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Night on the town may give teachers at Bronx DNA high school a break

March 15, 2009 am31 12:44 am

The High School for Performance and Stagecraft may have caught a break. It has been an awful place to work at, a career-ender. It easily made it to the Do Not Apply list last summer.

We go out to relax, unwind, unburden ourselves. Stagecraft’s principal went out, and may have ‘unburdened’ his entire staff!

If Iris Blige is removed from the Fordham HS for the Arts, the teachers there may feel relief over escaping her, and pride in playing a role in showing her the door. Teachers at Performance and Stagecraft are more likely to feel that relief… but no pride here. Their abusive principal seems to have effectively brought himself down.

The New York Post reports:


A Bronx high-school principal was busted for allegedly smashing into two cars while driving drunk and fleeing.

Mark Sweeting, of the Bronx HS of Performance and Stagecraft, was charged with DWI, driving with a suspended license, and leaving the scene of an accident, records show.

“Yes! More shots!” said Sweeting, 41, when police tried to give him a Breathalyzer test on Feb. 25, according to a legal complaint.

I understand he has been reassigned…

With some luck we’ll be able to pull Stagecraft off the Do Not Apply list. Stay tuned.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. diguistedatthesiteofher permalink
    March 15, 2009 am31 4:16 am 4:16 am

    I envy this school staff because their principal did something stupid
    which caused him to get rid of himself. Yes, if any of these principals or administrators “act the fool” out in the real world, the world of law enforcement will lock them up like nothing….wouldn’t give a hoot what the chancellor says or anyone else. The sad fact is, they are usually replaced by someone just as bad or worse, because the NYCDOE breeds these subhumans! I wish the staff luck,….someone on the staff at this school must have really been fasting and praying up a storm!!

  2. A Friend! permalink
    March 4, 2011 am31 9:42 am 9:42 am

    I know Mark Sweeting personally! Yes, he IS a great guy who LOVESSSS the kids of this city. Having worked with him over the years and watched him grow up in the Bronx, NY, I was very HAPPY that he received such an honor to be an example to the kids of the Bronx, NY. Yes, he made a BIGGG Mistake! And YESS, he has regretted that ONE DAY OF FAILURE! But should we throw him out ALTOGETHER? Do WE as people, educators, and human beings NOT believe in Second Chances? My view: Put him BACK into the classroom under “strong supervision” and let him work from there. RIGHT NOW, him sitting and working in a District office “somewhere” negates his wonderful Talents, AND his Love for our NYC children. HY are we paying his salary as a teacher–if he cant be just that: A Teacher!! GIVE HIM ONE MORE CHANCE!! Yess, if he messes up–Both Inside/Outside the classroom–SHOW HIM THE DOOR! Lets have “Forgiveness and Compassion” be a part of our lives everyday. We ALL have made mistakes! Whom among is “Perfect?”

  3. September 6, 2011 pm30 12:04 pm 12:04 pm

    Mr. Sweeting was kind, hardworking, humble, good principal; he would greet every teacher, take time to talk to you about each student, enter your class at any moment; he really love school. I am very sorry he got into this trouble, but who does not have a bad day? Mr. Sweeting I hope you go back to school, we need you. God bless you and your family. Thanks for giving the opportunity to teach in your school.

    • September 6, 2011 pm30 12:07 pm 12:07 pm

      Thanks for giving me the opportunity to teach there. Have a nice day. FL teacher.

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