Monday, January 25, 2016
A Bronx principal has been demoted after a probe confirmed she faked teacher observations and blew taxpayer money on extravagant purchases, officials said.
Charlette Pope, 42, was principal of Banana Kelly HS, one of Mayor de Blasio’s “Renewal” schools under pressure to improve. Her removal followed Post reports that Pope filed bogus documents falsely stating that she had evaluated several teachers in their classrooms.
The DOE said Pope would receive an assistant principal’s pay. She made $144,000 in 2015. She’s now assigned to the Absent Teacher Reserve, a pool of substitutes, and spends time idling in a “rubber room.”