Administrators in Need of Improvement (ANOI) –(UPDATED AS OF JUNE 29, 2020)



Collaboration is key to a healthy and safe school community that fosters education for our 1.1 million students. Unfortunately, too many of our 1,800 schools communities have leaders that may not be the educational leaders that are greatly needed to foster this environment.

We asked the community to nominate not just principals, but any administrators that may be in need of improvement. This includes superintendents, assistant principals, Children’s First Support Network and cluster leaders.

Our hope is that by having this list out there positive change can occur to benefit the students, staff and entire school communities affected.

For nominations, please fill out this Administrator in Need of Improvement (ANOI) form


  • Does the school have incidents that go unreported?
  • Is there a lack of discipline and support?
  • Do routine requests for help or repairs get ignored?
  • Is there a high turnover of staff? Is staff targeted? 
  • Are parents targeted? 
  • Does the administrator violate the contract on such a regular basis?

In Addition to nominating an administrator, a parent or staff member can also use this form to send a complaint of moral character to the New York State Department of Education administrator-complaint-form-for-nysed

*Note: If an administrator feels they have been nominated in error, please email us at


  1. Abadia, G
  2. Abreu, Ysidro
  3. Acosta, Niefi
  4. Aker, Susan
  5. Albetta, Daniel
  6. Almonte, Lottie
  7. Amador, Carmen
  8. Amon, Rasheda
  9. Annio, Ursula
  10. Aquino, Leslie
  11. Aragona, Steven
  12. Atiles, Kathryn
  13. Azores, Sheila
  14. Baez, Awilda
  15. Bailey, Karen
  16. Barakat, Michael
  17. Baker, Lori
  18. Barnett, June
  19. Bastien, Dorald
  20. Belton, Renee
  21. Bernard, Anne
  22. Blank, Daryl
  23. Blige, Iris
  24. Bonilla, Robert
  25. Bornkamp, Kathleen
  26. Bove, Antonella
  27. Bray, Felicia
  28. Bradley, Brian
  29. Bradley, Jeanne
  30. Brown, James
  31. Brown, Marion
  32. Budhu, Michael
  33. Burnside, Robert
  34. Butcher, Bonnie
  35. Bye, Bridget
  36. Cabarcas, Berena
  37. Cabello, Irina
  38. Cadotte, Bayan
  39. Caeser, Lisette
  40. Cameron, Darlene
  41. Campbell, Georgia
  42. Cannon, Paul
  43. Caputo, Judy
  44. Catania, Patricia
  45. Centola, Alfredo
  46. Cameron, Maxine
  47. Capolongo, Elsi 
  48. Carrillo, Holger
  49. Casale, Joan
  50. Chin, Tyree
  51. Chin, Yvonne
  52. Choi, Rosa
  53. Cobb, Steven
  54. Cohen, Jodie
  55. Colon, Jacqueline
  56. Cook, Jaleelah
  57. Cookson, Kristi
  58. Cox, Kersandra
  59. Crespo, Miriam
  60. Cruz, Jose
