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Colonial Forge HS Principal Karen Spillman Resigns

Per an announcement this evening from Stafford County Public Schools, Karen Spillman has resigned as Colonial Forge High School’s principal. The Free-Lance Star has reported that the “Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education Lisa Martin will supervise the school until an

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LeavingMyMarc.com FOIAs StaffCo Schools Over Spillman Hiring

Today, LeavingMyMarc.com decided to submit a Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Va. Code Section 22-3700 et seq.) request to get to the bottom of what was actually known when Dr. Karen Spillman was originally hired as an assistant principal in

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POLL: Is Colonial Forge HS Principal Karen Spillman Capable of Serving Effectively, Given Revelations About Her Past and Her Handling of the BananaMan Incident?

[poll id=”3″]   Colonial Forge’s Banana-Republic Dictator Has Record of Public Intoxication Breaking News: Colonial Forge Principal’s Heavy-Handed Past  

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Accountability – It Doesn’t Come Cheap

Could a lack of accountability by the Stafford County School Board have led to the hiring of Dr. Karen Spillman, the Colonial Forge High School principal who we discovered—through publicly available sources—was convicted in 2007 in Prince William County, Virginia

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BananaMan Saga Ends, But StaffCo Schools “Accountability” Controversy Continues

As we reported last night, Stafford County Schools Superintendent Randy Bridges acted smartly and decisively to end the #BananaMan brouhaha; Superintendent Bridges’ formal statement apologized for actions taken [by the Colonial Forge High School principal Dr. Karen Spillman and deputies

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Colonial Forge’s Banana-Republic Dictator Has Record of Public Intoxication

The recent “Banana Man” incident at Colonial Forge High School has brought to light some serious past actions regarding Principal Karen Spillman. LeavingMyMarc.com has uncovered that Prince William County police charged “Karen C. Spillman” with Public Intoxication in July 2007 (click

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UMW Communication Professor Anand Rao on Colonial Forge High School Free Speech Controversy

Professor Rao isn’t the only one speaking out about the violation of student’s free speech rights in the wake of the Banana Man controversy. His daughter, Tizrah Rao, is a Colonial Forge High School student who became engulfed in the

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