I was hired last school year as the Assistant Principal of a relatively large catholic high school. I was hired primarily due to my digital learning expertise and my status in my PhD coursework in EDL. I have unique skills acquired from my teaching position at a Toshiba Laptop School for 16 years. My new school is under new leadership (new alum principal) with innovative ideas, and a CFO who has little to no understanding of 21st century innovations. The principal wanted me because I have experience with a very wide variety of software and actually training experience with University faculty during my PhD internship year. The first year went very well including the implementation of an iPad pilot for which I secured funding and implemented every component of the project alone..no one else had the skills. This past May, I was told a new position had been created for me as the director of instructional technology. Still administrative, this was to be a terrific break for me...until I saw the 9 percent decrease in pay. This put me back to what I made as a teacher. The implementation of google apps for education lay in front of me as a summer task...alone again. As of August 3, I was told (after pleading my case and working 80 hours a week in July..the month of July is not in my contract) that I would receive a stipend for the month...which was supposed to make up for the 9 percent decrease. That amount came out to only gain 6.5 percent back what was taken away. I have 3 times the work dumped on me and I still suffered a deficit in pay. The rest of the community received a 2 percent raise. How do I handle this? I want my salary back and a stipend. Help.
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