Long Time High School Track Coach Not Re-Appointed

The stipends for the track and field coach were taken off the agenda on Tuesday night.

The Hoboken Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment and stipends of the district's coaches for the 2012-2013 school year during Tuesday night's meeting.

One name, however, wasn't included on an amended resolution the board members ultimately voted on: long time Cross Country Track Coach Judith Burrell was not reappointed. 

Burrell, 48, also serves the district as a special education teacher and has worked for the district for the past 25 years. In April 2011, Burrell to the Hoboken Housing Authority.

In March, Burrell—a graduate of Hoboken High— with a delegation from the high school. Burrell is 

The track and field coaching position is now open to other district employees as well as outside candidates. Burrell's stipends, which totaled $14,500 according to an earlier version of Tuesday night's agenda, were taken off after the school board entered into a closed session. 

Superintendent Mark Toback, in an email, said he couldn't say much about the situation.  

hobokenhorse.com June 16, 2012 at 06:05 AM
The smell of this story, top to bottom is bad. From the very first letter to the last bit of bile from the usual haters.
Grafix Avenger June 17, 2012 at 10:54 AM
Interesting how the vile Judy bashing posts go right up, while responses languish in moderation. I guess character-assassination flies over here, if you're assassinating 'properly'. Glasshouses is calling for a "public execution"? You posted THAT? Glasshouses Sullivan, you need help. The Republican Committee has seen what the BoE had to put up with, now they get it. No doubt you will be bashing them online and print before long, because I understand they rejected your 'leadership' overwhelmingly. If you voted for yourself (one assumes) that means you got 3 actual voes out of... 60 or so. Is that why you are so angry here? Greg's dad passed away and he's with his family. It wouldn't surprise me if you already knew that.
prosbus June 18, 2012 at 02:46 AM
Mr. Da Horsey-- there are no haters here. Just trying to get the truth out. Many of us can't rely on faux journalists like yourself. Didn't you say earlier in this thread "Didn't see anything about a teacher aspect in this story. "-- well, this story is ALL ABOUT her being a TEACHER. So, coaching got taken away from her and her yearly increment was taken away. What did she do? Doesn't anyone want to know? "Superintendent Mark Toback, in an email, said he couldn't say much about the situation. "-- that doesn't spark the faux journalist in you? I want to know why she still has a job in this district....
CuriousGal June 18, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Redrider765- I don't think the AD was consulted on this decision, do you? ;-)
GlassHouses June 20, 2012 at 02:20 AM
nice try, nice try. but 2 plus 2 still equals 4. watch the meeting on 77 if you even live in hoboken. kids first was just about to vote markle's bff judy burrell her usual 3 teaching stipends for track worth $14,500. then maureen sullivan calls out the two agenda numbers of all coaching stipends and another item that's the superintendnet withholding the increment of a mystery teacher because of "inadequate performance as a teacher". They go off to closed session. Next the board comes back and they aren't giving judy her track and cross country stipends anymore and they are keeping this (ha ha) mystery teacher from getting the same raise that all the other teachers got. 2 plus 2 baby. 2 plus 2. why can't the public know which teachers are inadequate? parents need that information. you all jumped all over paula ohaus and hillenbrant when you thought they were bad for the kids but you could care less if a REALLY BAD teacher gets to stick around. same old Kids Frst. as long as it's not there kids they don't give a flying fig.
hobokenhorse.com June 20, 2012 at 03:16 AM
Congratulations to the BoE's Maureen Sullivan, I mean Frank Sinatra, no GlassHouses. You managed to take a private personnel issue and leak it so you can feel better about yourself. Kudos to Maureen Sullivan, Lane "prosbus" and Kimmy CG of Edgewater with a hat tip to tburns for your out of control behavior. Surely Hoboken's teachers will be getting behind your campaign for Oland/Markovitch now.
prosbus June 20, 2012 at 05:33 AM
Mr. Da Horsey- do you feel you have an adequate understanding concerning the details of this story? As a journalist, have you finished conducting your due diligence on this story? Because I think the other shoe is going to fall soon on Ms. Burrell and I would prefer my favorite journalist not get scooped on this one. What say you big guy? Is this a "Horse" worthy story?
CuriousGal June 20, 2012 at 02:36 PM
The parents of the children in Ms. Burrell's class deserve a CLEAR explanation about this situation.
Grafix Avenger June 20, 2012 at 11:31 PM
CG, now that you live in Edgewater, kindly keep your nose out of our schools.
ThisMeansWar June 20, 2012 at 11:44 PM
Twinkie up, cg. Go bother a different town.
CuriousGal June 22, 2012 at 01:42 PM
Judith Burrel or "Miss Burrell" as she is known to her students, was recently found not to be attending a class for special education students on a very regular basis this past school year. Her hand was slapped when her increment and stipends were taken away from her. The question is why wasn't she fired? Why wasn't tenure taken away from her? You have someone who was NOT doing their job AND not doing so at the expense of the Hoboken taxpayers, and most impotently, not doing so at the expense of the education of our most vulnerable....children with special needs. This is not going away...
prosbus June 22, 2012 at 01:50 PM
The posting of a doctored up graphic by bully blogger GA does not necessarily prove residency. A live link would have great credibility.
Grafix Avenger June 22, 2012 at 07:22 PM
Kim Cardinal, you will provide the source information (with links) for your attacks on a black HHS teacher, Ms. Burrell. You claim it is "publicly available" and I SAY it is NOT. I say that you have obtained information in an unethical manner to smear the reputation of a black teacher and it does not exist. You will provide the source to 'prove' your allegations or face a civil rights complaint against you for targeting an African American public school teacher with a false, vicious smear campaign.
