A Piece Full World

"Ten Steps to Some Sanity" for Bullied Educators
Bullied By Your Principal? Start Here.
An Abuse Full World: Kim's Personal Story
Kim's Blog
Apologies to Dr. Seuss
A District's Bullying and Harassment Policy.....
A School District's Workplace Violence Policy
Kemp Mill ES
NEA Articles About Bullied Educators
The "Bully" Movie
Services/Contact Kim
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 "There is no perspective when it comes to abuse. 

There is only abuse."-K.W.



"Public education is being mobbed and bullied."
--Kim Werner

Click here for your state's model "Bullying and Harassment" policy!

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A Piece Full World's goal is to end bullying in our schools.  When employees are safe from workplace bullying and children are safe from school bullying, we transform our schools into places of honor, courage and character. Ultimately, we transform our world. One school at a time, we put together the pieces of....

A Piece Full World.

Click "No Place for Hate!" The Anti-Defamation League has terrific resources for creating a school wide bullying prevention program!


"Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct or for being years ahead of your time. If you're right and you know it, speak your mind. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth."

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"Real progress requires pushing and shoving and urging and cajoling and coaxing – and then pushing some more (courteously when you can, not so mannerly if the former doesn’t work)."  
--David Lawrence Jr., The Children's Movement 

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Click here for U.R.A.J.E.R.K: A humorous play starring Mr. Bully Boss and Captain Effective Leader.

School Board Rule: Code of Ethics states: All members of the School Board of (School District's name), regardless of their position, collective bargaining status or role, because of their dual roles as public servants and educators are to be bound by the Code of Ethics..to create an environment of honesty and integrity...the freedom to learn and to teach and the guarantee of equal opportunity for all..strive for professional growth and seek to exercise the best professional judgment and integrity...to achieve and sustain the highest degree of ethical conduct.


Letter to an educator friend:

I understand that leadership--whether in public, charter, or private schools--is crucial.  In this second career of mine as a public school counselor (never had these issues in 26 years of being with Delta Air Lines), I  have worked for ineffective leaders, fine leaders, and for dangerous people. Until district administrators and school boards quit placing their buddies in leadership positions in schools, children and employees will continue to be at risk in schools.

This is, though, a darker and more sinister issue.  Our governor--our state's tippy-top leader-- has appointed his own buddies to our state's board of education.  He's also appointed our commissioner.  They, as evidenced by their actions in spite of the outrage of thousands of Florida's residents, are acting in their and THEIR buddies' interests. And that interest, I can tell you, is NOT about children.  It's about putting money into pockets and fleecing the public.

You took charge of your circumstances. You no longer could/would cow to the abusive and heartless leadership at your former school. But check this out--the same leaders are there. Ultimately it's children who are vulnerable.  Abusive principals create school cultures of fear.  Of course, it's the stand-up people who are targeted for not being "team players." In my case, being a "team player" meant lying and cheating on formal documents submitted as evidence during a lawsuit. I wouldn't do it.  Saying "no" to my former principal was the hardest professional thing I've ever done.  But, it was MY job that was at risk, not the jobs of the lying and cheating "members of my former principal's team."  

So--kids may not be able to wrap words around the "icky" feeling of walking into schools of abusive school cultures, but boy, oh boy, they "feel the icky..." 

Here's another thing that, concerns me: we are losing the very fabric of communities with all these "choices."  For example, as many as ten of my ninth grade son's high achieving (and local) friends from elementary school are not at our community's local high school.  How about that?  Because our community's high school simply is not seen as "good enough", their parents are all over the county--adding to our traffic woes and detracting from their own quality of life as they spend hours in cars driving from one school to another in some cases.  

Listen,  I've never in my life been clear on any one thing.  I feel like it's a God given mission.  Hey, in that sense, this is all a good thing for me!  I like waking up! 

Teacher w/pre-school students
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"Be ashamed to die before you have won some battle for humanity."

Horace Mann




 School Board Rule:Responsibilities and Duties states: All persons employed by the School Board of (School District's name) are representatives of the (School District's name). As such they are expected to conduct themselves, both in their employment and in the community, in a manner that will reflect credit upon themselves and the school system. Unseemly conduct in the workplace is expressly prohibited.