Kennedy High’s new principal moving on from Blake era
As the incoming principal for John F. Kennedy High School in Granada Hills, Richard Chavez said he is only vaguely aware of the volatile situation he will be facing on campus when school begins on August 12. Despite walking into the unknown, he says he will stay focused on his main priority which is doing...
By Yana Gracile | June 18, 2014
JUST IN: Blake leaves as principal at Kennedy High School
*UPDATED Suzanne Blake, whose three-years as principal at John F. Kennedy High School in Granada Hills have been marked by one controversy after another, has moved from the school to a new position at a district educational center. Teachers at the school said they learned of the change before graduation ceremonies last evening. They also...
By LA School Report | June 6, 2014
Kennedy High principal evoking strong feelings, good and bad
Teachers at John Kennedy High School in Granada Hills are speaking out against the principal, Suzanne Blake, over what they perceive as an autocratic management style that fractures faculty unity. While Blake has supporters among Kennedy’s 90-plus teachers and staff, the willingness of some teachers to complain suggests that she remains a polarizing figure within...
By Yana Gracile | May 30, 2014
Teacher at Kennedy High School is back after district removed her
A librarian and teacher at John F. Kennedy High School, Leslie Garcia, is back at school shortly after being removed over allegations that she mishandled and manipulated the record-keeping of an after school provider, ARC. Garcia said she had “no comment” after LA School Report contacted her yesterday at the school library. Principal Suzanne Blake,...
By Yana Gracile | May 21, 2014