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Grade Rosemont HS Admin: Should They be Fired?

How would you rate the performance of Leise Martinez, Peter Callas and Nathan McGill?

If 's three top administrators received a report card, what would it say? Would it be bad enough to justify firing all three of them?

, Principal Leise Martinez said.

Rosemont, what do you think of this decision? Should the Sacramento City Unified School District stick to its guns and replace Rosemont's administration, or would that be a setback for the school?

Vote in our poll below to let us know what grade you'd give Martinez, Callas and McGill; leave a comment to let us know why you voted the way you did.

Gerry Goodie March 22, 2012 at 03:43 AM
Very well said Diane - SCUSD should let the community and the parents have a vioce in this process. This administrative team is doing a great job in and out of the classroom. To make such a decision to replace this team is counterproductive and doesn't serve the students or thier parents well. If enough of us speak up we can reverse this bad decision and tear up those pink slips.
Andrew Maalouf March 22, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Take it from a student over at Rosemont High School, I came into Rosemont as Ms. Matinez, was already principal. So I can not argue that anyone was worse, or that anyone was better. I have enjoyed every year with Ms. Martinez. If you havent noticed that she is the most community oriented Principal Rosemont has ever had, and thats a fact. My older brother was at Rosemont for the his freshmen, and Sophomore year with the Principal being Dr. Ramos? Anthony, never liked coming to school, and he told me that he just had to drag himself up every morning. I have worked hand, in hand with Prin. Martinez, at events such as The Essence of Rosemont, and the Rosemont homecoming parade. Did you guys on here notice that those BIG community events, started from Ms. Martinez. She is all COMMUNITY! She loves the Rosemont Community. Now, for Mr. Callas, and Mr. McGIll, I feel so much safer this year then my Freshmen year. Mr. McGill, came in and helped us to reach that feeling of safety. He has helped make Rosemont safer, and make it feel like a better place. Mr. Callas, has been there for me, since my freshmen year. He is the person I can go to no more what I have to ask, or no matter what I need to talk about. He has stood by me, and helped me in anything I needed help in. All, I have to say is that don't judge them if you aren't interacting with them everyday. I see her on a day to day basis. She is an amazing person! I love her, and her whole ADMIN team! Rhs will suffer at there loss.
Julie A. Thompson March 22, 2012 at 08:19 PM
I have had two sons attend Rosemont High School. My eldest graduated in 2008 and my youngest will graduate 2012. I would like to say that although there are items and issues that need to be addressed, changing the entire administration team is truly not going to rectify the issues at hand. During this last few months I have had the pleasure of getting to know Leise Martinez directly. I have know of her for many years and I can tell you that during the incident with Justin Foster, she was hands on and handling the information. She was kind and considerate. I saw action. I do agree that changes need to be made, and here are some of the issues I can address: 1. Lack of response and follow through to calls and/or emails from parents concerning issues about their child or school issues. 2. Lack of Direct involvement with what is going on at and around the school. I can tell you this honestly, I have no clue who Mr. Callas or Mr. McGill are as I have never seen either one of them. I am at the school often and very involved in many aspects. I know of Mr. McGill, through discussions, but that is as far as it goes. 3. Lack of equitable support for ALL sports teams. I know that the traditional sports are always in the forefront, but there are students involved in other sports and it should be just as important to lift those sports up and get the necessary support from the staff, community and Administration. Let's work with the administration and give them a chance!
Julie A. Thompson March 22, 2012 at 08:37 PM
The positives are: When a serious matter occurred Leise Martinez did handle the situation. When a request is made I know that I can contact her for follow through. The school overall does seem to have a very cohesive feeling about it, this too can be due to several good teachers, Mr. and Mrs. Beckett, Mrs. Horgan, and many others who take the time to know the kids and being involved. If teachers and Administration show their care and concern for the their school, reach out to kids, the difference will show. If you have an apathetic attitude towards it all, and I am sure at times as with any job this is the case, that will show as well. Running a school and dealing with several hundred students and parents is no easy task! My hat is off to all who chose to teach and guide children and take the responsibitlity seriously! PARENTS: I call to all of you to stand up. Those of you who have children at Rosemont and at Einstein, get involved, know what is going on. We all are busy, but our children are our future! They are all in need of support, even when they say you embarrass them or they don't want you around...that is when you should get more involved! Stay in touch with staff and with information pertaining to your school and community! We need to build upon the foundations that have been laid. We need to encourage growth and change where it is needed. Let's all work together and send that message!
Andrew Maalouf March 23, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Our test points have raised dramaticlly since Ms. Martinez has been our Principal. She is amazing. She works side by side with everybody at Rosemont to make sure everything goes well. She see's me and askes me what she can change, and what is good. I don't think getting rid of the Admin team, will only make Rosemont way worse.

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