Principal of Florida government school under fire for obscene e-mail sent to parent

Posted by DarthDilbert at 5/18/2010 10:42:00 AM

Parents at Coconut Grove Elementary School are calling for the ouster of Principal Eva N. Ravelo this week after she told a parent in an e-mail to "eat sh-- and die."

The controversy, which is now under review by the Miami-Dade County school district's central office, started Monday. Abigail DuBearn, a member of the school's Educational Excellence School Advisory Committee, or EESAC, had asked Ravelo and other council members whether student representatives of the committee "could be notified today and be invited to attend and participate'' at Monday's meeting.

Ravelo, 44, then replied to DuBearn's e-mail with the message: "Advise her to eat sh-- and die." Ravelo spelled the swear word as it appears here — without the last two letters.

Maria Orjeda, the school's reading coach, who spoke on behalf of Ravelo, said the principal meant to send the e-mail about DuBearn to her assistant principal, Ramón Dawkins, instead of DuBearn.

DuBearn could not be reached for comment Thursday.

"Ms. Ravelo takes full responsibility for the mistake. She apologized to Mrs. DuBearn on Tuesday," Orjeda said.

The principal, who is still running the school, has been instructed not to speak with the media, Orjeda said.

Reason # to homeschool.

Orlando Sun Sentinel


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