DISTRICT DEEDS RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING LETTER FROM MITZI LIZARRAGA TODAY:
On March 9, 2016 at 10:44 am, I received an anonymous voicemail message on my work telephone in response to me exercising my right to speak my voice in my letter to the NAACP regarding the Lincoln incident.
The last time I checked, criticism of the government is protected by the First Amendment.
The woman who left this veiled threat to me was “uncomfortable” with my letter to Dr. Andre Branch, President of the San Diego NAACP in which I linked the failure of the current Superintendent Cindy Marten’s leadership, narcissism in 3-D, to the unrest at Lincoln High School.
Here is the letter I sent to Dr. Branch:
Dear Dr Branch,
The unfortunate situation at Lincoln High School is directly linked to Cindy Marten’s complete lack of understanding, lack of knowledge, and the poor decisions she had made during her ignominious failure as Superintendent. Her tenure reminds me of the Los Desaparecidos period in Argentina when people simply disappeared. Marten has removed a record number of experienced administrators, and silenced and emasculated the current group of principals. With the approaching March 15th deadline to notify administrators of a possible reassignment for the following school year, I predict that all vice principals and numerous principals will receive a letter to inform them of a possible reassignment next year due to leadership issues or the district’s desire to take the school in a different direction (leadership and new direction are never specifically defined). What a great way to continue with the low morale of school administrators and to appoint her lap-dog cronies.
Marten’s approach with high schools has created long-lasting disadvantages for our Lincoln students to compete academically, socially, and creatively in our ever-changing global world. My heart hurts for the students at Lincoln. While elected and appointed officials take credit for moving Lincoln forward, when you pullback the OZ curtain, evidence suggests that Lincoln continues to struggle, the school hasn’t changed much in several years, and the students are sick and tired of the disparities they encounter every day. The recent Lincoln incident was brewing for a long time. You can never keep the voices silent.
Wholesale improvements are needed with the nation’s 20th largest school district.
Our San Diego children and families need a new Superintendent. Marten should do the right thing and resign. San Diego deserves a Superintendent with demonstrated high school experiences and with a non-vindictive approach. This November the people of San Diego should elect new board members who will appoint a new Superintendent.
Mitzi Yates Lizarraga
Former SCPA Principal 2007-2014
I am wondering if any of the readers of District Deeds know the woman with this voice?
Here is message 6:
Who is this woman?
Who would encourage this kook to send me a warning?
I love San Diego and plan to return in the future to serve the public good of the community.
However, in her own words, she warns me to “…stay out of the business of San Diego at this point.”
Not going to happen!
What I hope will happen is for the San Diego Unified School District to be led by authentically competent caring elected and appointed leaders.
What I want to happen is for the school-site administrators to be supported and not feel under siege.
What I want to happen is for me to continue to feel protected by the First Amendment and from future strange and crazy anonymous messages.
The cowardice of this anonymous threat is evident…I had the courage to sign my name to my letter to the San Diego NAACP.
As an African-American Educator, I am painfully familiar with the terrible legacy of anonymous intimidations and threats.
Ms. Anonymous, who are you and who do you represent…and what will you and your cronies do to me if I return to San Diego?
If anyone recognizes the voice on this recording, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with this person’s identity.
And, by the way, Ms. Anonymous, I got your number – both literally AND figuratively.
I WILL NOT be silenced.
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If anything of the recent events nationally by violence between the police and the community has been learned, NO Justice can be served by covering up the video.
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