I worked for Monroe City Schools and my children attend school in the same district , Neville Sally Humble, and Lee Junior High. Great teachers , Coaches , and Staff. Incredible education that has prepared my senior for College.
Quin, I'm so sorry you had the experience that you've had. I'm also a concerned parent as well and I've been treated inappropriately and rudely by the principal on numerous occasions.
The school's website categories for students and for staff both state "Respect for others is required." That should apply to Principal Patrick R. Carroll as well, His discriminatory edict against a lesbian student choosing to wear a tuxedo to the prom is so 1950's. He's got to go or get educated!
Unfortunately, I had an awful experience with this school. The staff, particularly the principal was inappropriate, rude, disrespectful to both myself and in the presence of my 4 year old son. I had such high hopes and they were squandered within 10 minutes. I am an educator and believe that there is a professional approach to any situation and was completely offended when this "administrator" became blantly unprofessional and frigid when I asked, as a concerned parent, could I walk my son to his class on his first day of school; her response was "no and if she don't like it, she can take him home! Other friends, and co-workers changed their minds about enroling their children after I told them about my experience. Everyone's entitled to their own opinion and this is mine. Parents ought to be able to feel confortable with where they leave their children and in the care of whom they leave their children, no one, with an ounce of compassion, should dismiss that as easily as she did.
Grace is a traditional Episcopal Church and is the "Mother" church for all the Monroe and West Monroe Episcopal Churches. It is a beautiful place to worship and is combined with a great Pre K - 8th grade school.