I can’t be the only person who cannot stop thinking about that Georgia administrator who showed her true colors at a high school graduation last weekend. Nancy Gordeuk, principal and founder of TNT Academy, and her calling out of “all the Black people,” with that deep southern accent, is tragically hilarious.
Gordeuk gained national attention and even issued an apology–or blamed the devil– for her racially-charged words. But it wasn’t enough.
According to Atlanta, Georgia’s NBC affiliate, 11 Alive News, Gordeuk has been fired.
Dr. Heidi Anderson, the chair of the board of directors at TNT Academy, wrote a letter to the Gwinnett County chapter of the NAACP saying that the board voted to dismiss Gordeuk.
In light of recent events, the board of directors of TNT Academy has moved to dismiss Nancy Gordeuk as principal. 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 President Francys Johnson sent an e-mail to 11 Alive News, supporting the board in their decision.
“Beyond the inappropriate remarks, the former principal attempted to legitimize the bizarre episode by claiming ‘the devil made her do it.” This is not just about Mrs. Gordeuk’s comments. 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.”
Thankfully, this punishment came down quick, before Gordeuk was able to interact with another group of students.