Less than a week after video of Nancy Gordeuk’s racially charged comments at TNT Academy’s graduation ceremony went viral, the school has decided to ‘release’ Nancy from her position.
That means she’s been fired, y’all.
In an email sent to the NAACP, TNT Academy board of directors chair Heidi Anderson wrote the board had moved to dismiss Gordeuk, who previously said “the devil was in the house and came out from my mouth” when she made a controversial remark about black people leaving Friday’s graduation ceremony.
“In light of recent events, the board of directors of TNT Academy has moved to dismiss Nancy Gordeuk as principal,” Anderson said in the email, which the state NAACP sent to The AJC. “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.”
The Georgia NAACP released a statement late Thursday morning applauding the TNT Academy board’s action.
“Beyond the inappropriate remarks,” Johnson said in the statement, “the former principal attempted to legitimize the bizarre episode by claiming ‘the devil made her do it.’ The Flip Wilson defense may have worked for a comedian, but not a chief educational official charged with the overall day-to-day management of academic and school operations.”
Johnson went on to say that the NAACP “would defend Mrs. Gordeuk’s right as a private citizen to free speech. However, those entrusted with responsibility for our children must set a high standard marked by civility. That is obviously a test the former principal failed.”