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

  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.

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