Tag: Stafford County Schools

It’s Time to Rewrite StaffCo Schools’ Code of Conduct

We’ve addressed the #BananaMan incident in great length. We’ve also raised serious questions on the process followed by Stafford County Public Schools in recruiting, vetting and hiring administrators (see Dr. Karen Spillman). Of course, we strongly believe that the Board

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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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What Has “BananaMan” Taught Us? It’s Politics, Stupid!

I don’t know about you, but here in the Fredericksburg area—during the early autumn months of odd-numbered years—I am struck by how state roads that for two years prior remained pockmarked with Buick-sized potholes suddenly are milled and expertly paved.

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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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