(4) English’s Autocratic Leadership Style and Vindictiveness

It may be hard for BOT members to accept the reality that the highly intelligent, articulate and charming Ms. English they know has an entirely other side when she is dealing with subordinates, students and parents, or anyone else who may get in her way. Nevertheless, we are confident an investigation will show these characteristics are well known by many of the people who work at Archer, and by students or parents who have had the temerity to question her policies.

The root of all causes of action 

In this context, it is relevant that the evidence will show that at the root of our causes of action for the intentional torts is an autocratic leadership style employed by Ms. English that demands subservience and requires unchallenged power to create, interpret and enforce rules to preserve and enhance her sense of control. At best, these characteristics are totally inappropriate in an educational setting. At worst, this attitude leads to unlawful and improper behavior that causes severe damage to the victims and subjects Archer to massive resource draining and reputation-damaging scandals and litigation.

Archer - my way or the highway

Need to look beneath the surface and read between the lines

It may be hard for BOT members to accept the reality that the highly intelligent, articulate and charming Ms. English they know has an entirely other side when she is dealing with subordinates, students and parents, or anyone else who may get in her way. Nevertheless, we are confident an investigation will show these characteristics are well known by many of the people who work at Archer, and by students or parents who have had the temerity to question her policies.

We are confident that a qualified investigator who can win the trust of current and, especially, recently departed faculty members will uncover a pattern of conduct characterized by intimidation and the arbitrary and capricious use of power similar to that experienced by my clients.[4]  This is precisely the kind of knowledge the BOT should have had and should have in the future.

The investigator will discover that Ms. English has a keenly developed skill to disguise her true intentions, that she completely controls her immediate subordinates by fear, and, when needed, uses them as shields for her decisions.

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