DISD to fire Rosemont principal

Rosemont principal Ana Brining dresses up as the Cat in the Hat for the school's annual Dr. Seuss celebration in 2011.
Rosemont principal Ana Brining dresses up as the Cat in the Hat for the school’s annual Dr. Seuss celebration in 2011.

Popular Rosemont Elementary School principal Ana Brining learned this week that the Dallas Independent School District will not renew her contract.

That means Brining, a 22-year employee of the district, effectively is fired after the end of the school year.

The Dallas Morning News reports that Brining received a rating of “Proficient I” after her review with district superintendent Mike Miles. That’s right in the middle of his eight-level scale: Unsatisfactory; Progressing I, II, III; Proficient I, II, III; and Exemplary.

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Some parents believe Brining’s dismissal is in retaliation for the school’s activism against excessive testing.

DISD trustee Eric Cowan, whose daughter is a student at Rosemont, told the Dallas Morning News: “She is the reason we have a strong parental engagement at Rosemont. It’s all on her. She has done it.”

Cowan says he will ask DISD administration specifically why Brining’s contract is not being renewed.

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  • bbetzen

    The agony with the work by Mike Miles to remove Ms. Anna Brining from being principal over Rosemont K-8 dual language two-way school in Oak Cliff continues at noon on Monday 5-18-15. A vote by the board is planned to approve her removal. It is another tragedy orchestrated by a fixed mindset Mike Miles against growth mindset staff. Read Dr. Carol Dwecks 2006 classic to understand what is happening! Will Dallas allow this to continue, or do we want our schools to return to improving districtwide? Be there Monday at noon at 3700 Ross.

  • Ruth Ann Cook

    We saw this with the Sunset principal. Parents and students should have a voice and be heard! A principal can make a few changes that need to be made-that’s fine, but don’t get rid of the person who is a natural leader of the children, parents and community.