Grafix Avenger June 22, 2012 at 07:25 PM
Here you go, prosbus. A LIVE link. http://www.spokeo.com/search?q=Kim+Cardinal&sns10=t32&global=true#New+Jersey:14876929411 No, I did not 'doctor' anything for TMW.
Grafix Avenger June 22, 2012 at 10:46 PM
REPUDIATE the HATE shown by Curious Gal Kim Cardinal toward HHS's fine African American teacher and SIGN THE PETITION: http://www.naacp.org/pledge/stop-hate1/
CuriousGal June 24, 2012 at 10:48 PM
GA, please prove the information is not publicly available. I heard it just the other day at the grocery store on Washington Avenue. Also, keep in mind that it IS a fact that Ms. Burrell did not attend dozens of meetings of her special education class. This is not false. This is true. This is why an increment was held back on her because of "inadequate performance as a teacher." -- nothing false or vicious about that statement.
Grafix Avenger June 25, 2012 at 01:46 AM
CG, you have wasted quite enough of my time. You are unworthy of any of it. Since pied piper has already provided that explanation for you, you simply want to repeat your smear ad nauseum. That's your M.O. I will not provide further opportunities for you to do so. Do not address me further, skank.
Grafix Avenger June 25, 2012 at 11:45 AM
Here is the real reason why political operatives like Curious Gal, prosbus, and the myriad of new screen names that show up to slam Burrell... Deep Uvula is back, with dish on why HHA Commissioners on the Reform side are under attack. http://grafixavenger.blogspot.com/2012/06/deep-uvula-below-radar.html
prosbus June 26, 2012 at 02:55 PM
GA-- back to name calling??? Bully blogger much be getting frustrated.
ThisMeansWar June 26, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Wow, Kim, how long since you moved away? CuriousGal 9:28 pm on Sunday, June 24, 2012 GA, please prove the information is not publicly available. I heard it just the other day at the grocery store on Washington Avenue. http://hoboken.patch.com/articles/long-time-high-school-coach-not-re-appointed#comment_3731190 1) It's Washington Street. 2) There's no grocery store. 3) You're LYING AGAIN.
puzzledone June 26, 2012 at 03:20 PM
"GA, please prove the information is not publicly available. I heard it just the other day at the grocery store on Washington Avenue. " Seriously, did you ever even live in Hoboken? Washington Street is in Hoboken, and has many bodegas, but "the grocery store on Washington Street" doesn't make a whole lot of sense either. The nearest Washington Avenue I could find was in Cliffside Park, which borders Edgewater. Also, if you released the information, and people are now talking about it (probably a discussion between you and Prosbus, or you just talking out loud), you don't get to claim an exemption because it is public information. Only if it was generally known BEFORE you released it.
puzzledone June 26, 2012 at 04:02 PM
TMW, see my earlier post, there is a Washington Ave in cliffside park which borders edgewater.
puzzledone June 26, 2012 at 08:29 PM
I know that it was referred to as "The Avenue", but noone has ever called it "Washington Avenue."
franksinatra June 27, 2012 at 05:08 PM
GA -- the story of what happened to Judy Burrell is all over the high school. I was told she skipped her special ed class 78 times last year, leaving her kids in the lurch time after time. Toback had no choice but to cancel her pay raise and strip her of her coaching jobs. He would've fired her if he could but she has tenure. The teachers over there are completely embarrassed by what she's done. She's a disgrace to the teaching profession and to Hoboken. And to think that she was the one leading the charge against Paula Ohaus, poisoning Kids First against an inspiring teacher who did absolutely nothing wrong, when all along she was the worst example of a bad teacher.
CuriousGal July 08, 2012 at 05:03 PM
This issue with Judith Burrell is not going away. Expect to hear something more about this in the next few weeks.
ThisMeansWar July 09, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Thank you, Kim. Making statements like this prove to everyone's satisfaction that you are indeed a paid political operative. Everyone else is blogging in realtime. There are no plans to reveal "more about this in the next few weeks." But for paid political operatives, life is a never-ending campaign. You're stupid to reveal that you and the other ops are working on a "project" to further assassinate Ms Burrell's character in the hopes of mud-splashing KF in the process. But I guess you can't help yourself. Why don't you consider giving some of your free time to being a mother to your child?
CuriousGal July 09, 2012 at 07:09 PM
ThisMeansWar- Hoboken teacher, and Hoboken Housing Authority member Ms. Judith Burrell's (a.k.a. TCH.HS.05) professional character doesn't need assassinating....it simply requires full exposure.
ThisMeansWar July 09, 2012 at 07:40 PM
So I'll take that as a 'no' on focusing on motherhood for once. Not surprised. But what possible relevance does this have in Edgewater where you live? http://i46.tinypic.com/zvvgqq.jpg
prosbus July 10, 2012 at 01:52 AM
ThisMeansWar- posting doctored graphics does not prove very much and it doesn't really divert attention away from the irresponsible, unprofessional, and unethical issues surrounding Ms. Burrell.
puzzledone July 10, 2012 at 11:31 AM
Prosbus and CG: 1. The graphics are not doctored. You know that. 2. What has Judith Burrell done. Please provide legal sources of the information which you have provided. Rumors (heard in closed board meeting, or expect to hear something next week, kicking up a dead thread) lead to either illegal acquisition of information, a known minority tactic, or just spreading rumors and lies, another known tactic. 3. What do you expect to get out of this? Even if Burrell steps down from the housing authority for whatever reason, Carmelo's buddy Branco will not be inserted, you will just get to feign righteous indignation when he gets passed over a third time.


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