Former Supt. Gauthier Sues Mayor, Parker, City and School Committee

By Josh Resnek

Janice Gauthier served as acting superintendent of the Everett Public Schools for 15 months but was not considered for the school superintendent’s position during the selection process.

Gauthier gave 47 years of her life to the EPS. She believes she was robbed of a chance to become the superintendent because of her age, she is now 70, and that she has been unlawfully, illegally, improperly and maliciously deprived of her means of livelihood, according to a lawsuit filed in Superior Court March 10.

She also alleges she was humiliated and has endured pain and mental suffering as a result of not being considered to be the superintendent when her credentials were far more exemplary than any other individual applying.

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EXCELLENCE IN THE EPS

Highlights from Around the District

TECH TALENT
EHS STUDENT RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION

Everett High School senior Betania Zelalem has received a National NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC). The award, powered by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), recognizes 9th-12th grade women, genderqueer, or non-binary students for their computing-related achievements and interests, as part of an effort to encourage a diverse range of students to choose careers in technology.

Four hundred award recipients were selected from high schools across 43 states and all U.S. overseas military bases for their outstanding aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access, and plans for post-secondary education.

All recipients receive recognition and prizes; induction into the AiC Community of more than 22,000 women, gender- queer, or non-binary technologists; access to resources, scholarships, and internship opportunities; and more.

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Old Everett Was About Respect; DiPierro Has Got To Go

By Sandy Juliano

Ladies & Gentlemen, my name is Sandy Juliano and I own and am the broker of record at JRS Properties on Broadway in Everett.

I’m here to represent old Everett. The Everett I had the pleasure to grow up in. My family has been here for over 100 years, my, almost 95 year old Dad, still lives here. My daughter lives here. Old Everett wasn’t about racism. It wasn’t about sending out racist meme’s. Old Everett was about respect! Respecting our neighbors for who they were, not for where their ancestors came from. Color didn’t matter then and to be honest it doesn’t matter now.

On a daily basis I meet and deal with people who have many different ethnic backgrounds and I treat each and every one of them with respect. Not only when they are in front of me but also when they walk out the door. Do you know why? Because I have integrity. I would never allow any of the agents I work with to do anything less. That’s not who I am and not the reputation I want to have in this city!

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DiPierro Prolongs The Misery

Anthony DiPierro remains defiant, unremorseful and arrogant in the wake of repeated calls for him to resign.

DiPierro has been found out to be a closet racist – that is – greeting Blacks and Browns as though they are friends, and then when walking away, sending out racist, anti-Black memes and Internet messaging to friends and city hall colleagues for fun.

That’s the disturbing part of the DiPierro saga which is not going to end any time soon.

“Everett is in the news for all the wrong reasons,” Everett realtor Sandy Juliano said to DiPierro in remarks asking for his resignation Monday night at the council meeting.

Juliano is right.

DiPierro’s failure to take responsibility for his actions and to come clean on who he really is and what he is all about, cannot be hidden from the public – not in today’s hyper sensitive environment.

His claim to be taking therapy and talking with religious leaders in an effort to change are suspect.

He did what he did enjoying what he did.

Sending out racist memes and messages, and having fun doing it, and finding similar people to share the fun with, is detestable. If he had an ounce of remorse, he’d resign, take a bit of a leave, discover who he is and make amends so he can move on. DiPierro is now a tainted, stained, and dirtied politician. He has fallen and he doesn’t know it.

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