  61. Cuba, Kattia
  62. Czemerinski, Fabiana
  63. D’Angelo, Dominick
  64. Darden, Gloria
  65. Davidson, Kimberlee
  66. Davis, Serge Marshall
  67. Delauney, Tricia
  68. DesForges, Marie
  69. Ditucci Cappiello, Donna
  70. DiGregorio, Alex
  71. Dickerson, Jeanna
  72. Drake, Julia
  73. Drummond, Tanya
  74. Donahue, Jean
  75. DuMornay, Gary
  76. Dwarka, Namita
  77. Maec Einsohn
  78. Ellman, Leslie
  79. Elvin, Kathleen
  80. Espinal, Rafaela
  81. Estrella, Alexandra
  82. Fagan, Jeanne
  83. Fanning, David
  84. Febus, Lisette
  85. Feijoo, Marisol
  86. Fiorentino, Annette
  87. Flynn, Tami
  88. Fredericksen, Sandra
  89. Foster, Celia
  90. Foti, Christina
  91. Gallardo, Janet
  92. Ganesh, Neil
  93. Garcia, Natalia
  94. Garg, Monika
  95. Gentile, Robert
  96. Geogerian, Doug
  97. Giordano, Annemarie 
  98. Deborah Glauner
  99. Green, Susan
  100. Grevenberg, Lisa
  101. Goldman, Amy
  102. Gomez, Denise 
  103. Goodman, Sarah
  104. Goodson, Lisa
  105. Haigler, Tamra
  106. Hamm, Katherine
  107. Han, Karen
  108. Hanin Hasweh
  109. Harper, Chavonne
  110. Hartley, Simone
  111. Hartnett, Catherine
  112. Hawkins, Greta
  113. Hazell, Kerry Ann
  114. Healy, Vincent
  115. Henry, Judy
  116. Henry Stephens, Ann Marie
  117. Hernandez, Frank
  118. Hernandez, Melitina
  119. Hert, Beth
  120. Hill, Linda
  121. Hinds, Rochelle
  122. Holstein, Rene
  123. Houlihan, Kaye
  124. Hoogenboom, Ari
  125. Hooks, Anthony
  126. Hope, Abidemi
  127. Hosang, Marlon
  128. Hyer, Melinda
  129. Iannelli, Laura Izzo 
  130. Ierardi, Eric
  131. Ingram, Joan
  132. Isern, Diana
  133. Inzerello, Anthony
  134. Jacobo, Astrid
  135. Jahoda, Rosemary
  136. Jarrett, Elizabeth
  137. Jimenez, David
  138. Jimenez, Yaira
  139. Jones, Kuvana
  140. Juman, Jillian
  141. Jusino, William
  142. Karaiskos, Loizos 
  143. Keyes, Dakota
  144. Khan, Mohamed
  145. Kim, Eujin Jaela
  146. King, Patricia
  147. Koza, Christina
  148. Kwait, Howard
  149. Kwateng, Kinsey
  150. Knight, Bertram
  151. Landeau, Reginald
  152. Lansner, Noah
  153. LePow, Jamie
  154. Lee, Doris
  155. Lieberman, Bennett
  156. Ling, Carla
  157. Little, Jean
  158. Logan Smith, Angela
  159. Lolis, Evelyn
  160. Losquadro, Jennifer
  161. Lopes, Clemente
  162. Lopez, Glorimar
  163. Lubeck, Beth
  164. Luft, Lisa
  165. Lukas, Stephanie
  166. Lyons, Brendan
  167. Mahabir, Sharon
  168. Marco, Deanna
  169. Martuccio, Paul
  170. Mangar, Shawn
  171. Maniolios, Vasilios “Bill”
  172. Marks, Barry
  173. Marrero, Yvonne
  174. Mars, Lisa
  175. Martin, Anthony
  176. Martin, Deonne
  177. Martinez, Maria
  178. Martinez, Ralph
  179. McElroy, Sam
