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Perping Ain't Easy Posted on 01-11-2006
WileECoyote06

Secret Handshake Flub Leads To Ohio Principal's Resignation Fraternity Ritual Gives Away Principal's Resume Shortcomings UPDATED: 12:36 pm EST January 10, 2006 CLEVELAND -- A charter-school principal whose resume was challenged when he failed to recognize a secret fraternity handshake has resigned. Lewis Thomas, 28, who moved here from Washington, D.C., last fall, resigned Dec. 8 from the Cleveland Arts and Social Sciences Academy. The head of the school advisory board said much of Thomas' resume was false. Tim Goler, head of the advisory board and a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, said he began to question Thomas' credentials when Thomas failed to recognize the fraternity handshake offered by Goler. Thomas had said in his resume that he was a fraternity member. Thomas resigned for personal reasons, according to Mosaica Education, a management company that runs the Cleveland school and 50 other charter schools in seven states. His departure prompted some parents to picket the school and to write a letter seeking his return. Mike Connelly, Mosaica's CEO, would not comment on Thomas or why he left, citing company policy not to talk about personnel matters. He said a background check was completed on Thomas before he was hired and both sides agreed that he would leave the job. When reached on vacation in the Bahamas last week, Thomas said he wasn't sure if the resume provided to a reporter for The Plain Dealer was actually his. Thomas said that what Goler said wasn't true. "Look, there's a separation agreement between Mosaica and me. I resigned for personal reasons," he said. "I support the new administration, and I didn't make any disparaging remarks." The newspaper said Thomas' resume showed discrepancies including a claimed master's degree from the University of Illinois and a claim of having worked as a principal at Phelps Career High in Washington. Thomas doesn't have a listed phone in the Cleveland area and couldn't be reached for comment Tuesday. The school said he hadn't left contact information and referred questions to Mosaica's New York offices, where a message seeking comment was left Tuesday.
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The Black and Olde Gold replied on 01-11-2006 02:10PM [Reply]
I saw that story the other day. I wonder how many people are perpin' all around the country/world. It's a shame. Whenever a black man does some mess like that, it creates more scrutiny for the rest of us and now he's brought my beloved fraternity into the mix. :x That's that bull!
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CrunkMonkey85 from Atlanta, GA replied on 01-11-2006 05:41PM [Reply]

is there another source that he's a fake besides the head of the board? if they did a background check why didn't the lies show up in the first place? I only ask cuz I read some stuff about the handshakes post-hazing laws.
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Change from boston, MA replied on 01-11-2006 06:54PM [Reply]
that **** i know the kappa secret a kappa accidently told me 8)
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IdealOne007 from Asheville, NC replied on 01-11-2006 09:07PM [Reply]

Okay, now that was real stupid for him to lie about being in a fraternity. It really ain't that serious.
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WileECoyote06 replied on 01-12-2006 11:15AM [Reply]
Mr. Nargles wrote:
is there another source that he's a fake besides the head of the board? if they did a background check why didn't the lies show up in the first place? I only ask cuz I read some stuff about the handshakes post-hazing laws.
In the professional world, you could claim membership in any number of organizations, and no one would ever check your credentials for them. Hiring supervisors are more concerned about your employment and educational backgrounds. However, in the event that something is found to be false on your resume, it brings ALL of your credentials into question. That's what happened to the poor fellow, and he's been outed nationwide. If he ever wanted to be an Alpha, he might as well hang it up.
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AKAtude from brooklyn, NY replied on 01-14-2006 04:12PM [Reply]
dude...just Shut up!
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replied on 01-14-2006 05:27PM [Reply]
OoHDatDude wrote:
I must admit... I've been perping to be a Que ever since Spring 2004. I apologize ya'll...I really wanted to be an Omega so bad and I figured the internet was the place for me to do it. There...I've come clean. That's my new years resolution...to stop perping Omega. I apologize to the members of the fraternity that are in here that I may have offended. The pics in my sig were photoshopped. And I'm gone :sad:
If you photoshop that well, that's awesome.
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replied on 01-17-2006 01:44PM [Reply]
Now that is truly sad. He's to damn grown to be lying like that. I hope he wasnt married.
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'manda replied on 01-17-2006 08:03PM [Reply]
AKAtude wrote:
dude...just Shut up!
... no need to be rude, just let the dude wither away into the shadows
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