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Fearful, secretive and toxic - School Environment

The work environment at Queen of Peace Middle School is being described as toxic… That’s according to a workplace assessment completed back in January by the NLTA’s Employee Assistance Program. The report began in December 2012, after it was revealed the school may be experiencing possible symptoms related to a toxic work environment. What was revealed after the report was finished… a list of 1 hundred and 29 things that are disliked about the workplace. A false sense of respect…too much conflict…the atmoshpere is us versus them…the list goes on. The entire staff took part in the assessment, and so did administration. For reaction to what’s in the report, our Kate Adach speaks with Henry Windelar, Director of Education for the Labrador School Board.

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