In a statement just released by Atlanta Board of Education member Nancy Meister to the parents of the North Atlanta High School, NAHS principal Dr. Howard “Gene” Taylor has rescinded his previously announced resignation and Superintendent Davis has accepted it.
At this time, the reasons why Dr. Taylor decided to stay in his current position at NAHS are unknown. [Added] However, Meister stated that she,
look[s] forward to working with him in implementing policy that will empower our Principals.
which would imply that Dr. Taylor will be working with the administration and Board members to improve the communication and other operating processes that affect the principals in the district.
This is the latest – and hopefully the last – twist in a saga that has now unfolded over the last six days. The events included Dr. Taylor’s initial resignation, the announcement that he was to be promoted to executive director of the North Region and the subsequent non-approval of the announced promotion by the Board of Education. For more details, see here, here, here and here.
Updates will follow as I receive them.
The full text of Meister’s letter to parents is as follows:
I just received notice from Superintendent Davis that Dr. Taylor rescinded his resignation at 1:25 pm and the Superintendent accepted it. I spoke with Dr. Taylor and he has sent a message out to the parent leadership team. His enthusiasm, respect and love for the students, teachers, school and community has not wavered and I look forward to working with him in implementing policy that will empower our Principals.
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