In June of 2010 information surfaced about a threat of bodily harm made by convicted spouse abuser Dr. Homer Earle Carter, Chief Academic Officer of the Cedar Hill School District. Prior to making the threat of violence Dr. Carter was reported to Director of School Operations Mr. Kim Lewis earlier for using profanity, and striking a table in anger during a open meeting.
According to a conversation held later, Kim Lewis stated that other employees came forward and reported Dr. Homer Carter’s actions during the meeting. During a meeting with Lewis, I also shared with him what I had witnessed with regards to Dr Carter’s behavior, and voiced concerns again about anger issues that were on full display for the world to see during the open meeting.
Approximately 2 weeks later I was called into former Cedar Hill isd Principal Michael Timms’ office and told that Dr. Homer Carter had instructed him to inform me that if I were to attend a Cedar Hill isd planned administrative retreat he would do bodily harm to me should I attend.
Principal Timms stated that the threat made by Dr Homer Carter was witnessed by another member of the Cedar Hill Independent School District. I reported the incident to Mr Kim Lewis who took no action, therefore I reported the threat made by Dr Homer Carter towards me to the Cedar Hill Police Department.
After asking me to allow him to handle the situation, I patiently waited for Director Kim Lewis to address the issues of Dr Carter making threats in the work place, but after waiting for months, I came to a conclusion that Director of School Operations Mr. Kim Lewis had no intentions of following through on his promise to me to handle matters with Dr. Homer Carter. Following my meeting with Kim Lewis, Dr Homer Carter continues to enlist subordinates in his brand of retaliation toward me by attempting to cast me as a bad employee.
Six months later, I emailed Director Kim Lewis and inquired about his promise to me to address the situation of the threat made towards me by Dr Homer Carter to Cedar Hill isd’s Superintendent of Schools, Mr Horace Williams.
According to Kim Lewis he never spoke with the Superintendent, and the matter had simply slipped his mind. After 6 mos, Director of School Operations, Kim Lewis conducted a investigation into the threat made by Dr Homer Carter towards me, and as usual Kim Lewis’ summary found no fault in the actions of Dr. Homer Carter.
Although Kim Lewis’ summary absorbed Dr. Homer Carter from all wrongdoing, it did contained some vital information about Dr Homer Carter’s behavior, and the fact that trustees of the Cedar Hill isd had knowledge of Dr. Carter’s issues with anger.
According to the investigative summary conducted by Kim Lewis, members of the Cedar Hill isd school board took steps to address Carters issues with administrative staff, by placing him on a growth plan for anger management, but allowed him to harass, intimidate and retaliate against other employees of the school district especially those employees who filed complaints against him.
The Cedar Hill Board of trustees placed employees in danger by its failure to properly address the issues of angers of Dr Homer Carter, and protect staff including female administrators Dr. Dawn Brown, and Dr Karen Crow.
A copy of the threat that was made by Dr Homer Earle Carter and reported to the Cedar Hill Police Department, along with audio of the meeting held showing that Cedar’s Director of School Operations Kim Lewis had knowledge of the threat made by Dr Homer Carter, and took absolutely no actions to stop him has been posted above.