2 new Philadelphia principals already removed from schools

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

John Dunphy Jr., a teacher who was promoted in September to become CAPA's principal, was removed Oct. 26 by the district, spokesman Fernando Gallard confirmed yesterday.

Ogo Okoye-Johnson, a children's-book author and assistant vice principal from Los Angeles, was hired Sept. 1 by the district to be principal at Bartram in Southwest Philadelphia, Gallard said. Okoye-Johnson was removed by district officials Sept. 19, nine days after classes started.

Bob McGrogan, president of the Commonwealth Association of School Administrators, the union that represents principals, said this year there was a high number of principals either new to the job (Dunphy) or to the district (Okoye-Johnson).

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