We are experiencing a lack of leadership integrity at our school. During a recent faculty meeting, four teachers were asked to stand up. They remained standing for about 3 to 4 minutes. During that time, another teacher went around with a basket of candy and deposited candy on the desks of all teachers who were sitting. At this point, the principal launched into a long discussion concerning her request to staff to submit to her a short note confirming that they had received an email from her. She explained that as the notes were received, they were numbered on the back. In this way, she was able to ascertain who answered the email and in what order the notes were submitted. She said she was at first going to award gift certificates to the first two teachers who responded to her email. But she decided to award all of those who responded with candy instead. She then went on to other business, and as an afterthought, asked those who were standing to sit down. We were astonished. The four people who were standing had failed to turn in the note she requested (either they forgot, or didn't read their emails in time), and were subjected to this public humiliation. I was not the only person who felt a strong urge to walk out of the room. Today, teachers were asked to fill out an anonymous survey which addressed school climate, leadership, and school safety, among other things. This survey was given to all school district personnel. The principal asked all of the grade chairs to collect the surveys and turn them into her. One grade level refused to do this, and instead submitted their surveys independently and anonymously. One of the teachers was called in to explain to the principal why they did not submit the survey to the grade chair as requested. The principal stated that the rest of the teachers had turned in their surveys to their grade chairs. The school district does not intend for the survey to be treated in this manner. The intention is for it to be an honest, anonymous evaluation of school climate. By collecting them from the grade chairs, the principal would easily be able to determine the identities of the survey writers. These are just two recent examples of the lack of integrity. There are many more, too numerous to mention. I don't know why I started this thread. I guess it's because I am trying to keep a positive attitude and am finding it difficult to do so in the face of these circumstances.