Innovative Arts Academy Charter School

Doug Taylor 28 No Pa principal cert. Deandre Riggins 28 Doug Taylors husband No PA certification- Director of Special Education Brad Shifko NO PA assistant Principal certificate Evan DiPentima-. Counselor and school psychologist Dan Maxisim- Dean of students-no teaching degree Brandon Yarber- Asst. dean of students No teaching degree Maureen McGinnis- No College degree- DUI charge Jeff Rush-No teaching degree- Fired from Allentown Police Dept. Alyssa Spangler-No teacher degree Sara Acre- Doug Barriner-PE degree-Teaching Middle School Math Chris Brown- Vice Principal- NO PA certification Lauren Canfield-No teaching degree Cathy Conley teaching special education with no degree. ONly a teachers aid Larissa Favier-No teaching degree Susan Graziano-No special ed. cert. Stephanie Lutz-No teaching degree Zandalee Montero-No teaching degree Rob Nappa- No teaching degree Kelley Newman-No PA teaching degree Hakeem Slaughter-No teacher degree Emily Sweitzer-No teaching degree Students start at 8am and finish at 305 PM BUT they have two 15min breaks during the day and instructional time is wasted through out. There is an IN school suspension room where they have teachers in the room but no teaching goes on. They did this to passify the community and the reports that Special ed. students aren't getting attention. Lots of wasted time come from this ISS room as well as Dean mediation with students for 1 to several hours a day where students seek out Deans to talk to them and waste classroom time. It is an escape and kids use it to the fullest. The school has had a GUN on campus and nothing was reported to the parents about it. The school has had drugs on campus and nothing was reported. The school has students assault teachers but that wasn't reported. This school and all charters are do whatever they can to keep the students in their schools. For every 15 kids the school gets a quarter of a million dollars so the school has covered up several illegal situations so the parents don't remove their kids from the school. The principal is in it for MONEY. Charters are a Business First then a School.
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This is completely false information as I am one of the teachers you are referring to. Check your facts.


This is false information and defamatory towards the school and staff, many whom hold the necessary certification, including my daughter. Deleting this incorrect, vindictive review would be in your best interest.


I would strongly suggest knowing the facts before posting a review. In addition, to correct grammar, and punctuation.

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