Mary Ingari: South Hadley no confidence vote

Published: 05-23-2024 7:51 PM

I was dismayed to read about a no confidence vote that the leadership of the South Hadley Education Association brought to the School Committee meeting against the principal of Mosier Elementary School principal [“Union takes no-faith vote in principal,” Gazette, May 21]. I know from my own experience that a no confidence vote is not taken lightly by teachers. Several grievances were filed. The superintendent was notified about the conditions, and nothing of substance was done. Teaching is a challenging profession to say the least. Without the support of the administration, it can become very difficult. It’s no surprise that teachers are leaving the profession in record numbers. They often aren’t listened to or consulted regarding important decisions. So, when they do speak up for themselves, they are met with resistance. There should not be an adversarial relationship between the administration and the teachers. Low morale is an issue that should be given priority and not to be glossed over.

Mary Ingari


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