  180. McFarland, Adonna
  181. McGregor, Dahlia
  182. Mee, Kwong
  183. Memola, James
  184. Mendez, Ayo
  185. Mercedes, Robert
  186. Michaux, Debra
  187. Miller, Darlene
  188. Miller, Melissa
  189. Mills, Rose-Marie
  190. Minaya, Patricia
  191. Mitchell, Patricia
  192. Moise, Stanley
  193. Monheit, Neil
  194. Montalvo, Eugenia
  195. Monroe, Joan
  196. Mota, Indira
  197. Mule, Annamaria
  198. Mutakabbir, Khurshid 
  199. Munro, Linda
  200. Najera, Victoria
  201. Namnun, Ramon
  202. Nelson, Fred
  203. Newell, Bridgette
  204. Giuseppina Napolitano
  205. Newman, Adam
  206. Njoku, Uche
  207. O’Brien Tara
  208. Oakes, Lindsay
  209. Ogundimu, Charles (“Dr. O.”)
  210. Orban, Jessica
  211. Orbe, Pierre
  212. Ort, Suzie
  213. Ortega, Maria
  214. Ortiz, Liza
  215. Outerbridge, Kim
  216. Palmeri, Nicole
  217. Parache, Arelis 
  218. Parache, Carmen
  219. Pate, Tammy
  220. Paul, Valerie
  221. Pavlou, Miranda
  222. Pavone, Louis
  223. Paz, Magaly
  224. Andrew Pecorella
  225. Perdomo, Jorge
  226. Philemy, James
  227. Pichardo, Daniel
  228. Pinos, Barbara 
  229. Prashad, Anita
  230. Price Haynes, Pamela
  231. Polanco, Emmanuel
  232. Pulphus, Joyce
  233. Quail, James
  234. Ratra, Shweta
  235. Reilly, Anissa Chambers
  236. Resto, Vincent
  237. Polanco-Rivera, Jazmin
  238. Resto, Vincent
  239. Rojas, Katiria
  240. Romero, Jessica
  241. Rupnarain, Rudolph
  242. Rosado, Rosie
  243. Rosado, Maria
  244. Rosato-Lopes, Theresa
  245. Ross, Janice
  246. Rotondo, Paul
  247. Salcedo, Yira
  248. Salzberg, Danielle
  249. Santiago, Jeffrey
  250. Schwartz, Steven
  251. Scott Piazza, Karen
  252. Schneider, Brett
  253. Schult, Kevin
  254. Selenikas, Vivian
  255. Sertima, Tannis
  256. Shakespeare, Pauline
  257. Shelley, Kimberly
  258. Sherman, Ben
  259. Sim, Franklin
  260. Singh, Stefan
  261. Smith, Darwin
  262. Sochet, Sam
  263. Solomon, Joshua
  264. Soto, Indiana
  265. Soulette, Gregg
  266. Spencer, Adrienne
  267. Sperrazza, Charles
  268. Staton, Lynn
  269. Struhl Nasjletti, Meridith
  270. Tait, Samona Joe
  271. Tannenbaum, Sherry
  272. Thomas, Suzanne
  273. Thompson, Paul
  274. Toran, Monique
  275. Towles, Latishia
  277. Tucci, Antoinette
  278. Tucci, Sara
  279. Urena, Manuel
  280. Valcin, Geralda
  281. Vaughan, Melissa
  282. Van Brussel, Michelle
  283. Villegas, Maria
  284. Velazquez, Hector
  285. Wagner, Jason
  286. Waslawski, James
  287. Walsh, Fred
  288. Walsh, Stacy
  289. Weinstein, Michael
  290. White, Rushell
  291. Williams, Dionne
  292. Williams, Edele
  293. Williams, Melanie
  294. Winnicki, Alicja
  295. Yallowitz, Meri
  296. Zirin, Ronald


