Prevent the BOE from firing Mr. Patrick Dowling.  Grant him Tenure!
  • Petitioned Brick Township Board of Education

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Brick Township Board of Education

Prevent the BOE from firing Mr. Patrick Dowling. Grant him Tenure!

    1. Supporters of Patrick Dowling  Brick
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      Supporters of Patrick Dowling Brick

Patrick Dowling is a good man, an excellent teacher and a very good coach. He has been teaching and coaching children for over 20 years in multiple districts through out the state of NJ. 3 years ago, he applied for, and was hired as the Head Football Coach at Brick High school. Mr. Dowling did absolutely nothing wrong, but he was immediately a target in a politcal firestorm, which he had nothing to do with. Many thought the coach should have been from Brick. Mr. Dowling was only given two years as football coach before he was dismissed from that position. Now, for purely political reasons, this BOE has denied Mr. Dowling tenure in his teaching position, in essence firing him from his job. This concerted political vendetta against Mr. Dowling has gone way too far. This is no longer just about coaching, now they are impacting Mr. Dowling and his family by taking his job away from him. This vindictive political action has gone too far and must stop. Please do the right thing and tell the Brick BOE to stop the politics now. Tell the BOE to do the right thing by granting Mr. Dowling the tenure he deserves as a teacher in Brick Township!

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    1. Media on story

      Supporters of Patrick Dowling  Brick
      Petition Organizer

      On May 11, Kevin Williams on WOBM ran on air commentary called "Something Rotten Happening in Brick". This on air story can be read at the following link:

      http://wobm.com/something-rotten-in-brick-hometown-view/.

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    • JIMBO DOWLING EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ
      • about 2 years ago

      IT'S JUST WRONG WHAT THE BOE IS DOING. ALL I ASK IS THE MEMBERS OF THE BOE TAKE SOME TIME TO THINK OVER THEIR DECISIONS AND ASK THEMSELVES THAT IF THIS WAS ONE OF THEIR LOVED ONES WOULD THEY BE OK WITH IT. WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS NO DIFFERENT THAN WHAT MADOFF DID WITH PEOPLES LIFE SAVINGS.YOU'RE TAKING AWAY A MANS' LIVELIHOOD TO HAVE A LIFES SAVINGS. MADOFF HAS NO CHANCE TO RIGHT A WRONG, BUT YOU(BOE)DO. DO THE RIGHT THING!!

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    • Jennifer Roebuck TOMS RIVER, NJ
      • about 2 years ago

      Pat is an example of what a true educator should be. The level of grace and integrity he has displayed after being told he was not hired back, truly reveals his dignified character. His students have not suffered. Why are we making his family suffer?

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    • Maria Russo MORGANVILLE, NJ
      • about 2 years ago

      This is just sad...I have family and friends who live in Brick and have children who would eventually be missing out on the opportunity to be taught and lead by a wonderful teacher and coach...BOE needs to get priorities straight...give this man his job back!

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    • Patricia Lombardi BELLEVILLE, NJ
      • about 2 years ago

      Pat Dowling was my two sons football coach and 1 sons teacher. They always sang his praise. Except during double sessions. LOL. Pat Dowling was a positive influence on both of them. He had his whole team volunteer at the special olympics which took place on a saturday morning at the high school. He set a good example for my sons and others in the community. Please be kind to Pat he deserves it. Thank you.

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    • Patricia Tavis HOWELL, NJ
      • about 2 years ago

      Great teacher and family man. Unselfishly gives of his time to help others.

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