Mary Alice Shaker 
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Re: “A Notion at Risk

Brava. Well said. I am going back to Armstrong in May as a long term sub. Will keep you posted.

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Posted by Mary Alice Shaker on 04/15/2014 at 4:59 PM

Re: “Misplaced Masterpieces

We knew it was to be closed and demolished, it is true, but there was no set date. We were given only a couple of days to try and retain the inventory. Our supervisor just walked in one day and said: you have 2 days to pack up. So stop blaming the victims. If we the peons had not packed up and tried to save the artifacts they'd have all been summarily consigned to the landfill. I called Melinda and several others to help out of desperation. You had to be there to witness the utter depravity and confusion.

Posted by Mary Alice Shaker on 01/04/2014 at 4:31 PM

Re: “Misplaced Masterpieces

No. We the staff were not informed of the closing and demolition until a couple of days before. We did the best we could under the circumstances. Do not accuse until you have all the facts. In my 3 years there I never saw any attempt to protect, catalog or update the inventory. The 2 administrators there were music teachers by profession and had no knowledge or interest in the visual art collection.

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Posted by Mary Alice Shaker on 01/04/2014 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Misplaced Masterpieces

Thank you, Mr. Banks and Melinda. I tried my best to save what I could and stashed lots of it including all the trunks full of artifacts in the warehouse on Arlington Road. Then I got worried when I heard they might sell the warehiuse property! Am retired now and wondering how all my former colleagues are faring....M. Shaker

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Posted by Mary Alice Shaker on 01/03/2014 at 7:22 PM

Re: “Class Action

I know about this issue firsthand. Students have no incentive to stay in the program because they have to work 5 times as hard to attain the same GPA as non-IB students. Kids figure these things out! (Did you have a chance to forward my letter?)

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Posted by Mary Alice Shaker on 07/31/2013 at 9:53 AM

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