I would like discuss an issue I believe is an outrage. Maya Angelou Elementary School in Pasco has a wonderful vice principal, Eric Christensen. He has been a positive influence at our school this year and involved in all the programs. He has been a firm disciplinary leader and worked hard to establish relationships with students and parents.
Imagine my surprise and sadness when I was told that Mr. Christensen will be transferred to another elementary school next year. It would be a promotion for him if he stayed, but since he has less "seniority" than others in the district, the administration choose to move him. This is an outrage.
He should be rewarded. He should stay. I have voiced my concern and the concerns of many other parents to the district with little to no response. I am having a petition signed by parents of the school, because most all of us want him to stay. The district should be more concerned about the children than seniority.
Our school will have more than 1,000 students next year. We have no male teachers and no strong male influence except for Mr. Christensen. He is a role model to students and truly cares for the children. We need him to stay!
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JENNIFER JOHNSON, Pasco