Deer Chase Elementary principal reassigned

Friday, May 1, 2009 10:47 AM
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A Richmond County school official confirmed this morning that the Deer Chase Elementary School principal has been removed from the school.

Director of Public Information Louis Svehla had little information on the situation, but said Rachel McRae has been reassigned elsewhere in the school system.

Ms. McRae was named as the school’s first principal when Deer Chase opened in 2006.

The situation is a personnel matter being investigated by Richmond County Superintendent Dana Bedden, Mr. Svehla said.

Retired Principal Georgette Magwood is serving as the interim principal at Deer Chase.

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georgiastoryteller
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georgiastoryteller 05/01/09 - 02:17 pm
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Lord help her if Bedden's

Lord help her if Bedden's 'investigating." I would think IA would have this. They stick their nose in everybody else's business! Oh, why doesn't Mr. Swehla have all the "information?" He has info for everything else, and it's usually wrong, at that. Go figure. Wonder if the Chronicle will publish her forthcoming transfer letter or letter of reprimand or whatever she's got coming. LORD help her.

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kymmy28 05/02/09 - 12:36 am
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Amen! This is still being

Amen! This is still being investigated, no charges, what are the allegations since it is being publicized in the news? I hope that Dr. Bedden, Mr. Svehla and the Augusta Chronicle are willing to follow up and clarify/announce if this administrator comes out clean and is not guilty of any wrongdoing.

Whatthetruth
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Whatthetruth 05/02/09 - 02:09 am
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In the Richmond Co. schools,

In the Richmond Co. schools, the truth does not matter, if an investigation is open, the allegations will be proven, regardless of any evidence, or facts. Hearsay and click gossip is all that is necessary. Someone has to take the fall and it certainly won't be those getting paid the biggest bucks!

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Tots 05/02/09 - 10:22 am
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This story is so

This story is so incomplete.Could this have been because someones child had to be discilined now they are makeing all this trouble.I liked her.Found her to be fair.That school is run with to much politics.Just look at the way the students were zoned to go to school there.

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WClark40 05/02/09 - 12:08 pm
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Make sure you open the book

Make sure you open the book and read the whole book before you comment I know from personal experience that she's guilty of hold lot more than she's being charge with.

georgiastoryteller
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georgiastoryteller 05/02/09 - 01:23 pm
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PARENT--learn to spell and

PARENT--learn to spell and write. HOLD is not the same thing as WHOLE. And it's charged, not charge.

lycoris
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lycoris 05/02/09 - 04:20 pm
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PARENT you need to use spell

PARENT you need to use spell check before you submit something on line. How is that you know so much about her personal life? When did you become the Judge and Jury? Last time I checked, there are two sides to a story. Right now only one side is being told. This is how rumors initiate, someone does not have the complete story or thinks that they know what is going on and tells someone else. Stop being a HATER!
I know that she will be cleared of the allegations but because of people like you, her reputation will be tarnished.

georgiastoryteller
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georgiastoryteller 05/02/09 - 09:37 pm
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amen, lycoris.

amen, lycoris.

Former Teacher
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Former Teacher 05/02/09 - 10:04 pm
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Well, 1st clearly none of you

Well, 1st clearly none of you have ever worked with or for McRae. Dr. Bedden is the best thing that has happend to Discusta, Ga. The RCBOE has been ran by the GOOD OLE BOY system for too long! Now all of you are P... Off because the slackers are getting what was coming. It servers her well, every ones gravy train has to end at some point. And I totally agree with the PARENT, in the fact that she BETTER BE GLAD that Falsifying student records is the only thing she is being investigated for! Lycoris, kristinaj907, kymmy28 and anyone else who is UNINFORMED and any other Rachel FOLLOWERS for that matter. And the SPELL CHECK crew needs to get a life, focus on the issues (Typical of Ignorant People) which are: The PRINCIPAL CLEARLY WAS NOT DOING WHAT WAS RIGHT FOR ALL STUDENTS! Instead of ATTACKING parents that are clearly concerned for their childred SUPPORT them. This is clearly why GEORGIA schools RANK 48th in the COUNTRY. So PLEASE get the facts before you all get on this we HATE Dr. Bedden, We love Rachel M kick! And LYCORIS if I pay taxes I am THE JUDGE AND JURY! AND I AM AN EDUCATOR! PEOPLE PEOPLE PEOPLE open your eyes, or let her be your child administrator!

