defamation of character?

I am Dr. Help, Google me here: http://www.google.com/

MADISON STUDENTS ARE STILL

MADISON STUDENTS ARE STILL UNHAPPY REGARDLESS OF WHATS SAID ON THIS BLOG

AND I DID RESEARCH TO KNOW THAT 79% STUDENTS ARE POOR(GO CHECK THE SCHOOL SCORECARD)

GO TALK TO THE STUDENTS AND NOT HER SELECTED FAVORITES

[Ed Note: The flip-side of that skews the results too :) I'm sure with this much controversy, on this blog, word will get out and students will post.]

Outsider looking in....

This is a classic example of disgruntled ex-employee. The author of this poorly written blog not ever blog again until he learns correct spelling and grammar. I also have information this same person who is so "for the kids", also attends parties with students in which alcohol is present. You want this job so bad because you get to" hang" with kids, which it's obvious you still are as well. It the perfect situation, be with your friends at school and not have to attend class. You should thank god you were terminated because it was only a matter of time until you were busted contributing to the delinquency of minors, and gave Madison a real black eye!

As for Ms Willard, everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but this is just plain slander. It's the typical student hates the principal scenario. Im sure there is nothing in Ms willards contract that states she must sit down and speak with the hall monitor before termination. This is nothing short of comical.

Just know from an outsider looking in, you've not only put yourself in a horrible position to ever be hired again within DISD.

Your ICare pipe dream ...seems more like you only care to always associate with high school student and you need to grow up and move on. Yeah, you care...about posting pics on Facebook and partying with kids.

Ms Willard cares about her school, and has above and beyond the credentials to turn that school around again. With staff realignments such as getting rid of you was perhaps step one of doing so. Another thing, what research or poll did you conduct to come up with 79% of the school os poor?

I think it's time to start hanging out with folks your own age, further your own education and quit slandering people. Your immaturity really shines through...rallying kids around you will last only until they graduate, grow up and move on.

[Ed Note: It is important, however, to note that just because someone is disgruntled doesn't mean they don't have a good story! But I agree: there does appear to be a lack of professionalism at work here. There is certainly an education gap. If your friend, here, was spending time partying with kids--"hangin'" with them and so forth, then it does question the appropriateness of a hall monitor's conduct.]

I think your missing a few

I think your missing a few periods, punctuation, and proper word grammer in your RANT there. You just bit the Hand that FEED you just admit it. Wether you got that call that said you got laid off you know there were efforts in place for you to keep your job. You screwed up and as far as you say all that on Facebook magically apeared and those comments just showed up on accident. Besided that as a Grown 24 year old chatting with underage kids on facebook its illegal. Besides being an ex-employee you should of set the example with the students of Madison instead of being a negative influence. A grown up who always put himself in kids shoes is a contradiction of your post. Seemed that problems in the neighborhood always involed you somehow hmm.. Face it move on and stop Harrasing people!!!!

[Ed Note: You mean it's illegal to chat with underage kids on Facebook!!?? Do tell me more! I guess I'll have to unfriend all my kids' friends, eh? For the record: there's nothing illegal about friending minors on any social networking platform. Now what you say to them is a different story. However, I'll have to cede that it's probably not a good practice while you're their professor/teacher/coach/etc.]

Aren't you the pot calling the kettle black!

Before you correct others on their grammar, I would advise you to do a few things yourself: 1)."GRAMMER" is spelled G-R-A-M-M-A-R. 2). The proper spelling of "your" in your first sentence is Y-O-U(APOSTROPHE)R-E. 3). "Wehther" is spelled W-H-E-T-H-E-R 4)."APEARED" is spelled A-P-P-E-A-R-E-D. 5). I didn't know BESIDED was a word. 6). "Should've" or "should have", not should of. 7.) "INVOLED" is spelled I-N-V-O-L-V-E-D. Lastly, I just want to say that I have no knowledge of what's going on at Madison, nor am I affiliated with anyone there, including the person who was terminated. I just feel that if you are going to attack someone's spelling and grammar, yours should be correct as well. Side note: Proud product of the LOUISIANA school system (not all of us are stupid and NO I am not here because of Katrina)and a knowledgeable, competent Language Arts instructor in the Dallas ISD. (Yes, we do exist).

