Friday, April 23, 2010

Hello? It's Julie McArdle calling... she'd like her reputation back.

"It has been almost a year to this date, April 21, that I got the call from Tom Broderick", said former Lindbergh Middle School Principal Julie McArdle today after learning that her nemesis, Mary Davis, the source of personnel reports that resulted in the termination of her contract last April, had finally been charged with multiple felony counts. "I am so happy she has finally been charged", said Julie. "This whole experience has been a nightmare. Now everyone will know I wasn't dreaming this stuff up".

Julie shouldn't have worried about that. Her many many friends, family and co-workers never had a doubt.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where are the Davis supporter's now? Notice PJStar.com isn't allowing comments on this. No word about Broderick or Hinton and their role in this fiasco. Oh, Jim Stowell!!! (and the rest of the school board) How do you feel about your vote now? When do tax payers get the money back that Davis has collected all year while being on paid leave?

Anonymous said...

And thank you Diane for being such a wonderful friend. Your steadfast belief in Julie has helped her whole family. Much love! Karen

Anonymous said...

So what happens to Julie now? Has she been able to find a new suitable position? I don't believe in frivolous lawsuits and hers is anything but. I hope she gets a suitable amount for her loss of reputation. The only sad part is that the money will have to come from an already bankrupt school system....
KLS

Diane Vespa said...

KLS - funny you should mention a bankrupt school system. The same people that did this to Julie are in fact the same people who drove the district into bankruptcy. Coincidence??

We now have hundreds of teachers pink-slipped and absolute chaos in our high schools. Thank God Mary Davis has a $450 Mt. Blanc pen though.

kcdad said...

"I hope she gets a suitable amount for her loss of reputation."

It s pathetic that we measure success with money, isn't it? Who would be paying her that compensatory windfall to recover her reputation? Not Davis? Not The School Board members, not Hinton.
THE TAXPAYERS. (that'll show 'em!)

How about we take the Davis Cartel from Lindbergh and publicly fire each of them, and then demand Davis (Hinton, et al) stand in front of the courthouse at lunch hour and publicly apologize to Peoria for her theft, her lies and her ripping off of the people. She personally offer McArdle an explanation as to why she did it. What she thought she was gaining and why she thought she had the right to do it.

I'll betcha Julie would appreciate that more than another check from the taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

DV . . . What do you mean by "absolute chaos"? I would not use those words to describe Richwoods. Our high schools are facing extreme difficulties, but this seeems like an unfair choice of words.

Diane Vespa said...

To the Anon Poster immediately above - I just call it like I see it. If anyone wants to describe it differently feel free. I agree that Richwoods will be the High School that emerges the least unscathed from the lack of planning when they voted to close Woodruff, but right now, from everything I have read and hear, it sounds like absolute chaos.

Anonymous said...

DV -- I'm not convinced you "Call it as you SEE it." As you stated, what you have "read and heard", yet not really seen first hand.

I'm hope it doesn't sound like I am trying to pick a fight (I'm not) but I do believe the situation at Richwoods does not deserve the moniker "absolute chaos." We have MANY PROBLEMS that need to be dealt with, but we are NOT in a situation of "complete confusion and disorder (Web Definition)." I would have to say that despite all of the confusion and disorder around us, we are continuing to function normally. I just wish we cound take "normal" to "exceptional".

Diane Vespa said...

You are right. I don't have a first hand account of how things are going at Richwoods - although in my defense when I used the term "absolute chaos" I wasn't really thinking about Richwoods. I was referring to the significant unknowns that exist in relation to the merging of Woodruff and Central. My apologies if my comments offended you.

Beth said...

I heard this morning, on the radio, that Mary Davis is due in court today!