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.
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.