Determined

Judith Perez, principal of Hancock Park Elementary School in Los Angeles, found herself stuck with a veteran teacher -- pushed out of another school -- whom she called "a total incompetent." Perez committed herself to either making this teacher improve or forcing her out. "I was a [teachers] union leader,” Perez said. “I believe in teachers’ rights and protections.... But my bottom line is I’m in this profession for children.... Basically, I dedicated my year to getting rid of this teacher.”
la-me-teacher03-01_kixvhync

( Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times )

Judith Perez, principal of Hancock Park Elementary School in Los Angeles, found herself stuck with a veteran teacher -- pushed out of another school -- whom she called "a total incompetent." Perez committed herself to either making this teacher improve or forcing her out. "I was a [teachers] union leader,” Perez said. “I believe in teachers’ rights and protections.... But my bottom line is I’m in this profession for children.... Basically, I dedicated my year to getting rid of this teacher.”

  • Email E-mail
  • add to Twitter Twitter
  • add to Facebook Facebook
  • Home Delivery Home Delivery

PHOTO GALLERIES

TOP VIDEO

CONNECT WITH US


2013 YEAR IN REVIEW
Look for this special section in your
Baltimore Sun newspaper on Dec. 29, 2013.
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Google Plus
  • RSS Feeds
  • Mobile Alerts and Apps

Contact Us | Newsroom directory | Social Sun