Hamer To Resign April 30th

Posted by John Branston on Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 11:36 AM

School board member Martavius Jones has confirmed that Deputy Superintendent Irving Hamer will resign effective April 30th.

Jones said he received a "privileged" notification Tuesday but did not open it until Wednesday morning. He declined to disclose it but confirmed that Hamer said he plans to resign at the end of April.

Hamer is accused of making crude remarks about an MCS employee at a party for Superintendent Kriner Cash in February. He is currently on unpaid leave.

"I didn't know what the outcome would be," said Jones. "I laud him for the work that he has done and we just have to move forward."

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,Don't let the door hit 'ya, lest the good Lord split 'ya, Mr. Hammer!

I could state things best in song, really.


Oh yeah.

All joshing about aside..

The past history Hammer and Kriner had over in South Florida makes me think that Kriner will leave after a while. Kriner will have to do things his way on that end because that is his overall nature as a nitwit on Earth. You cannot have Kriner without Hammer unless Kriner is to have Martavius become his new gunga din.

You never know.

I never thought that anyone in the MCS, most especially the students and teachers, deserved Kriner and Hammer at all. None of them deserved those two and I am sorry they were hired, but at least Tweedle Dee is soon to call things a day.

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Posted by merlin on 03/14/2012 at 12:16 PM

Merlin, you are late. It is a well discussed topic in our community that Kriner Cash and all of his cronies are on the way out.

Betty Malott and all of the other rubber stamp board members will be gone also.

Tell me something new!

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Posted by oldtimeplayer on 03/14/2012 at 1:28 PM

Why April 30? Why not yesterday?

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Posted by B on 03/14/2012 at 1:38 PM

@B The $500,000 STEM classroom over at East High he is trying to get done without board approval might have something to do with that.

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Posted by merlin on 03/14/2012 at 1:49 PM

B, he will continue to be on unpaid leave for the rest of March. His formal letter of apology states that there time-sensitive projects that need a transition plan, which is apparently why he'll work through April.

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Posted by firstresponses on 03/14/2012 at 2:23 PM

He just needs to go NOW, .... before he can get his mitts on any more money! Watch closely under the table, ...... whoops, there it is!

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Posted by wharbin on 03/15/2012 at 10:21 AM

Here is the proper report on what Irving did. And yes, I am linking from the CA because they have it up where it is not a pdf file and all, that is the only reason why I am linking from there...


If you dig pdf files, then here is Irving's report in that format...


If anyone's personal sensibilities would not lend themselves to reading of what Irving and his ill groomed Freddie Mercury wannabe mustache did, then feel free to look upon a pretty picture of a princess and a unicorn rendered in a Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper cover style...


Who were once, or maybe still even are, the PTB of what was once, or maybe still even is, the MCS can actually decide to not accept his resignation. I would be interested as to what they will decide on that end. One thing I know for sure is that Hammer plays an out of tune and atonal version of "My Way" in his head oftentimes and so I would bet he is already halfway packed at this point.

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Posted by merlin on 03/15/2012 at 11:04 AM

I'm glad my grandchildren don't go to Memphis City Schools. They live in Jonesboro, AR, and attend public school there. Cash and Hamer are not role models for anyone. Both need to be fired without any bennies. Cash can't talk proper English, and Hamer is just a nasty reprobate. And CHAUFFEURS??? REALLY??? On my tax dollars?

The thought that they'll get pensions makes me sick. Pensions should be for long time employees who've proven their worth. Neither meet that criteria. They're both slimazoids.

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Posted by Jets on 03/16/2012 at 9:04 AM

Hamer has been reported a bully for years. 2nd hand, but multiple times he was said to be threatening teachers and principals to a "job" at McDonald's. I don't know why he didn't get the boot for his bullying. I don't know why McDonald's didn't sue for defamation of ... character? (What is it when a business is dissed...?) I do know that my first real paid job was with McDonald's in 1976. Their customer service training was excellent. Memphis City Schools would have done well to emulate it!

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Posted by Citizen, activist and mother on 03/17/2012 at 7:01 AM

This message is for Jets, et al. First, there was no proof that anything happened or anything that was actually 'said'. What about an investigation to find out what REALLY happened. Instead, we judge without facts and make conclusions on heresay. Your grandchildren, Jets, would have benefited greatly from attending MCS with Dr. Hamer's innovating techniques in educating children. Unfortunatley, within two years the MCS system will resort back to its bad reputation as an ineffective educational system. As for him being a nasty reprobate, that couldn't be furthest from the truth. In fact, this man has more character than most people in Memphis or in AR. This is from highly-placed individuals in America and globally.

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Posted by caring on 02/26/2013 at 10:08 AM

Citizen, you should really carefully read what you have written, "....he was said to be threatening teachers and principals to a job at McDonaldl's..." The keys words here are "he was said". You are going by rumors as what was reported to be said. More importantly, you have made a decision, based on that assumption, on what he is supposely said. NOT what is he has done for the MCS system (i.e., actual facts). You should gave credit for a man who saved your school system.

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Posted by caring on 02/26/2013 at 10:17 AM

B, Merlin makes a good point. Dr. Hamer has instituted innovative projects that needs a transition period that will benefit the children of the MCS.

It is important to note that MCS extended his contract multiple times when his contract expired. Apparently, MCS saw a great benefit in his approach, techniques, experience, and world-view in what our children need to succeed.

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Posted by caring on 02/26/2013 at 10:23 AM
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