Lauren Topek: Principal Yanked After Janitor Death Lands at Bell Elementary
We wrote earlier this year about Antonia Rivas, a 69-year-old janitor at Shadowbriar Elementary who -- according to her family and some teachers -- was overworked by the school's principal in the days leading up to her death.
Antonio Rivas's old principal gets a new job.
Three weeks after the article appeared, HISD yanked Shadowbriar principal Lauren Topek from her job. The district gave no reason for the unusual mid-school-year change.
Topek has resurfaced: She "has been assigned to work with the administrative team at Bell" Elementary, HISD spokesman Jason Spencer tells Hair Balls.
"[E]ven though Ms. Topek was removed as principal of Shadowbriar, she still has an employment contract with the district. She was not fired," Spencer says.
Bell is a "physical development" magnet, according to its Web site. It's on the southwest side near Airport Boulevard and the Beltway.
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