Whatthetruth
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Whatthetruth 05/03/09 - 01:05 am
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ROTFLOL... former teacher,

ROTFLOL... former teacher, apparently you worked in Richmond co. too. It appears you know more than anyone expressing an opinion in this blog. Contrary to popular belief the GOOD OLE BOY system is alive and well !! Just better hidden. Poor students and employees of Richmond County

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corgimom 05/03/09 - 01:18 am
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So Former Teacher, if you

So Former Teacher, if you knew she was falsifying records, why didn't you report it? And if you knew she was guilty of doing more, why aren't you giving your statement to an investigator?

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Craig Spinks 05/03/09 - 02:11 am
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AMEN, Former Teacher!

AMEN, Former Teacher!

GaMedic
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GaMedic 05/03/09 - 03:14 am
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The issues include the fact

The issues include the fact that, like "Parent," some folks who post clearly didn't receive the education they needed and for that I am truly sorry. And "Former Teacher,"your post would be better received if you calmed down and wrote like an educator; using all upper-case letters is equal to screaming (rude), in addition to other errors that detract from your opinion. Pointing that out doesn't make me ignorant, it makes me smart. Your tax dollars do not make you the judge and jury but give you the right to voice your opinion at BOE meetings. And I agree with corgimom, if you have information about wrongdoing, put your money where your mouth is and report it!
I happen to like Dr. Bedden. But until the investigation is completed, the article printed above should suffice. Too many times articles are printed about investigations but when the person is cleared, the damage to their name/reputation is done. Good news doesn't make the same splash as bad news. Ask Richard Jewell. (Google for that story about a wronged hero!)

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patriciathomas 05/03/09 - 04:57 am
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All this article says is that

All this article says is that the principal has been reassigned for personal reasons and is being investigated. No details, no accusations, just facts, and not many of them. The projection and extrapolation is from information gathered elsewhere or from rumor and seems to have the posters upset. This article simply explains the change of principals, a fact noticed by all school personnel.

Former Teacher
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Former Teacher 05/03/09 - 01:26 pm
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To respond to Corgimom. I

To respond to Corgimom. I would like to say that all things that occured while I was employed at DC were properly repoted and investigated. And since you are so concerned about the investigation, please go to the RCBOE and request to view her files under the Open Records Act. So, stop attacking me and find out the facts!
To respond to GaMedic, the blog we are posting messages to is just that...a blog. We are not completing an APA formatted paper, so stop spending your blog characters grading me. If I CHOOSE TO TYPE IN ALL CAPS, I WILL! Ga Medic, this is exactly why are studnets are not getting what they need in RC. People like you who are so concerned about SAVING the Administrator and not about the students thus CRCT scores, graduation rates, teen pregnancy rates, and violence rates in Richmond County. Very typical, please DO YOUR RESEARCH! And I will direct you to view her files under the Open Records Act as well. You need to stick to the Medical field because you clearly are unaware of the issues in the Richmond County School System. :)

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georgiastoryteller 05/03/09 - 02:27 pm
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I can tell you, FORMER

I can tell you, FORMER TEACHER, that some individuals blogging here have worked for Dr. B and he is not all he's cracked up to be. Be glad that you have never had anyone say anything negative about you worthy of an "investigation" because you would see that there is another side to the politics being promoted at the BOE. I am praying for Rachel to be strong and make it through this. I'm glad you're a FORMER teacher--you're probably the type that YELLS AT THE CLASS and is angry all the time.

georgiastoryteller
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georgiastoryteller 05/03/09 - 02:32 pm
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OH YEAH--Former Teacher, can

OH YEAH--Former Teacher, can we have your name so we can look at YOUR records while we're all down there looking at hers??

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HYPOCRITES 08 05/03/09 - 03:19 pm
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Why don't you publish your

Why don't you publish your own name and let everyone look at your life?

georgiastoryteller
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georgiastoryteller 05/03/09 - 03:24 pm
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Obviously, HYPOCRITES 08, you

Obviously, HYPOCRITES 08, you fail to see the sarcasm in my suggestion. My point is that WHY would anyone want to go look at someone's "Open Records" file for anything other than to use information against them? Think about it. Either that or they have too much time on their hands.

Former Teacher
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Former Teacher 05/03/09 - 05:47 pm
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ROTFLMBO! FUNNY FUNNY FUNNY!

