A student of Pittsburg High School in Kansas decided to investigate the school’s new principal Amy Robertson, after her credentials, i.e., master’s and doctorate degrees three years ago from Corllins University sent up red flags.
According to Get Educated.com, among other sites, Corllins University is a diploma mill and “NOT ACCREDITED by any agency recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation or the US Department of Education.”
Thanks to the investigation of the school newspaper, Booster Redux’s editor, Trina Paul, Principal Robertson lacking the proper credentials has resigned.
‘She was going to be the head of our school, and we wanted be assured that she was qualified and had the proper credentials,’ said Trina Paul, a senior and an editor of the Booster Redux, the school newspaper. ‘We stumbled on some things that most might not consider legitimate credentials.’
Minutes into a closed special meeting Tuesday night of the Pittsburg Community Schools Board of Education, board president Al Mendez emerged to announce to a packed boardroom that Amy Robertson, the new principal, had resigned.
‘In light of the issues that arose, Amy Robertson felt it was in the best interest of the district to resign her position,’ Superintendent Destry Brown said in a statement after the executive session[…]
The now former principal who off and on throughout the past two decades lived in Dubai despite having resigned from the $93,000 per year job stands by her credentials, just not Corllins.
“The current status of Corllins University is not relevant because when I received my MA in 1994 and my PhD in 2010, there was no issue…All three of my degrees have been authenticated by the US government.” Robertson’s statement or lack thereof regarding the students who exposed her: “I have no comment in response to the questions posed by PHS students regarding my credentials because their concerns are not based on facts.”
Is this now unemployed high school principal whose credentials are dubious, at most, inferring that students who exposed said credentials are peddling #fakenews?