As I often have in the past, when someone makes a comment that I do not want to see buried on an old post, I put it on the frontpage. I received the following comment from Tredyffrin Easttown Educational Association President Debra Ciamacca. Per her request, I have removed the teacher email. In removing the post, I stated that I was forwarded this email from a T/E parent who had received it from a teacher. I just contacted the T/E parent and they reconfirmed that the email they received from a teacher did not contain any confidentiality statement on the email nor did it have a signature of the writer.
I believe that the TESD budget situation is an extremely important topic for all residents. Equally important is that all sides be allowed the freedom to express their opinions. Below is Debra Ciamacca’s comment in its entirety.
First of all, let me say that you were not authorized to print an email from me to the teachers in this District. If you read the entire email, you will see that there is a Confidentiality agreement at the bottom.
I am asking you to remove this email from your blog immediately.
Secondly, to insinuate that teachers would hold grades over the heads of parents or children is so utterly defamatory I don’t know where to begin. Personally, as a former Marine Corps officer who served her country HONORABLY for five years, I would NEVER use grades to hurt children or parents. I have taught for TEN years in this school district as a teacher….and I do not appreciate having my reputation or the reputation of the other teachers in this district dragged through the mud.
As far as a “conflict of interest”….it is NOT a conflict of interest to stand up for the educational program and the children of this District.
Debra A. Ciamacca President,
Tredyffrin Easttown Education Association