  1. Another point I would like to make (and this is perhaps the strongest reason why I would so adamantly discourage people from working under the leadership of Ganesh is simply the length that this man is willing to go to in order to fulfill his agenda. It’s commonplace to hear stories about administrators going after staff who disagree with them, or argue with them, or question them, or file complaints, etc…but this man will without hesitation go after the people on his side who are actually loyal to him if he feels that he has to do that to get where he needs to be!!! I’ve witnessed it happen.

  2. Another point I would like to make (and this is perhaps the strongest reason why I would so adamantly discourage people from working under the leadership of Ganesh is simply the length that this man is willing to go to in order to fulfill his agenda. It’s commonplace to hear stories about administrators going after staff who disagree with them, or argue with them, or question them, or file complaints, etc…but this man will without hesitation go after the people on his side who are actually loyal to him if he feels that he has to do that to get where he needs to be!!! I’ve witnessed it happen.

    • Juan Mendez, Luis Santiago,need to be put on the list. They are the absolute worst. They are an embarrassment to the education system.

  3. I nominate A.P.Ellen Campeas of the H.S. of Health Careers & Sciences. Defensive and vindictive; targeted me. She was buddy-buddies with the last Principal, but ask the new Principal (Trejo) what he thinks of her.

    • I completely agree: she can’t lead and is a bully.

    • Elizabeth Brown

      Jim Geist had to be removed from the NYC Dept. of Education for reasons unbeknownst to our school. He is the type who had multiple lawsuits pending; he was a recalcitrant teacher always pushing the envelope-purposely not following rules and stirring up trouble.He caused trouble from day one. In addition, and most importantly, his teaching skills were deficient. We didn’t hire him. He came to us in a UFT transfer where the prior principal gave him a satisfactory rating just to get rid of him. A dangerous man, who thankfully can never reach in NYC again. The arbitrator at his hearing said he’d never seen a person so blind to their own shortcomings and issues in all his years.

  4. Are submissions to this list still being taken? I have a couple I’d consider adding.

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    • Amanda Lazerson of IS 162K is a horribly abusive principal. She illegally excessed a 20+ year veteran so that her friend from her temple who was a new teacher could have a job. She went after the UFT chapter leader with phony 3020a charges, and despite all the evidence that he was a superior teacher, the hearing officer terminated him. Now she’s targeting the new chapter leader. She illegally changed the school to a 16 period schedule, and despite the fact that the staff refused to SBO it, says she could do it anyway. She has targeted veteran teachers ever since her reign of terror began. The District 32 superintendent, Sheila Gorski, refuses to believe any of the complaints, and makes up excuses, like “Maybe they weren’t tech savvy.” Both Amanda Lazerson and Sheila Gorski must go.

  6. Can comments be turned on for the new additions? I have some information I’d like to add for some of these but didn’t see a comment box.

  7. Please please please send Koza that email.

  8. Can we nominate Assistant Principals? I have a doozy.

  9. I nominate Doris Lee, principal of Village Academy in Far Rockaway.

    This principal has been instated for 10 years at the school and has had a revolving door of teacher employment because of the terrible work conditions. All teachers are asked to smile and if they do not are reprimanded for it. If you disagree with any thing and make the mistake of voicing that opinion you are met with hostility and unjustified disciplinary action. She micromanages every single subject areas curriculum and grading but hasn’t actually provided a curriculum to begin with. If you are sick or have to be out of work on a Monday or a Friday she immediately accuses you of extending your weekend and threatens disciplinary action. She is so negative that not ONE substitute in two years has come to the school. She also claims that there is no money in the budget EVERY year. Even the current one where the school was invited to be apart of the Bronx Plan collaborative. She has teachers that have worked with her since the school opened who she doesn’t respect or consider effective. The UFT representative is in bed with the principal so teachers are unable to complain or go to him for actual protection or advice. The UFT rep is given privileges and leadership positions from the principal to continue pushing her agenda and not that of his colleagues and is used often for this principals agenda.

    • 100% agree. Zero support given to any teachers, especially new ones. classrooms micromanaged and no real curriculum support given. ZERO positive feedback. When asked what disciplinary procedures are for the start of the school year, there is no real answer given – because there are none!
      A first year teacher was discontinued – not because he was a bad teacher (he received an effective rating) but because his position was not available in the school any more and D.r Lee refused to do the extra paperwork to have him let go without any mark on his name, stating it was the only option for her to do.
      She is a horrific leader

  10. I nominate Andrea Story of PS 129 John H Finley. The woman is woefully incompetent and extremely unprofessionally. She uses the word “retarded” and harassed both teachers and students.

  11. I nominate Melitina Hernandez of PS129 Mahalia Jackson in Harlem ,
    For cruel and inhumane punishment to Veteran Teachers and teachers with disabilities.

