Christopher Akers says he was just trying to keep his job when he began helping with special projects for former School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Arlene Ackerman. Now Ackerman and her aides are gone and Akers, a webmaster, expects to be fired.
He detailed to the Inquirer‘s Kristen Graham the secret projects he says he worked on under the leadership of former district communications chief Jamilah Fraser.
On district time and with a district computer, Aker says he was tapped to create an iPhone app depicting Ackerman as a superhero.
He says he was also charged with making a website for what was billed as community group for schools funding, but turned out to be the product of Ackerman’s communications team.
The district has accused Akers of theft of time, among other things.
Ackerman, by the way, has said she doesn’t know Akers.