Petition to Remove Jemez Valley Elementary and Middle Schools Principal Dana Pino

Petition to Remove Jemez Valley Elementary and Middle Schools Principal Dana Pino

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Stephanie Bieniewski started this petition to Superintendent of Jemez Valley Public Schools Dr. Susan Wilkinson-Davis

We, the undersigned parents, community members and supporters of Jemez Valley Public Schools petition you to remove Mrs. Dana Pino from her position as principal of Jemez Valley Elementary and Middle Schools, effective immediately. Jemez Valley is no longer able to thrive, and is at risk of losing both its unique character and high quality of instruction, due to Mrs. Pino’s negative impact on the school climate.

Now, rather than being invited to build community and engage with each other and the administration, parents have felt excluded and alienated. Mrs. Pino has ended the open door policy with the parents, doesn’t answer emails or return phone calls.

Mrs. Pino lacks professionalism or the quality to lead effectively, nor does she possess the authority to control conflicts between her staff or demand respect from overbearing staff. Her inability to do so has resulted in certified teachers resigning and leaving those classrooms to be staffed by non-certified staff members.

Mrs. Pino isn’t student centered but rather, appearing to show favoritism to certain staff and students over others. A good principal should have a standard approach for how to handle similar situations. Mrs. Pino deviates constantly from the Jemez Valley Public School Handbook when situations arise where rules that must be adhered to. Mrs. Pino doesn’t seem to understand how her ever changing stance on discipline sends the message that she is incapable in leading our school.


We need a strong leader who will take control with a consistent and steady hand because our children deserve better. Not only has Mrs. Pino caused undue stress on parents, the children have also been affected. Many of us have seen changes in our children since she has taken the position as principal. Children that previously loved school now dislike going. Many children have made comments that they don’t feel supported by Mrs. Pino.

We, the parents and guardians of Jemez Valley Public Schools want our children to enjoy school and want them to feel safe. Many parents have already moved their children to neighboring school systems because of the way that Mrs. Pino has mismanaged the Elementary and Middle Schools.

JVPS vision states “The JVPS will be accountable for creating a culture of high academic standards, expectations and achievement based on a respect for diversity that supports individual needs and implements programs and services to cultivate student learning. JVPS will develop and maintain a sincere relationship with its families and community.”, we respectfully request a leadership change at Jemez Valley Elementary and Middle Schools immediately.

**Please note that if you are a district employee, you must file a complaint internally to resolve any concerns and issues you may have with Mrs. Dana Pino.

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