The private school principal who Nancy Gordeuk gained international notoriety for her racist comment during a graduation ceremony has been fired.
Dr. Heidi Anderson, the chair of the board of directors at TNT Academy, wrote in a letter sent to the Gwinnett County NAACP that the board voted to dismiss school director Nancy Gordeuk:
“In light of recent events, the board of directors of TNT Academy has moved to dismiss Nancy Gordeuk as principal,” Anderson said. “During the coming transition, we will continue to prioritize support for our most recent graduates. Moreover, we will continue our commitment to providing students with the best educational classes, transcription services and academic credit recovery possible.”
During last Friday’s graduation celebration, Principal Gordeuk accidentally dismissed attendees before the school valedictorian could give a speech. As people began filing out of the room, she asked them to come back, then said, “Look who’s leaving, all the black people.”
Gordeuk later apologized to parents in an email, saying:
“A terrible mistake on my part was part of the graduation ceremony on Friday night. The devil was in the house and came out from my mouth. I deeply apologize for my racist comment and hope that forgiveness in your hearts. We all make mistakes and anyone who knows me realizes that I try my hardest to work with the students for them to obtain their goal of a high school diploma. I do not think I have discriminated against any family in the school. I just pray you will realize I am human and make mistakes just like everyone else does and be willing to forgive and move forward instead of concentrating on the bad of the situation.”
TNT Academy is a non-traditional school for home-schooled students hoping to obtain accredited degrees.
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Source: 11 Alive
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