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. Hosang, Marlon
  127. Iannelli, Laura Izzo 
  128. Ierardi, Eric
  129. Ingram, Joan
  130. Isern, Diana
  131. Inzerello, Anthony
  132. Jacobo, Astrid
  133. Jahoda, Rosemary
  134. Jarrett, Elizabeth
  135. Jimenez, David
  136. Jimenez, Yaira
  137. Jones, Kuvana
  138. Juman, Jillian
  139. Jusino, William
  140. Karaiskos, Loizos 
  141. Keyes, Dakota
  142. Khan, Mohamed
  143. Kim, Eujin Jaela
  144. King, Patricia
  145. Koza, Christina
  146. Kwait, Howard
  147. Kwateng, Kinsey
  148. Knight, Bertram
  149. Landeau, Reginald
  150. Lansner, Noah
  151. LePow, Jamie
  152. Lee, Doris
  153. Levinsky, Denise
  154. Lieberman, Bennett
  155. Ling, Carla
  156. Little, Jean
  157. Logan Smith, Angela
  158. Lolis, Evelyn
  159. Losquadro, Jennifer
  160. Lopes, Clemente
  161. Lopez, Glorimar
  162. Lubeck, Beth
  163. Luft, Lisa
  164. Lukas, Stephanie
  165. Lyons, Brendan
  166. Mahabir, Sharon
  167. Marco, Deanna
  168. Martuccio, Paul
  169. Mangar, Shawn
  170. Maniolios, Vasilios “Bill”
  171. Marks, Barry
  172. Marrero, Yvonne
  173. Mars, Lisa
  174. Martin, Anthony
  175. Martin, Deonne
  176. Martinez, Maria
  177. Martinez, Ralph
  178. McElroy, Sam
  179. McFarland, Adonna
  180. McGregor, Dahlia
  181. Mee, Kwong
  182. Memola, James
  183. Mendez, Ayo
  184. Mercedes, Robert
  185. Michaux, Debra
  186. Miller, Darlene
  187. Miller, Melissa
  188. Mills, Rose-Marie
  189. Minaya, Patricia
  190. Mitchell, Patricia
  191. Moise, Stanley
  192. Monheit, Neil
  193. Montalvo, Eugenia
  194. Monroe, Joan
  195. Mota, Indira
  196. Mule, Annamaria
  197. Mutakabbir, Khurshid 
  198. Munro, Linda
  199. Najera, Victoria
  200. Namnun, Ramon
  201. Nelson, Fred
  202. Newell, Bridgette
  203. Giuseppina Napolitano
  204. Newman, Adam
  205. Njoku, Uche
  206. O’Brien Tara
  207. Oakes, Lindsay
  208. Ogundimu, Charles (“Dr. O.”)
  209. Orban, Jessica
  210. Orbe, Pierre
  211. Ort, Suzie
  212. Ortega, Maria
  213. Ortiz, Liza
  214. Outerbridge, Kim
  215. Palmeri, Nicole
  216. Parache, Arelis 
  217. Parache, Carmen
  218. Pate, Tammy
  219. Paul, Valerie
  220. Pavlou, Miranda
  221. Pavone, Louis
  222. Paz, Magaly
  223. Andrew Pecorella
  224. Perdomo, Jorge
  225. Philemy, James
  226. Pichardo, Daniel
  227. Pinos, Barbara 
  228. Prashad, Anita
  229. Price Haynes, Pamela
  230. Polanco, Emmanuel
  231. Pulphus, Joyce
  232. Quail, James
  233. Ratra, Shweta
  234. Reilly, Anissa Chambers
  235. Resto, Vincent
  236. Polanco-Rivera, Jazmin
  237. Resto, Vincent
  238. Rojas, Katiria
  239. Romero, Jessica
  240. Rupnarain, Rudolph
  241. Rosado, Rosie
  242. Rosado, Maria
  243. Rosato-Lopes, Theresa
  244. Ross, Janice
  245. Rotondo, Paul
  246. Salcedo, Yira
  247. Salzberg, Danielle
  248. Santiago, Jeffrey
  249. Schwartz, Steven
  250. Scott Piazza, Karen
  251. Schult, Kevin
  252. Selenikas, Vivian
  253. Sertima, Tannis
  254. Shakespeare, Pauline
  255. Shelley, Kimberly
  256. Sherman, Ben
  257. Sim, Franklin
  258. Singh, Stefan
  259. Smith, Darwin
  260. Sochet, Sam
  261. Solomon, Joshua
  262. Soto, Indiana
  263. Soulette, Gregg
  264. Spencer, Adrienne
  265. Sperrazza, Charles
  266. Staton, Lynn
  267. Struhl Nasjletti, Meridith
  268. Tait, Samona Joe
  269. Tannenbaum, Sherry
  270. Thomas, Suzanne
  271. Thompson, Paul
  272. Toran, Monique
  273. Towles, Latishia
  275. Tucci, Antoinette
  276. Tucci, Sara
  277. Urena, Manuel
  278. Valcin, Geralda
  279. Vaughan, Melissa
  280. Van Brussel, Michelle
  281. Villegas, Maria
  282. Velazquez, Hector
  283. Wagner, Jason
  284. Waslawski, James
  285. Walsh, Fred
  286. Walsh, Stacy
  287. Weinstein, Michael
  288. White, Rushell
  289. Williams, Dionne
  290. Williams, Edele
  291. Williams, Melanie
  292. Winnicki, Alicja
  293. Yallowitz, Meri
  294. 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.

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