Our Teacher was Forced Out of her Career without Notice: Reinstate Holly Jardine’s Job at Falconridge School

________________________________________ A petition of the local community of Falconridge, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Addressed to: Naomi Johnson Ray Jones CBE Chief Superintendent Alderman, Ward 5 Jeff Johnson Dianne Yee Minister of Education Area III Director ________________________________________ WE THE UNDERSIGNED WOULD LIKE TO BRING YOUR ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING PROBLEM WITH RECOMMENDATIONS: Preamble: Ms. Jardine was a beloved, highly respected, and hard-working teacher. Attending Falconridge for 5 years at our elementary school, she made sure to meet the needs of all students academically, socially, and emotionally. Ms. Jardine was forced out of her teaching job, with no notice on April 8, 2013. Ms. Jardine was mistreated by the principal, Patty Numan. Patty Numan said she was too young and would not know how to teach children. Patty Numan said because she did not bear her own children; therefore she would not understand how to teach children. Patty Numan was aggressive and negative towards Ms. Jardine. She treated her less favourably than other teachers. Patty Numan believed Ms. Jardine had a perceived illness and therefore was not a good teacher. Ms. Jardine was energetic and healthy. Patty Numan said Ms. Jardine did not have relationships with parents, students, and teachers. Ms. Jardine developed strong relationships with all parties. Patty Numan would yell at Ms. Jardine in front of students and parents. The CBE (Calgary Board of Education) ignored all Ms. Jardine’s complaints of Patty Numan’s mistreatment. The CBE did not allow Ms. Jardine to appeal being forced out of her job. The CBE is attempting to take away her Alberta teaching certificate and has stopped reference letters; now Ms. Jardine is not able to secure another job. ________________________________________ Recommendations: 1. REINSTATE HOLLY JARDINE’S TEACHING JOB AT FALCONRIDGE SCHOOL WITH THE SAME CONTINUOUS CONTRACT. 2. HAVE THE CBE GIVE A POSITIVE REFERENCE LETTER TO MS. JARDINE. 3. STOP THE CBE FROM TAKING AWAY HER ALBERTA TEACHING CERTIFICATE. ________________________________________ The undersigned do herby request and petition these recommendations to be met. We lost a very good teacher. The CBE has lost a great asset to the education system.

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