[Ed Note: You're supposed to title your subject: "Pot, Kettle, Pot, Kettle, Pot, Kettle :) ]

If you can't spell and can't

If you can't spell and can't write, blogging may not be for you!!

Omg

Wow! Omg I totally agree about everything u said about williard....but as far as throwing other teachers under da bus was not cool! That was a childish move! Im sure they had nothing to do with u and williards mishaps....that was low smh!

Really?? Ok first of all its

Really?? Ok first of all its just a job so get over it...second how are you gonna talk about Coach Johnson like that when you were once a player on his football team? Coach Johnson is an althetic director not a TEACHER and after work is done why not take a nap? As long as the job is done who cares about a nap!...And while u talkin about people not doing they job you need to take a look back on yourself and see what you have done. Do you honestly think you have been doing your job like you are supposed to do? When you do things you arent supposed to do then there are consequences to pay and this sir is your consequence. You talk the talk like you bad then you get something bad in return. You were just a hall monitor! You used to be in Ms. Forge class all in the class with the kids being messy and causing fights to happen...if thats what you call helping and loving the kids then you got the definitions of HELP and LOVE all messed up! But imma sum it all up for ya, DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND GET A CAREER! AND WHILE YOU AT IT HOW ABOUT YOU GO TO MS. MILLER AND HAVE HER CRITIQUE THIS BLOG OF A MESS YOU JUST WROTE. YOU A GROWN MAN THAT GRADUATED FROM MADISON AND CANT EVEN WRITE A DECENT LETTER. YOU MADE YOURSELF LOOK HORRIBLE. "IF YOU KNEW BETTER YOU'D DO BETTER"

Stop the madness

Ms. Miller needs someone to proof read her letters also.He got his point across regardless of his grammar. They have degrees multiple ones and can't write a complete sentence. Teachers at Madison can't be much help to him they are in the business of serving up false hope when the students.
First of all, all of you need to get off this blog and take your concerns to the people who can do something about it. Be man and woman enough to talk to a person in their face. I hate it when people can hide behind this website. Get on with the business of just TEACHING kids basic skills the system failed him because they didn't teach him properly. Ms. Forge was messy and so is Ms. Miller they talk about kids too, whose pregnanat by who and all of that. NO, NO, NO it is not o.k. for Coach Johnson to tap a nap during work hours regardless of what your title is.

This is just ridiculous

First of all I graduated from Madison in 2009, #3 in my class. I know who wrote this nonsense and all I will say is this grown man who wrote this did absolutely NOTHING at that school he was a HALL MONITOR, not a teacher, not a Dallas ISD policemen, a hall monitor and he came to work musty (apparently he doesn't believe in wearing deodorant) EVERY day!!

Secondly, I agree that Willard won't let just anybody in her school. She is trying to make Madison a better school and wants high test scores and kids who will actually graduate. Madison was NOT my home school. She let me in. I had GREAT grades, I didn't get in trouble, and I played sports and I had no problems. I also agree that Willard puts a lot of emphasis into dress code but she wants her students to look civilized not like bums! Ms. Willard cares about the students and the reputation of her school at Madison which is why she does what she does.

And another thing where is the grammar and punctuation in this blog?! Corey lost his job because he is ignorant. Get another job and move on! -____-

Really? If you are going to

Really? If you are going to rant and rave about your so called mistreatment, at least get somebody to spell check for you. I wouldn;t give you the time of day either if you had bad mouthed me on facebook. There is no explanation for that. Facebook was not created for that reason. You should have kept your feelings to yourself, not post it on facebook for everyone to see. You made your bed now you must lie in it.

