posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 11:58 AM
I am a teacher that worked at Manchester Elementary School this year. I was there on June 10th and I know the students who had to walk that day.
This kind of tyrany and BS is what we as staff and students have been made to tolerate all year. This is not the first time that Tammy Holland has
done something outrageous and over the top because of some small infraction. This is simply the first time someone has been able to keep it from
being swept under the rug. Tammy Holland has been an administrator in CCS for years now and at many different schools. In all of her schools she has
done her best to beat down, berate and belittle ALL of the people who work under her. That is why, out of almost 30 teachers at Manchester, all but
eight of us have either taken jobs somewhere else or are actively looking to leave. NO ONE wants to work with her again. So please take my word for
it that EVERY person has suffered under the administration of Tammy Holland this school year.
Back to June 10th... Yes, these dozen or so children showed up to school with non-regulation clothes on. Last year the 5th graders were allowed to do
this. Not one of the 5th grade teachers told these children that it was OK. Students decided on their own to do this. Should it be a big deal? No,
it shouldn't. But any infraction, even minor, to Tammy Holland, is taken as a direct slap in the face to her absolute rule. Yes, these children
were denied breakfast and made to go to the office instead to try and contact parents. From there they were taken, without any of their teachers
being told where they were, out to the track and made to walk while one of the PE teachers watched. These students were also told that lunch may be
withheld from them that day if this "problem" wasn't fixed by a parent bringing them a change of clothes. Those kids walked for well over 2 hours
before one student took it upon himself to stop and refuse to go any further. Other children quickly followed suit and the PE teacher was heard
yelling at them to "get moving" and "don't make me call Mrs. Holland!" It wasn't long after that they were taken inside because Cental Office
had called an end to it. As for teachers being cowardly because we didn't go against her, we did. We did go out there with water bottles for them
and were able to snag them for just a few minutes before the PE teacher came by and took the bottles away. The track is completely open and without
many trees at all. They were walking in full-on sun the entire time. Yes, we go outside for recess every day and these same kids are the ones
running around and having a great time but our outside play is for 30 minutes, not 2 HOURS! The punishment did not fit the crime (if you can even
consider it a crime, which none of us teachers do) and was over the top ridiculous. But that, people, is Tammy Holland for those of you who don't
know her. She is her own particular brand of crazy. She needed to be fired years ago as she has done similar things in other schools and it has been
kept under wraps. I sincerely hope that this is her final straw.