Anne Martin Williams, who is DOE Senior Director, Teaching Recruitment and Quality, is married to Joe Williams founder of DFER who is now working for a new organization out to privatize our schools called the Walton Education Coalition? She is also a former TFA-er and KIPPster.How bad is it getting for our "friends" at the de Blasio/Farinia DOE, that the very people who are trying to destroy the NYC public school system and teacher unions, have infiltrated so far into the fabric of our school system? Are there any worse deformers than slime balls like Joe Williams? There are always some delicious rumors floating around about William's "connections" to other major deformers. So how nice that that his wife runs the DOE department of teacher recruitment and quality.
And my goodness, as all well-behaved TFAers, Williams taught for 2 years in NYC schools: -- teacher: James Lick Middle School: 2003 – 2005 (2 years) - in San Francisco.
Of course she was appointed under Bloomberg:
And lookee here: She got married to Williams in October 2011.October 2012 – Present (3 years 1 month)March 2011 – Present (4 years 8 months)
The DOE is a factory for well-connected deformers and their families.
Here is a rule: major ed deformers like Williams marry other ed deformers.
So we have a head of teacher recruitment who is a 5th columnist - Wiki Def: A fifth column is any group of people who undermine a larger group—such as a nation or a besieged city—from within, usually in favor of an enemy group or nation.
Do ya think TFA has an in? The DOE is loaded with 5th column people.
As pointed out by Chaz's School Daze: Chancellor Carmen Farina Kept 80% Of The Bloomberg Managers At The DOE. -
When Mayor Bill de Blasio became Mayor and appointed Carmen Farina as Chancellor, most educators were hoping for a "spring cleaning" of the Bloomberg agenda at the DOE. However, it was obvious that many of the Bloomberg managers and their agendas remained relatively untouched by the new administration. Now Chalkbeat has reported that an astounding 80% of the Bloomberg era managers are still at the DOE and in the same or similar positions that they occupied under Bloomberg. Is it little wonder why the teacher in the trenches see little change in the hostile classroom environment or the "gotcha mentality" that presently exists?Of course you won't hear a peep from the Farina admin BFFs in the UFT. Chaz pointed out:
Despite the continued love affair between Chancellor Carmen Farina and UFT President Michael Mulgrew little has changed when it has come to DOE policy. Michael Mulgrew claimed at the Chapter Leader conference that the Chancellor could not remove them too rapidly because they are protected. Protected? My question since they are managers and at will employees how are they protected and couldn't the Chancellor remove them to positions that didn't include implementing policy? Of course she could and as for policies?I have an idea: Send Anne Martin Williams back to Middle School to get some brushing up - and loads of PD.
Linked in bio below the break.