Glitches at BA

There is no air-conditioning on the 2nd floor and today there was an announcement that tomorrow will be a B day. Today was a B day. The rationale given was that the BA schedule has to comply with all of the other DISD school schedules. Does anybody know what this A day/B day confusion is all about? And when will there be air-conditioning?

Wow!!

If that was written by "the best" English teacher, I would never let my child attend Madison. Edit and revise before you post. Wow, that's about all I can say about that!

I KNOW THIS YOUNG MAN HE IS

I KNOW THIS YOUNG MAN HE IS A VERY BRIGHT KID ALL THE KIDS IN SOUTH DALLAS KNOW HIM HE HAS EXCELLENT RELATIONSHIP WITH THE COMMUNITY HIS ONLY CONCERN IS THEM KIDS HE GO BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY I REMEMBER WHEN ONE OF THE STUDENTS NEEDED HELP HE WALKED THE STREETS OF SOUTH DALLAS ASKING FOR HELP BUT IM SORRY TO HEAR THIS BUT I DO KNOW THEM STUDENTS LOVE HIM HE THE ONLY ONE IN SOUTH DALLAS THEY CAN RELATE TO AND TALK TO.

[Ed Note: YOU KNOW WHEN YOU WRITE IN THE SAME STYLE AND GRAMMAR AND POST IN THE SAME RUN ON SENTENCES YOU RUN THE RISK OF HAVING SOMEONE SAY GEE THAT LOOKS LIKE THE SAME GUY POSTING ALL THE SAME STUFF IN THE SAME STYLE AND GRAMMAR AND RUN ON SENTENCES THAT YOU CANT MAKE HEADS OR TAILS OUT OF BUT THERE IS BOUND TO BE SOMETHING THERE JUST NOBODY CAN TELL WHAT IT IS BUT IT PROBABLY HAS TO DO WITH FOOTBALL OR HALLWAYS OR BATHROOMS OR CLASSROOMS OR ANCIENT ALIENS INHABITING JANITORIAL CLOSETS AND AND AND. (Translation: am I the only one who missed the point?]

THIS IS A BLOG NOT A ESSAY

THIS IS A BLOG NOT A ESSAY ON THE TAKS STOP BEING SO NEGATIVE AND SUPPORT THE YOUNG MAN CAUSE IF THIS WAS AT HIGHLAND PARK YOU WOULD SUPPORT

[Ed Note: Trouble is, I don't exactly know what to "support" because I can't comprehend what his/her claim is.]

no ed you are not the onllyone

you mean there ARE ancient Aliens in DISD? I thought that was the history teacher!

YOU MUS' MEAN ILLEAGLE ALLIEANS

[Ed Note: "Illegal" ... isn't that a sick bird?]

I BELIEVE ALL THIS I WORK

I BELIEVE ALL THIS I WORK FOR HER AT ZUMWALT

This is a true story my kids

This is a true story my kids went there n they hated it she is so rude and very unprofessional the enrollment is real low FOOTBALL RUNS EVERYTHING AT THIS CAMPUS DIDN'T NO FOOTBALL COACHES GET RELEASE DURING THE LAYOFFS......she make her own policy more parents need to step up n speak up

Marian Willard

OMG! I can't believe what I just read.

Well believe it! U are the

Well believe it! U are the worst principle Madison could have ever asked for! If its not about football you dont even care! You didnt make madison better, youve actually worsened it! You are very rude and unprofessional I agree!

[Ed Note: One point that can be made is that Madison is AU for it's "first consecutive year" (meaning that it was not AU last year). It would be interesting to hear that point addressed and the plan for improving it this year--if that would be apropos to the discussion. It would be better than the name-calling and the "she fired me cuz [some reason nobody can comprehend]."]

Above comment

What does AU mean?

[Ed Note: "Academically Unacceptable."]