Résumé fibber now a principal at charter school

Source: Laura Italiano and Aaron Feis, New York Post, February 15, 2014

…Brooklyn charter-school principal Lewis Franklin Thomas III has been booted from education jobs in three other cities after a string of résumé falsehoods — which were first exposed in Cleveland in 2005 after he claimed he was a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity but couldn’t do the handshake, the education news site Chalkbeat reported. And while Thomas has deleted the fictitious frat membership from his bio — and no longer claims, as he did in Cleveland, that he had held staff jobs with Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton — other apparent lies and exaggerations still riddle his online bio at the Urban Dove Team Charter School in Bed-Stuy. The lies include a claim that he “transformed” a DC charter school where he served as principal two months before being asked to leave. He also claims that, “in 2006, he was recognized by the White House as one of the top 50 Innovative Principals in the country” — an award that the Department of Education says does not exist….