  12. Nominate Lisa Velazquez PS112. A dear friend of A. Estrella. She bully and intimidates tenured and non tenured teachers. Estrella and her friends are ruining what’s left of District 4.

  13. Principal Accardi of Flushing High School is a living disaster. When he was on the rehiring committee back in 2018 he rehired developing teachers over effective teachers. He also rehired based on how many students you passed. He hired almost all new teaches and some real losers while many good teachers were sent to the ATR pool. He wants young untenured teachers who will do whatever he tells them. Now the school’s Regents scores have dropped. He inflated the graduation rate by giving out free credits, not allowing any teacher to give below 55 for any grade even if the student didn’t do an assignment or if it was plagiarized and he signed off on over 100 appeals for failing Regents grades. He also makes APs give out handouts and has the APs grade them to help make up credits. The increase in graduation rate is bogus. He just had to justify hiring all those lousy teachers.

  14. The principal from MS 158, Henry Schandel, should be added to this list from Bayside. There’s an overall lack of discipline at the school. It’s as if he’s afraid to enforce discipline at the school, & the kids know it. He rarely suspends any students nor keeps parents informed of anything. Poor leadership!!

  15. Deanna Marco is vindictive, micromanages and forces teachers to fill out surveys in drama room to ensure the school gets a good rating. Has her spies that go around and report everything back to her. The UFT rep Shay Vanname is a personal friend, as are the majority of her staff, who sleeps over her house during snowstorms. She picks 1 teacher per year to torment and then discontinues them at the very end of the year. She has the highest turnover rate in the district and is very proud of this. She takes special education students and puts them in regular education classes totally ignoring the requirements on their IEP, as a way to further torment the teacher she is tormenting that year, using the special education teacher essentially as a para professional. She is a disgusting human being and LOVES confrontation (her words). All she cares about it her reputation and power which is why she broke up with her boyfriend who was the custodian at the school she came from, PS 295, when she first because the assistant principal.

  16. Suffering Teacher at MAST

    Allika Thompson-Young is horrible for teachers. Manipulates teachers to fill out surveys positively with free lunch and fun energizers in her room to ensure the school gets a good rating. Has multiple spies that go around and report everything back to her. Discontinued many great teachers and hired buddies from her failing middle school to replace them. Lets kids play games and makes it look like academic achievement. Must waste first 10 minutes of class “energizing the class” with non-school material, otherwise, you’re not taking students feelings into consideration. The UFT rep was denied Tenure despite all the work he does for the school environment and students, and she skillfully dissolved all UFT presence in the school, making it look like his fault. Teachers who are not her buddy are in trouble of being rated ineffective! Sends her minions to observe on worst days possible, like day after break and day before break. If she observes a good lesson, doesn’t rate you on it, only bad lessons, especially if you’re not tenured. If kids aren’t passing, will make your life hell to pass them, even when they don’t deserve it. She takes SpEd students and puts them in regular education classes, effectively ignoring the requirements on their IEP, making classes hell for teachers and students alike. Hampers the progress of every other capable student in the class because one kid isn’t passing. She wants new, untenured teachers, that will follow her whim and allow themselves to be taken advantage of. Took away all prep time and parental engagement and replaced with garbage baby tasks to make the school look good, made school day longer without teacher consent. Very good at circumventing system and fooling many with her feel-good techniques, has ruined many teacher lives. God help us all

    • One of the AP’s was kicked out after working at the school for 10 years because he was very experienced (expensive). He was the best administrator out of the bunch. How does a new principal have the power to remove a hardworking AP who was there for 10 years? A storm is coming at this school.

  17. Enough is enough

    KAREN SOLOMON …. she has falsely acuse people , discriminate and harassed employees! She has even switched schools due to staff complaints.

  18. Greer Phillips isn’t on here? After the NYTimes article about the illegal School Shooting Drill from 2012 or whatever I’m honestly shocked…

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