So what has happened to Principal Tate Loftin at Coe Elementary? Apparently, staff showed up on May 9th and poof! Her office was cleared out and she was gone with no explanation.
They have brought in retired principal, Terry Acena, to fill in but for how long is unknown.
Apparently the district is to explain this all on Monday. But think about it - if this were your school and your principal, wouldn’t it seem odd that neither staff or parents had any explanation of a sudden departure?
My source on this says Loftin had some chronic health problems but thinks if Loftin had been leaving on her own, she would have said goodbye to staff, parents and students.
What’s going on here in this district with personnel? We have the top leadership – superintendent, COO and CFO – all in interim positions. The new head of HR, gone after three months of commuting from Chicago. Martin Floe gets fired despite support from staff and community (and with principals in many schools with the same kind of stagnant test scores). Now we have one principal just disappear from the school without warning.
Is this any way to run a district?