ROTFLMBO! FUNNY FUNNY FUNNY! Kristinaj907, once again here you go attacking me. I am a former teacher of RCBOE but I am still an eductor in another school system. I also will be praying for Rachel, but wrong is wrong and right is right. And I have no need to publish my name IDIOT because I have not done ANYTHING to be investigated for. Let me guess, you think that they had a freakn hat and pulled her name out of it and decided to investigated her because she was just too cute to have a job like that? HUMMMM, NOT! And no I do not YELL at my studnets, I am quite aware of the teachers and administrators duties and responsibilities! Swing by the BOE and pick a copy up. Furthermore, I am not glad that anyone is being investigated BUT the law is the law! And you reference another side of politics being promoted....well lets discuss. First lets talk about how McRae received this job originally (Good Ole Boy Politics), lets discuss the fact that this administrator had just received her Specialist the same summer she was given the job, and the list goes on and on. Don't toss the TERM discuss, because that isn't where we should go with this convo! :) SMOOCHES

georgiastoryteller
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georgiastoryteller 05/03/09 - 06:11 pm
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FORMER

FORMER TEACHER-ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. Oh, I'm not gonna kiss your butt if that's what you're asking. You are an angry individual and you may need to examine another profession before your students mimic your behavior. Oh, I appreciate your calling names, just like the kids on the playground. AND, I know more about this situation than I care to divulge here. Yes, we all have personnel files. You are no more perfect than she. Wait until someone reports you for "alleged" incidents and I'll bet you'll feel differently, DARLING.

Former Teacher
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Former Teacher 05/03/09 - 07:14 pm
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LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL at you!

LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL at you! I'm sure I know as much as you do silly lady! Be more careful of who you insult! Keep these posts coming, I love it! Look at you..... I KNOW MORE THAN I CARE TO DIVULGE!!!!!!!!!!! LOL LOL LOL! ROTFLOL! Kristinaj907, don't bite off more than you can CHEW!

georgiastoryteller
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georgiastoryteller 05/03/09 - 07:53 pm
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YAWN. FT: Don't choke while

YAWN. FT: Don't choke while you're laughing.

Former Teacher
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Former Teacher 05/03/09 - 08:43 pm
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Don't you worry Krissy, I

Don't you worry Krissy, I wont! Still ROTFLMBO!

georgiastoryteller
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georgiastoryteller 05/03/09 - 10:36 pm
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uckmmfabaw, FT.

uckmmfabaw, FT.

Former Teacher
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Former Teacher 05/03/09 - 10:44 pm
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HMMMMMMMMMMM. What in the

HMMMMMMMMMMM. What in the world does that MESS mean Kriss? Please Clarify!

georgiastoryteller
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georgiastoryteller 05/03/09 - 10:45 pm
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I can't curse here. That's

I can't curse here. That's why I abbreviate. To be nice to the others in our company.

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Parental Reformist 05/04/09 - 11:02 am
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Bravo to Former Teacher. I

Bravo to Former Teacher. I agree with all that you have stated here. The Good Ole Boy System is on it's way out, (God willing, and with Dr. Bedden's strength.) Records being fudged, no documentation, having clicks, AYP scores falling, this happens in many schools, NOT JUST DEER CHASE! Dr. Bedden and the RCBOE are not to fault for unethical and unprofessional conduct on the part of principals. If concerned parents are strong enough to bring these matters to the attention of the Board,then they can be addressed. However, at most schools, teachers are not allowed to vocalize their opinions, or be heard, due to the power of the principal, and fear of repercussions. For those who diss Dr. Bedden, please hope that a man fighting to bring this school system into prosperity, can overcome. Any indiscretion on the part of a principal, who is supposed to be a leader and example should be investigated, even if it is unfounded, always better to be safe than sorry. The Board needs to protect the children at all costs, and that is what they are finally beginning to bring into focus.

Former Teacher
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Former Teacher 05/04/09 - 12:33 pm
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Kriss Kriss, you seem like

Kriss Kriss, you seem like the cursing type! And to think your educating our kids! So SAD!

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Bella79 05/04/09 - 04:27 pm
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I personally have nothing

I personally have nothing against Mrs. Mcrae. But I do believe that she was not ready to be in that type of position. I think that her maturity level was not quit where it should have been. I think she thought it was ok to act inappropriately towards the parents once they have had any type of interaction with her. I have personally experienced her negativity, and I feel that we need Educators that are more interested in the childrens education than making enemies.

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