Now that the hearing is over and the verdict in it is time we show to what extent DR Alison Coviello; Principal and Ed.d at PS 154 in the Bronx will go through to misremember facts and share the world with her version of truthiness.
In a 3020-a hearing in March of 2014 concerning a different teacher from PS 154 DR Alison Coviello; Principal and Ed.d at PS 154 was asked if she knew Michael Agona. Here is her testimony(CLICK TO ENLARGE):
In my hearing, back in December, BFF AP Jessica Cruz when asked about The Email and knowledge of Michael Agona testified thusly (CLICK TO ENLARGE);
When asked, "Okay and do you agree with me that you description for CCLR more explicit as a
result of consultation with the DOE employee by the name of Michael Laguna [phonetic]?" Coviello responds;
After talking through with him the types of support that would be beneficial it seemed like it was my duty to kind of think through the possibility that even though we want all teachers to improve after the support we give them that the reality is that may not happen. And so I needed to be diligent in both giving Mr. Zucker a fair, specificand explicit description of what I was expecting.
So Michael Agona was there to help me? Even though according to his job description he helps principals discipline unsatisfactory teachers (Item #9)?
Or when asked about the first time she and Agona spoke and what they spoke about Coviello replies;
I don't know his exact job title...I believe he reached out to me... I mean I can't recall specifics, but talked through how to support teachers who might struggle, and to support them in a really robust
Robust? What am I? A salad dressing?
But in hindsight I am willing to give Coviello the benefit of the doubt that Agona called her. In the interrogatories my lawyer Bryan Glass and I obtained from Agona he came to the Labor Support Unit, run by that all around great person, Naeemah Lamont, each August to get his marching orders for the year. Someone, and I bet I know who ***COUGH COUGH*** DR Alison Coviello; Principal and Ed.d at PS 154 in the Bronx ***COUGH COUGH*** gave my name to Lamont. Even though Coviello under sworn testimony said Agona asked her who needs "guidance," and she gave him my name, as well as others.
But when asked about The Email to which her BFF AP testified to was true, every word of it Coviello responded that it was not the email she had sent. When asked if the document Coviello has had the substance of The Email Coviello repilied; "I would have to check," and when asked if she has that so-called he mail she replied that she "is not sure if she has that email."
When asked "Well let me ask, do you know if in fact you sent something in some form?" Coviello's reply was;
Similar.She was asked if she could produce it. She never did.
But here comes the best part. When asked, "And did you have any in-person meetings or phone calls with Mr. Agona during the school year about Mr. Zucker?" Coviello replied;
Not to my knowledge.
Coviello said just the one time during the summer even though in the interrogatories from Agona which he answered under oath Agona said that he...
...spoke to Coviello several times during the 2012-13 school year in person and over the phone.Oopsy! Seems as if some people have not gotten their stories straight!
Funny, I could swear that Coviello has said that she "never lies." One can assume that she only meant that statement when she is not under oath given sworn testimony.